The Woolly Sheep Inn in Skipton

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
The Woolly Sheep Inn

Skipton is the meeting point for three canals, providing lots of opportunity for canalside walks and evenings spent gazing out at the boats from a restaurant.  Somewhere to stay that puts you in prime position to make the most of the canals for walking, eating and drinking is The Woolly Sheep Inn. It’s an ideal base for adventures into the Yorkshire Dales and Skipton itself.

Positioned equidistant from Skipton Castle and the train station

The pub’s accommodation has homely rooms with modern ensuite facilities, wifi, TV and secure parking. With twelve guest rooms available there’s plenty of room for large parties or private spaces for a couple’s getaway. There are also dog friendly rooms, so no need to leave your best canine friend at home.

The Woolly Sheep Inn is now also serving up hearty Yorkshire breakfasts to their overnight guests. These include the best local produce from surrounding farms, setting you up in the best way possible for a full day walking in the Dales. It’s also positioned equidistant from Skipton Castle and the train station letting you just as easily explore Skipton’s prized medieval castle as you can venture further afield to other beauty spots such as Saltaire.

Soul warming pub grub

The Woolly Sheep Inn asks guests to say if their visit marks a special occasion so that the chefs can prepare a special treat for you upon arrival.

The Pub itself is an ideal place to grab a cosy drink on an evening or grab some soul warming pub grub. Their menu consists of locally sourced seasonal produce that aims to get from farm to plate as quick as possible. Alongside their pub classics, you can find excellent vegetarian and vegan options which feel thoughtfully put together rather than tokenistic. To wash it all down you can take advantage of the wide selection of Timothy Taylor’s beers and ales the Woolly Sheep Inn has on tap or their well curated wines and spirits collection.

38 Sheep StSkipton BD23 1HYBD23 1HY View map
Telephone: 01756700966 Visit Now

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