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Bolton Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BW, England
+44 1969 623327
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London, Canada
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We loved the atmosphere of The Bolton Arms. Loved the big old fireplace. I think we should go back on a winters evening on one of our trips just to sit near the fire. It's located on the town square so parking is close by. The food was good and enjoyed by all. The wait staff were attentive and pleasant.... More 

1 Thank caribbean_breezes
Whitby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Recommended to me by my B&B host, I chose the lamb shank, which was perfectly cooked. Plenty of fresh vegetables. I was offered a free taster of the local ale. I foolishly ate the whole blackberry and apple crumble and custard which I enjoyed! Good service until a slight mix-up with the wrong bill but altogether a good evening. Interesting... More 

1 Thank Veronica C
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited one night last week hoping to have a meal there, but unfortunately we didn't stay. It's a lovely impressive building standing at the top of the market square in Leyburn with great staff but the place lacked atmosphere.....there was only ourselves and one other couple in a large lounge, and it was very bright. We expected it to... More 

1 Thank DOODLE2011
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visting Leyburn and this pub looks very impressive from the outside. When we entered the bar my impression was of a place that needed some work done on the decoration. Walked up to the bar and asked for a pint of Black Sheep Ale (a local brew) and was told very abruptly 'we don't serve that'. With such a warm... More 

2 Thank OldColfeian
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch there which was ok with a window seat overlooking the countryside Food ok with a good choice of vegetables although meats were limited Food was a bit cold I thought perhaps hot plates would have helped? This place on previous visits was very busy so why was it so quiet when we went? The flaking paintwork ,... More 

1 Thank Stephen S
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Called here as we had business in the area,large pub,bit old fashioned,but nice bar staff,made us very welcome,as did the locals,we had hot pork baguette ,which was very tasty,the wine was especially nice,and husband said lager was fine,

1 Thank lorraineanne
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited this pub a few times during our recent visit to Leyburn. The staff were extremely friendly and the beer was well kept. We also ate here one evening - very good traditional pub food with good proportions and nicely served. Good value for money. No doubt we shall return.

1 Thank michael t
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Been here a few times in the past and always loved the food so went for a meal with family. It was a Thursday night and it was cold and empty with no atmosphere. Food was ok but nothing special, though steak was nice. Not sure if its more popular in the summer and at weekends but there was next... More 

Thank MrsJD2007
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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

1 Thank Dalesman142
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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

1 Thank DanDunleavy

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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, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 623327

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