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The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield

$$ - $$$, British,
Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
+44 1677 470548
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (17 reviews)
“belly pork” (5 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

Once again, a wonderful meal in delightful surroundings, attended by lovely staff - what more can you ask for?More

Thank Jenni B
Chris K, Owner at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2016

Hello Jenni and thank you for your excellent review. It's great to hear that you had a wonderful meal in delightful surroundings and that the staff that looked after you were lovely. It's pleasing to know that we got everything right for you once again....More

Reviewed June 3, 2016

Having driven most of the day we were on our way to Masham, but we stopped at the Freemason Arms. Very pleased we did. It's not the first time we have eaten there but it is sometime since we have been back. Scampi & Chips...More

Thank CaroleB58
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Visited on Monday 30 May 2016 for a family dinner Starters Prawn & Crayfish Cocktail and Cheese & Mushroom tart were excellent Theakstons beer on good form Mains Seabass, Belly Pork and Steak Pie were all really tasty with generous portions which left us unable...More

Thank paulandjulia2016
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I rarely write reviews but this place really is to be raved about!! We at returning customers and will be again and again because the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The food is absolutely excellent (our compliments to the chef). What a fabulous little...More

Thank Eve J
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Good beer, good range of well cooked food in pleasant surroundings with welcoming staff. Had lunch several times including Sunday lunch and each time it's been enjoyable with good service

Thank BainFam41
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Passed the pub a lot of time whilst I've been out on my motorbike and it's always looked inviting so we came back from a weekends camping in the dales and decided to stop off for some lunch The food is all home made and...More

Thank GaryAndEmily
Chris K, Owner at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2016

Hello Gary and family, thank you for taking the time to write a review and for letting the team and other trip advisor readers know that you enjoyed your lunch and found the staff to be polite and helpful. Thank you for stopping, and we...More

Reviewed May 2, 2016

We have never been disappointed with this place as my other reviews suggest but today just a bit perturbed by the long wait for food to appear! When it did appear was as good as always! Perhaps a staff shortage or whatever - don't know...More

Thank Sue M
Chris K, Owner at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2016

Hello Sue, I'm sorry that you had a long wait for your food, all our food is freshly prepared to order which means that we may sometimes take longer but should keep you informed. I'm pleased that it was 'as good as always' when it...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lovely old pub with excellent home made food. Good selection of pub food and specials - generous portions and excellently produced meals. No fuss, no pretention and excellent value for the quality.

Thank jonwoolmore59
Chris K, Owner at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2016

Hello and thank you for letting everyone know that you enjoyed your recent visit and we do hope that you will come again soon. It's sounds like you experienced exactly what we try to be. Thanks again, Regards Chris

Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We called here whilst returning from the Lake District. Rang to book a table on the way which was happily accepted. Superb Sunday roast with plenty of other choices. But a real pat on the back for staff training. Young staff were extremely efficient and...More

Thank Jennifer C
Chris K, Owner at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2016

Hello and thank you for letting everyone know that you enjoyed your recent Sunday Roast at the Freemasons Arms. It's pleasing to hear that the food was superb but also that you found the young staff extremely efficient and very polite. Thanks again, Regards Chris

Reviewed April 16, 2016

I don't get to the Freemason's often enough! Mates and I visit about once a month or so following walks around Nosterfield Nature Reserve and there is always a friendly welcome for us. We are really pleased that the pub opens for lunches all year...More

Thank BigAlBlues
Chris K, Owner at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review and I'm pleased to hear that you always get a friendly welcome and enjoy your lunches when walking in the area with friends. I hope your wife is forgiving over the chunky chips...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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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