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The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield

$$ - $$$, British,
Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
+44 1677 470548
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

A great Sunday lunch at The Freemasons,it was our first visit for years and were not disappointed,we were a party of six,we all had starters which were excellent,then we all went for the Sunday roasts ,at this stage I wished that I hadn't had a...More

Thank martha973
Reviewed October 2, 2017

What else is there to say. Staff pleasant. An enjoyable place to spend an evening. A good range of fairly priced dishes.

Thank Simon M
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food. I had fish and chips. The fish was massive! Wife had special chicken dish which was lovely. Will try the chicken curry dish next time, saw another couple order it and it looked awesome. Staff were very nice too. Atmosphere cosy. Only slight...More

Thank James C
Reviewed September 22, 2017

This place just gets better. The decor is tasteful and unpretentious, there's always a warm welcome plus a roaring stove when it's chilly ... and the food! It's imaginative, well-presented and aways delicious. My wife and I are vegan and the Freemason's new vegan menu...More

Thank guygorilla
Reviewed September 18, 2017

The food was cooked to perfection. So far, one of my favourite places I have visited. Staff were very helpful and polite. Already planning the next visit.

Thank Lisa_Ade_271016
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Went for the first time Thursday 10th August. Thank you for a wonderful meal. Four of us my daughter her partner my wife and I. Ok my daughter is a local and a regular but said we have to go here. We did and will...More

1  Thank NorfolkPete
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We telephoned to book at the last minute but received a very warm welcome at this dog friendly pub. The service and quality of food were well above average for a pub and the food itself was excellent and freshly prepared. Highly recommended.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here en route to Scottish Borders from Leeds. The staff were exceptionally helpful and attentive and the food was outstanding. Portions on the large side so I couldn't do justice to my main and wouldn't have managed dessert. Will definitely call...More

Thank miranda1511
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Booked a table for six last Friday evening. The whole experience was from the top drawer of British pub experiences. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, everyone's meal looked fantastic. The beer was perfect, and a good time was had by...More

Thank ekdhr386
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

Poor service where staff didn't seem to know we were there. Food took for ages to come and wasn't great quality for the prices charged.

1  Thank Lara N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $91
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Bedale
  • Phone Number: +44 1677 470548
  • E-mail
Recently refurbished charming country pub serving everything from real ales to fine wines. Diners can choose from pub classics with a twist, daily specials and Chef's own signature dishes, exactingly cooked and served by a friendly front-of-house team. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry took time out from their high-profile visit to the Tour de France with a private lunch at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield. The pub was chosen to host the lunch, which was kept a closely guarded secret with only a handful of people knowing of the Royal appointment. The pub remained open throughout with regulars stunned by the arrival of the VIP guests. Chris Kinsell, owner of the Freemasons Arms, said: "It really was an honour to host the Duke and Duchess and the Prince on Saturday. I only took over the pub in February and since then we've been working to develop the unique character of the place and create a menu that combines pub classics with seasonal specials from our chef. But I never imagined welcoming Royal visitors and so we are all still elated that they chose to enjoy a well-earned break here on such a busy day for them. It was a great day for Yorkshire and for our country pub!".
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