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Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BW, England
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  • 19
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food but needs a updating and a clean

We visited for lunch. impressive building from the outside, but really disappointing on the inside. Needs a good deep clean, and softening up of the surrounding. Tables and chairs felt grimly and the place smells of wet dog. Dog hairs stuck all over the old carpet. Toilets, floor and walls need a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sillysal123456
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited for lunch. impressive building from the outside, but really disappointing on the inside. Needs a good deep clean, and softening up of the surrounding. Tables and chairs felt grimly and the place smells of wet dog. Dog hairs stuck all over the old carpet. Toilets, floor and walls need a good clean with bleach and there was no... More 

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Newcastle Upon Tyne England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Before going to see Middleham Castle (which is a must visit), we stopped off in Leyburn for some lunch at The Bolton Arms. Old fashioned pub that has "character" but is looking rather stale and dated. Very quiet for a Saturday afternoon. Menu for the lunch was reasonably varied and the prices were mid-range. Not cheap (about £10 per meal)... More 

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York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The place looks a bit tired and in need of some refurbishment. I ate here with a group of friends on Friday night. the place was empty but we'd booked a table (apparently there's no decent places to eat in Leyburn and it was the best of a bad bunch). I chose Lasagne although had to change to Veggie Lasagne... More 

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Isle of Mull
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We walked in and walked out, the smell of stale oil was definitely off-putting. Not to be recommended on the smell alone.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stopped here for Monday lunch with work colleagues. Greeted by a very friendly barmaid and locals. The local hand pulled beer was good. The menu is simple but food was great. If your after some posh nosh I would not recommend, however if you are after a proper Yorkshire welcome, open fire, Good Beer and filling lunch this place is... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Have been to The Bolton Arms a few times when visiting Leyburn,The new landlord makes you feel very welcome and so do his staff. Went this weekend with my daughter and her children and had a really lovely sunday lunch. The pub always looks warm and cosy with its real log fire.Would recomend this pub to anyone visiting Leyburn for... More 

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buckinghamshire, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pub looks very nice from outside but there was a notice saying Under New Management and New Winter Menu Starts Today which might explain the slightly chaotic atmosphere. Eg what's the soup of the day? Tomato and basil. Fine. Ten minutes later - No, it's Minestrone. That's fine. Eventually two bowls of tomato and something appeared. Tasted OK but don't... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

So, I thought I'd have a trip up to the Dales, and found myself enjoying an evening at The Bolton Arms, Leyburn. Firstly, I was lured in by how majestic the place looks from the outside. It certainly stands out from the other buildings that surround around the Market Square. As I entered the pub, it was warm, cosy and... More 

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Driffield, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Whilst on holiday in leyburn I took my family here for a meal and a drink, to start with we were welcomed the minute we walked in and where made to feel very relaxed and my two kids, aged 2 and 5 were spoken to as well and had long conversations with all the staff how service use whilst we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ate at this pub on a Saturday night and we were not disappointed. The pub was busy and the new landlord very welcoming. We will definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?