The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub

Restaurant - Pub

York Road, Skipwith (Nr York), YO8 5SF

Tel: 01757 288088

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The Drovers Arms Restaurant & Country Pub - exterior


Welcome to The Drover Arms Restaurant & Country Pub

Great food, fine ales, plenty of gin and a friendly atmosphere – what more could you want from a restaurant and country pub?

The Drovers Arms, set in the tiny, picturesque village of Skipwith only ten miles south of York, has become Yorkshires main destination inn. 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.

Graham Usher who has over 20 years’ experience in some of Yorkshire’s best hotels, is justifiably proud of the new enterprise which he took over in November 2013.

The Drovers Arms has already notched up many awards:
🥇 WINNER - Welcome to Yorkshire, White Rose Awards ‘Pub of the Year’ 2020
🥇 WINNER - Selby District Business Awards - Leisure & Tourism Business of the Year category 2020.
🥇 WINNER - Visit York Tourism Awards ‘Pub of the Year’ 2020

As Graham Usher says: “We are determined to offer our customers authentic ale served by our friendly team, coupled with amazing food. Family is the key and we want The Drovers Arms to provide the best pub experience while maintaining our simple, personal, family approach to our food and service.”

We really look forward to seeing you soon.

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Opening Times

* Restaurant & Takeaway 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

Our Full menu is available Wednesday to Saturday, then our Sunday Lunch menu only on Sundays.

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  • Afternoon tea
  • Beer garden
  • Children's menu
  • Serve lunch
  • Take away service


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Cash accepted
  • Evening meals
  • Guide price - ££
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Special diets available
  • Specialities
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place - Where possible for all dining and public areas
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Click and collect
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Delivery available - All delivery areas can be found on our website.
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking possible
  • Online ordering available
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Takeaway available -
  • Virtual menus

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Eco-Friendly


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Trip Advisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers' Choice TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2020
  • Yorkshire AwardsVisit York Tourism Awards - Winner 2020 Visit York Tourism Awards - Winner 2020 2020

Road Directions

Just 12 miles from York city centre, near to the York Designer Outlet, Selby Abbey, Skipwith Common and other local tourist attractions.

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  • Travelers Choice 2020
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  • Food
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