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The Craven Heifer Inn - CLOSED

Grassington Road, Skipton BD23 3LA, England
+44 1756 792521
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (20 reviews)
“pudding” (13 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Pub, Gastropub, British
Grassington Road, Skipton BD23 3LA, England
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1 - 10 of 283 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the Craven Heifer for my Birthday, the service was excellent and the starters were plentiful to say the least. One of the party was vegetarian and her comment on the meal was very satisfactory, the portions were plentiful, it was a Sunday and...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Checked in on a Friday evening for a weekend stay. what a nice place to be. We had evening meal there with family a couple of nights. We were in a party of 11 with a vegetarian option required and we all commented on how...More

1  Thank Alan T
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Met some family for a belated birthday meal. Had one of the meals from the special board, and it was fantastic. All four of us had something different and all four were delighted with what we had. We will be back!

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Visited with friends for evening meal. Nice pub atmosphere with home cooked menu. Efficient service. Good portion sizes and very tasty.

Thank shirlManchester
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the Craven Heifer at lunch time today after a recommendation from an older family relative. We have recently moved to the area. Upon entering the reception/bar my partner and I immediately felt a little sceptical this was the place for us (I had...More

18  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Went in on Wednesday lunch time. Place wasn't too busy and found a nice quiet table. We ordered two small Craven Heifer steak pies. They soon arrived,piping hot and on hot plates along with a portion of chips and a dish of mixed vegetables to...More

1  Thank Trickydicky56
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Excellent menu with lots of choice and all at a very reasonable price. The food can't be faulted - restaurant quality and all locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Good selection of affordable wines, too.

Thank Italyl0vers
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Could not fault the food or service. Made a change to see a different choice of starters and main courses on the menu.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Cheap, clean, basic, dated, nice towels & hot shower. Had meal & pint of beer but unfortunately became violently ill during the night with vomiting. Needed cleaning materials & sink plunger in the morning & cleaning staff were very kind, helpful & sympathetic. However when...More

4  Thank robert c
johndSkipton, Owner at The Craven Heifer Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Just for balance lets just confirm what you said to us. You claimed you had been up all night with food poisoning and it must be our food. We explained we sell more than 50 heifer pies a day and that there was absolutely no...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Visited a couple of times excellent menu lots of specials on the menu .Food is very tasty well done to the chef

Thank howedoudo
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Pub, Gastropub, British
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grassington Road, Skipton BD23 3LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Skipton
  • Phone Number: +44 1756 792521
  • E-mail
The Craven Heifer pub, a familiar sight in its elevated position at the top of Tarn Moor, is a popular stopping-off place, not only for walkers and cyclists visiting the Dales, but perhaps especially for Skipton locals, who come up for the famous Sunday Lunch.

The pub used to be a farmhouse and associated complex, and still retains many of the original character and features, like the “barn door” entrance.

Serving some of the best food in the Dales The Craven Heifer has a fantastic reputation locally. Boasting some of the finest Local Ales and Homemade Pork Pies its the ideal place to stop off after a walk in the beautiful countryside.
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