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“Great day out!”

Billy-Bob's Parlour
Ranked #10 of 149 Restaurants in Skipton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$13
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great day out!”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic day out! My top tip would be to make sure you check the waiting time at the diner and then plan round that. We arrived at 1130 went and checked and was told it was an hour they take your mobile no and ring you when it's ready. We then went to the indoor barn where my 5 &7 yr old had a great time! Bring a jacket though as it's an open barn.
We then had some food which was really really tasty , the South Carolina chicken was so light and tasty. Really good value don't order sides unless you are very hungry ! Time for ice cream then and again great choice and tasted how ice cream should!
Out to play in the outdoor play area which again was brilliant.
Everywhere was spotlessly clean including the loos, the staff were incredibly helpful I cannot recommend it enough.
Yes you can't take your own food or drinks but when you are visiting somewhere as good as this make it a day out and enjoy the whole experience

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Thank nicky c
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YDIC, Manager at Billy-Bob's Parlour, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Hello nicky c! Thanks so much for your review - we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the Carolina Chicken, ice cream, service and play here so much, it really makes our day to hear that. We agree that especially at busy weekend or school holiday lunchtimes it's a good idea to come straight inside when you arrive to get your name down for a table, or to arrive allowing some time for the kids to play before you want to sit down and eat. Also, we're open from 9am for breakfast and last orders aren't until 6pm, so there's lots of quieter times of day to come and enjoy Billy-Bob's too. We hope to see you again soon, and thanks again for taking the time to write your review!
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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food and quick service!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I went to Billy-Bob's parlour recently with my family. We have been about three times before and were drawn in initially by the brilliant reviews. The service has been really quick all the times we have been as there is always lots of staff. We have found the food to be very filing, for example when ordering mains you only need to share sides like two portions of chips will easily feed a family of four with two hungry teens! They offer a good variety of meals at reasonable prices. The theming is really cool, with there American school bus being both different and providing more space for people to eat inside.
This place is obviously not targeted at being formal and is aimed at being an experience. It can be quite loud at times, but it's not too bad. It 's usually pretty busy especially as they have very limited seating inside but they have a well managed seating system where they call you on your mobile once your table is ready, meanwhile for £1 each your 'younger' ones can go in the play barn-this occupied our teens for over an hour.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Thomas B
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Place with Kids”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I was a little put off reading some of the comments made and we visited on wet Bank Holiday Saturday when it was full. We had to park in a field, no problem, and no inside seating but staff were trying to dry the outside tables and were working hard. meal and ice creams for 6 adults and three children worked out at £10 head, is that expensive? No complaints on food value from us and although children not keen on smoked flavour the quality/quantity of burgers ect was top class being fresh local meat (not Big Mac). The ordering process is a bit complicated and slow when busy so needs some attention also they need to limit numbers if not increasing site size but we all had fun. Play equipment solid and kids enjoyed. I found staff friendly, quick to clear food scraps away and very helpful - altogether a good experience and will come back with the kids. Surprised by some of the poor comments entered and yes they ask you not to consume food but signs are clear - will watch to see if others have problems but will go again

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Baz20
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YDIC, Manager at Billy-Bob's Parlour, responded to this review, 7 September 2014
Hi Baz20! Thanks for taking the time to write a review about Billy-Bob's. We're so pleased that you decided to come along and see for yourself what we're all about, and it's great to hear you and your family enjoyed the food and play here. We take on board your feedback about space and ordering on busy days, and you'll be pleased to hear that we're busy planning an extension which will give plenty more space for inside seating. We hope to welcome you all soon!
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“visited with my husband”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

As soon as we drove in we knew it would be busy but the atmosphere was buzzing lots of happy kids and adults really wanted to sit inside and have one of their ice cream sundaes but wait for table was 40 minutes i was ok as I'm in . a wheelchair but abit unfair for my husband so staff advised that we could use the barn areas so i got ice cream and hubby had a coffee it was fun watching kids play but was little chilly but its England we live in .Ice cream was delicious and all the food i saw looked gorgeous large portions etc .Only downside is the parking areas loads of money spent on parlour but car parks were either fields or across bumpy stones not much fun when in a wheelchair but really enjoyed our visit and will Definitely recommend it to others :( xxx

  • Visited August 2014
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Ok for kids, shocking for adults - attitude stinks”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Recently visited with children after hearing rave reviews. Children had a nice time, but the attitude of the staff there and the policies and procedures they have in place are just crazy.

There was a group of six of us, each with children, who went for lunch and ice cream there. My friends had ordered their meals, and I was next to order and pay. Having not been feeling well before arriving I tried to order something small. I was told I wasn't allowed a child's portion, ok, understandable, so proceeded to order a side order, alongside a child's meal. I was advised I couldn't order just a side without a main adult meal. Losing the will I asked for a drink instead, and having not been well just asked for tap water - again this couldn't be served without an adult meal. The staff there have absolutely no common sense so instead I ordered my child some food and sat with the rest of the group without eating. I can only assume this place has new owners or something as this experience didn't at all live up to the reviews other friends had given us. It's a good job there is a good play area there for the children as the service and food would not be a success alone. We will not be returning, and I would advise others to head elsewhere in the area for a cheaper and friendlier affair.

  • Visited August 2014
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9 Thank Bamboo2k
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