This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitising, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
444 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
British

Top tags:

Sunday Lunch
Great food, fine ales, friendly atmosphere – what more could you want from a Restaurant & country pub?

The Drovers Arms, set in the tiny, picturesque village of Skipwith only ten miles south of York, is one of the area’s main destination inns.

The delicious home-made food is locally sourced and reflects the changing seasons, mirroring the wonderful walks to be found through Skipwith Common, right on its doorstep.

Business Owner Graham Usher who has over 20 years’ experience in some of Yorkshire’s best hotels, are justifiably proud of The Drovers Arms.

The Drovers Arms was named one of Yorkshire’s top 30 pubs 2014 to 2019 by Welcome to Yorkshire and is a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence winner 2014 for 4 years running. More recently awarded winner of the Leisure & Tourism Business of the Year 2020 and Visit York Tourism Award 2020 Pub of the Year.

“We are determined to offer our customers authentic ale served by friendly bar staff, coupled with amazing food.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 444 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
MH
MichelleH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love place to visit. Nice cosy atmosphere. Food was lovely and the staff pleasant.

NO
NachoO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lunch, again! Excellent staff, very friendly towards our young dog
Only issue. The on-line booking through open table has not been received by Drovers. Fortunately there was room

BW
BethanyW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely meal at the Drovers arms. We had a lovely waitress who fussed our dog and was very chatty, and the food was delicious! The only thing I could fault was that the house rose was quite expensive when the bill came, but still will definitely be returning.

LG
LynG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual great food, great service and great value. No sticky toffee pudding this time but the scones were a dream!

AT
AndrewT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience been wanting to go here for ages didn't disappointment, great service, efficient and polite ,fantastic food will go again Bravo

MW
MichaelW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were greeted an seated within 5minutes of arrival, drinks and food were ordered after about 10minutes of been seated. The service was very good as was the food. The only down side was our first choices were not available and we weren't told until 5minutes after ordering but having said that we were given a garlic flatbread as an apology. We had a lovely evening and social distancing rules were adhered to at all times.

L
Lillyrose
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service however the cheeseboard was a little overpriced for 2 tiny pieces of cheese.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, portion sizes were very good. The staff were pleasant and quick. Very good value

C
Clivethemag
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent Sunday Lunch. Excellent Service and very Safety conscious

FL
FLOJO42
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another fantastic Sunday lunch. Great food and service was fab.

H
Hxxxxx
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Large portions. Helpful and friendly staff. Covid safe

JP
JonoP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Visited the Drovers after staying in area for the night looked nice so booked table we arrived and were greeted at the door it took some time to establish our booking then we were told are table number and left to find for ourselves. We were asked for drinks food order taken partner ordered soup but you staff near kitchen said is smelt disgusting dinner was OK expected better but service was very poor no attention to customer needs young waiting staff ignored us and just wanted to chat in small groups. Had to get up and go to bar to ask for bill which was brought to us then we were just left yet again eventually we asked if we had to pay at bar wS told no and card machine brought to us. It was a quiet time and was not busy just let down by service and poor management

GI
GemmaI
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was very good, however when it first arrived they brought the wrong order for my son. Then the wrong side dish was brought out and when we asked about it twice, were told that another portion was on the way but never actually arrived (yet still charged for it). The food that did come to the table was delicious and can not fault it.
There were only 2 members of staff in the front of house and a full pub. I appreciate in these current times that things are a lot different. However, they were completely rushed off their feet and could not keep up with what was going on. I felt bad for them but also feel that they shouldn’t have taken as many bookings if they couldn’t cope, or brought another member of staff on.
Despite the service I would not hesitate to go back again as the food was lovely.

FF
FrancesF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very friendly and helpful. The food is well presented and tasty.

CG
CandyG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Every thing was just as we’d hoped . Wheel chair user well catered for.
Ambience was as good as it could be considering the necessary social distancing.

JS
JudithS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

very good lunch , good food , good value for money we were not rushed and the safety measures are all in place but not intrusive . Will return soon.

C
Clivethemag
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent Sunday Lunch. Service was very good especially considering the prevailing circumstances.

NR
NenaR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spot on service - plenty of staff to accommodate a fast but comfortable service!! Good outstanding!!

DM
DaleM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday roast delicious and plentiful. Could have been a little hotter. Happy to visit again and try another menu.

D
David
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cracking Sunday lunch 👍
Will happily go back again

GH
GillianH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt safe but made to feel welcome under current circumstances. Good menu choice and food very nice, hot and well presented. Good service. No wifi or internet access in the corner we sat in so couldnt order online and take advantage of the discount that this attracted. Overall a very pleasant evening

JT
JudeT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice location and very good food. Good safety measures in operation.

BB
BrianB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Ordered the haddock and chips and glad I didn't order a starter as it was a full meal. Didn't see the QR code until on the way out, but not signed in, unless Open Table took care of my registration, but not my companion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super Sunday lunch again. Vegetarian and beef. 👍🏻👍🏻

EB
EllisBarts
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always, and lovely to sit outside in the courtyard with a drink, once you’ve finished your meal.

Z
Zandaxxx
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Boooked in advance
Arrived 15mins early
Waitress all had masks
Had to wear mask to go through other seated clients in dining area
Sat at table. Removed mask
Went to loo. Had to put mask on to move from table.
Out of loo back to table
Theoretically should have followed one way system out of rear door all the way back to entrance to enter to put mask on to go back to table through other clients eating. Probably 70metres in total.
Good service good food
System worked sort of but we are all still sat down in enclosed area eating.
Why you need mask to walk to table baffles me
Had friend with Covid and still exhausted since March so do know effect it has
But really chance of catching it and dying 47,000 in population of 65million
You work out the percentage when up to 34,000die of ordinary flu
300,000have died of cancer since lockdown
Well done Drovers for doing your bit
Excellent

C
Callum
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The staff were friendly but weren’t very attentive, the downside was we weren’t checked on at all and wasn’t offered any extra drinks and being that it was table service only we felt rather disappointed.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

GH
GregoryH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service fab food beautiful pub will Defo go back

D
Daveyboy
Cambridge
19 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Tasty food, very healthy portion sizes, lunch kept us going for the rest of the day! Gluten free offerings good, friendly efficient service.

CR
ChrisR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Covid controls, friendly staff, great real ale and very dog friendly

AC
AlisonC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food thanks we enjoyed the meal very much

EP
EllieP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, decent portion sizes and the Covid considerations made us feel very safe

HE
HuwE
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service particularly recommend the sticky toffee pudding

JM
JadeM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and very quick service. Sunday roast was delicious!

G
Gadeca
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday lunch but woukd have preferred that an old school pudding and custard was on the desserts menu I. E. Jam roly poly, treacle sponge, spotted dick - all with lashings of custard!!

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night at the Drovers on Saturday. Excellent approach to COVID restrictions. Very friendly and professional staff - especially Ellie who really looked after us.
Menu and food really well thought out and delicious across the board.
Very happy and will definitely return!! I hear Sunday Lunch is one not to miss!!

KJ
KimJ
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal with our daughter and granddaughter.The service was great as always,everyone is very friendly.
The food was cooked beautifully,but the only thing was the cost.3 of us had the chicken burger,although it was tasty,the price of a burger we thought was quite expensive.I realise it is all homemade,but thought it was a little overpriced.
It has not put us off as we have visited the restaurant previously, we will be back again.Thank you to all the staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Husband and wife rare date night

J
Jens
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All the comforts expected from a long established Gastropub in the countryside are provided for by a very friendly and competent team.

FAQs

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01757 288088.

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub is rated 4.5 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.