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The Woolly Sheep Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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38 Sheep Street, Skipton BD23 1HY, England
+44 1756 700966
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in here for an afternoon drink out of the cold. There was a roaring fire which was so welcoming. Staff were really friendly. Definitely the best pint in skipton!

Thank Mrschilli
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The pub is at the bottom of the High Street and is a Taylors house. We found the service poor when we visited even though the pub was not busy. The beer is very expensive ( compared to other pubs in Skipton.) OK for tourists but locals will drink elsewhere.

Thank wildwillie53
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped up to Skipton on a day out. A friend of mine called Simon recommended this place. To my delight they had venison on the menu and oh my what a treat. The venison was amazing. I nearly cried into my plate. It was cooked really well and was melt in the mouth. My partner had the butternut squash omelette.... More 

Thank Lenore5
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was nice and the breakfast in the morning was really nice too Stayed on a Friday and the pub was really really busy Had hoped to grab a spot near the fire to relax but there were no seats day or night!

Thank bussjoh1
York, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub is very busy and constant coming and going of customers. There was standing room only when we visited although there was seating for people ordering food. Reasonable range of drinks and the eating area seemed very popular.

Thank 13NeilB
Colne, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in Skipton we always head here for lunch, We must of dined here over 25 times and it never fails to be nothing short of excellent, the bar area is greta to chat with the friendly locals. WE have not stayed here yet but look forward to doing so soon, the amount of reviews i have got caught up... More 

Thank Alan_Whitehead_16
Padiham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend called in here for a late lunch having spent a few hours drifting around the castle and were very pleasantly surprised by the ambience. Firstly, and being a person who suffers from the cold mostly, was the fantastic roaring fire in the front room of the pub which we were both very happy to see! The... More 

Thank louiseeBee
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch there were plenty of seats we ordered Chicken and ham pie (pie was a bowl with a top on ) mash and veg , no taste in mash very small portion . Bacon chop mustard mash spring onion small salad and peppercorn sauce. Peppercorn sauce didn't go well with Bacon chop to much mustard in the... More 

Thank dapas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know this place has great reviews, but when we popped in for lunch we were disappointed. Service was good, menu good, ambiance great, but actual food poor. I had a beef brisket and onion sour dough sandwich, lightly fried. It was so greasy I couldn't eat the bread and the brisket was really flavourless. My hubby had a BLT... More 

Thank helebearCumbria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited for my Birthday meal with family, great grub as always I had the Pigeon breast and black pudding to start, followed by roast beef. Meat was brilliantly cooked as always, service very friendly and efficient. I love to go here for meals on special occasions, the beer is always top notch and the food delightful. Keep it up!

Thank Ric T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $17
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Sheep Street, Skipton BD23 1HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 700966

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?