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The Lister Arms

22 The Lane, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
01729 830 330
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Ranked #2 of 5 restaurants in Malham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Lancashire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Was looking forward to a meal all day only to be met with disappointment. Myself and my parents visited on a quite Monday night and expected good things. There was a great selection of beer and a nice menu which we ordered from and our food arrived quickly. I had a rump steak cooked medium rare which was tough, served... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

I just recently stayed at Beck Hall in Malham and we had the pleasure of frequenting the Lister Arms regularly during our stay. The food was great each day we went. The grazing plate was amazing along with the cream tea, and the blackened chicken, stroganoff and fish and chips were cooked really well. In comparison with the other available... More

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

5 stars; thank you Helen. We are very glad you found us to be warm and welcoming with a great menu choice and quality. We work very hard every day in the kitchens, behind the bar, making the bedrooms up and service with a smile. Thank you very much for your comments, hope you make it back to Malham again... More

Knockholt, null, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had a short but very welcoming stay in this recently refurbished hotel/pub. The staff were very friendly and helpful and our puppy was embraced wholeheartedly. Always a worry when you have a dog in tow, but even more so when they are very young! Would definitely stay again.

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

Hello Andrea.. You are always welcome at The Lister and puppy guests too! Thank you for a lovely review. We share all feedback with our team to keep us going in the right direction. Thank you More

Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fresh food cooked well, what could be better! The meat sharing platter was fantastic especially the ham terrine. Nice secluded courtyard area to the rear

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

Hi Jane. Thank you for your fab review. Our sharing boards are a great way to enjoy more than one thing on the menu. Very pleased to read you enjoyed your visit, it is a shame you a little far away to become regular, we may see you again though - you never know. Thank you again More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We decided to travel out for the day as it was sunny and warm.Stopped here for lunch and ate outside in the gardens. It was warm and friendly and the food was delicious,if you are out this way call in and enjoy the hospitality.

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

5 stars.. Fantastic review thank you very much.. Very glad you enjoyed the hospitality at our little pub. It is a drive however we are situated in a beautiful area and we try very hard to continue that experience with everything we do at The Listers.. Thank you again, see you soon I hope More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went there twice. Once for lunch in March and once for coffee and cakes in June. Both times had to wait for ages even though the place wasn't particularly full (15min to serve 2 coffees & 2 cakes and that cost nearly £17 - hello????). Lunch was very salty and portions were tiny (even for slim girls like us!). Service... More

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

Hello Maria. Thank you for visiting our pub on two occasions. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations on your visits. We make all our food and drink items to order and this does incur a little bit of waiting at times. If we are busy and similarly if we are quiet because we will have sent... More

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Really nice range of beers accompanied by generous food servings that are very good value. Staff very helpful and keen to please. Peerfect after a long day in the beautiful local countryside.

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

Hello Richard Great 5 out of 5..! Thank you so much. We aim to please every guest every time and I am so glad that we did the job. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. I hope you make it back to The Lister Arms again soon Thank you More

Wirral, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A lovely pub in a lovely setting. The menu is just right for tourists, good solid food but presented neatly. The real ale choice is also rather good. Worth a visit!

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

Thank you for your lovely review, short and sweet. Glad you approve of our Real Ale selection, we have a good range of Daniel Thwaites ales and a varying local choice too. See you soon we hope Thank you More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A really good range of guest beers - Settle Brewery's Mainline was tasty. The restaurant menu was surprisingly narrow, but the food was good. Less generous in the accompanying vegetables that we'd have liked, so it doesn't gt 5 stars. There was a hilarious spelling mistake on the specials menu offering "Grilled Poisson" which turned out to be Grilled Poussin,... More

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

Hello. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our little Inn. The beer is good and although you commented on a narrow menu choice we design the menu this way as a base that we can execute well in busy situations and we top-up with daily and seasonal specials; hopefully spelt correctly! Thank you More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner on a Monday night.Sat for ages for food to arrive as we weren't drinking it seems an eternity. Staffed looked very rushed and the Manger with dark hair didn't even come over once to ask if everything is okay , asked for desert menu again waited ages and eventually had to go look for the waitress to place... More

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

Hello Faye. I am very sorry to read you did not receive good service on your visit to our pub. We look after all our guests the same regardless of what they are eating or drinking and I apologise that you felt you were ignored. We use all our feedback to coach and train our staff and this instance will... More

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