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Submitted on Sunday, 26th July 2020
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Requested be closed with reason - For sale: ceased trading 30/12/23 for sale £495k

The White Lion, Skipton

Postal town: Skipton
BD23 5JB
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Will Larter left this review about The White Lion

I can't remember when I was last here, but I didn't write a review on that occasion and my memory is of ranks of dining tables. The present owners, a young man and his Czech wife and their child, was unlucky in that he took possession in February, just before the Covid-19 lock down. He has taken some time to get the place looking right, which I thought it did, and complimented him on. On reflection, I expect that in normal times they would have had plenty of tables set out for diners, too.

It's going to be a struggle for them in the present circumstances, and this was reflected in the slightly iffy quality of the beer I had. There were four hand pumps, with four beers on, and I went for the same beer I'd had at the pub in Starbotton down the valley a couple of hours previously. This version definitely suffered in the comparison (though not enough to ask for it to be changed). There were two beers from Dark Horse, a competent brewery in nearby Hetton, plus Tetleys and Wharfedale Blonde. I hope they make a go of it, as it's a lovely pub in one of my favourite parts of Yorkshire, and they seem like nice people, but I'm afraid it's likely to be tough.

Date of visit: 18th July 2020

On 23rd August 2020 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about The White Lion

Beautiful place to stay - everything was perfect.... Black Sheep - Room - and food.

Recently reopened under new management and I hope they are a success. It deserves to be.

Some photos at my walking blog -

On 17th April 2016 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1361 recommendations about 1346 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Ribblehead, 13.52 miles, 4 hr 21 min walk (show)
Horton-in-Ribblesdale, 13.8 miles, 4 hr 26 min walk (show)
Dent, 17.45 miles, 5 hr 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The White Lion, Cray
23rd May 2024, 16:19
Request to mark pub as closed by Old Boots approved
23rd May 2024, 16:19
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Old Boots, with included notes: For sale: ceased trading 30/12/23 for sale £495k

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