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“Hearty home-made meals in authentic ancient building”

Abbots Harbour Licensed Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 164 Restaurants in Skipton
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This is a very low tech business with no internet profile or web site, just the friendliest, best value, snacks, desserts, tea-time treats, sunday roasts and traditional english staple dishes that anyone with a hearty appetite can reslish. Its sited in an old extended cottage-style building 50 metres from the Leeds/Liverpool canal about 15 mins drive from Skipton, and with exception of Xmas Day is open every day of the year apart from the family's chosen holiday week (usually Feb), but only until 5pm each day. Food is plentiful, all main meals include ample fresh & beautifully cooked vegetables on a separate platter (along with a delicious gravy boat if needed). Popular with walkers (from either Lancs or Yorkshire, being a few minutes off the Pennine Way) , and cyclists aswell as visitors arriving by car, and customers from the nearby riding school. No matter how sophisticated the customer - and we've taken plenty of visitors there - we have never been disappointed by their food or service. Being too popular on sunny sundays, when the garden swells the covers, is their main hold up. Fab, simple and classic roasts,and truly home made meat pies,and lashings of tea top ups - though they do serve alcohol - are their strength!! And lovely easy, after food walks available on the canal banks nearby. The restaurant is signedoff the main A59, adjacent the hamlet/pub in East Marton just 1 minute down a quiet back lane.
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Family-run Abbots Harbour, is tucked down a lane behind the Cross Keys pub (also v.good). It's clientele include folk on barge hols, long-distance walkers on the Pennine Way so the portions are suitably v.ample. A really old building with superb rustic interior and is spotlessly clean. Good selection of traditional dishes, roasts on Sundays, all-day brekkers and a good range of puds and veggie food. Fairly priced fare. Pleasant human staff and not drones. Only caveat is service is on the slow-side, but if you're in no hurry this'll suit you fine. I will be revisiting this place with any visitors from far off as they'll love the terrific oak beams and wonky walls.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

I have been here a number of occasions and the food and service is second to non. They always try to accommodate any requests. Wonderful people and place. Food is fresh and cooked to order.
Those who reviewed on the 19th July....Utter LIES.
Perhaps they should have turned up without being 'under the influence' and treated the staff with respect.

2  Thank h r
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

We stopped here to enjoy another coffee - few days on our walk had such luxuries - and it was a great stop. The best latte of the three weeks.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

My partner & I visited in July 2017 for Saturday lunch, as it was a bit of a tradition for him and his family when he used to live in Skipton. The restaurant is lovely and cozy, (located in a very old building) and the food is generous and hearty - just like my Grandmother used to make it! Was an enjoyable meal all round.

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1  Thank BeccaOtten
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

In response to the last three reviews and as a regular customer at Abbots Harbour, I was there on the 17th when they were there. I have never read anything more remote from the truth. The Young ladies actually said they been there last year on their way home from the festival and had enjoyed it. I thought the staff were very patient with them.

5  Thank Rbiker
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