Cookery School, Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Tea Room/Coffee Shop, Private Hire Venue


Following in the footsteps of their aristocratic Grand Tour forebears, many Edwardian Gentlemen & Ladies made their way across the world. Alexander was one of many budding explorers who explored the world in the early 1900’s...

Inspired by the exotic flavours, aromas & ingredients of the Grand Tour, Alexander’s Bar & Kitchen, set in Skipton, Gateway to the Dales, delivers not only these exciting tastes, but also the plush palm court inspired interiors.

The Parlour, with its nod to Edwardian elegance offers a warm welcome, and the perfect background to relax with the morning papers, breakfasty brunch, and one of our speciality teas and coffees.

For lunch or evening dining options select from our flexible menu, created using quality, locally sourced produce by our award winning Head Chef Struan Macintyre. Like the best world food, Alexander’s menus are designed to be shared, which makes them perfect for everything from extended family get togethers, to friends or couples looking to share some quality time together.

Then sit back and relax with one of our 30 strong gin list, craft beers or signature cocktails, and live entertainment if you join us at the weekend.

Walk through Alexander’s Bar & Kitchen and you’ll discover lush Mediterranean style, fully heated gardens, for all year round, al-fresco dining on our heated Terrace. Enjoy a glass of wine with magnificent views.

And Alexander’s pièce de résistance? Our Secret Garden offers tranquil space, and with jumbrellas and fire pits, it’s not just a summer thing. From November 19, the Secret Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland for Off Piste, our magical pop-up restaurant with an Alpine-inspired menu. Book your tickets today!

Alexander’s offers something for everyone. We have exclusive supper clubs, a culinary journey to some of our namesake’s many destinations; monthly live jazz events with gin tastings; and daily afternoon tea packages to treat that someone special.

We have plenty to keep the children entertained too. From a dedicated menu for Little Explorers, to colouring in activities with a twist – using technology to delight little ones; as well as cookery schools; and appearances from Santa throughout December.

Looking for a party venue? Get in touch to hire Alexander’s exclusively for your celebration, or to hire our private function room. We can tailor an event to suit your needs from corporate events to wedding parties, birthdays and more.

Alexander’s - the longer you stay, the more you'll discover. And the more you discover, the longer you'll stay.

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Current Offers

Complimentary Winter Pimms @ Off Piste Pop Up Alpine Restaurant

Book Monday to Thursday and receive complimentary Winter Pimms for your group!

Christmas in Skipton wouldn't be the same without a sprinkling of Off Piste magic & we're delighted to confirm that our enchanting alpine chalet & pop-up restaurant is now open!

Taking inspiration from the pine-cloaked slopes and snow-capped peaks of the Alps, you're invited to discover our one-of-a-kind winter hideaway for a festive experience like no other.

Cosy up with sheepskins and snuggly blankets as we transport you to our very own winter wonderland complete with pine cones, fir trees and twinkling candlelight.

Suitable for groups of 2 -30 people & perfect for friends or family gatherings and work Christmas parties alike, everybody's welcome to experience the wonder of Off Piste from 18 Nov to January 2020.

NEW FOR 2019 - This year's Off Piste menu features some delicious new additions including a traditional Alpine Stew served with tartiflette & a decadent Dark Chocolate, Honey & Cognac Fondue, served with dipping fruit, marshmallows & honeycomb. What's more you'll be hosted by one of our talented chefs making your experience even more memorable.

We're also creating a special winter terrace experience complete with its own dedicated bar and covered winter cocktail space, which will be perfect for winter nights on The Terrace.

To enquire about a magical Off Piste experience please email, visit or call 01756 228030 to speak to a member of the team.

Terms & Conditions

Offer only valid for Monday to Thursday bookings.
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Subject to availability.

Valid from 28/11/2019 to 19/01/2020

* Bookings and offers are provided by a third party with no affiliation with Welcome to Yorkshire

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