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Masons Arms Gargarve
Ranked #1 of 2 Gargrave B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
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253 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“We Heartily Recommend the Mason's...”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

...because the Mason's is a super inn in a super village.

Gargrave is a delightful spot to enjoy walking, it offers grand canal towpath walking opportunities as well as wonderful limestone scenery on its doorstep. Good bus services, though pricey, but with very friendly and helpful drivers are provided by Pennine Motors. The only down side is the noisy, busy road which bisects an otherwise tranquil village but sited down a quiet back street is the Mason's Arms.

There were ten of us requiring five ensuite rooms, good meals, good beers and somewhere to relax after days out. The Mason's exceeded our expectations and more besides.

The rooms: modern, clean, comfortable and well-equipped. There is direct access to the beer garden and car park from each room.

The food: somewhat better than pub grub and generally very well-cooked. The evening dinners were tasty and the portions were more than satisfying. What excelled were the breakfasts. Fresh local produce and LOADS of it. Our plates were piled with very tastily cooked food, plenty toast and pots of tea and coffee. No tinned stuff! They were most probably the best cooked breakfasts we've had.

The staff: were more than welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble and they made our stay memorable. Very approachable and personable bar and kitchen staff.

The locals: a friendly bunch of good Yorkshire folk who patiently put up with our pensionerly boisterousness. The bar was always busy even on weekday evenings and if that's not a good sign of a good pub I don't know what is!

The beer: well-kept casks ales and a good variety of keg drinks.

Overall: A really great place to stay and we even had a game of bowls thrown in for good measure!
When John the owner reads this he'll no doubt remember who we are and all ten of us would like to thank him and his staff once again for giving us a fantastic time and making us feel right at home.

To anyone reading this I would say get yourself booked in for a stay, ten of us seasoned travellers definitely recommend this inn.

Room Tip: The family room is spacious.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Chose this pub for a couple of nights' B and B due to its price, reviews and proximity to dales walks. We were very pleased with our choice; nice rooms, very friendly service, excellent beer and good food. The Mason's Arms has three new fans from the north east.

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Newcastle
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Three of us stayed two nights B&B on a ladies' Dales walking trip and this proved to be an excellent base. Proper village pub that does not pretend to be something it's not. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. John the owner really looked after us. Good, well kept beer and lovely, wholesome, home cooked food - if you want a gastro pub eat somewhere else. (One suggestion though would be to add another fish dish). Rooms were quite spacious and had everything you need including good quality hair dryers. The very hot bath was so welcome after a hard day's walking and the bed was probably the comfiest I have slept in with good quality duvets and bed linen. All in all a convivial and relaxing two night stay and absolutley fantastic value for money. Oh and despite the shocking forecast the sun had his hat on!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed on a Charity Cycle trip and were pleased with the service and hospitality offered. Good Food, nice Beer, a proper pub atmosphere in a secluded area away from the main Gargrave 'A' road. Clean rooms with all the amenities and good information as to when and where everything was located and at what times food was served. Many Thanks

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

What a lovely friendly pub in the delightful village of Grasmere.
We nearly a lunchtime breakfast for four but I couldn't persuade the rest of my party as they were more keen to get on with a walk up Malham Cove. However we did debate this long enough to enjoy a wonderful pint of Signal Main Line from a new local brewery in Settle.
I love it when a pub promotes real ale and takes "a risk" with new ventures. I was awarded by a terrific pint and Masons Arms deserves a mention and a nod, for being a good pub.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Called in at this pub over the bank holiday weekend - excellent service and friendly staff
Good atmosphere in this picturesque village of Gargrave
The food looked excellent and good value -rooms are available as well
A very relaxing pub

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed over the Bank Holiday and were really impressed. Service was excellent, all the staff were very friendly. The room was very clean and cosy, with a good selection of hot drinks, and we liked the finishing touch of a towel, bowl and biscuit for the dog! The home cooked food was delicious (especially the fruit crumble and custard!), so much so that we went back for lunch on our way home after a walk.

We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Masons Arms Gargarve
Address: Marton Road, Gargrave BD23 3NL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Gargrave
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Gargrave
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Masons Arms Gargarve 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Open all year round,The Masons Arms opposite the church in Gargrave, is ideally situated in the Yorkshire Dales between the thriving market town of Skipton and Settle.A warm welcome is offered at The Masons Arms Gargrave, complete with its oak-beamed ceilings and open fires, our traditional bar is just the place to relax and unwind in the company of friendly locals. A great range of traditional ales from the regions breweries, plus a wide choice of wines and spirits, awaits you. Not to mention a delicious menu of home-made food and daily specials, making the Masons Arms the most popular venue in the area.Our six En-suite bedrooms offer a comfortable level of accommodation. Each room has a television, tea and coffee making facilities and all have their own separate entrance from the pub.We can accommodate every one, from single guests to family groups and are always happy to welcome dogs. ... more   less 
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