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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our fifth visit over the last 10 years. Our 3 night stay started really well with our great room in the new annexe. Very happy with the room which was comfortable and quiet, despite overlooking the patio garden. Unfortunately, the quality of the food didn't match the room. Lots of typical 'pub grub' with a very limited specials board which... More 

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely helpful staff only visited due to Grandson being stung by a wasp at Malham Tarn and staff couldn't have been more helpful so had a coffee while there which was lovely,a very friendly clean traditional pub

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I (and our two dogs) have just returned from a three night stay at The Lister Arms and we enjoyed every minute of it! Malham is a very beautiful village in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and is an excellent base for fantastic walks in spectacular scenery. The Lister Arms is a quintessentially English country pub... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed one night at the Listers Arms, lovely rooms, had a wonderful nights sleep, in our comfy king size bed, our little girl had her own little put u up bed, just right for her size. Huge clean room, warm and cosy, even though it's July the weather was positively autumnal, the bathroom was large and airy, with everything you... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped overnight on 26 July after a walk up Malham Cove and the surrounding area. This is the second time we have stopped here and it does not disappoint. It offers car parking, comfortable rooms, comfy beds, and excellent food all at reasonable prices given the popularity of the area. Happy to take the muddy boots of walkers and to... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 3rd year running here, comfy, clean, great food and beer, and a fantastic base for exploring local attractions. Have to say that customer service levels from some of the younger members of staff have slipped from our previous stays and needs to be improved along with Wi-Fi which wasn't great. If the broadband connection is poor, please just don't... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Its great to hear that you have been 3 years in a row, and you enjoy our offering and the area. We have quite a few new, younger members of the Team at this time of year, they work very hard but at 14 and 16 years old they still have a lot to learn,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent four wonderful days hiking in the Dales. We loved staying at The Lister Arms, were the staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms cosy and clean. Breakfast was so varied and fresh ( this filled us up for the day). Would defiantly recommend staying here, and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that everything was to your satisfaction. We hope to see you again, thanks for recommending us! Darren and The Lister Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a small but very nice room in converted anex. Well furnished and clean, good shower and towels. Lovely biscuits. Friendly staff. Wonderful Wainwright beer in nice bar. We were very disappointed in the food. It's very run-of-the-mill burgers, steaks and fried food. We really wanted something a bit more gourmet. In particular disappointed that in an area where the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Its good to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay. Our menu does reflect our market, hungry walkers and day trippers, our biggest sellers are fish and chips and our fabulous homemade pies. At the weekend we do expand our specials board to include fresh fish and meat dishes, and Lamb does feature... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here so that we could do some walking...the countryside on this hotel's doorstep is quite breathtaking. There is such a stillness here. The hotel room that we had was not the best....I think someone had been sick on the carpet at some time ...at least that's the whiff we got every time we entered the bedroom...or perhaps it... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you where not fully pleased with your stay. Our bedrooms have been refurbished within the last 3.5 years, some have been redecorated this February just gone. In a couple of our rooms we do have a slight odour coming from the furniture, we believe it is the wax that the furniture is... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this as a last minute break and it came up trumps. We had a super room (no.11) which was large and very well equipped. Nice touches included earplugs ( which we didn't need) and fresh milk. Might sound picky but fresh milk is SO much nicer so full marks from me for that ! We ate in the... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. Its really great that you picked up on all the little touches that we think make The Lister Arms stand out from many a Dales pub. We are so pleased you had a lovely break and you will be back! Darren and The Lister Team More 

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