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The Lister Arms

22 The Lane, Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park BD23 4DB, England
+44 1729 830330
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Malham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $66
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Cuisines: English, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Leeds
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

There was nothing we disliked about this pub - what a find. We ate there for three nights and had a few drinks too but what was lovely was the fact we had lots of games to choose from which my daughter loved and the food was outstanding. The staff were just excellent and we will be back next year.... More

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Abergavenny, Wales
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended the Lister Arms as he lives in Yorkshire and visits often to dine. The food did not disappoint with an excellent ham hock terrine, a steak dish in a mushroom sauce and a lovely white chocolate cheesecake with fresh strawberries. The pub has an excellent range of ales and I was introduced to the ales of the... More

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Theale, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Above average pub food. Some flavourings a little sweet or bland. But all in all an enjoyable meal. Service good. Busy night but completely under control. Thanks.

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

Hello. Thank you for your little review of us in Malham. I think we did the job for your visit on what was indeed a busy day! Thank you again & see you back up here soon. More

Leeds England
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a delightful pub in this busy Dales village. Pleasant cheerful service. Great range of beers including "guest beers". Lovely sandwiches in very fresh and flavourful granary bread. And a mug of soup on a cool summer day. Roaring fireplace in atmospheric bar. Pleasant quiet beer garden outside. Nothing fancy - just right after an energetic walk.

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

Hello. Thank you for your complimentary review of our little pub. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch in our cosy atmosphere washed down with a great pint of beer. We aim to please & it is great to read we did the job. Hope you make it back to Malham again to see us soon. Thank you More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Myself and a friend had read reviews of your pub prior to coming, and you did not disappoint us. Whilst serving us excellent food and drink in your lovely beer garden your staff were very friendly and helpful. A one point another customer was rude to a staff member, regarding what she felt was an inadequate meal. The staff member... More

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

Hello. What a lovely review to read. Thank you for your praise for our team, your comments on their professionalism will go a long way. They are a wonderful crew who work very hard to ensure guest satisfaction. I am glad we delivered on your prior research and ticked the boxes for your visit. Please do come and see us... More

Durham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

An excellent Sunday lunch and one of the best creme brûlée I've ever tasted. Very good, friendly service and extremely good quality food in traditional surroundings. The log fire on an unseasonally cold August day was an added bonus.

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

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to post a review and thank you for the 5 stars. It has been chilly and so yes log fires on in August!!! It makes for a nice cosy atmosphere surrounding your lunch. Very glad you enjoyed your Sunday dinner and the cheeky creme brûlée too, too good to resist. Thank you again... More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stopped off for a post hike pint and enjoyed a nice ale in the beer garden. Standard pub fare with inflated prices but worth it on a summers day.

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

Hello.. Thank you for taking the time to pop a review on after your post hike pint, I am glad it hit the spot! Hope you can stay longer next time you are in Malham. Thank you More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have been here before and the Lister seems to have returned to its traditional roots of being a walkers pub. The meals were good on both nights we ate there. The choice is about right, we chose 2 different meals each and they were all good. After a days walking, the meals and beer hit the spot!

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

Hello.. Thank you for your review and great comments following your meals with us at The Lister Arms. I am glad we did the job and fed you well, with a good choice for your dinner. We are in the right area for walking and get lots of wearily feet, we aim to give a relaxing recuperation spot with a... More

Shipley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

very nice interiors and style, great service... but if you have national minimum wage do not come for a pint here. £4.80 for a pint of lager is a bit to much... but it was nice to have it....

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

Hello.. Thank you for posting a review following your stop off for a pint with us. I am sorry if you got the pricey lager, we offer a selection starting at £3.65 ranging up to £4.70 for our Premium pint. Our ales are all very competitively priced too, so that value is received all round. We all have to work... More

richmond
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good bar food and a wide range of well-kept beers. Pleasant area to sit outside the back of the pub. Nothing to dislike

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

Hello. Thank you for posting a great review of us at The Lister Arms. Glad to read you enjoyed the beers, the boys do enjoy looking after them and they are very good at it, if I do say so. Thank you again, hope to see you soon. More

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