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“Always worth a visit when in Skipton!”

The Woolly Sheep Inn
Ranked #16 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 19 August 2014

The Woolly Sheep, Skipton, is a firm favourite in our family - and remains so after our recent visit for mother-in-law's birthday.

We booked a table via the pub's online restaurant booking service, but unfortunately, even though the pub called us back to confirm the reservation, there was no table booking on arrival. However,
the lovely pub team were quick to apologise and then find us the next available table: a ten minute wait which was no problem, as we were early anyway!

Nice menu, with a good range of gastro pub dishes: slightly higher than average prices for the area - but the pub has just won Best Pub in Yorkshire - so we forgave them that :o) Specials board was varied and offered a good range of specialties - sausage varieties, fish, steak etc. in addition to the table menu.

Service was good - nice serving team, quick to take orders and no delays in food being served. All well cooked and delicious, and locally sourced where possible.

My partner and his dad sampled The Boltmaker - the award winning ale from Timothy Taylor and were very impressed. The girls had the house Chardonnay - which was reasonable.

Nice ambience in the pub and restuarant - kid friendly, nicely decorated, comfortable, and busy but not intrusively so.

All in all, a great birthday lunch again from this lovely venue - we will be back!

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had an excellent Sunday lunch - two of us had the Sunday Roast & one had the lamb stew with dumplings & were all of the opinion it was home-made as in fully prepared & cooked on the premises. The Yorkshire Puddings were just perfect with nice thick rich gravy. The Etonian Mess dessert was intriguingly served on a slate. The service was prompt & friendly (apart from "you guys"!!) & the background music perfect for my taste. We'd certainly recommend it to anyone visiting Skipton. Tip - if you can't make up your mind which Roast to have between the Beef, Pork & super tender Lamb, you can ask them for a mixed Roast & then you get to choose.

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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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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

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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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