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Bolton Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BW, England
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think people only go into this pub when every else is full. It is now scruffy and empty of locals who all go to the Golden Lion. Very sad as it is a lovely building

Thank Dalesman142
London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely point outside of here enjoying the atmosphere in the village. Landlady is a hoot , and great beers.....

1 Thank DanDunleavy
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has changed hands so many times over the last few years, which is a shame. It has great potential. Large rooms, with a function area upstairs. This is used for the carvery on Sundays, which is great. Nicely cooked selection of meats and veg. I sometimes go in for a drink. Staff are pleasant, but sadly the pub... More 

1 Thank 8ISCUITS3
Catterick, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic atmosphere, food excellent and good value , friendly staff and would definitely visit again

Thank Karen D
North Yorkshire coast
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walked in walked our, dirty filthy dump. Carpet was covered in dog hair, looked as if it hadn't been hovered for a month. Place had an uncared for odour. Shabby, unkempt, couldn't care less. Avoid

1 Thank 18HOLES
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Not a great pub, outside looks lovely but don't bother with the inside. Toilets are horrendous and the carpets are gross and the place smells so bad

1 Thank Toriajayne1990
Locking, Somerset
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217 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

There are quite a few pubs in the centre of Leyburn and from the outside you'd expect this to be the best by far. Inside however it is dirty and needs a good makeover. I decided against eating here. In fact I dropped a £1 coin on the carpet and had to consider how much I needed it before stooping... More 

1 Thank Chris C
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Dirty tables, floor a mess and food below even average. I had Fish and Chips which was probably smallest piece of fish ive had and it says haddock on menu but mine was brown, wife had steak and ale pie which was watery and ale non existent and shocking prices. Barmaid could do with some Customer Service Training as people... More 

1 Thank keith k
Leeds, United Kingdom
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598 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Visited The Bolton Arms for a weekend lunch whilst in the area. It was not very busy and the menu had a reasonable range of food supported with a "specials" board. Orders are placed at the bar and in spite of the menu, when ordering we were advised of non-availability of a number of basic ingredients. One of our two... More 

1 Thank Travelexperience12
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The outside looks lovely, the inside is a different story. I think this must be a local meeting point for the teenagers of Leyburn. This is not necessarily a bad point just not appealing to us. I would not recommend the food. We both had the ale pie which was tasteless to say the least.

1 Thank Tracey G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: 01969623327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?