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 Dropping Well, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire


Dropping Well
Low Bridge
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01423 797490
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  Formerly know as The Mother Shipton Inn.  
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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, 2012
Rating: 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, 2008
Rating: 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, 2006
Rating: No 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, 2005
Rating: 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, 2005
Rating: No 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, 2004
Rating: rosettes

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Dropping Well
Low Bridge
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01423 797490
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