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Lister Arms

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Finkle St | Yorkshire Dales National Park, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had another great weekend at The Lister Arms in Malham. This was our second stay and probably our 10th visit for drinks and food. We often visit the area for the day from Cheshire and love the atmosphere whenever we call in. The staff are always friendly, the food really good and it's just a great place to chill... More 

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was our 2nd overnight stay in the Lister Arms and we will definitely be going back again. Friendly accommodating staff and a lovely clean room. We were aware of the pop up kitchen but we were just happy getting afternoon lunch from the bar which was very tasty but it looked to me like the pop restaurant was well... More 

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Lister A, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and genuine comments. We love having guests that come back time and time again. Being relaxed and sitting front of the log fire, sounds perfect to me me too...especially if I had a pint of Wainwright in my hand! See you soon for stay number 3! Darren and the Lister Team. More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On booking this little gem in Malham, the staff immediately advised me that the kitchen was undergoing a completely refit. They had arranged for a "pop up" restaurant in a local B&B which was outstanding. The food was excellent, good portion size, pipping hot and a good menu choice, service was friendly and attentive. On arrival at the hotel we... More 

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Lister A, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of our Inn, it paints a true picture of what we are all about. Our kitchen and restaurant are all back together and full operational, a great excuse for you to come back to The Lister! Darren and the Team More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lister Arms is a beautiful place to stay right in the heart of Malham. Ideal to go walking from, no need to drive to a place. Log fire, good food and very helpful and pleasant staff. Comfy and very clean rooms. I would certainly recommend this place. I refer to banging because they are just refurbing their kitchen which... More 

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havanacoke, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

A very honest review about your stay at The Lister Arms, thank you. We certainly agree Malham is beautiful place, with all you need on your doorstep for a great stay. Our much anticipated kitchen refurbishment is nearly complete; our new kitchen will help us serve more guests, quicker and with fresher food. Sorry for the banging, there is never... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the lister arms last weekend, what a fantastic stay! Staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us, a great selection of hand pulled beers, lagers and enough spirits for everybody's taste. The kitchen was closed for refurbishment so we dined at the 'pop up' restaurant they were offering, directions to beck hall were clearly given to... More 

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havanacoke, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Wow thank you for your great review. its so nice to hear we are getting things right and our guests go home happy and cannot wait to return. We worked hard to make sure all the little details for our pop-up restaurant where in place and the Team where fully informed of what was going on during our kichen refurbishment.... More 

Leeds
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

- Upon arrival a very irritable staff member, who had no interest in speaking to us, made us feel very unwelcome and essentially 'dumped' us in a room and walked off - At our time of stay, the kitchens were being renovated, so they had created a 'pop up' restaurant down the street. None of the staff members were able... More 

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havanacoke, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you for your review of The Lister Arms, we welcome all reviews, positive and negative. We are very sad to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us, I believe we did not get everything right for you but there are aspects of your review that seem inaccurate or untrue. As you know I responded... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place so friendly and helpful. Rooms were superb, great decor and very clean. Great selection of real ales and the good was fantastic. The kitchen was closed for refurbishment so they are running a pop up restaurant at a nearby site. We were well informed of this and happy before we went. It added a little to the... More 

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havanacoke, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a kind review of The Lister Arms, we love this place too! Supberb, great, great and fantastic are amazing words for you to use when describing what we offer. Our pop-up restaurant has gone down a treat with all our guests, I agree about adding something to the experience, maybe its seeing the... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just returned from our second stay at The Lister Arms. Malham is a wonderful place for walking, and after a day in stunning scenery, returning to a pub with good food, great beers and a log fire is just what we like! The staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are very comfortable and the showers... More 

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havanacoke, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review, and its great to see returning guests at The Lister Arms. We work very hard to get things right for our guests, the food, the atmosphere, the facilities in the rooms; although we cant take the credit for the stunning scenery! See you soon, Darren and the Lister Team. More 

Yarm
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98 reviews 98 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited the Lister Arms feb 16th. It was the first day of the kitchen refurb which meant the staff ran the evening service at Beck Hall B&B. This was no trouble for us and the food/staff were brilliant. Throughout our stay all the staff were welcoming and friendly. We had afternoon drinks by the fire which was lovely and relaxing.... More 

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havanacoke, General Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, more lovely guests chosing to celebrate a special occasion at The Lister Arms! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and also your experience at our "pop-up" restaurant at Beck Hall. Its great when our guests recommend us to their friends and family, we really appreciate it too. Hope to see you... More 

Yorkshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Returned after a special visit last year. Brilliant again! Marvellous room (14) great area to sit, robes. Great service. Final morning they have just started a refurb of the kitchen. Still great breakfast so we didn't really notice any difference. It goes to illustrate the hard work and good service provided throughout. Hoping to go back again if we can... More 

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havanacoke, Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, its great to see guests returning to The Lister Arms time and time again, especially when it is for a special occasion such as yours! We really appreciate that you could see all the extra effort the Team have gone to during our refurb to make sure our guests still get the same... More 

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