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The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield

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Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
+44 1677 470548
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York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bank holiday Monday went to lightwater Valley with family had Brill day myself and hubby stopped of at freemason arms nosterfield near Masham nice welcome from staff eddie had gammon egg chips Toms and mushroom I had peppers filled with giant couscous smoked apple wood cheese salad all very nice on a black board it said Tuesday steak night £12... More 

Thank elaine b
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other reviews and the high marks awarded here suggest this is a great pub for a meal, alas we never got to find out for ourselves. We called in with friends after visiting the annual Beltane celebrations at nearby Thornborough. We ordered drinks at the bar and enquired about food only to be told, very firmly, that it was impossible... More 

Thank MiriamWakefield
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of our regular venues as it offers great choice of dishes, well cocked and presented, with portion size that would challenge the most serious appetites. Friendly service, great country our atmosphere and a great choice of local ales and good selection of wines.

Thank Mustafa A
York, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

On a chilly evening, the warmth from the fire of the Freemasons was extremely pleasurable. Even more welcoming, was the delicious smell of the food from the kitchen. If you weren't hungry when you opened the door, you soon would be! The pub is nicely set out, small bar area and tasteful restaurant. As it was steak night, couldn't miss... More 

Thank Gerry C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Yes this is our village pub, but praise where praise is due. what a scrumptious sunday lunch, Great Sunday menu with specials on the board. I decided on lamb with of course Yorkshire pudding, my husband had beef, both cooked to perfection, selection of vegetables, Real treat to have mashed carrot and swede. A real country pub, the girls (barstaff),are... More 

Thank Deborah H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visited last night, very impressive menu, difficult to decide which starter to have as they all sounded great. No problems with the starters, eagerly awaiting the main courses; the first one - trio of meats ended up a duo of meats as the lamb had run out, but that was ok, it was Sunday evening.The gravy was incredibly salty on... More 

Thank Frank W
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We have been several times to The Freemasons Arms and on the whole enjoy it. On this visit my husband choose Lamb cutlets with a miniature shepherds pie. the lamb was good but the shepherds pie was extremely miniature and mainly gravy and the vegetables were non existent. The rest us of us did enjoy our meals but please a... More 

Thank Barbara S
Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

'Thank you' meal out for our Dental Practice team from Catterick Pre ordered from great menu Recommend Steak and Ale pie. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Not far off the A1 for anyone travelling North South and wanting something different from motorway services. Come off at J50 A61

Thank Ian G
Bedale, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was my first visit at the Freemasons Arms and I loved it. Although attempting dry January not having a drink the wine list was excellent. The landlady was great and we loved the food. We had king prawns and salt and pepper squid to start and lovely pie and pork belly for our mains.The food was delicious, we had... More 

Thank aschorisch
Ripon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We are always greeted warmly here, the food never fails to delight, lovely atmosphere. We always enjoy coming here and recommend it to all our friends.

Thank Jenni B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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