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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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Cambridgeshire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Wonderful village, superb walks, friendly people, lovely inn, great room, but oh dear, such a stressed, hurried and rushed service in the restaurant. We went off season but still the place was packed and almost out of control with everyone from the managers to junior waitresses running round like headless chickens trying to cope! Why they accepted a walk-in party... More 

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Inns_0f_Character, Rachel Mayes - Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Lister Arms can be a very busy and bustling Inn at times. We can go from quiet to very busy in a matter of minutes, especially when big groups of tired walkers pile though the door desperate for our fine ales and hearty food! I am sorry it we did not get it right... More 

Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Wanted a night away in Malham, found this hotel on an Internet search pitched up at the hotel Sunday afternoon and booked in. I can honestly say I can find no fault with the service, the food, the room, all in all a brilliant place to stay, nothing too much trouble. In fact we liked it so much have booked... More 

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Inns_0f_Character, Rachel Mayes - Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review. See you in 2014! All the best. Kind regards, Rachel Mayes - Manager and all the team at the Lister Arms. More 

Lincolnshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stayed in September for four nights and enjoyed it so much that we decided to stay at Christmas but I never expected a call on Friday to make sure everything was correct and in place to make our stay at Christmas perfect, now that's what I call first class service. We are so looking forward to arriving on the... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you have chosen The Lister for your Christmas break. Rachel and the Team. More 

Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This hotel has the ultimate location being situated in one of England's most beautiful villages. So when you add lovely rooms, very good food and good real ale it's almost perfect! We've stayed in lots of places and have become difficult to please and are somewhat surprised this hotel doesn't score above nine. Everyone was friendly and the service was... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased to hear that you rate our Inn so highly. We hope to see you soon. Rachel and the Team. More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My husband and myself stayed at the lister arms for one night. Lovely welcoming pub with a beautiful log fire which made it really cosy. The staff were young and very attentive and couldn't do enough for us. Our evening meal was lovely and the room we stayed in was clean and the bed was massive and really comfy. There... More 

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

Thanks for your review of The Lister Arms. We seem to have got things right for you! Some our rooms do have small windows, maybe with not much of a view but who wants to stay in their room when we are blessed with such wonderful countryside...not to mention The Listers bar!. Thanks again, Rachel and the Team. More 

Warwickshire, UK
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132 reviews 132 reviews
101 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Stayed two nights. We had the attic room (17) in the adjoining cottage which was extremely quiet and comfortable, nicely decorated with a kingsize bed and spacious bathroom. Only slight downsides were that being in the attic the room was fairly small, a little dark and had limited headroom in one area - not really a problem for us but... More 

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

Thanks for recommending The Lister Arms. Our rooms are all shapes and sizes as you mention in your review, I am sure the readers will welcome the information. We hope to see you again, all the best, Rachel and the Team. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed for one night early November, and really enjoyed the stay. The pub is very cosy and welcoming, nice open fire, and a really welcoming feel. The staff are friendly, and bar prices reasonable. We had a lunchtime sandwich, which was also very nice, and great that we could get sandwiches on a Sunday - so many pubs don't... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We completely agree about our fantastic location, if you like spectacular countryside and some great walking then Malham is for you! We also agree with some of the comments about your room in particular, we have an on-going program of improvements at The Lister and the vast majority of our rooms have been recently refurbished.... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed for two nights with family. Gave restaurant a 5 star rating. Room was very pleasant and staff helpful and welcoming (carried bags to car). Nice touches, e.g fresh milk available in flask to make tea in room. The downsides- room had a funny smell and we were kept awake by the toilet door in the bar slamming directly below... More 

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

Thank you for your review, its good to hear we got most things right for you. We do apologise for the "funny smell", in your room we have fairly new wooden furniture which does have a faint but distinctive odour. We have been assured by the supplier that the odour does disappear within a few months. Also apologies for the... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Me and my partner stayed at the Lister Arms for 2 nights mid Oct and although we enjoyed our stay, we feel there are a few small issues that if changed could really turn the pub around. The pub has everything going for it, set in a beautiful area with great walking close by and a good team of staff... More 

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Inns_0f_Character, Rachel Mayes - Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Lister Arms. We are happy to hear the positive comments in your review about our location, food and the accommodation. But we are surprised and saddened that the interaction and enthusiasm of our team did not meet your expectations. All staff are actively encouraged to engage with our guests as we fully understand... More 

north yorkshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Went there this weekend and the place was packed ... Very clean and tidy throughout no problems there. We had a few small issues but nothing major as we had asked for a salad quickly and it turned up after a long time. Don’t think it’s a neggy review also mains were given to the wrong people on the table... More 

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Inns_0f_Character, Rachel Mayes - Manager at Lister Arms, responded to this review

We welcome your comments concerning your recent visit. We are continually working hard to iron out any possible “blips” in everything we do here at the Lister. It's great to hear that you had a good meal experience with us. We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards, Rachel Mayes - Manager and all the team at The... More 

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