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The Drovers Arms - Restaurant & Country Pub

££ - £££, British,
York Road, Selby YO8 5SF, England
+44 1757 288088
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (40 reviews)
“roast potatoes” (11 reviews)
“yorkshire pud” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
York Road, Selby YO8 5SF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as a family having read good reviews we had booked a table although the restaurant was very quiet Starters were ordinary - not cheap but no garnish- whitebait came with mayo and nothing else- a request for normal mayo not garlic ignored....More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Saturday and really enjoyed moules et frites with the in laws. Returned with the hubster for Sunday lunch the following day. Heavenly! There aren't many places where everything within the Sunday lunch is cooked to perfection but this REALLY WAS! Can't wait to...More

Thank Cazibeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to stop and eat. Best pub lunch ever! Staff lovely, good service, food well presented and excellent quality. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank juliemcooper1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for Sunday lunch, we had booked a table, but found that it wasn't too busy. The staff were very pleasant and took our drinks order. The menu is limited on Sunday but there is plenty to choose from. I was surprised that they...More

Thank HarveysMum52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely pub went for Father’s Day lunch. Food was excellent and the staff where really friendly. And it’s dog friendly which was ideal for us. Definitely will be going back. Thanks guys

Thank swhite2068
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family visited here at the weekend and I can honestly say it’s the best food and service we have received in a long time. Drinks orders were taken and served quickly. Our waitress was well informed on the menu and recommended dishes...More

Thank chris m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in for a spot of lunch after hearing good things about the food. First impressions were good, when we arrived we noticed the beautiful outside seating area this was just the start as the inside was just as inviting. We decided to choose...More

Thank Jimbob2110
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We visited a few times whilst staying in the local area. Traditional country pub with town/city gastro pub aspects showing. For example food displayed in an appealing way and cocktails available. Food was really good, we had full meal on one occasion and bar sharing...More

Thank sassy123Stockport
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Not sure what to expect, but this was a delight. Friendly staff and good food - what's not to like! Starters and mains for both the hubbie and I and we had no room for puddings - that's how good it was.

Thank margaret h
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Visted the pub last week for a meal with my girlfriend and we were not disappointed. Lots to offer on the Menu and the food was better than expected a great Gin selection also (which the missus loved). All in all its a good yorkshire...More

Thank Jaimo26
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Graham U
15 December 2014|
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Response from Graham U | Property representative |
Dogs are more than welcome at The Drovers Arms, we do ask that they sit in the top end and not in the main restaurant - but there are dog bowls available and fresh ends off the Sunday joints if you ask nicely!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: York Road, Selby YO8 5SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Selby District  >  Selby
  • Phone Number: +44 1757 288088
  • E-mail
Great food, fine ales, plenty of gin and a friendly atmosphere – what more could you want from a restaurant & country pub? The Drovers Arms, set in the tiny, picturesque village of Skipwith only ten miles south of York, is fast becoming one of the area’s main destination inns. The delicious home-made food is locally sourced and reflects the changing seasons, mirroring the wonderful walks to be found through Skipwith Common, right on its doorstep. Graham Usher who has over 20 years’ experience in some of Yorkshire’s best hotels, are justifiably proud of the new enterprise which he took over in November 2013. The Drovers Arms has already notched up many awards: it was named one of Yorkshire’s top 30 pubs 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 by Welcome to Yorkshire and a Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 winer. Customers come from the outskirts York and Leeds, and even from Goole and Hull, with many making a 40 mile plus.
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