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The Narrow Boat

38 Victoria Street, Skipton, England
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Ranked #47 of 115 restaurants in Skipton
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Halifax, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a proper pub, no frills, always packed as it is good at what it does... Has no time for insignificant chatter... It's a taste of the no nonsense Yorkshire approach! Brilliant !!!

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Skipton, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What can I say about our favourite local pub? Well it's our favourite local pub for a start! No chavs, no thumping music or sports channels, excellent food (the posh fishfinger butty is awesome), the best kept beer with the best variety. Finally the best staff too, Spike, Tim, Tanya and the whole gang are brilliant and in my experience... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Place smells, service is slow, selection of drinks is poor, prices are steep and the manager (working at the brief time I was there) was just plan rude to our group.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went to the Narrow Boat having been recommended to visit. We would have had lunch but they were not serving food unfortunately. There was nobody in the bar and only 2 somewhat strange looking characters outside. We had 1 drink each and left. I can only assume we did not visit the Narrow Boat at its best.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

On our first visit to friends who have recently moved to Skipton, they took us out to dinner and chose the Narrow Boat both for its proximity and quality. We arrived quite early on a Monday evening and it was still almost empty, and immediately I noticed... no piped music, a major plus. There was a good selection of beers... More

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Skipton
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This has been a local of ours for years, despite the overwhelming doggie smell that often pervades the atmosphere. We first started using the Narrow Boat when it was the only none-smoking pub in Skipton. We asked if we could take our 8 month old grand-daughter in with us while we had a drink, but the answer was no. Children... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Popped into Skipton on the way back from the Lakes and just managed to get order food before the kitchen closed. I had pie and my boyfriend had the Sunday roast both were large portions and very tasty. Would visit here again for food if passing by.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We are regular customers of this really great pub (they don't quite call out 'norm!' When we get through the door but not far off...) tonight we stopped and had dinner here for the second time recently and were yet again blown away by the quality of what we got. The food is simple, but often that leaves nowhere for... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Had a reasonable - if overpriced pint. The round came to £8.50 so to help with change I gave £18.50 which I counted out to the barmaid in front of 4 people at the bar. She gave me £1.50 change and flatly refused that she owed me more. All the customers agreed what had happened, however, the manager (owner?) laughed.... More

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL This about sums it up really, where to start well we walked in there was 7 of us who were out after filming in Skipton onSat 8th March 2014, we stood at the bar, the firt member ordered a Coke at £2.10 the rest of the group waited for service whilst the staff were in deep in... More

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