Looking for a food delivery service in Skipton? Then you’ve come to the right place!
With the government ordering the closure of all pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants on Friday 20th March, all local restaurants and the majority of shops have closed their doors to the general public. As many of us fear for our health and the wellbeing of our families, local businesses have the additional worry of trying to ensure their businesses will survive this unprecedented pandemic.
Skipton is home to some truly wonderful independent businesses, many of which have been serving the local community for a considerable number of years. Local restaurants have played an important role in most of our lives. We’ve relied on their experience, expertise and hospitality to make birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, proposals and various other celebrations that little bit more memorable. Local butchers, bakers and other food traders have been there to offer excellent quality local produce along with expert advice and superb customer service. Now, and for the foreseeable, our local business owners need our support to enable them to overcome the inevitable storm that COVID-19 is inflicting on independent businesses across the country.
Rebecca Elsworth of Elsworth Kitchen said:
“In these uncertain times we want to help the community but also help our small business and protect our team members. We are all in this together.”
In response to the UK government’s lockdown rules, Skipton businesses have worked hard to put together some amazing offers and menus. These new food delivery services implemented by local eateries and shops, not only enable them to continue trading, but provide a vital service for the most vunerable members of our society, who are unable to leave their homes..
Here are some of the businesses offering food delivery services in Skipton…
Elsworth Kitchen is a relatively new addition to the Skipton restaurant scene but they’ve worked phenomenally hard to build up an excellent reputation in the town and have won numerous awards.
Used to hosting booked-out foodie events and serving a lively restaurant full of hungry customers, owners Bruce and Rebecca are now offering a ready meal delivery service. This service is only available on Fridays and we recommened getting your orders in as early as possible.They’re understandably very popular! Here’s the Elsworth Kitchen delivery menu:
Oakley’s Grill and Pizzeria is a wonderful family-friendly restaurant with an excellent reputation. Probably best known for their mouthwatering burgers and generous sized calzones, these guys know how to serve calories!
Their delivery service will now 12 – 9 pm every day. The menu includes all the most popular dishes previously available to eat in, including their epic Pizza Fries. These guys will no doubt post regular offers on their Facebook page so make sure you keep checking. Here’s the Oakley’s delivery menu. Enjoy…
Skipton’s very own pirate-themed Tex Mex restaurant has always been heaving with happy families and large parties on Friday and Saturday nights. Offering a fun, laidback atmosphere and an extensive menu of burgers, pizzas, salads, grills and spicy Tex Mex favourites, it boasts an impressive reputation locally. Many will no doubt be sad to see them closing their doors and we’re sure a huge number of people were looking forward to enjoying upcoming celebrations there.
These guys were super quick to respond to Friday’s announcement and they’ve already adapted their website to allow customers to place orders online. Choose to collect from the restaurant or have Calico classics delivered straight to your door for an additional charge of £1.50. At the moment, they’re offering an excellent family meal deal which includes 1 large pizza, 1 large garlic bread, 2 child pizzas, 2 portions of fries, 2 chocolate brownies and 4 soft drinks – all for just £25. To see the full menu, CLICK HERE.
Keelham Farm shop is stacked to the rafters with wonderful local produce, locally reared meats and yummy home-baked goods. Located on the outskirts of town, it’s a treasure trove of foodie delights and boasts a huge number of devoted customers who refuse to shop elsewhere. Since lockdown was implemented in the UK, Keelham Farm have been offering both a collection service and a home delivery service.
Their “Food to Ewe” service comprises a considerable number of their most popular items and they’re updating this list on a regular basis. We were delighted to discover that their amazing family-sized pies and indulgent chocolate brownies are on there! To browse their products and place and order, please CLICK HERE. Please note, the Keelham Farm food delivery service in Skipton is only available on orders over £30.
Class One Fresh Produce
These guys were among the first to offer a food delivery service in Skipton after the lockdown measures were announced. They’ve proved to be a God send to those in total isolation and many would have been lost without their deliveries.
These professional greengrocers offer deliveries Monday – Friday and if you order before midnight, you can expect your food to arrive two days later. With supermarket delivery slots being virtually impossible to secure within a reasonable time frame, this is really useful. If you are unable to get out for essentials, head over to their website and you can order fruit and veg boxes as well as some pantry essentials like bread, milk, eggs, tea and coffee. They even have flour at the moment, which has been particularly hard to come by! CLICK HERE to place an order.
Sutcliffe’s of Skipton
Award-winning Skipton butchers, Sutcliffe’s of Skipton, are offering a FREE delivery service to residents of Skipton and the surrounding villages. Known for their delicious bacon and succulent sausages, these guys are offering all their usual products for home delivery.
Even if you are able to go to the supermarket and willing to brave the queues, there’s no way you would find the variety of meat products that are currently available from Sutcliffe’s. Many of us have been “making do” or living on basic meals, but with these guys delivering their extensive list of expertly prepared local meats, mealtimes can be dramatically improved. The full list of available products can be found on their Facebook page.
Fancy a sugar rush? Sarsaparillas are Skipton’s oldest shop and they’ve been selling confectionery to the people of Skipton for over 100 years. They have retained their traditional sweet shop interior so shopping at Sarsaparillas is like stepping back in time. If you’re local, you’re probably missing your sweet fix from this wonderful little shop but the good news is, they’re offering home delivery!
On their website you’ll find modern favourites, retro and traditional sweets, lots of liquorice and their super tasty handmade fudge (trust me – it’s delicious). To view all of their available sugary treats and place an order, please CLICK HERE. Use the code ENJOY at checkout and you can get 10% off your order until April 30th. Yummy!
Probably the best news we’ve received since we went into lockdown – Cake’ole are delivering! This quirky cafe has a phenomenal reputation in Skipton, Keighley AND Bradford for serving exceptional homemade cakes. The guys who run the 3-strong chain of cake paradises, are now offering to bring some of their tasty baked goods directly to your door.
Their popular afternoon tea is available for delivery and consists of freshly made sandwiches, yummy scones with jam and cream, slices of their epic cakes and a small selection of other sweet treats. For two people this costs £20 but they are happy to prepare for an odd number if required. Perfect for a lockdown birthday or even just to boost morale now and then – nothing lifts the mood quite like a slice of cake and a good Yorkshire brew. To place an order, please contact the Cake’ole team via their Facebook page. Please note that this service is exceptionally popular. When ordering, please provide your address and preferred day of delivery. You will then be given an allocated time slot.
None of us will be jetting off to Spain anytime soon, but thanks to Skipton’s Casa Pequeña restaurant, you can now enjoy the aromatic flavours of of Spainish cuisine at home!
Their new delivery service is available Friday to Sunday and delivery within Skipton is free. They will also deliver to the surrounding villages for a small charge. The weather is wonderful at the moment so dust down the garden furniture, crack open a bottle of wine (or Sangria) and tuck into authentic and delicious tapas from the excellent Casa Pequeña. The perfect lockdown date night!
Drake and Macefield
Drake and Macefield are Craven’s longest established traditional family butchers, with shops in Skipton, Settle and Crosshills. They’ve been trading since 1898 and have won numerous awards over the years for their top quality meats, sourced from local farms. Since lockdown began, Drake and Macefield have been offering a food delivery service in Skipton to customers who contacted them via their Facebook page. Now, they have launched a new website specifically for online ordering. Deliveries to Skipton and some of the nearby villages are on Mondays and Thursdays. They are also delivering to other areas so you will need to check the website for their full delivery schedule.
All the most popular cuts of meat are available to order online, in addition to some excellent value meat packs and fruit & veg boxes. They’ve just added a brilliant BBQ pack which includes 8 Sausages, 4 Beef Burgers, 4 Salt & Pepper Chicken pieces and 4 Rump Steaks for just £15. Bargain!
We’ll be updating this list over the coming weeks as menus change and other businesses implement changes. Please remember to be considerate of staff when collecting any orders. It is imperative that, as a community, we adhere to advice and instructions issued by the government and the NHS. Skipton shops and restaurants all boast excellent hygiene ratings, but will of course, be taking extra precautions during this global health crisis.
If you are a business offering a food delivery service in Skipton and we haven’t featured you in this article, please send details to Alexis@theyorkshirepress.co.uk