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The Narrow Boat

€€ - €€€, British,
38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
+44 1756 797922
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Skipton regularly we have made a point of trying all the pubs (even, God help us, the Royal Shepherd) and the Albion is our favourite for a drink and a nice chat with the locals. However, the Narrow Boat is a very close second...More

Thank CromwellMaximus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for drinks initially one busy Saturday night in August but decided to eat here because we had a table for 6 of us and we thought we'd struggle to get a table elsewhere on such a busy night without a booking. The range...More

Thank ditsy_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came for dinner on a Thursday night with family. It was pretty busy and we were told to expect a wait for the food but when it arrived, how disappointing it was. I ordered the steak and ale pie. The pastry was dry and hard...More

Thank Jacki_PerthWA
MarketTownTaverns, Marketing Administrator at The Narrow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Jacki_PerthWA I am disappointed to learn of your poor meal at The Narrowboat. We go to great efforts to ensure all our meals are delicious and fresh as they are cooked to order and I am sorry this was not reflected in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped for a couple of drinks but I will certainly return. Warm welcome and a very knowledgeable barman. Excellent and well kept beers (8 of them?). The food looked good and passers by commented that it smelt good - I have to agree! Dogs...More

Thank Eunos1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A busy pub which attracts both locals and visitors to the town. When we visited it had a good range of beers from Masham, LEEDS, ILKLEY as well as a couple of good Scottish and Welsh beers. We started with the Black Sheep Ale and...More

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Wanted somewhere to go for an evening meal. They were reported to be on the gluten free list. We were not disappointed. I had the pork loin special. Whilst my gluten intolerant partner had the chicken burger with extra salad. The food was nicely presented...More

Thank 48,165
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This pub is shaped and styled around a narrowboat and as such has a fun factor....beyond that it is an OK place to eat but not hugely special in any way...More

Thank olive c
MarketTownTaverns, Marketing Administrator at The Narrow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Olive C Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are disappointed you do not find the Narrowboat to be special and wondered if you had any comments on how we can improve on this? If so, please email me at...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely friendly pub with good menu. Staff very efficient. Offered to start a tab when we ordered our first drinks. Saved a bit of time. Food was good. Cocktails excellent too..prices fair.

Thank susba19
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We took our two dogs into Skipton today for a wander. Hoping to find a pub for lunch that allowed dogs. Wow, we were very pleased to come across the Narrow Boat. Such a warm welcome. Adam and the rest of the team were lovely....More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had tea here a couple of years ago when visiting Skipton and after a very long wait we were very disappointed with our meals. This time however the food arrived after only a short wait and was really delicious. My Hubbie decided to try...More

Thank Tracey G
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Mary B
9 August 2015|
Response from MarketTownTaverns | Property representative |
Hello Mary B, we usually have plenty of choice on the regular menu for gluten-free; it is probably worth giving the Narrow Boat a call on 01756-797922 if you plan to go there, as they will give you a better idea of what is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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