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Janet Phillips
 Engament party
Fabulous night at the Jackdaw with buffet and disco celebrating Ruth and Jonny's engagement. Thanks to the Landlady Lil and her staff for making it such an amazing evening
Monday, October 22, 2018Rating: rosettes

 My favourite in Skipton
A warm welcome and good ale and food awaits anyone visiting this pub. I'ts a splinter pub, i.e. it's very narrow but very long and has a roaring fire for those winter days.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015Rating: rosettes

 Lovely pub
Great splinter type pub (very narrow but long). Ale kept well and decent food at the dark Horse...would recommend to all.
Thursday, September 10, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Lovely pub with great views over the harbour but over priced on both beer and food and just you try getting a table to eat at in summer.
Thursday, September 10, 2015Rating: rosettes

 Great Pub
Been coming to Whitby since 1980 and The Little Angel is the first pub I ever visited. Still a great pub with good atmosphere reasonably priced brown booze and a dart board.
Thursday, September 10, 2015Rating: rosettes

Cracking littler pub and good crab sarnies.
Thursday, September 10, 2015Rating: rosettes

This is really a reply to Mr JH Wright, who , in his review of this pub, took the opportunity to have a bit of a dig at my review which preceded his, where I described in detail the inhospitable, rude and almost unbelievable behaviour of the landlord towards me and my friend on our visit. I'd like to say, I agree it's a great little pub in a lovely setting, the garden is beautiful, the views from it stunning. Indeed the reason I chose to stop here on that occasion was that a couple of years before I had passed this way on a fine summer day and enjoyed a pleasant meal in the garden served to me most affably by a very pleasant woman. You can imagine how even more surprised I was to encounter such a different reception on the last occasion. Then I check in to this site once more to see if anything has changed, as I like the area so much will be visiting again and would return to the pub if that landlord had gone. I find Mr Wright making totally unjustified assumptions about the reasons for my review. Apparently, he has always found the landlord genial,indeed gregarious. That doesn't surprise me...we heard him behaving perfectly pleasantly to a couple who came in after us. I can only assume we had upset him by having the temerity to turn up dripping wet due to being caught in the terrible storm that morning...we did nothing else he could possibly have been upset about. However, that was hardly our fault.
Then Mr Wright goes on to say
Two words tell me much about the moaning correspondent-tea andbikes tyoe
From my long experience of literally hundreds of pubs people who turn up at pubs on bikes and order tea are not pub people-rather like those who think they should be entitled to eat their own sandwiches on pub premises-all too commom in the Dales. Actually we ordered food, heavily overpriced food as a matter of fact and if the soup hadn't been an instant cup a soup would have ordered a full meal. At no point did we take out sandwiches, nor would I ever do so in a pub, that would be rude. So Mr Wright, get your facts straight before making such ill informed assumptions. In fact the next day we stayed near Hardraw and spent a pleasant evening in the pub there, eating a full meal with several drinks and were treated just as you would expect anybody working in the hospitality business to treat you. Lovely pub, lovely landlord. However, if the Thwaite Arms has the same landlord, I wouldn't be going back, even if he hadn't barred me...seems he sizes his customers up, decides on one look whether he likes you or not and treats you according to that snap judgement...that's called prejudice. Bit like Mr Wright's comments.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015Rating: No rosettes

 A gem to be cherished
Pubs like this have almost vanished. A little gem, with a unique and idiosyncratic landlord, it needs to be cherished and appreciated for what it is, while it still exists. It is the opposite of a Wetherspoons in every conceivable way. I probably would not order a lime and soda here, but the Theakstons best bitter was very good.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015Rating: rosettes

Oliver riley
 Over priced
There was a group of us who had been for a good long walk. It was a sunny day and we desired a drink to quench our thirst. We asked how much a lime and soda costs, having heard the reputation of this pub. How much do you want? The landlord replies. This seemed an odd question at the time but I responded 1pint please. After what seemed about 5 minutes , and no doubt counting the number of us, he replied 2.50. This would have meant one round of soda water would have cost over 10. This is well overpriced (most places charge less than 70p). This was exceptionally cheeky given the bottles of soda water were on the bar in front of us and priced at 30p! Out of principle we left.
Sunday, February 8, 2015Rating: No rosettes

John Murphy
 Terrible food
16 July 2014. A group of old men walk and dine every week I am one of them. Eight of us were just over half way through a 10-mile walk and we were about to stop for a packed lunch when it started to rain. We continued to Horsehouse and happened on the Thwaite Arms. We were welcomed into the small bar, which we filled, and purchased beers.

Then one of the group suggested we should dine while the rain blew over. A limited choice of menu, a few decided on sausage casserole with veg. When it arrived sometime later it looked bad, the sausage was probably from a hot dog tin, and the casserole from a tin of baby food or a packet, slurry. The veg was just as poor. The other meals were similarly unimpressive and costly.

The landlord was very proud of his catering skills and, by his conversations his abilities in many areas.

We ate, paid and left before the rain stopped.

Suffice it to say that this was the worst meal irrespective of cost any of us had ever purchased. It has provided a conversation topic ever since.

The beer was OK.
Friday, October 24, 2014Rating: No rosettes

Paul Whiteley
 Definitely the end of the world
Called in yesterday while visiting Knaresborough.....attracted by the board outside advertising real ales. Went to the bar & asked what real ales were available & was told only the end of the world ale.....but it was off !!

Staff were supposed to be changing the barrel, but were overheard to say it was still 1/3 full & they couldn't afford to waste that.

In the end they spent some considerable time clearing out the lines to the pump. Ended up having a bottled cider & a soft drink.

Also has to be said that the loos are terrible.....womens apparently cramped in the stable style pine cubicles....mens were cramped & shabby with no hand drier & no paper to dry your hands on.

Lovely location so such a great shame.....we won't be back
Sunday, September 8, 2013Rating: No rosettes

I was amused to read the previous comment on this site.
I have visited The Thwaite Arms on a number of occasions whilst travelling up Coverdale and have always found the landlord genial,indeed gregarious.
At the recent bank holiday weekend,we popped in and received a characteristically warm welcome.
We sat in the garden-is there a more beautiful garden view in the whole of England?
We enjoyed a couple of pints of Theakstons Best and we were on our way
Two words tell me much about the moaning correspondent-tea and bikes
From my long experience of literally hundreds of pubs people who turn up at pubs on bikes and order tea are not pub people-rather like those who think they should be entitled to eat their own sandwiches on pub premises-all too commom in the Dales
Wednesday, August 28, 2013Rating: rosettes

Steve Dawson
 CLOSED Feb 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Steve Dawson
 CLOSED Sep 2011
Friday, March 15, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Hi Jo
this is my number 07590164049
Friday, September 14, 2012Rating: rosettes

Tuesday, August 21, 2012Rating: rosettes

Dean Wolstenholme
 Bound to go under !!
Visited the worlds end today whilst on a day out with the family in Knaresborough. I have to say that it's appropriately named as the world is likely yo end before your food order arrives.
I didn't exactly order a feast - two baguettes, two kids meals and a bowl of chips. The result was a wait of over an hour. When one of the kids meals arrived the rest of the order didn't follow for a further 15 minutes and then I had to request the chips. No apologies for either missing items or length of waiting time were offered.
Whilst we were there, three groups of people cancelled orders due to excessive waiting time. As we left, another family was just beginning combat with the staff as to where their meals were as they'd been there longer than us.
At a time when pubs are closing left, right and centre, you would think they would be trying harder to retain business. I'll visit Knaresborough again but I won't visit The Worlds End again I'm afraid. Disgraceful!!!
Friday, August 10, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Beverly Rowe
 won't be back
Thought me and my cousin would give it a try.
wish we hadn't bothered
over an hour wait for a tastless cheese burger from a sulky bad tempered woman.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Real Ale
Monday, June 11, 2012Rating: rosettes

Patricia Smith
 disasterous visit
I'm sorry to say that our visit to The Worlds End was our first and last yesterday 5/6/2012.
We ordered the mighty cheeseburger to find out that was not on the days menu there was although a chilli type cheesburger which was slightly more expensive which we accepted 2 of, I also ordered an all day breakfast, and a ploughmans which I specifically asked what this included, the meals arrived, one sausage on the breakfast was not cooked properly, the burgers buns were stale and overwhelmed the burgers, my ploughmans came without ham, which I had to ask for, it came on a side plate and was the packet ham, then to top it off I found the corner of a plastic wrapper proberly from the grated cheese in my meal, I took it back and because we had complained about our meals the lady chef in the kitchen just snapped oh give them there money back, which I was only refunded for the ploughmans, not the response I would have expected, I'm sorry if my complaining caused problems but I do expect to be able to eat the food I order. There was no apology for the piece of plastic nor the rubbish food, totally unacceptable.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 I really like this place
I have visited Whitby regularly for years, both for WGW and for summer holidays.
I have always found the staff welcoming and the service good
And they dont mind a bazillion goths pitching packing the place out twice a year
One thing though, and I may be wrong, but I think they changed the jukebox last year and didnt have the same tunes it once had.
Friday, May 18, 2012Rating: rosettes

 I'm looking for steve
I'm JO I'm looking for Steve a 52 year grey male who owns 6 pubs in selby he has 4 daughter and is going through a divorce I've lost his mobile no I met him dst 24th march in Wakefield in mustang Sally I'm JO tall blonde he will remember me can you help 07917675124
Friday, April 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

 I'm looking for steve
Hi my name is JO I'm looking for Steve he is a 52 year old male with 4 daughters he owns 6 pubs in selby he has grey hair n flight beer belly but fab I met him sat 24 th march in Wakefield in mustang Sally I'm the tall blonde we got on well I really need to find him I lost his number can you help sincerely looking for him do u know him my tel 07917675124 thanks
Friday, April 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

 I'm looking for Steve I'm JO please read
Hi I'm JO I'm looking for Steve a 52 year old male I met in Wakefield sat 24th march I was in mustang Sally with him I lost his number it's important if you know him he has 6 pubs I think in sny and 4 daughters and just going through a divorce I'm tall blonde he will remember me I was with my sister and daughter that night please do u know him 07917675124
Friday, April 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

Friday, April 6, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Looking for the owner Steve of 6 pubs in selby
Hi my name is JO I'm looking for the owner of 6 pubs on selby his name is Steve he is 52 with 4 daughters and just going through a divorce he told me, im not sure how to find him or if this is one of his pubs . I met him in Wakefield sat 24th march I think that was the date. I really need to find out his mobile no . He will def remember me , I'm very tall blonde . Pleasecan you help.
Friday, April 6, 2012Rating: rosettes

After a long period in the doldrums the pub has changed its name to THE DROPPING WELL with new people in charge I am delighted to say it has returned to being the friendly country pub it once was. Excellent beer and real home cooked food. (10.feb.2012)
Friday, February 10, 2012Rating: rosettes

tony w
 terrible pub
used to be a great pub but now its just not the place to go,ignorant licencee,ignorant bar staff and full of drugs and the people who deal them,the licencee will let people who take and deal druds in if your face fits,if you dont like it tough
Thursday, January 26, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Dreadful landlord
Written by a good friend:-

Yes, the pub from which I am henceforth barred is the Thwaite Arms in Horsehouse. We arrived there in the middle of a torrential thunderstorm, which had started just after Carlton. We debated briefly whether to shelter in the pub or just carrybon, but then the rain started powering down so forcefully that the spray rebounding from the road made vision impossible. So we decided to shelter in the pub. We were dripping wet, it's true, but a Dales landlord is surely used to that. We were welcomed with some geniality at first, of a kind. But then, because we were so wet, asked not to sit in the tiny main bar ( the only place where there was any warmth at all) and ushered in to the cold dark back bar easier to clean up . Well,
Ok, we made no fuss, although we thought it was bit mean, we were completely saturated so maybe he had a point. I then asked what hot drinks he had. Coffee, tea. I ordered a coffee, my friend drinks neither but was patently shivering and in some distress so we asked if he could fill her flask with hot water. He refused ( even though we offered to pay) and after I pleaded with him, pointing out that she was obviously in some distress, he deigned to bring a small teacup of hot water and my similar lukewarm tiny cup of instant coffee. I then waited over half an hour while he prepared a vegetable soup for me which turned out to be very similar to a cup-a-soup and was, I suspect, just that. But I was grateful because it was hot And I cannot stress just how cold and wet we were. We were charged 6 pounds for this! We made no complaint about any of this treatment, poor service and terrible quality, overpriced food and drink. After a while we realised it was not going to stop raining and we probably just had to go for it and head down to Kettlewell and from there back up to our campsite at Lofthouse.Those of you who know the Dales, know just how hard it can rain. It was torrential. My friend has Raynaud's Syndrome, so I asked if he would fill her flask with hot water (she uses it sometimes to warm her hands on these situations, again offering to pay). Absolutely not he says. At first I thought he was joking and explained what it was for. I don't care. was his response. I was gob smacked. He continued telling me it wasn't his problem if we were going to get drenched and not his responsibility to provide us with hot water. So I told him what I thought of him. However, I did not swear or raise my voice. I just pointed out that I could not understand why he was in the hospitality trade seeing as he obviously had no idea what the word meant and that he was not a good ambassador for the beautiful area of Coverdale where the majority of people I had always before found helpful and friendly, and that when I got back home to London I would make sure as many tourist websites for the area knew exactly what he was like. That really set him off. He started shouting at me to get out of his pub, he didn't want me there. He was quite aggressive. My friend walked out, to the bikes but I was furious by now and asked him why he was throwing me out. It's my pub and I decide who comes in and I wNt you out, in fact you're barred I laughed at this and said I thought it was highly unlikely I would ever want to return, but I wasn't quite ready to leave just yet (I didn't want him to think he could bully us into leaving.) He shouted again for me to get out of his pub. I told him I would go when I was ready. He came out from behind the bar, threw the door open. I just laughed at him. I really couldn't believe what I was hearing or seeing. He carried on for a while about it being his pub, he said who came in etc etc. Then I said as my friend had now sorted out the bikes and was ready to leave, I would finally be on my way. I walked out.
That was that.
Sunday, August 28, 2011Rating: No rosettes

willam bitten
 fun welcome
we went the black bull for a meal and the staff where we helpful sweet and look after us thank you to the bar staff and the manager
Thursday, May 12, 2011Rating: rosettes

Sarah Hartley
Probably the worst meal I have eaten in the last 40 years. Warmed up ( sorry burnt ) rubbish. Child size portions. Dirty tables and dirty cutlery on top of all that waited 1 hr and 10 mins for food and there was hardly anyone in there.
Sunday, May 8, 2011Rating: No rosettes

harry main
 good food
good food nice and atmospheric place, but for the drunk owner serving
Thursday, April 21, 2011Rating: rosettes

 good food pub & bed and breakfast
This is an amazing pub, serving top nosh locally sourced with some impressive 4 star bedrooms above. The whole place shouts yorkshire, and the welcome we got on our visit was simply the best. They have a sun trap beer garden, and serve a great selection of Timothy Taylors Beer. It also boasts its own car park which is vital in the middle of Skipton.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010Rating: rosettes

Nigel & Denise
First class abode,we have been there a few times now and everytime we go we are made welcome,Black sheep first class, Food first class.
A cracking day out Gromit !
Monday, July 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mike Jarvis
 The Menu
The menu at the Holly Hill is great, a lot of choice and good quality. SOme of the fresh meat is direct from the Landlords Dad's farm just near the pub, The atmosphre in the restaurant and in the pub is great. The landlord is a great host and there is always something going on during the month, Pub quiz etc
Friday, May 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

K Dent
I was in the beer garden on the same day what MConnors fails to tell you all is the fact that he and is wife sat using foul and abusive language in front of young children.When asked to refrain is the moment the thug kicked off.On leaving his wife was seen to throw glasses around the garden.Mr Connors then spent a good 10 minutes in the car park challenging the landlord and his father for a fight.Any pub can do without this sort of customer
Friday, May 21, 2010Rating: rosettes

Had to wait 50 minuites for meal and still did not arrive,when asked for money back was told if you dont like it go home,then my wife was verbally abused by a member of staff,as she is disabled i found this shocking behavior.
Saturday, April 24, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 warm cosy and friendly
a warm welcoming pub traditional with friendly bar staff cask ales and home made pickled eggs what more vould you ask for live music on sunday nights watch out for the tritones 50s rockabilly music brings the house down get yourself down to the elsienore whitby where your sure of a very warm welcome and of course dogs are allowed with well behaved owners lol
Monday, March 8, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Good food & service
I drove passed this pub/restaurant while on holiday in Aug 2008 and thought it looked nice. My hotelier then recommended it for dinner.

I took my wife and 15yo daughter there for dinner that night (mid-week). The service was good and the food was excellent (beautifully presented & huge portions!). The restaurant itself is stylishly, yet subtly decorated, with a pleasant, peaceful atmosphere. We enjoyed it so much we went again the next night, ate a completely different meal and that was just as good.

I live in Surrey near two restaurants owned by a big-named chef, but I would far rather go to the Wyvill Arms....the food is nicer and a lot cheaper. It's just a shame I live so far from it.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008Rating: rosettes

Will Targett
Apart from the food been first class so was the service and the accomadation, I was made to feel like one of the family
Tuesday, September 9, 2008Rating: rosettes

a very nice pub, possibly the best curry ive ever had and service with a smile a winning combination
Friday, June 27, 2008Rating: rosettes

well so u all no the mother shiptons has been taken over on the 28th june 2006 and still has the same owner, the food is traditional pub food with an excellent steak and ale pie using local produce and theakstons old perculier its clean and tidy with a great atmosphere the service is great and the staff have done a great job trying to restore it to its former glory and also has the best smoking shelter in knaresbourgh
Friday, May 30, 2008Rating: rosettes

becca and ian
 Nice tea in decent china!
We weren't drinking alcohol when we last visited in March. The lady who served us was very obliging, offered tea and coffee instead ... the tea was excellent and the lady was very friendly.
Saturday, May 24, 2008Rating: rosettes

come visit us my names pugwesh the happy bar man
Friday, February 23, 2007Rating: rosettes

sean coleman
this where i lve my parents run it its always a good atmosphere and we do the best food
Friday, February 23, 2007Rating: rosettes

Dean Haslam
Absoloutely lovely place to stay with friendly hosts and nice breakfast. Will be staying there again when in the area!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007Rating: rosettes

Has gone bust and no longer exists - the building is being turned into flats by the local housing association as at Jan 07.
Sunday, January 14, 2007Rating: No rosettes

bill davies
 great value
was a very good room for what we paid with excellent breakfast. located in the centre of town so very convenient with friendly owners and staff
Tuesday, November 28, 2006Rating: rosettes

dave phillips
 excellent b&b pub
stayed for a couple of nights. really nice affordable room with great breakfast. in town centre so close to everything. lots to offer with live music amongst other things in lovely town
Wednesday, November 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Graeme Hately
Fantastic owners and staff. Very friendly and no trouble camping. Even has a dog friendly sheep.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006Rating: rosettes

Graeme Hately
This pub was recomended to me by a North Yorkshire friend.
I was walking the Pennine way with my brother in June 2006 and this was a very hot week. We were told in the Pennine walkers guide that we would be able to camp here. The land lord told us in a very moody tone that camping did not start until the summer!!!
After one pint we left to the sound of Steeming Kagool Brigade comments from the Land Loard to his one other custimer.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

piein the sky
 overpriced shithole
the only reason people go here is becouse its the only pub in catterick thats open late thats why they think they can charge what they like for drinks you could go to talltrees for a top night out and it would cost you a hell of a lot less. dont go get yourself to yarm.
Monday, August 14, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Andrew Kenyon
 The Union Website
The Union, Calcutt can now be visited online at http://www.kfcc.co.uk/theunion/
Tuesday, August 1, 2006Rating: No rosettes

caterick posse
 oh yes!!!!
what a bangin nite we had in jesters last nite!! friday 19th possibly the best in a very long time, the dj was awesome and just got everyone going from the word go. want to hear this up n coming dj in all his true form then be in jesters every friday!!!!
Saturday, May 20, 2006Rating: rosettes

keiron richards (sas)
 opinion of jesters
u need a proper web site with pics an i hope one day i will return for another best night of my live
Tuesday, May 2, 2006Rating: rosettes

Richard Binks
 Fantastic Beer!
I moved to Ripon a few month's ago and was informed of this pub. It has the best array of beer (usually 6) in Ripon along with some very good Continental lagers. They do not serve food, and it is not flash inside (in case people wondered), but you don't go there for that. I consider this my local even when I live 1/2 mile away. !
Tuesday, April 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Sarah Gaskin
 A clean And Friendly Pub Which Produced A Supurb S
My fiance and i recently stayed at the bishop blaize after a friend recomended it, we found the pub small but quaint with a friendly and lively atmosphere, quiet during the day but livened up at night. our stay lasted a week and we were staying in room 1 which was a large plainly furnished room with none other that a jaquzzi in the bathroom!! there home cooked menu was reasonably priced although nothing fantastic but on a sunday they had a supurb homecooked sunday lunch all in all our stay was quite enjoyable the pub and rooms were clean and tidy and the staff very friendly and helpful.
Tuesday, April 4, 2006Rating: No rosettes

john groves
 what a load of twoddle
the pub is now closed cue to very bad mangement people who knew nothing about the trade and a let down to the people of this town new mangement will hopefully restore the pub to its former glorly days and the boy who let comments about great food drink ect was the former manager who made a cock up and carnt get a job in the trade
Wednesday, March 29, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 Warm Friendly local
Very welcoming atmosphere. Real fire, 2 large screens, sky sport & prem plus, pool, darts, dom's. Cash machine.Friendly staff.
No food but excellent beer/lager etc. Possibly the best in town. AGE RANGE FROM 18 TO ....... Due to be re-furbished soon
Sunday, March 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

 nice location, exellent food
have a look at their website for more details of their menus at
Monday, February 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

van kipper of whitby
cheep as chips lovely place got that ratted in there slept in my van outside
Friday, February 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

mike old
 wonderful pub
serves a very good pint. people are very friendly.always made very welcome;whatever time of day or night.hot pies and pasties are always available.
Thursday, November 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Geoff Ziola
 Good basic pub
A basic one-roomed bare-boards local serving no food but a good selection of well kept cask beers.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dan Thorogood
 The World`s End Rocks!
Called in on spec one evening after hearing some great sounds. Had a great night listening to a blues band called Doctor Blue. great pub, friendly staff and good music. Will definitely call back next time we`re in Knaresborough.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Tamas Kaszonyi
 The Pub is closed now
The Mother Shipton Inn,after Wed-
nesday the 18th of August 2004
and before the 19th of July 2005
had a Management and Staff chan-ge ! So the two comments were
made for different times and for dif-
ferent Management.The Pub now is
closed and for Sale or Rent, I believe! So no Service now!
Monday, October 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 brilliant entertainment
15Oct 2005 see's Mr Andrew Dunn Sings, The Rat Pack. With live entertainment like this, it's bound to be a brilliant night. Don't be late
Saturday, October 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

sue harris
 live music
we visited the worlds end pub throughout the summer whist on holiday we had such a great time live music wonderful great nights great beer highly recomended. we will be back next year. sue and jim scotland
Monday, October 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian Forshaw
 Damp, Dirty & Smelly
We stayed at the Bishop Blaize 21-9-05. The room was dirty, damp & smelly. The pub looked similar. We didn't risk eating or drinking.. Drink here at your peril!
Thursday, September 22, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Laura Best
 Excellent service !!!
Imaginative cooking. Excellent accomodation. Friendly staff. Not to be missed.
Sunday, September 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

y richardson
 Ham & Cheese, Scagglethorpe
Excellent meal - lovely surrounding. Service was top class. Would highly recommend.
Monday, September 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Fab Food
Had a great night out at the Galphay Inn. Food was fantastic and nice friendly atmosphere in the pub. Would definitely recommend a drive out for a meal. Best country pub for miles.
Thursday, August 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

c elton
 The galphay inn
Excellent food and good service, very friendly staff , and an superb decked beer garden at the rear where you can eat on a warm summer evening with patio heaters for the late evening chill.
overall a great place to eat out.
Friday, August 12, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Peter Bagshaw
 Dissatisfied & management with attitudes!
Called on Sunday 17/07/05. Had to wait 15 mins to get drinks with bar staff not taking account of who was waiting longest. Unbelievable apathy towards customers (several just walked away). Landlady breaking off serving customers to see to young son shouting mum annoyingly to get attention for food, which amazingly not the fish fingers he wanted but Sunday dinner appears so he can proceed to sit outside and eat it in front of other customers who are kept waiting. Ordered food (which took 20 mins to order and then further delayed whilst they looked for a pad to put the order on).Feeling somewhat embarassed 35 mins later sitting with no drinks, went to get more and getting asked what I wanted after a few mins,pointed to the young girl to my left getting stressed out over being totally ignored by the bar staff and landlady, trying to order a sweet of two ice creams (who another customer commented on at the length of time and way the young girl was being ignored). Pointed to the young girl to be served next. Mistake.....she was served and I was ignored for a frurther 10 mins, getting served after later arrivals at the bar. After waiting a total time of 1 hour for our food and asking where it was, informed by the waitress (after asking what we had ordered and checking in the pub)our order was lost and our money refunded, no apologies just a blaze here's your money. Talking to the Manager over what had occured, and the shoddy way we were trying to be shunned away, his attitude was somewhat to be desired, disgusting and coming over as tough, you've bought drinks so I've got some money off you and you can have your money back for the food because we don't care. This may be a place where the Staff and Management can cope and be nice to customers whilst there are few punters in, but come over as amateurish and out of their depths when a little busier.

PS. After commenting to other sites of good service and meals, this is the first time I have had to write a bad report. The staff seem unable to cope whilst the Manager and his Landlady stroll about lethargic as though they need a firework........... Pity can't put a negative rating in.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005Rating: No rosettes

jo hunter
 Nice location terrible food
Having visited the FoxHall Inn sometime last year we were so impressed with the place that we vowed to return for a meal. On the 13th of July we came to try the dishes. Two of us being vegetarian we opted for the Thyme and lemon rissotto and the other for the Steak and Mushroom pie. We were prepared to pass half an hour away waiting for our risotto. I was lost for words when it arrived around 8 minutes later, at 8.95 I was expecting a large portion of rissotto topped with Asparagus and parmesan shavings with lemon. I was disgusted to find a burnt congealed lump which can only be described as baby food. It was very difficult to taste what we were eating, the appearance alone was enought to put us off. the rice was well over cooked and had obviously been pre-prepared which wouldn't have been a problem but it was so overcooked it was just mush there was no flavour of lemon or thyme I did not appreciate the wedge of parsely floating in the middle. The aspargus was fibrous ends which were difficult to eat and the overiding flavourr was of garlic and butter, as they came at different times it is obvious they came in the microwave. I didn't have a problem with the price tag but I expected far better quality at such a price, I also thought there would be bread to accompany the meal and offer of fresh ground pepper. The steak was good, however the vegetables were so overcooked it was difficult to recognise the flavour. We were looking forward to an enjoyable meal and came away bitterly disappointed and felt out of pocket as we spent over 30.00. We did not want to kick a fuss up at the time, but I hope ypu appreciate our comments and would like to respond. It will take a lot to bring us back to the Fox again which is a shame
Wednesday, July 13, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Mrs Allan
 Woodman Burneston Vacation
The pub caters well for people by offering excellent accomodation and a really nice welcome. Huw, Liz and Mat are always happy to please and they offer an excellent service, quiz nights, music evenings and steak nights were all great entertainment. We had a superb relaxing break and so close to the dales a holiday to remember for all the right reasons!!!
Saturday, May 14, 2005Rating: rosettes

 The Red Lion, Skipton is unfortunately a let down
Due to an experience at The Red Lion, Skipton, I would not recommend anyone visiting this pub. The staff are rude and conceeded with extremely poor attitudes and bad customer service skills. There is never a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and there are definitely better pubs on offer around Skipton.
Thursday, May 12, 2005Rating: No rosettes

The Albion Vaults in selby is certainly the place to be. The staff are amazing, Dan the barman is a credit to the proffession! And the beer is extraudinary. Pop in, ull neva leave!
Saturday, April 30, 2005Rating: rosettes

Freddy Bee
I really enjoy my time at the bolton arms, all te staff were very friendly and the food was excelent.
i strongly suggest visiting when you are in the area
Sunday, April 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Black a moor
Saturday, April 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

George Hanks
 The Place To Be In Selby
The Albion Vaults is by far the best pub in Selby. It attracts everyone from the local community... the young, the old and the inbetween.

If anyone wants to find me on a Friday or Saturday, or any night for that matter, I'm always in the Albion!
Saturday, April 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chunky Monkey
 Tis Brill!!!!
This is by far the greatest pub in the whole of Selby!!! I have been visiting this pub for a while now and it rocks!!! If you are in Selby, pop in and see John for a nice pint of selby's finest.
Saturday, April 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

Jamie Astin
 Brilliant Pub!
I have been a patron of the Albion Vaults in Selby for years now and it is by far the best pub in town.

If you've got 5 minutes and 1.90 pop in and see John for a pint of Old Mill.
Saturday, April 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

nathan smith
 great entertainment
great setting with idilic views,especially a good day and night out in summer, very friendly people.top notch
Tuesday, April 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Melnus Flahback
 Fruit Machine Warning
Don't expect to gointo this pub and have a quick pint and play the fruit machine. I found out today first hand that doing that and winning on it gives grounds for being barred.
Thursday, March 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Sharon Colgan
 for Mr Barron
Dear Graham Barron. I am very sorry for your treatment last july we at that time had just taken over not very clued up . I have taken over the kitchen myself now as I feel this is best for my customers. Being my own business I take pride in my food and putting the customers 1st please come and enjoy a free meal for you and your family at your conveience I will personally guarentee you will not be disoppionted. Sharon
Sunday, March 6, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Tony Manton
 Nice local pub
Nice pub. Good selection of beers and lagers and some lovely pork scratchings!
Snack menu available most of the time.
Good hosts in Ivor and Ruth.
Sky Sports covering most of the major games make this a Sunday afternoon pub not to miss !
Monday, February 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Delia Thynne
 Great food destination pub with real ale
fantastic customer service and quality food.
Sunday, December 19, 2004Rating: No rosettes

 Don't go - see description
This pub has recently changed hands and both the service and the quality of the food has gone dramatically downhill.

I would previously have recommended this pub, I visited there quite frequently for a meal and was always assured of a nice meal with good service. However I have recently visited and would not recommend this to anyone.

I visited on a Saturday evening. When been there previously it has always been packed and you had to book a table to ensure you got one. What a difference, under the new owners the place was half empty on a Saturday night.

Don't go there!
Sunday, November 7, 2004Rating: No rosettes

John Houston
 Best local in Knaresborough.
The Union, although mainly frequented by locals from the Calcutt and Forest Moor areas of Knaresborough, welcomes visitors from all corners. There is always a lively atmosphere in the public bar, with excellent banter - although TC's singing is to be avoided! The beer is top class - as is the food - both a credit to Alan and Tracy who are the landlords.
Thursday, August 26, 2004Rating: rosettes

Tamas Kaszonyi
 excellent Pub, Food , Drink and Service.
Excellent Food, Drink,Service and atmosphere. Great History.Beautiful Views of the River, Woods e.t.c.
Mother Shipton are much Better than Moses !!!
Knaresborough for Ever !!! The very
Best Town in the Universe !!!
With the Must Beautiful Girls, Women, Ladies in the Universe!!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

Daz Collins
 A great meal out
Managed to grab a table on a very busy Saturday evening. Apparently weekend dining get's booked up quite quickly so you'd be wise to call in advance to book.
We had an excellent meal. Everything presented wonderfully and done to perfection.
We will definately visit again.
Sunday, August 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

Graham Barron
 rubbish food
waited over 1 hour for food...when it arrived it was barely edible. Complained to server but nobody even came to aplogise or ask details. Left without eating with 2 very unhappy children.
Complete waste of money and time...I will tell my friends.
Monday, July 19, 2004Rating: No rosettes

Tim Jones
 Wonderful hospitality, great food and ales
Thanks to Jeff for his hospitality, use of his front lawn to camp on, excellent food and choice of real ales etc. Jeff was very welcoming and looked after our group of 15 extremely well with food, beer, camping and full english breakfast. Many thanks from the Beermonsters MCC
Tuesday, July 6, 2004Rating: rosettes

Mr E
 Standard Boozer
Fairly rough and ready standard boozer. Loudish music. Attracts mostly a young mixed crowd and opens late Friday & Saturday
Friday, June 18, 2004Rating: rosettes

excellent pub
great barmaids
very friendly
Monday, November 19, 2001Rating: rosettes

Argentinian tourist
 Best drinking pub
Out of more than 200 public houses visited in the UK during a few visits, this serves the best kept and selected beer I came across. Congratulations
Sunday, February 11, 2001Rating: rosettes

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