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“Hurry up its Friday night !”
Review of Bruce Arms

Bruce Arms
Ranked #5 of 16 Restaurants in Masham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Bruce Arms pub sits to the north side of the historic market square in Masham, North Yorkshire, offering real ales and a selection of spirits, lagers and wines along with homemade food.Our huge beer garden has a spectacular outlook over the River Ure and Lower Wensleydale, that’s why we call the Bruce Arms ‘the pub with a view’!We also have a children’s play area within the beer garden, while parts of it can be hired for free for outdoor events such as music concerts, theatre and dance shows.
Ripon, United Kingdom
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“Hurry up its Friday night !”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Went purchased a Groupon voucher which of course was an excellent deal. Booked a table for Friday night at 7.00pm. Arrived at 6.45 and the pub was busy, lovely evening lots of locals and the garden outside was busy. Stood at the bar and explained we had booked a table, no problem there. Ordered a bottle of very standard rose was and was charged over £12.00 - hey come on even I know what price this retails at !. Was told the menus were on the tables and we had to order by 7.30pm as that was last orders - on a Friday ???
We ordered garlic mushrooms, which came with burnt toast, a fish cake, which was OK and samosas, two tiny ones ariived with a very large amount of salad. Two of our party had fish and chips which when it arrived was a sight to behold. One piece of fish measured 4 inches long and the other was about the same but had curled up so looked even smaller. When mentioned to the waitress she said " it must have happened when it was cooked" I give in.... needless to say I shall not be going back to this pub, nor will I recommend it to friends and I love quite close by.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ripon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“lovely!!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

My partner and i had a lovely meal here! The menu is very fairly priced. The service was good, very bubbly barmaid/waitress.
We ate in the huge beergarden and enjoyed some beautiful views.
Not sure what the previous person was ranting about as i also had the fish and i found it to be of an ample size. My partner had the gourmet burger, which we understand is locally sourced.
Both where delicious. We finished our meal off with a couple of scrummy homemade deserts. I had the cheesecake and my partner had sticky toffee pudding. Both equally delicious.
Im not sure why the negative comments on this site as ours was a totally enjoyable experience.

  • Visited June 2013
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York, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Don't bother with the Bruce Arms”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had a Groupon voucher and felt distinctly 2nd class Fishcake's were a single greasy fishcake and Jumbo Fish & Chips turned out to be a small childs portion (see picture). When we queried the portion size we were told they had stopped doing the Jumbo Fish & Chips just after the Groupon deal was launched as it wasn't cost effective. A clear case of mis-description. We won't be going again.

  • Visited May 2013
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zouch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great place great food great service”
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Had a groupon voucher and the staff had no issues had anything we wanted off the main menu the steak was perfect and home cooked. Had the two courses and swapped one for a pudding what a great deal
The staff were very friendly and helpful and it felt like a locals pub
Parked just off the front of the pub in a huge open carparkin which you make a donation in the pot
All very good don't believe the reviews that criticise try it you might just like it if you want a traditional pub with good home cooked food

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic value”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

We went to the Bruce Arms not expecting much having read some of the reviews on here. However, I cannot fault our.experience.The food was great, piping hot and all freshly cooked. The 8oz steak was generous to say the least. Service was quick and very friendly. We had a groupon voucher but the standard was so high, full price was still good value. My only criticism is that the kids meals were expensive for what they got.
However, I would thoroughly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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