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Abbots Harbour Licensed Cafe Restaurant

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Sawley House | East Marton, Skipton BD23 3LP, England
+44 1282 843207
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Sawley House | East Marton, Skipton BD23 3LP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking along the canal in the afternoon we just scraped in before they closed. We had coffee and hot chocolate and a couple of cakes - very good value. As there were no other customers we had a long chat to the manageress and family...More

Thank Akili_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking up the canal from gargrave we were getting hungry. My parents used to visit this place they told me many times to give it a try. Well we did fantastic place, food was excellent . Now we know where it is will be...More

Thank nick s
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Never disappointed at Abbotts harbour its must be one of the best places in Yorkshire great food and family run

Thank thorogoodone
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Just returned from a winter walk on the Leeds/Liverpool canal. Feeling cold and ready for a cup of tea and a piece of cake. The Abbots Harbour cafe was a delightful oasis. We were greeted so warmly, it felt so warm and comfortable. We had...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

A great Boxing day meal. Turkey roast, salmon and vegetarian option. Dog friendly, great staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Hudders71
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Fantastic food in a wonderful setting with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Full of charm and rural atmosphere.

1  Thank bellun44
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food , off the beaten track and well worth a visit. It was great value for money , the food was fresh , tasty with plenty of choice. The staff are absolutely delightful, friendly , welcoming and just so nice.

1  Thank Belinda C
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Situated well off the main road at the end of a country lane and close to a beautiful stretch of canal, this most charming restaurant was the choice of the 15-strong walking party of which I am a member in October 2017. Our well-presented food...More

1  Thank SteveWharfedale
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Walking the Pennine Way would be a lot easier if there was somewhere like this to visit every day. Just a short detour off the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, the food is fresh and delicious and this is an ideal lunch stop between Ickornshaw and Malham. Don't...More

1  Thank William O
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stopped for tea and bacon butties after a long walk up from Gargrave (and then an even longer walk back along the Leeds Liverpool canal). The butties were excellent. Tea and coffee good. Plenty of room to sit out. Bowl of water available for...More

1  Thank David P
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Louise G
8 November 2016|
Response from shoeboyo | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, dogs are allowed in the café area and upstairs. Hope this helps. Jamie
16 August 2015|
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Response from shoeboyo | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. But only in the front cafe part or upstairs. Not in the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sawley House | East Marton, Skipton BD23 3LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: +44 1282 843207
This is a very low tech business with no internet profile or web site, just the friendliest, best value, snacks, desserts, tea-time treats, sunday roasts and traditional english staple dishes that anyone with a hearty appetite can reslish. Its sited in an old extended cottage-style building 50 metres from the Leeds/Liverpool canal about 15 mins drive from Skipton, and with exception of Xmas Day is open every day of the year apart from the family's chosen holiday week (usually Feb), but only until 5pm each day. Food is plentiful, all main meals include ample fresh & beautifully cooked vegetables on a separate platter (along with a delicious gravy boat if needed). Popular with walkers (from either Lancs or Yorkshire, being a few minutes off the Pennine Way) , and cyclists aswell as visitors arriving by car, and customers from the nearby riding school. No matter how sophisticated the customer - and we've taken plenty of visitors there - we have never been disappointed by their food or service. Being too popular on sunny sundays, when the garden swells the covers, is their main hold up. Fab, simple and classic roasts,and truly home made meat pies,and lashings of tea top ups - though they do serve alcohol - are their strength!! And lovely easy, after food walks available on the canal banks nearby. The restaurant is signedoff the main A59, adjacent the hamlet/pub in East Marton just 1 minute down a quiet back lane.
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