One of Skipton’s most popular pubs was reopened yesterday evening by the Town Mayor, after being closed for refurbishment.  Being a listed building, not much could be changed structurally in the High Street  facing side, but the rest of the pub looks vastly different.

New flooring, seating areas with televisions and wonderful Skipton-inspired wall art, all contribute to the new fresh and airy feel to the interior.

Their beer garden which overlooks the canal, has been fitted with artificial grass, new seating, a sheltered area and a new television in time for the World Cup.

The new VIP booths are expected to be extremely popular with their leather seats, individual televisions and all-nigh table service. Booths must be booked in advance for £30pp but the cost includes £30 worth of drinks. A great idea for those busier nights in Skipton or for the World Cup final when England make it through (yeah right!).

New manager, Julie Joyce, said locals can expect a whole range of entertainment and themed evenings at The Black Horse including quiz nights, live music events and special activity days for the kids.

Deputy Manager, Louise Whiteside, has worked at The Black Horse for 5 years and is very excited about the future of the pub. She’s currently putting together a competitive wedding package for local brides and, as Events and Functions Coordinator, she’s already planned some great events for the rest of the year.

Deputy Manager, Louise Whiteside

It isn’t just the aesthetics of the pub which have had a revamp either. The food menu has changed completely and they now offer a varied menu of good quality pub food at very reasonable prices. We were lucky enough to sample some of the dishes yesterday and can safely say that the food has improved considerably.

We wish all the team at The Black Horse every success with their newly refurbished building and exciting plans. We have some excellent pubs and bars in Skipton so the competition will be fierce. With the new changes, however, we are sure that the Black Horse is going to have a very busy Summer.


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