Food Glorious Food! 

Eating Out

So many choices!  Being close to Skipton, and surrounded by local villages, each with a traditional Yorkshire pub, you are spoilt for choice!  The Welcome to Skipton website is a great resource for the many good places to eat.  Here are our top 5 recommendations for eating out, we have chosen our absolute favourites with driving distance from the house. 

22 The Square  (8-minute drive) An Italian Restaurant with the most delicious plates around, conveniently located in the nearby village of Crosshills. There is also a cocktail bar downstairs, perfect! 

The Tempest Arms  (10-minute drive) A 17th Century Inn, located in Elslack, and renowned for serving a luscious menu and huge portions. 

The Dog & Gun Inn  (8-minute drive) A large, traditional Yorkshire Pub with an extensive menu, situated in the nearby village of Glusburn in the Malsis area. 

Mastabs (14-minute drive) Indian Restaurant, small and friendly and full of delicious  Indian meals, located on the high street in Skipton. Yorkshire is known for its fantastic Indian food and Bradford has been called the ‘Curry Capital of Britain’ having won that crown for six years and even hosted the World Curry Festival.

Alexanders Grand Café Bar and Terrace (16-minute drive) On Skipton High Street, located close to the castle, the most beautiful restaurant and bar with beautiful outside terraced seating at the back overlooking the canal. Stunning food, location and restaurant.

Eating In – Private Dining with your own Chef 

Why not treat yourselves to hiring a personal chef to come up to the property and prepare you all a sumptuous meal?  Choose the menu, the time and then relax …. 

The Round Table Dining: Food fit for a king! Based in Harrogate and highly recommended by a previous Hen Celebration 

Chris Monkman Private Dining: Highly recommended by a Hen Celebration in 2019 

Number 9 DeliBased in Horsforth, Leeds 

Private Chef at 40: Tim is a highly experienced chef of 30 years, based in Leeds, Yorkshire. Have a look at his website 

Delicious: Based in Silsden, events and catering are their speciality 

Have a look on this site which is a great tool for finding great private chefs in this area. 


What could be more relaxing after a day of activities than to order a yummy takeaway to collect or to be delivered to the house.  Choose your cuisine, order, then decide which of the six reception rooms/dining areas to eat it in! 

Peking Cuisine: Chinese takeaway in nearby Crosshills, collect or delivery service 

22 The Square: Italian restaurant, collection only 

Mastabs: Indian restaurant, collect or delivery service 

TripAdvisor’s Top Ten Delivery restaurants in Skipton 


If you are out and about in historical Skipton and feel a little peckish, we can highly recommend from personal experience these gems to have a cuppa and snack! 

The Cake Ole

Bean Loved

Two Sisters

Steep & Filter

Bizzy Lizzies award-winning Fish & Chips including gluten-free

Keelham Farm Shop