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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 186
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

Lovely food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, this would be the place we would choose to eat if we came to malham again

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
debbiew632015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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395 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The Lister Arms serves lovely evening meals and we were able to sit inside with our dogs. Very welcoming and friendly service. They also provide dog-friendly accommodation.

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

The Lister Arms serves lovely evening meals and we were able to sit inside with our dogs. Very welcoming and friendly service. They also provide dog-friendly accommodation. Thanks for your lovely 5 star review. We certainly are dog friendly, we love having dogs visit for the day or to stay overnight. Our four-legged friends are welcome in the bar, gardens... More 

UK
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Family meal in restaurant with two small children. Sunday lunch is lovely and excellent value at £12, we opted for roast beef - generous portions. Staff very good, we will be back.

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

Thanks for your kind review. We love having the families dine with us, especially on a Sunday lunch. Great to know you will be back! Darren and The Lister Team More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We called here after a lovely walk from Airton via Janet's Foss and Malham Cove. We were worried we might not get in as it was Sunday lunch but we managed to get a table. Although it isn't cheap it is well worth it. My husband and I had the ham duck egg and chips. The ham was lovely and... More 

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

Thanks for your fab review! Its so great to know that you enjoyed our food and beer! We will definitely welcome you back soon. Darren and The Lister Team More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Lovely food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, this would be the place we would choose to eat if we came to malham again

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

Thanks very much for your to the point review. Lovely food, great atmosphere, friendly staff...but you forgot to mention the superb beer! No worries, see you again very soon. Darren and The Lister Team More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We first discovered Malham at the beginning of the year when it was very wintry. We ate at The Lister Arms and it was the perfect place after a long and snowy, but stunning, walk around the tarn, moors and Gordale Scar. The open fires, relaxing atmosphere and first class food were exactly what was needed after such a stomp.... More 

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

Thank you for your review, it paints a great picture of Malham and The Lister Arms. We are so pleased that you have discovered these hidden gems. I know we will see you again very soon! Darren and The Lister Team. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were staying in Malham so went to the Lister Arms for our tea after checking in at Beck Hall B+B. We had tried to book a table in the bar area with my 2 dogs but was told bookings are not taken in the bar and we should be ok at 18:30. As they said even on this bank... More 

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

Thanks for your kind review. We are so happy that our food exceeded your expectations and the steak was the best you had ever had. Doggies are a big part of The Lister life. Our Inn wouldnt be the same without them, so they deserve all the little touches to make them more comfortable. Sorry we had to stop food... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A lovely country feel to this place. Quaint interior that is clean and staff are friendly and attentive. Food was so good that we went back for a second meal the following evening.

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

Thanks for the lovely review of our lovely country Inn. Repeat guests show all our hard work really pays off. See you again and again! Darren and The Lister Team. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After trying to book a table in the restaurant and failing our second best option was to eat in the bar, on a first come first served basis. We arrived about 8pm which seemed to work well as the earlier diners were just leaving and we managed to grab a table quickly (as promised). The menu was varied and had... More 

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

Thank you for your honest review. Its great to hear we got so many things right, the service, atmosphere and the best chips EVER! I have passed your comments regards the fish to the chef, fish and chips are our number 2 best selling dish and they are usually spot on. Hope to see you sat in the garden on... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Set in such a beautiful location with plenty of beers on tap. We didn't eat (sadly!) but all food that was brought out looked plentiful and beautifully delicious and smelt scrummy.

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

Thanks for the review, youre very right our location is hard to beat! We have eight real ales on tap for all to enjoy, its a shame you didnt eat with us, but they do say beer is a food!! See you soon, Darren and The Lister Team More 

Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Best pub food in ages! Great Sunday lunch and returned a few days later after a long walk to home made pies and great fish and home cut chips and one of the best Creme brulees ever! Wish we had pub food like this near us!!

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

Thanks for the best review. Its great to know you enjoyed all of your food. Maybe you could move closer so you can spend more time eating with us! Cheers, Darren and The LIster Team 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 - 76
  • Cuisine: British, English, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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?