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“fabulous find!!”

The Woolly Sheep Inn
Ranked #15 of 155 Restaurants in Skipton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$17
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Woolly Sheep is a traditional dining pub in the centre of Skipton, serving good quality freshly prepared food and great Timothy Taylors beers. We pride ourselves on the our service, atmosphere and produce, to ensure we always leave you wanting more.
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We recently stayed over for a few days in Cononley just outside Skipton. Using the internet, we booked a meal at The Wooly Sheep in Skipton, what a great choice we made. This really is one of those Yorkshire Pubs you'd love to visit, the building is quaint and unspoilt with a great selection of ales and beers.
The dining area is back at the rear of the pub, again, lovely area, nothing too clinical or cheap, just right. It's quite clear a lot of attention is invested in this place, we felt very comfortable there and relaxed. ALL the staff are excellent and have good knowledge of the food, wines etc. The food, is stunning. Not quite fine dining, but then it isn't trying to be. Not your usual pub grub either, a very well thought out and cooked menu should suit all tastes.

Top marks here and fail to see how they could deliver nothing short of excellence. Looking forward going back.

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Thank philbingham71
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Stopped off her for one drink, lovely quaint country style pub, loved the different type of seating that was available which i thought was nice touch

Thank Missfussy1970
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We stayed for five nights in a comfortable en-suite where everything worked (!). It was not spacious, but reasonable for the money. Tea/coffee and other supplies were generous and housekeeping helpful and friendly.

The Timothy Taylor beer is excellent and the friendly bar staff manage to appear relaxed and yet always be on top of whatever needed doing. The restaurant staff were mostly excellent -- superb if you are willing to forgive slight slips in presentation. This was very easy as they were all good people, clearly willing to do whatever they could for the sake of the pub.

The staff seems to get on together very well, giving the impression of a happy place to work, and willing to pull together for the sake of the customers. That sort of environment makes a stay very pleasant.

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Thank javalava101
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Enjoyed our meal and a couple of nice beers. Nice to get real food, really cooked and not the packaged processed/food technician assembled rubbish most pubs have.

Fresh leek and potato soup,Lamb rump on lyonnaise potatoes with fresh veg, bangers and real mash all good quality, well presented.

The mark off is for waiting over 15 mins for our soup and the fact the food is overly 'heavy' for instance the use of (a lot of) meat stock in the soup and potato dishes. If they eased back on that the dishes would be lighter and better for it.

Service was also good.


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1  Thank SpanishTinto
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We went to have lunch at the Whoolly Sheep, on market day in Skipton.
My overall opinion is that it is poor value for money.
The main problem was that our order for the pulled pork came stone cold, it was returned to the kitchen for a replacement, when that arrived the meat was now covered in whole grain mustard which the first one certainly was not, neither was that mentioned on the menu. The sever was called to return the dish to the kitchen, as the rest of us had finished our meals we asked for a refund for the pork, it was grudginly given with not much of an appologie.
with the excuse was given that "they are busy"
Didnt know you would be busy, on market day, in summer ???

Would i go here again ?
Would i hell !!!
Would i recomend it ?
pls see above.

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