A quaint and cosy must-see restaurant near the canal

About 4-5 miles west of Skipton, on the A59 towards Preston/Clitheroe you come to a village called East Marton. Right next to the Cross Keys pub on the main road there’s a little side lane which winds it’s way down to the canal. This takes you to a fabulous little restaurant called Abbots Harbour. I mentioned this place briefly on another post where I went for a walk along the canal there towards Thornton-in-Craven but I didn’t talk much about the restaurant itself. However, it’s definitely worth a visit!

The Restaurant

We decided to go for Sunday lunch and were well pleased with the food. It was roast beef with seasonal veg and was delicious. A two course meal – of course we had to have dessert – was only £14 per person. They also have a wide choice of other hearty meals or snacks to choose from all at very good prices.

It’s set in what used to be where travelling monks would house their animals overnight many years ago. You can still see the wooden pens inside which is where the tables and chairs are all set up. All very cosy I might add. Very nice quality food, good friendly service and a rather quaint little place in quite an idyllic setting.

FYI it’s only dog friendly upstairs inside or you can have them with you in the rather pretty outside seating area.

Take a Walk

You can always go for a walk along the canal to walk off the calories or equally it’s a great place to stop for a bite to eat or something to drink AFTER a walk.

Have you been here? Did I tempt you to go for a visit? If you have been, let me know what you thought in the comments below

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