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The Lister Arms

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British, English, Pub, Gastropub
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22 The Lane, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
+44 1729 830330
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in the picturesque village of Malham, the Lister Arms provides...
Located in the picturesque village of Malham, the Lister Arms provides quality locally sourced food and real ales. With a menu filled with light bites and hearty dishes, there is something to tempt everyone.
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Visitor rating
  • 195
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Malham

This is an attractive hotel/pub/restaurant; well decorated and rightly the most popular in the village. Meals are available around the bar, where there are tables, or in the adjacent restaurant. The service is friendly but at busy times can be a bit slow. The food is fresh, beautifully displayed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RdeS_12
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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417 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great pub, great food, great wine, nice and warm, loved it! Great atmosphere. Stayed with the family in Miresfield farm just opposite and had drinks here in the day too. Great pub!!!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Helpful staff and lovely food. Managed to get a small table but couldn't fault the food quality. So busy, they had run out already of beef burgers, but other options great. Portions were large, good hearty food after walking. Staff incredibly helpful and welcomed the dog. Easy going atmosphere in lovely walking country.Thank you!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to this pub after a day walking in Malham and our experience started well. We easily set up a tab and found a table in the sun, no problems. However, when we went inside to eat later on and I notified the staff that we had moved (as I was asked to) they were very rude about my... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I ordered fish of the day. Plaice was the only option.it care complete with bones and wilted salad and chips. The sauce was butter and garlic. No taste and messy. I commented to the waitress and she cama back with an offer of a complimentary tea or coffee, which I felt was insiltive really.

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In the Bush
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not so much a restaurant as a pub with nice rooms in an area with limited dining options. Average pub food with above average prices and below average service

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

Thank you for your negative review. We are sorry we did not make you happy on your visit. We are a not a restaurant so don't know how you are making your judgements, we are indeed a pub, or Inn as we like to call The Lister Arms, with rooms and dining. Guests can eat in the bar, in the... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the Lister Arms to eat during a recent trip to Malham and I was really pleased with the choice. Malham is a beautiful place and The Lister Arms looks lovely nestled across the beck, especially when lit up at night. The food was great - particularly excellent were the liver pate and the slow cooked beef. Staff were pleasant... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. You paint a great picture of our Inn. We are so happy you had a great experience with us. See you again soon, Darren and The Lister Team More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is an attractive hotel/pub/restaurant; well decorated and rightly the most popular in the village. Meals are available around the bar, where there are tables, or in the adjacent restaurant. The service is friendly but at busy times can be a bit slow. The food is fresh, beautifully displayed, and there is a good selection of dishes, many using locally... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Its sounds like you enjoyed your visit with us. Our food is fresh, and we try and use some local ingredients. Food very occasionally takes a while to come out of the kitchen, but most of our guests are very relaxed and not in a hurry. Hope you visit again soon, thanks for putting our... More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband took me out for dinner at the Lister Arms pub for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant was very cosy, yet had quite a contemporary feel for a traditional english pub set in the beautiful Dales. Filled with lit candles and flowers we had a very tasty meal served by very pleasant staff. Despite being a Monday night the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and thank you for choosing our Inn for your special occasion. Its great to know you have a nice time and cant wait to come back! See you soon, Darren and The Lister Team More 

rotherham
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a really good meal, the service was very good. The environment was welcoming and pleasant. It was a nice area to have a drink and chill. See you New Year's Eve which we have already booked.

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

Thank you for your review. Its great to know you had a really pleasant experience with us. Looking forward to your return on New Years Eve. Darren and The Lister Team More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very lovely pub nicely done up.We did not eat dinner here but had some drinks and an cream tea which was delicious.The only let down was the price of the drinks which I thought was quiet expensive we had 2 Ales and and a cream tea for 15 GBP.Not a very large selection for veggies either unfortunately

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

Thanks for your review. Its great to know that you think our Inn is lovely and you found the cream team to be delicious. Our prices are very competitive with the venues in the area, every year we do a comprehensive price survey of the closest/most similar 6 pubs to The Lister Arms and partly base our prices on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 The Lane, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Yorkshire Dales National Park  >  Malham
  • Phone Number: +44 1729 830330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 77
  • Cuisine: British, English, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

Located in the picturesque village of Malham, the Lister Arms provides quality locally sourced food and real ales. With a menu filled with light bites and hearty dishes, there is something to tempt everyone.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?