Food & Drink

Fuel up, fuel up … to power you through a cycling trip in the Yorkshire Dales, you’ll need lots of energy-packed goodies.
Luckily, Skipton is a foodie’s dream with great cafés and bars, as well as one of the UK’s best farm shops, the legendary Keelham’s.
The Boat House
Telephone: 01756 701660
Address: 19 Coach Street, Skipton BD23 1LH
By the canal basin and next to Pennine Cruisers, the Boat House is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and real ales, as well as regular live music sessions. Given it’s by the water, you can sit outside in a cobbled beer garden in summer, or by one of the large picture windows that have great canal views if the weather is unkind.

The bar area is light and airy, and there’s canal-themed décor throughout – think lampshades shaped like boats and capstan-style stools. For cyclists there are stands outside that allow bikes to be locked up safely.

Bean Loved café
Telephone: 01756 791534
Address: 17 Otley St, Skipton BD23 1DY
This independent coffee shop sits just off the high street, a short walk from Skipton’s Tourist Information Centre, and is a favourite amongst members of the local cycling community.

The family-owned café serves high-quality, espresso-base coffees prepared by highly trained baristas, alongside fresh, locally-sourced food and a selection of energy giving cakes and treats.

A covered outdoor area provides shade or shelter for casual coffee drinkers and high-powered cyclists alike.

Two Sisters Bar & Kitchen café-bar
Telephone: 01756 703712
Address: 3a Mill Bridge Skipton BD23 1NJ
Two Sisters – ran by, you guessed it, two sisters called Suzanne & Nettie, is a relatively new addition to the Skipton scene. Just off the beaten track on Mill Bridge, the café has a quirky feel with warm, homely décor and a great selection of old books and board games to pass the time.

The menu features simple, tasty, locally sourced food and there’s a great selection of wines and some local beers on tap. An outside seating area makes it a great choice for cyclists.

Keelham Farm Shop
Telephone: 01756 664170
Address: Gargrave Road, Gargrave Rd, Skipton BD23 1UD
You’ll find great goodies from more than 400 local Yorkshire producers at this fabulous farm shop just outside of town and right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Pop in to pick up a great selection of goods for a cycling picnic, including fresh cured meats and cheeses, Lottie Shaw’s Seriously Good Yorkshire Parkin, and a selection of local beers and spirits such as Whittaker’s Gin and craft beers from the Saltaire brewery.


Filmore & Union
Telephone: 01756 700738
Address: 66 High Street, Skipton, BD23 1JJ
Set over two floors in the heart of Skipton, Filmore & Union offers pure, natural and wholesome food in a relaxed environment.  Accredited by Coeliac UK, the café is great for those with intolerances, particularly gluten and dairy while also catering to vegan, vegetarian and meat eaters.

Gluten-free cakes are handmade and there’s a range of organic coffee and fresh juices. Cyclists can take advantage of a special meal deal with coffee and a cake or a bacon bagel for £5.


The Castle Inn
Telephone: 01756 796 304
Address: 2 Mill Bridge, Skipton BD23 1NJ
This traditional English pub in the town centre serves home-cooked meals, local real ales and a large selection of gin, spirits and soft drinks.

Family- and dog-friendly, it has a large south-facing beer garden set back from the main road that offers good views of Skipton High Street when cycling and other events are in town. The pub has ample space for bikes.


Coffee and Clay
Telephone: 01756 792132
Address: 14, High St, Skipton BD23 1JZ

Coffee and Clay prides itself on being one of the longest established family owned independent coffee shops in Skipton. Serving high-quality, barista style coffees prepared by local friendly staff. You can fuel up with freshly prepared and home cooked hot food including breakfast sandwiches (served all day); toasted sandwiches; panini’s, soups and jacket potatoes. Or try some of amazing home cooked daily specials. Then finish off with our scrumptious selection of quirky homemade cakes or tray-bakes.

As well as being a café, Coffee and Clay is the area’s largest “Painted by You” pottery studio, and party venue. We’ve already had cycling-groups and or their family’s call back in to paint a pot or enjoy a private celebration.

SPECIAL OFFER: Cyclists get free water bottle refills and cycles can be left just outside the cafe, within easy view.

Lychee Cantonese Restaurant
Telephone: 01756 798 822
Address: Keighley Rd, Skipton BD23 2LX
With more than 30 years experience, this family-run Cantonese restaurant by the Leeds & Liverpool Canal offers both a classic restaurant setting and a take-away service.

The restaurant provides an early bird service with discounted prices, and there is space for cycle parking by the side of the restaurant.

The Railway
Telephone: 01756 228307
Address: 10 Cavendish Street, Skipton, BD23 2AB
The Railway in Skipton has been recently refurbished and transformed into a bar, eatery and Bed & Breakfast and offers secure storage for 2 bicycles for their Bed & Breakfast guests.

The bar serves a range of cask ales, draught beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. With consistent 5 star reviews, the Railway is very proud of their restaurant and the food they serve. And so they should be!

From traditional pub grub to some modern specials, you’re sure to find something you like on their menu. They serve a proper Sunday Roast every Sunday!

The Restaurant serves food every day except Tuesday.

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