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Skipton mother daughter duo running two very different bars

Sipsmiths gin drink from VSQ Gin and more in Skipton

Published at 12:29pm 2nd August 2018.

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Two of Skipton's favourite bars owned by a mother and daughter team couldn't be more different. 

Lorraine and Aimee Forshaw own and run two bars in Skipton - VSQ Gin and More and Sound Bar, and whilst they are both very different indeed, there's no harm in a little research trip to check them both out is there?

VSQ Gin and More in Skipton

Located on Victoria Square, seconds from Skipton high street, VSQ Gin and More has over 200 types of gin and comes with bartenders brimming with recommendations. Whilst there's no shortage of beer, wine, rum and everything in between, it's the modern-day gin craze that has made this venue a frequent pit stop for people Skipton. 

VSQ gin and more bar on Victoria Square in Skipton

Sophisticated food platters and bucks fizz breakfasts before a day at the races are both popular ways to while away lazy afternoons for VSQ Gin and More customers. 

VSQ gin and more food platter


The Sound Bar in Skipton

Rough and ready for action, the music centred Sound Bar on Swadford Street in Skipton is focused on good music and good times. With a human juke box and a large beer selection, owner Lorraine describes the venue as a "youth club for grown ups".

Sound Bar in Skipton

It's not unusual to find people dancing on the tables on a Saturday night and with their massive collection of records on sale, it attracts music lovers from afar. 

Sound Bar in Skipton

So which Skipton bar would  you choose?

Beth Parsons from Stray FM's Food and Drink Show went to meet Lorraine and Aimee who own both VSQ Gin and More and The Sound Bar:

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