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The Ref & Whistle, Skipton Central, Skipton

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9 - 11 Court Lane
Skipton
BD23 1DD
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Will Larter left this review about The Ref & Whistle

I stayed just outside Skipton a couple of weekends back and called in here on both nights. On the first occasion I had Oscars Dogfather, a very pleasant malty bitter, and decided to come back the next night in the hope of more of the same, but all three beers on the taps the first night (see photo - the fourth pump has a real cider clip on it, but the cider itself is in a boxed polypin on the bar back) had changed. So on the second occasion I had a half of Reedley Hallows Old Laund Bitter, which was so good I then had a pint of the same. This is a smallish shop conversion on a back street not far from the Early Doors micro, but whereas this one says it will close at 8.30 unless it's busy enough, and then stays open, the other one was already closed when I made my way home at 9. So after only three weeks of opening, a small crowd of regulars has made this their habitual home from home. This is not down to just the quality of the beer, as the owner also makes the effort of making cocktails for those who like that sort of thing. Perhaps not quite in the spirit of the micropub society, but it seems to be working here.

On 5th August 2019 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2432 recommendations about 2296 pubs]


Old Boots left this review about The Ref & Whistle

A single room micro with rear counter and glass front cellar to the left. There is more seating and the toilets upstairs. Four pulls, one with a cider the others from small local outfits Naylors, Oscars and Worsthorne. It also has spirits, a T-Bar of more unusual kegs and visible in the cellar a lot of Sam Smiths bottled beers. The interior is decidedly woody.

On 4th August 2019 - no rating submitted
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Skipton, 0.6 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Cononley, 4.09 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Gargrave, 5 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Ref & Whistle, Skipton
5th Aug 2019, 14:11
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
4th Aug 2019, 11:56
Review submitted by Old Boots

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 August 2019 by Will Larter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 09 May 2019 by ROB Camra
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