The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub

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187 Reviews
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  • Cosy
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
Great food, fine ales, friendly atmosphere – what more could you want from a country pub? The Drovers Arms, set in the tiny, picturesque village of Skipwith only ten miles south of York, is fast becoming 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 their new enterprise which they took over in November 2013. The Drovers Arms was named one of Yorkshire’s top 30 pubs 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 by Welcome to Yorkshire and is a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 winner. “We are determined to offer our customers authentic ale served by friendly bar staff, coupled with amazing food.
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HS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent, great pub food, nothing was too much trouble. Very attentive, service very good despite them being extremely busy, friendly lovely staff.

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N
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Pub was just the perfect place to celebrate a 70th Birthday. Thank you to everyone.

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RW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little pub with exceptional good food and a good selection of real ales. Welcoming staff and friendly landlord. Book early as it gets quite busy even during the week.

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J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice meal apart from my suet pie which was too heavy and would have preferred chips instead of wedges as stated on menu

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JS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely village pub with lots of space for family meals. Friendly quick service. Lots of choice, well cooked food. Good value for money.

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JG
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local, friendly pub with amazing menu. Good choice of specials & fish especially good

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PN
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great apart from slightly chewy Yorkshire puds and a couple of noisy children. Will certainly go back though as service was great

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

60th Birthday for Grandma with 3 tiny tots and 6 adults. Adam and his team went above and beyond their duties and nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic food

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AS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

we have been to this restaurant numerous times, but we have experienced in the past couple of times we have been that the waiting times to get your food is getting longer. we had to wait over an hour from starter to main course and we ended up eating our main dish at 21:50hrs when we had booked our table at 20:00hrs. there was a couple of big parties in but we were not advised that they maybe a delay with the food.

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food - the fish,mussels and beef and ale pie were wonderful. Courteous and warm service. A pleasure to dine at the Drover's Arms

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TB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really nice lovely meals and great service despite the waiter forgetting my tea

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Followed by great services. Worth a visit if in the local area.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal and all the staff are amazing.i would definitely recommend to all my friends and family. Thank you

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MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered 4 Sunday lunches two with meat two without was charged full price for all which I’ve never experienced anywhere else Yorkshire puddings were burnt and the service slow and drinks expensive

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NP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good menu. Lots of choice. Great service. Excellent food.

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KH
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good review for this pub - good atmosphere, great staff, excellent service, delicious food!

Thanks again!

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not very attentive staff. Ordered drinks had to wait a very long time. Then had to wait a long time to be asked if we needed anymore drinks, well we asked for the drinks. Then the drinks took ages and we had to ask for them. When beer arrived still settling so clearly had just been poured.

Staff need to engage with customers more. Service definitely gone down.

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LY
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Definately great place to eat with good service and value for money

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MW
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived on time and seated at our table immediately, we were then told that there was a 45 minute wait after placing our order. To be fair it was very busy and we were served our first course after 15 minutes so the wait was fine. The service was excellent as was the food. Will definitely return.

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RC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really fantastic top notch food loved every mouthful highly recommend foodies to try it

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DP
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for lunch Tuesday afternoon. Lovely pub, staff very pleasant, plenty of choice , the food was excellent and piping hot, large portions

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MD
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We Were staying nearby and decided to walk to Skipwith and have a meal at the Drovers. There was lots of choice on the menu and we all picked starters and mains. Food was lovely, nicely presented and came quickly. We struggled to get a taxi home due to the lack of taxi ranks in the nearby area and the barman saved the day and offered us a ride home, thanks so much!

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KW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

3rd time for Sunday Lunch. Always nice food but a bit fed up with Red cabbage.Beef lovely.Crayfish starter lovely but a bit hard to get out of a whisky glass!!.A small bowl would be more appropriate.Overall love this place & will come back.

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ST
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, friendly service. Very busy though so book in advance.

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DL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great night - we were having a reunion weekend with friends and the welcome we got was spot on. Food good, service prompt and very good value. Thank you, we'll be back!

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J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, with good service, nothing was too much trouble.

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KH
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another lovely meal at The Drovers Arms. Always a warm welcome, good food and great service. It was the first shift for a new waitress - and she did really well!

Nice to see you again Adam - look forward to your reply!!! :)

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Responded on 2 May 2019

Hello Kathryn, What a pleasure it is to read your reviews! They just keep on getting better and better. We love it when you come from a spot of food. Thank you for your kind words about Lucy she is settling in well and is a great addition to the team i'm sure you will agree. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson. FOH Manager

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LY
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always great food. Service today was a little slower

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P
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice place but the quality of the 2 main courses wasn’t good.
Too much on the plate, Duck was over cooked and dry, too much sauce. Sea Bass was ok but again too much sauce

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LP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming staff lovely surroundings and delicious food all served quickly

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Responded on 28 April 2019

Hi LesleyP, Many thanks for the great review! Look forward to welcoming you back to The Drovers again soon. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson

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MK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well located in village setting.
Good, hard surface car park with easy access into pub.
Welcomed by friendly staff who were courteous and attentive throughout.
Wide ranging menu - food exceptional.
Full review on TripAdvisor.

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
Responded on 28 April 2019

Hi MalcolmK, Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Your kind words have been passed onto the team. It was a pleasure reading your great review on TripAdvisor also. See you again soon Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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KH
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Friendly service. Good menu choices.

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Responded on 28 April 2019

Hi KathrynH, Amazing, another 5 star review! Thank you so much! Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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S
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food excellent and made for a pleasant lunchtime treat.

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Responded on 28 April 2019

Hi Simsy, What lovely comments and 5 stars! Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your lunch, hope to see you again very soon. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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KH
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This time our party was 7 people. We had a great evening - everyone enjoyed the food and the service was first-rate.
We are booked in again for Friday, so we will see you again soon!
Let's see if Adam replies to this review! :)

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
Responded on 28 April 2019

Hi KathrynH, We always love reading your reviews! Thank you once again for the 5 stars and such kind comments. You keep the reviews coming and i will keep going with the reply's! :) See you again very soon i'm sure! Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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JL
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable meal backed up by good service. Would certainly go back.

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Responded on 28 April 2019

Hi John, Thank you for the great review. We are delighted you had such a great time with us. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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KH
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food. Usually great service, although a little slow on Monday evening. Still, a lovely evening out and a good meal!

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi KathrynH, Thank you for the review, we are glad you had such a lovely evening out. Apologies for the slightly slower service then usual on Monday. Hope to see you again very soon. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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CL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food

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Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi CateL, Thank you very much for the review. The team is delighted you had a great time with us. We Look forward to seeing you at The Drovers again very soon. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson. FOH Manager

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KH
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good place to eat! We always enjoy it there

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi KathrynH, Thank you for the 5 star review. We love that you enjoy spending time at The Drovers. See you again soon Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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JM
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would definitely go back. The food was very good, the portions were enormous, the staff very smiley and friendly - we will definitely return. Just 2 minor 'niggles' in that it was Pepsi, which I find vile - much prefer Coke, and they could do more for smokers.

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi JudithM, We Love the 5 star review, thank you very much! See you again soon. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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CN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. I had a prawn noodle starter and the lamb rump which was perfectly cooked. I sat by the log fire in the bar where everything was clean and comfortable and the service was excellent. In a lovely setting with the potential for a walk, I will return with friends.

The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub
Responded on 28 March 2019

Hi CaroleN, Thank you so much for the kinds comments and the 5 stars. We have passed your comments onto the team. Kind Regards Adam Atkinson FOH Manager

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