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The Narrow Boat

$$ - $$$, British,
38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
+44 1756 797922
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (20 reviews)
“pie” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 Victoria Street, Skipton BD23 1JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of males called in on a pub crawl of Skipton satday. Liked this place got a table outside altho was under cover so out of the sun. Love the strawberry lager my fave. Brilliant beer selection and wasn't too busy so served straight away

Thank lampers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant evening with a couple of beers just chatting, would have stayed longer but 5 or 6 a******es came in and seemed to think that everybody in the pub had to listen to them, obviously not the pubs fault.

Thank lincolnhatter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was pleasant sitting outside with friends and a beer in the sun. Friendly service. On the basis that we had a good time I give it a 4 rating. I would give the burgers and chips a miss next time- decidedly average.

Thank NewZealand-7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were last here two years ago as it's a convenient place between Preston and York to meet up with family for lunch. We were not disappointed. I get the feeling they care about their food as it was all well prepared and delicious. Staff...More

Thank StuartMcP1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff very friendly and the food was excellent. All very tasty and hot. Made to feel very welcome. A very good pub.

Thank Pub1nspector
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little bar which you could easily miss as it's tucked away up an alley. Called in for a pint and a brew of tea for me. The other half got a nice cask ale and we were there for about half an hour. Nice...More

Thank vanessa d
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

A local to Skipton but never visited here before. Not the best experience. Took an hour for club sandwich - two slices of white bread with a piece of chicken, 2 rashers of barely cooked bacon and a lettuce leaf covered in mayo. Not a...More

1  Thank lolapops7
MarketTownTaverns, Marketing Coordinator at The Narrow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hi there lolapops7 Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your feedback, although I am sorry to learn of your disappointment. Here at The Narrow Boat, we are blessed with a small but perfectly formed kitchen and when our pub is busy,...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

A great local pub, with fantastic staff being slowly killed by screaming babies and toddlers on a fairly regular basis. A real shame.

1  Thank TeresaJG
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Called in for a quick bite and pint, staff were very friendly. Even though they were a little short staffed in the kitchen, they still turned out a great meal.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Was recommended by a local as good food and beer , but it was not to be ! just me and my mate didn’t fit in so left after a pint !More

Thank Vernon S
MarketTownTaverns, Marketing Administrator at The Narrow Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Vernon S I'm sorry you and your friend felt like you didn't fit in. We always look to provide a welcoming & friendly atmosphere to all our customers and would never intentionally make you feel like you didn't fit in. I hope this experience...More

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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