Where to Eat

Foodies will delight in the choice of places to eat out. From country pubs to family run Indian restaurants, cosy cafes to Michelin starred restaurants, there is a great selection to choose from near Skipton. Enjoy a great day out in the Dales, sampling Yorkshire specialities along the way, from Wensleydale Cheese, Curd Tart and of course our family favourite, Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding!

Delightful afternoon tea Yorkshire

Cafes and Tearooms

Cafes and tearooms a walk or cycle ride away from Newton Grange

White Cottage Tea Rooms, Gargrave - sample Vicky’s mouthwatering cheddar and leek quiche and delicious blueberry and almond flan in cosy surroundings

Abbots Harbour, East Marton – tasty home made food with a wonderful counter full of homemade cakes and desserts

The Dalesman Café, Gargrave – popular with cyclists, the Dalesman Café and Sweet Emporium is a real find in the heart of Gargrave village, with delicious meals, cakes and sweets galore.

Town End Farm Shop and Tearoom, Airton – discover Town End Farm Shop after a 7 mile cycle ride (one direction) or walk along the Pennine Way from Newton Grange.

Our favourite places for tea on days out in Yorkshire

Wharfe View Tearooms, Burnsall – we love the setting of this café overlooking the Green in Burnsall.  From beans on toast to ham and eggs, with a nice pot of Yorkshire tea and cake, Wharfe View offers great value for money.  You’ll be spoilt for choice with the wonderfully homemade cake selection.  We recommend the date slice, it’s great sustenance for cycling and absolutely delicious!

The Retreat, Grassington – a bright and modern tearoom in Grassington, serving wholesome vegetarian food and original baking.

The Little Teahouse, Ilkley – a contemporary feel with exceptional food, call in to The Little Teahouse in Ilkley for a cup of tea, hot bowl of soup and a wide choice of cakes and desserts.  Enjoy the delicious flavours of Yorkshire’s own Brymor Ice Cream.

Betty’s Tearoom, Harrogate – for a special occasion and mouthwatering afternoon tea, Betty’s Tearoom is a wonderful choice.

Restaurants and Pubs

Foodies will delight in the choice of places to eat out, from country pubs to Indian restaurants, fine dining to French cuisine and Tapas. Here are some of our favourites:

In the summer months, enjoy a 1¼ mile walk along Trenet Lane to eat at the Cross Keys pub at East Marton.  A country pub serving freshly prepared, home cooked meals. 

Enjoy a curry in excellent family run Bollywood Cottage in Gargrave. 

Take a short drive to enjoy local food at The Bull at Broughton, a Ribble Valley Inn, or the popular Tempest Arms in Elslack, as featured in the Good Pub Guide. 

Dine in style at the Huntsman’s Lodge, The Coniston Hotel, 10 minutes drive away.  With its open fires and contemporary décor, this is a fine place to relax.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner in the Michelin starred restaurant, The Angel at Hetton, just 5 miles away.

Sample food in one of the many cafes, restaurants and pubs in Skipton from fine dining at Le Caveau or Le Bistro des Amis, to the extensive menu in Oakleys Grill and Pizzeria.

Telephone numbers

  • The Cross Keys, East Marton (01282 844326)
  • Bollywood Cottage, Gargrave (01756 749252)
  • The Bull at Broughton (01756 792065)
  • The Tempest Arms, Elslack (01282 842450)
  • The Huntsman’s Lodge, The Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold (01756 748080)
  • The Angel, Hetton (01756 730263)
  • Oakleys Grill & Pizzeria, Skipton (01756 796216)
  • Le Caveau, Skipton (01756 794274)
  • Le Bistro des Amis, Skipton (01756 797919)