THE ROYAL SHEPHERD INN: SERVING YOU SINCE THE 17TH CENTURY
BECAUSE ANYWHERE ELSE IS JUST A PUB
GETTING TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL SHEPHERD
The Royal Shepherd is the only pub in the country to have the name.
The pub is thought to have been named after George III at the beginning of the 19th century.
He was nicknamed Farmer George after creating model farms at Windsor, and The Royal Shepherd is thought to have been named in his honour in keeping with Skipton's agricultural and sheep farming connections.
a "charter" outlining its royal connections that used to hang on the wall but went missing when the pub was closed for several months in 2011.
THE HAUNTING OF THE ROYAL SHEPHERD INN!
The Royal Shepherd Inn, which has been haunted since 1782 by the ghost of John Southworth who was murdered there. As well as Molly Barker and her faithful dog, Tag, who still haunts the Canal path to this day
Monday to Sunday: 11am till 23:00
breakfast served Saturday's and Sundays: 8:30am till 11:30am
Food served daily: 12 noon till 9pm
call to book tel 01756 791699
Our drink list features a selection inspired by everyday freshness meeting deliciousness. Our liquid concoctions have been inspired by classic cocktails, showcasing seasonal ingredients and trendy flavors.
Our creative bartenders have outdone themselves once again with their choice of popular craft beer. Enjoy it paired with a gold award winning pork pie or with one of our amazing dishes and let the flavour overtake you!
It’s always Ale time. Sit back and watch our professional bartenders as they hand pull our delicious real ales into your glass. Now sip it slowly and enjoy. Would you like another one?
DINING WITH US
All our food is locally sourced and cooked to order by our chefs. keeping with traditional pub food values and serving some of the best homemade steak and kidney puddings, steak and ale pies and steaks in the area. All our meat is sourced from local butchers and farmers helping us give our customers the best quality food the area has to offer.
we have also gone the extra mile sourcing fresh fish delivered to us daily. Which our chefs creating some fantastic dishes on our daily specials board.
PLACES TO STAY
THE TOWN HOUSE BED BREAKFAST SKIPTON
Mick & Jackie welcome you to Their Skipton B&B it is ideally situated right next to the centre and offers comfortable, clean, affordable accommodation with all the facilities you come to expect. There's a good sized car park, which is very unusual in a Central Skipton Bed & Breakfast, as parking is of a premium! All our Bed and Breakfast rooms have en-suite bathrooms, TV, Sky TV, tea &coffee, linen &towels, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. There's also free fibre broadband wi-fi throughout the premises. Outside we have a private car park with one space for each room.
THE UNICORN SKIPTON
The Unicorn is one of skipton's oldest hotels The above advertisement was taken from an original newspaper clipping advertising the Unicorn Hotel taken around 1890 showing the original grand facade. Built by BYB, Bentley yorkshire Brewery, the stone carved letters can still be seen under the decorative arched windows on the side of the building. Older Skipton locals remember the unicorn and drank in the pub beneath, now turned into shops. The entrance is now located under the windows at the side of the building an unfortunate side effect of the 1970's. This BYB building was a grand replacement for the original Unicorn hotel located on the opposite side of Keighley road slightly further down, it was moved due to the widening of the arterial entrance route into Skipton
HIGH FIELD HOUSE B&B AND HOLIDAY HOMES
Debbie welcomes you to Highfield House. She offers a great location and accommodation. Only five minutes walk into our town centre where the bustling market, lots of shops, places to eat and drink are present. Free on site parking for two cars is available and free street parking too. All room are ensuite with tea tray with Yorkshire cookies, free internet, big white fluffy towels, toiletries, hairdryers, ironing board on request and doubled glazed with central heating.
Breakfast is cooked fresh every morning using local produce, our bacon and sausage is from Skiptons very own award winning Sutcliffes butchers, our menu includes fruit, yoghurt , home made jam and fresh ground coffee as well as herbal and Yorkshire teas.
Highfield's central location is great for sight seeing our historical market town, canal boat trips and the medieval castle are only a few minutes walk away. Skipton has lots of shops and many bars and restaurants.
The train station and bus station are minutes away making touring the area simple and convenient.