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Lister Arms

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Finkle St, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
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Ranked #3 of 5 Malham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here as a stop over for the Settle / Carlisle rail trip, we had just booked for the one night but we now wish we had made time to enable us to stay for an extra night. The hotel is full of character, the bar area has a huge open fireplace with some nice comfy... More

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Abergavenny, Wales
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40 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I decided to have a solo trip on my motorcycle to explore some parts of the Dales I have missed over the years. The area is lovely and there are still many roads I have yet to cover. A friend recommended the Lister Arms as he lives in Yorkshire and visits often to dine. The food did not disappoint with... More

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

Hello Thank you for your rounded and complimentary review of our little pub in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Great to know that you enjoyed your stay, the beer and the food alike. Hope you do not leave it too long before returning. Thank you More

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall an excellent hotel. Some staff including management find it acceptable to comment on what we drink eat etc in a belittling manner which we found distasteful and inappropriate. Overall however the service was superb

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

Hello. Thank you for posting a review and thank you for the glowing 5 stars. I genuinely apologise if you felt some inappropriate comments were made, we are a professional team who always put our guests first. I am glad that we came off as superb overall. Thank you again and I hope to welcome you back to The Lister... More

Chorley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about our short stay here. The location is stunning, we were made very welcome, the room was lovely, more real ales than you can shake a stick at, the food was excellent. The only advice I would give to any other vistors is don't park your car under the trees in the car park. We provided perfect target... More

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

Hello.. Thank you for your lovely comments following your stay with us at The Lister Arms. Very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and the ales! The high trees do attract some local nests, they are a tad pesky and sometimes a bit too noisy!! Thank you agin for the 5 star review, hope to see you again in Malham. More

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent welcoming hotel. Food brilliant, room great and free dog treats on the bar. It was a pity about the weather but the hotel had no control of this. They did put the forecast up though. Friendly staff, proper milk for the room and homemade biscuits too. What more can you ask for.

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

Hello.. Thank you for your great review of our little pub. Wet weather we cannot control however a warm welcome we will always deliver, thank you for saying we did so. Glad you appreciated the proper milk, it does make a better cuppa! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you More

Swansea, Wales, UK
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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our 2 night stopover stay at the Lister Arms six months in advance of arrival - because it was a weekend, and because it is close to the Malham Cove tourist hot spot. Ours was a Classic bedroom. We arrived relatively late (about 6pm) on a lovely sunny day because we had driven down from Northumberland and stopped... More

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

Hello. Thank you for review following your visit to us in Malham. I am sorry that you feel the room was a disappointment. We have a lot of guests who favour the older rooms at the front of the pub because of the lovely features and view over the village. While I appreciate you had had a long day and... More

Liversedge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled up to the dales on a very wet day to see the water falls around Malham. I walked into the Lister arms , already looking a bit soggy, and was immediately made to feel welcome by a charming female member of staff. I was just going to have a snack before starting my walk , but on the... More

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

Hello. Wow your review is great, thank you so much. I am so glad we ticked every box for you or your two visits in one day. Our team are all just lovely and they will be delighted that you put this in your review. It is a proud moment to read such wonderful reviews. Thank you very much, and... More

Sheffield
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner took me here for my birthday because I've wanted to see Malham Tarn for years. We live in Yorkshire but there are so many bits of it we haven't seen yet - and this has to be one of the best bits. The Lister Arms is in a great location and very well presented. We had a room... More

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

Hello. Thank you for the five stars, I am glad you thoroughly enjoyed your birthday treat. Lovely homemade biscuits and above average pub grub is a great compliment thank you. All our team work very hard across all areas to deliver a perfect experience for all our guests. We hope to see you again soon in Malham, which is we... More

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Lister Arms. Full marks for location and atmosphere. The food was great too. The room was very nice with the only downside being that the bathroom door didn't open completely when the (very comfortable) additional sofa-bed was opened (which it was since we travelled as a family). The pub downstairs provides board games... More

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

Hello.. Thank you for taking the time to pop a review on after your visit to our little pub. 5 stars, thank you! Your comments are very fair and nicely explained. I am pleased you picked up on the atmosphere, we just want all our guests to walk in and feel relaxed and welcomed. We look forward to welcoming you... More

Gruyere
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on a walking holiday. Hotel location is great on the Village green at Malham. Accommodation is excellent. Bar had a good range of beers and food was normal pub grub. Breakfast was excellent - probably the most artistically presented full English ever - and it was tasty as well. Packed lunches were delicious.

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

Hello. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to us in picturesque Malham. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Packed lunches are a helpful extra for anyone wanting one, there certainly is no pub at the top of the cove, just us at the bottom! Thank you again, hope to see you soon. More

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Address: Finkle St, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Malham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lister Arms 4*
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The Lister Arms is a quintessential English pub offering home cooked food and cosy accommodation in the village of Malham. ... more   less 
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