Following the success of our beer lovers guide last week (Read it here,) we received lots of comments and requests for us to do a follow-up article, as we barely scratched the surface of all the brilliant bars and pubs on offer in Skipton! So this week, we bring you our roundup of Four Brilliant Bars In Skipton.
From a renowned cafe which transforms into a cocktail bar in the evening, to a family run bar with a passion for board games and gin, there is something for everyone in our fabulous town. If you’ve not tried any of these, then make sure to keep them in mind the next time you head out on the town! It’s a one of our top things to do in Skipton.
If we’ve missed out your favourite venue, let us know, researching bars is hard work… but we’re committed to the job!
Brilliant Bars in Skipton!
3 Newmarket Street
Bojangles operates as a cafe by day (with one of the best breakfasts in town) and transforms into a popular cocktail bar by night! At Bojangles, you’ll receive personable service, with many people commenting on Alistair’s (the owner) hands on and welcoming approach! Their cocktail menu is varied and they often experiment with new recipes, so you’ll often find something new each time you visit! As well as serving delightful cocktails (we recommend their strawberry daiquiri) they also host Cocktail making classes, which prove popular for work nights out and hen nights! It’s affordable and they occasionally offer deals to celebrate events such as Wimbledon, which give you, even more, value for money! A must stop for any cocktail lovers in Skipton!
Keep up with them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bojanglesbarskipton/
“I visited this wonderfully unique cafe by day and night where it converts into a very popular cocktail bar. The owner, Alistair, is quirky and very friendly; a visit is a must just to meet this hospitable chap! Great, simple food washed down by strong coffee. Bravo!” – 5 stars – Via TripAdvisor
1 Victoria Square, Skipton
A relative newcomer, V.SQ was opened in early 2016 by owner Lorraine Forshaw, V.SQ has quickly become a gem of the Skipton nightlife scene. As well as serving food such as meat and cheese platters, the drinks available are carefully selected and you can always expect a warm welcome, or if you’re uncertain of what to choose from their extensive menu, the bar staff are always on hand to offer their recommendation. The bar is family run, with Lorraine’s daughter Aimee managing the day to day operations. Although V.SQ specialises in gin, high-end spirits and champagne, it also has a respectable cocktail menu, making it a perfect stop for anyone looking for a fun-filled night out in Skipton!
What’s more, V.SQ are community minded and can often be seen distributing soup to the homeless after the bars been wiped down.
For more information, head over to their website: http://vsqbar.com/
“This place is certainly a hidden gem! The prices are so cheap, and their range of gins are exceptional!! We came on a staff do and we had the best time, the staff were so lovely, we will certainly be coming back!”
3A Mill Bridge, Skipton BD23 1NJ
One of the newest additions to the Skipton drink and dining scene, Two Sisters has proven an instant hit with many in Skipton! Offering a wide array of drinks, from carefully selected batch gin to a variety of local ales, Two Sisters is beautifully presented and welcoming! With a homely feel, if you’re looking for somewhere to relax with some delicious food and drink, look no further than Two Sisters. An array of board games are available and they frequently run some great events such as the Skipton Creative Girls Gin Club, keep up with when that’s on by keeping an eye on their facebook group here. If you’ve not yet had the opportunity to visit, get yourself down to this unique and friendly bar! What’s more, it’s affordable… and I hear they make a mean bloody Mary!
Head over to their Facebook page to keep up with everything they’ve got going on: https://www.facebook.com/twosistersbarskipton/
“This place is just fantastic. I was visiting friends this weekend in Skipton and went here two days on the run. Great food, great real ales/wine and it has an amazing atmosphere!!
Suzanne and Nettie….well-done ladies. I will definitely be back.”
Alexanders Bar & Kitchen
4-6 High St, Skipton BD23 1JZ
Alexander’s is one of the newest and most popular destinations for drinking in Skipton. With their heated terrace, which has fabulous views, it’s shaping up to be one of the essential summer destinations. And to complement the beautiful setting, they don’t disappoint when it comes to their drinks selection. They have many varieties of spirits ranging from the local to the obscure, their wine list is extensive and they have a fantastic cocktail menu, which is executed perfectly by their enthusiastic team! If you’re yet to experience Alexanders, we have one question for you… What are you waiting for?!
Take a look at their website for details of their drinks menu here.
“My wife and I visited Alexanders on Sunday for afternoon tea. We even got a free upgrade to the prosecco lunch! My wife is a vegetarian who eats fish and I can’t eat egg or poultry, so we can be fairly difficult to cater for. However, not only was the food amazing, it was perfect for our dietary requirements. Although a crab dish was offered to my wife, she stated that she doesn’t eat shell fish and the waitress was quick to bring her something more suitable.
With a variety of special teas and coffee on offer ,we were spoilt for choice. The selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones were amazing. I cannot fault the quality of the food. The portions were ample, even for a big fella like me! I can eat a lot but struggled to finish the delectable little sweets at the end.
I would highly recommend the afternoon tea. Service was fantastic and personable, good atmosphere and lovely food. Overall a wonderful way to spend a lazy Sunday.”