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The Masons Arms
Ranked #86 of 193 York B&B and Inns
New Mills, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not as expected”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

During our annual trip to the races we found this excellent little establishment just away from the hustle of the city centre. the previous 4 years its been difficult to get a table without a wait but on the last visit we had a choice of tables. The fantastic menu was no longer available and we were offered only a selection of burgers. Needless to say we left hungry and disappointed.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I went here with family members. All four of us enjoyed the food. The portions are generous, hot and tasty.

Lots of choice of good home cooked food. The staff were friendly and welcoming.

Puddings were delicious.

All the food was reasonably priced.

We were only visiting York so won't be visiting regularly but if we visit York again and need somewhere to eat it will definitely be our first choice!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Masons Arms is one of the best places i have stayed in. Staff are very friendly, prices are very good, Meals are fantastic, on site car park. Would highly receomend staying here. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: I have only stayed in 1 room so i cant really comment on that, room 4 where i stayed was a very good...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Terrible! The most horrific food I have ever been served. The waitress didn't even apologise when I said something! Do not waste your time or money... For what you get the good is over priced... £10 for some microwaved, over cooled salmon on a limp bed of over dressed salad. Not good!

  • Stayed December 2013
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3 Thank Sconway123
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Essextweedie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

We arrived at the Masons Arms on a short break. First impressions of the pub were nice. Lovely log, gas effect fire was very welcoming after our trip from London. We were meeting our friends and staying in the pub together. We went to put the cases in the room, it was small and needed a lot of updating, but hey we were only sleeping there. We went straight out to explore and have a meal. We arrived back to the room tired and ready for a good sleep. I pulled back the sheets and was nearly sick, there was blood, long black hairs and worst of all unmentionable bodily fluid stains, (that's not what I originally called them!) The sheets had not been changed from the last occupants! On asking to speak to the Landlord or Landlady we were told they were not in. The person "in charge"came and inspected the bed and said she did not know where the clean sheets were kept,so offered us another room, but there was no apology and seemed quite put out and couldn't wait to get back to the bar and the "quiz night. It was the most awful night I have ever spent and we have travelled all over the world. We asked for, and got back our money the next morning. When I mentioned that if it was my business, I would sack the cleaning staff, and was told that it was the usual housekeepers day off, and they had no problem with her. But the" European " cleaners didn't have the same standard, please, if it was my business on the line, there would be no second thought. So, would I recommend the Masons Arms, you must be joking!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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carmarthen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2013

we found this pub by accident when we went in there were two gas coal effect fires burning away very cosy. A fantastic choice of real ales i spotted a menu of homemade pies so i went for the steak and ale when it arrived i was glad i had chose this, a huge portion of pie chips gravy, my wife went for the fish cakes this pub is a must to eat in we were talking to a couple who were staying in one of the rooms this was there second stay at the masons we would consider staying here on our next visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Selby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 23, 2013

after visiting several well known hotels on Friday evening average tariff £120 we called into the masons arms to a very warm welcome. luckily they had a cancelation and a room was acquired at half the price of any where else.clean and tidy and well worth the money thank you very much. hope you found the keys through the letter box.we will be coming back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Masons Arms
Address: 6 Fishergate, York YO10 4AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Ranked #86 of 193 B&Bs / Inns in York
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Masons Arms 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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