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Skitby House, Skitby Rd, Smithfield, Carlisle CA6 6DL, United Kingdom

British restaurant
244 reviews
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X4MP+35 Carlisle, United Kingdom
+44 1228 675241
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Monday: Close
Tuesday: Close
Wedneasday: Close
Thursday: Close
Sunday: 12–21
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Takara Hanks
Takara Hanks179 days ago
After looking at loads of wedding venues and hearing such good things about Skitby we enquired about having a viewing and the wonderful Katherine got back to us and booked us in. We then visited for a meal and that was the decider. Katherine was amazing from start to finish, she helped us with decor ideas, meal and drinks options and worked with us to make everything just perfect on the day. Katherine was always on hand to answer our questions (especially a million questions from a nervous groom on the morning of the wedding!) and guide us through the process. Nothing was too much trouble and everything went so smoothly on the big day, all of the team were lovely and helpful. Skitby is an absolutely beautiful venue, inside and out, and so versatile with its different areas; accommodating an intimate ceremony, relaxed wedding breakfast and a great dance floor and different spaces for mingling. Plenty of spots for great photos as well. The food was amazing, the canapés, the wedding breakfast, the buffet, the meals we’ve had there beforehand, always 11/10. We loved every second of our experience with Skitby, highly recommend.
Emma Bradley
Emma Bradley241 days ago
Have been twice for an anniversary party and a wedding. Both times the staff were excellent, very good about my gluten free needs. So helpful as I was on crutches. Would definitely recommend 👌
Mark241 days ago
Was at a wedding on Saturday just gone and it was brilliant, great staff and food, quick bar, plenty of selection of drinks.
Lost (More like drunkenly misplaced) my wallet on the night and was either found by staff or someone else who handed it in to the bar and they kept it safe for me to collect. Thanks for the night and for finding my wallet!
Eileen Sutton
Eileen Sutton241 days ago
Wedding occasion...just perfect. Kind staff and beautiful place. Food amazing and tailored to requirements. I loved it all. Perfect space for dancing!
Martin Morgan
Martin Morgan271 days ago
This turned out to be the perfect wedding venue. Our daughter had frequent zoom based updates throught her booking experience and everything ran perfectly on the day. Catherine the host managed the whole event flawlessly. The food was amazing and made the whole day a beautiful experience. A big thank you from all who attended.
Lesley Relph
Lesley Relph302 days ago
My son held his wedding here, from the ceremony to the evening disco. Cannot fault the venue. Great ambience, beautiful decor, food was superb and the service and organisation was flawless. Thanks to all the staff for a fabulous day.
Mike Wild
Mike Wild332 days ago
This review is from an entertainer perspective.
The staff at Skitby are caring and friendly and they are keen to ensure all is good.
(Unsure why venue staff often ask, "are you able to speak on your microphone?" Surely it's within the job description of a mobile DJ to announce the first dance and encourage dancing etc?)

Anyhow, once the satnav did its job, we noticed upon arrival the venue was clean, with plenty of space for dancing. To the left there is a smaller seating area which is jointly used for the evening food.
This is a good wedding venue, with a lovely atmosphere even for smaller wedding parties.

My only concern is why in November do they leave the front door open? We felt the cold wind smelling of cigarettes many times.

(Sorry, on this occasion we didn't have time to visit the buffet.)
Peter burns
Peter burns2 years ago
Great New Year Eve party. Food great. The staff very helpful and pleasant. Music , a duo, pitched at just the right level so you could still have a conversation. Ambience spot on. As a party we have been there a few times and it is consistently good. Well done all!
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