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The Drovers Arms
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The Drovers Arms, York Road, Skipwith, North Yorkshire YO8 5SF

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The Drovers Arms, York Road, Skipwith, North Yorkshire YO8 5SF

Award winning venue

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The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub

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The multi award winning Drovers Arms, set in the tiny, picturesque village of Skipwith only ten miles south of York, has great food, fine ales, plenty of gin, friendly atmosphere and has become one of the area’s main destination restaurant. The delicious homemade food is locally sourced and reflects the changing seasons, mirroring the wonderful walks to be found through Skipwith Common, right on its doorstep.

Restaurant

Comfortable, warming and welcoming the Restaurant at The Drovers Arms is a great spot to eat, drink and relax. Our kitchen team are led by Head Chef Mike Cummings while the Front of House brigade are directed by Front of House Manager Adam. The team will do everything possible to ensure you have an exceptional experience.

Country Pub

Award winning hand pull cask ales, over 60 gins, personally selected wine list. The Drovers Arms Country Pub is a great place to sit by the fire and enjoy a relaxing pint or delicious glass of wine. Dogs are also permitted into the bar area where our full menu is available.

Outside Garden, Huts & Tipi Experience

New for this summer we have our exciting new additions to outside with our 'Garden', 'Hut' & 'Tipi' experiences.  Book for dinner under the stars, a hut for an intimate private dining experience with table top heaters or a table in the fully heated Tipi (blankets and rugs are also included).

Expertly crafted dishes

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Mike Cummings and the Kitchen brigade create dishes and menus inspired by local produce and the ever changing seasons. Working with a key number of renowned suppliers who share our vision and ethos, the team work to create great pub fair, done our way, using outstanding produce, handled and cooked with care, love and passion.

Expertly crafted dishes

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Mike Cummings and the Kitchen brigade create dishes and menus inspired by local produce and the ever changing seasons. Working with a key number of renowned suppliers who share our vision and ethos, the team work to create great pub fair, done our way, using outstanding produce, handled and cooked with care, love and passion.

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Hot from the pass

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Serving the best from our trusted suppliers

Yorkshire Dales Meat

Yorkshire Dales Meat Company began when Stephen Knox of Mill Close Farm in Bedale, North Yorkshire began selling his beef directly to the public. Over the years, the company has grown to supply some of the most prestigious venues in the north

F.R. Fowlers & Son

F.R. Fowler & Son are the third generation of a traditional, family-run business, which has been supplying local restaurants, hotels, catering trades and the general public with the best quality fish for over 100 years.

House of Townend

Quality is at their core, they are meticulous in  sourcing of wines, working closely with their winemakers.  House of Townend have direct relationships with some of the world’s top estates and domaines allowing them to offer the best quality wines and value for money from entry level upwards.

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“Spent two evenings dining at this pub, and both times the food was delicious. They went out of their way to accommodate two Vegans in our party, and cooked special tasty meals for them... Would definitely recommend.”

Lizzy, TripAdvisor

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Start the day with our Yorkshire breakfast

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Due to the current COVID challanges Breakfast is not available -

The perfect wake up to any amazing weekend is great coffee, a full Yorkshire Breakfast, plenty of hot, fresh buttery toast and someone else to cook and serve it for you. Join us every weekend from 9.30am till 11:00am including Bank Holiday Mondays to kick start your amazing weekend.

Events

November Artisan Outdoor Christmas Markets – 10th, 17th & 24th November

Join us through November for our ‘outdoor’ Artisan Christmas markets in our huts and enclosed heated tipi.  View what stunning products and produce the local area has to offer, find some lovely Christmas presents and festive items to theme your festive feel at home.  Walk around the stalls whilst enjoying a glass of mulled wine,…

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Festive Lunch & Dinner – available for small parties from 4 people, families or large groups

Its time for festive dining so celebrate together with colleagues, friends and family and enjoy a 3 course Christmas dinner in the restaurant with festive tunes, crackers and table novelties. Served from Saturday 19th November 2022 until and including 23rd December 2022 Lunch 12.00pm – 2.30pm  £29.95 per person Dinner 5.00pm – 9.00pm £34.95 per…

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Santa Sunday Lunch with a present from Santa in the grotto ho ho ho! – 4th, 11th & 18th December

Christmas just wouldn’t be right without a visit to Santa!  This year The Drovers Arms will feature Santa’s grotto in our heated and enclosed tipi! Join us for lunch on our Santa Sundays and visit Santa in his fully decorated (and heated) Festive grotto.  All children will get a wrapped selection box, a chance to…

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Christmas Eve – a time for family & friends to enjoy together, relax, eat and enjoy

Christmas Eve – a time for family and friends to enjoy the festive season together, relax, eat and enjoy Served 12.00pm – 9.00pm We will be offering our full menu and some festive specials created by our Head Chef. Bookings advisable, no pre-orders or deposits required Should you wish to discuss anything specific with the…

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Christmas Day – Enjoy a truly magical time with your family and friends, sit back and relax

Enjoy a truly magical Christmas Day with your family and friends, relax and let us do the hard work so you can unwind and indulge with a delicious 5 course traditional Christmas Day lunch, including crackers and table novelties Bar open 11am till 4.00pm, Lunch served from 12.00pm (confirmed at booking) £89.95 per head  | …

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Boxing Day – a time for family and friends to enjoy the festive season together, relax & enjoy

Boxing Day – a time for family and friends to enjoy the festive season together, relax, eat and enjoy Served 12.00pm – 7.00pm We will be offering our full menu and some festive specials created by our Head Chef. Bookings advisable, no pre-orders or deposits required Should you wish to discuss anything specific with the…

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New Years Eve – Join us this year and celebrate 2022 into what’s going to be an amazing 2023

Join us this year and celebrate 2022 into what’s going to be an amazing 2023.   Arrive to prosecco and canapes, dinner being served at 8.00pm and live entertainment from 9.00pm playing till the bells chime at midnight.  Bar closes at 1.30am Bar open from 6.00pm Dinner served at 8.00pm £69.00 per head   Prosecco and…

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New Year’s Day Sunday 1st January 2023 – a time for relaxing, feeding and recovering!

New Years Day is a time for relaxing, feeding and recovering! Join us throughout the day where our full menu will be available, the perfect time for a Yorkshire reared burger, East Coast fish and chips or something more special if celebrating the New Year with friends and family. Tables available from 12.00pm through until…

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Bank Holiday Monday 2nd January 2023 – First Bank Holiday of 2023, Join us for Lunch!

The first Bank Holliday of 2023 Join us throughout the day where our full menu will be available, the perfect time for a Yorkshire reared burger, East Coast fish and chips or something more special if celebrating the start of the New Year with friends and family. Tables available from 12.00pm through until 6.00pm Should…

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Opening hours

NEW Bar Opening Times:

Wednesday & Thursday: 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 11pm

Friday: 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 11pm

Saturday: 12pm - 12am

Sunday: 12pm - 8.00pm

NEW Restaurant Opening Times:

Wednesday & Thursday: 12pm - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9pm

Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9.30pm

Saturday: 12pm - 9.30pm

Sunday: 12pm - 6pm