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The Narrow Boat

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38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
+44 1756 797922
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us met for lunch. Never been before and we will go back. The range of food is impressive and between us we had scampi, pie and peas, Sunday roast and a small pizza. Everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our food and our dog was welcomed and relaxed. Well kept range of beers. One of our party who, is... More 

Thank StuartMcP1950
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Viisited as part of a 7 pub session. The Narrowboat is still a great pub and one of the best in town. Good range of well kept cask ales. Decent pub food and friendly clientele. Always a pleasure drinking here.

Thank wildwillie53
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled on this bar by chance and we were so glad we did. Great choice of beers we also had wine, which was very good quality. The bar snacks (three for a tenner) were delicious and you got so much, also the burgers are home made and tasted fantastic. Loved the fact that dogs are welcome. The atmosphere was... More 

Thank alisonstormjowett4
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Besides the lovely atmosphere and friendly bar staff, The Narrow Boat has the best beer battered fish and chips! We treated ourselves after a long walk around the Dales. Not to be missed!

Thank 116christina
Darwen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Having had a fine time at the Old Bell Tavern in Harrogate I decided to have a look at another Market Town Tavern. This is another good town pub but with slightly less character that its sister establishment. The Narrow Boat is tucked away down a narrow street between Skipton’s canal basin and the High Street. The exterior is quite... More 

Thank Steve_W_Darwen
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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1,290 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 637 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

With its full length windows and open balcony this unusual pub has an almost barn-like feel to it. It is very smart, is clearly very popular and has a really good atmosphere. They also have a very good range of beers and the service is efficient and friendly.

Thank johnhouston2
Preston, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hello Called here this week and started our day out in Skipton with a group of friends. Wonderful Pub and great Real Ale, did not get to enjoy the food but so the Steak Pie and other meals coming out of the kitchen Quality !!! Two great friendly ladies behind the bar, great fun and a very warm welcome. I... More 

Thank Roundtable187062
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Booked in for a Sunday afternoon meal and my goodness did we get a treat. Already love the place and know that the staff are amazing as we have visited on many occasions however; although the food has always been to a very high standard, on this occasion the food was exceptional. Faltbread wow! Chorizo bites wow! Scotch egg WOW!!!!... More 

Thank David B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across when meandering the streets of Skipton. A real old come new feel to it. Great range of beers and found a fab non alcholic wheat beer. Decided to eat and glad we did. Food was great and the bacon jam is to die for. I want a barrel of this to take home! All in all would highly... More 

Thank Paul c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We visit the pub regularly for a drink but have never eaten here before even though we have seen some lovely looking meals being served. Today we had burgers and chips with coleslaw and we were not disappointed! The portion sizes were perfect, the food tasted and fresh and home made and the value was excellent. We will definitely return... More 

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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
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 797922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?