The Woolly Sheep, Skipton, September 2017

The walking tour of Skipton is over for another year. During the 2015 walking tour, we liked the look of this pub, and had wanted to eat here back then, but it was fully booked. We didn’t make the same mistake this time, we got ourselves booked in so we could guarantee our table for dinner tonight.

We strolled over from our hotel and made ourselves comfy, ordering drinks and perusing the menu. The evening started with a surprise, a new beer from Timothy Taylor, Knowle Spring, a gentle golden ale.

Lots of interesting things on the menu, pub classics such as gammon, sausage and mash, fish and chips, steak pie and steak and chips.

I opted for the burger, a really lovely effort in ciabatta with redcurrant, grape & port chutney. A burger is not always considered the highest of art forms but when it is done well it is a thing of beauty. I’ve had a few crackers this year, and this was right up there with them. Look at those lovely chunky chips too, none of this skinny fries nonsense with not enough potato inside them.

Mrs MOFAD chose from the specials board, with this lovely mediterranean lamb dish which was full of flavour, but a touch heavy on the salt.

Despite all of the effort expended as part of our earlier walking tour, we skipped pudding and moved on to another pub for another drink.

The Woolly Sheep is a lovely town pub, good standard local beers paired up with honest pub grub. If you’re looking for a nice meal in a town full of choices, you won’t go far wrong with the Woolly Sheep. Lovely stuff.

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