The Mess Room Bar & Live Lounge

Coach St, Skipton BD23 1LH
$$ No Food

Welcome to The Mess Room​

We are an intimate, independent, music loving bar, serving an ever-changing line up of craft beer, real ale, craft cocktails, wine and a wide range of small batch spirits. We are currently in the process of expanding, (but don't worry, we're still open as normal) and from January 2023, you'll be able to enjoy more space and we'll be able to host more events. The Mess Room will become The Mess Room Bar & Live Lounge, with the spaces affectionately named Big Mess and Little Mess. We have a wide range of music and events booked in at The Live Lounge already (two of which have already sold out), so be sure to take a look at our events on our website.

We love live music, and currently have events as often as we can. We currently music every Sunday, and also on selected Fridays and Saturdays. It can get pretty busy at times, and as we're only tiny, you'll no doubt end up chatting to new friends during your visit!

Good vibes, a warm welcome and a gorgeous, intimate beer garden await. As we are quite intimate, table bookings are available, and recommended for larger groups, although not essential!

To be kept updated about all our events and news, please head over to Facebook and like our page! Click here

We hope to see you soon.


Business Info

  • Address: Coach St, Skipton BD23 1LH
  • Cross Street: Canal Basin
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | PayPal |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 07398 048636
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,


The Mess Room Bar & Live Lounge - Garden
The Mess Room Bar & Live Lounge - Bar The Mess Room Bar & Live Lounge - Rum The Mess Room Bar & Live Lounge - Bar Front

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Bar Lounge 16:00 - 23:00
Bar Lounge 13:00 - 0:30
Bar Lounge 13:00 - 0:30
Valid between: Dec. 17, 2022 - June 10, 2023
Bar Lounge 14:00 - 23:00

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 31 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 06, 2023
James R.
Best pub in Skipton. Brillant music, great beer and always a friendly service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 01, 2023
Simon B.
Great new venue

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 27, 2022
Andrew W.
The Big Mess is a wonderful addition to the social scene in Skipton.Warm and welcoming with friendly knowledgeable staff.Sure to be become a favourite with locals and visitors .

Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 03, 2023
aileen f.
Not enough experienced bar staff. Taking too long to be served, been given the wrong drinks on more than one occasion. It was a busy night. Overall a fantastic place.