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The Lister Arms at Malham - Pub in Yorkshire

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Malham, Skipton, BD23 4DB, Yorkshire
England, United Kingdom

Darren Dunn
+44 (0)1729 830444(landline)

Gorgeous village green, flagged floors, local ales and food, a handsome barn conversion. Loved by families, terrific for exploring Yorkshire

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When we choose pubs to join us, we look for those special details that will make each one memorable. You have that in spades with with this family-friendly pub in a gorgeous Dales village. Kids can charge around the village green outside the 17th-century coaching inn, once home to the first Lord of Ribblesdale, or play pooh sticks in the gentle stream. Inside are flagged floors, wood-burning stoves and well-kept local ales. Darren also puts an interesting menu together. You could start with game galantine, and move onto blackened prawn and salmon stroganoff; if you have room, finish with rum soaked apple and sultana crumble. Or share a board: Ribblesdale goat's cheese, Yorkshire Blue bonbon, woodland mushrooms and mature cheddar, squash and walnut spring roll... The kids menu is brilliant and there are activities too. 

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
Food all day
Food is served all day long.

Local points of interest from Darren Dunn:

Local points of interest from
Darren Dunn:

  • Crowned Yorkshire's Favourite Pub 2019! After lunch, visit Malham Cove; a well-known beauty spot at the head of the valley, with a vast area of limestone pavement at the top.
  • Janet Foss is a popular waterfall and another beauty spot. It takes its name from the Old Norse word for waterfall or forces, and Janet (or Jennet) believed to be the queen of the local fairies who lived behind the fall in a small cave.
  • Discover the highest lake in England; Malham Tarn which is an impressive 377 metres above sea-level and is home to a wide variety of birds and aquatic wildlife.
  • Skipton is the nearest large town and is a thriving hub with independent shops, market stalls and cafes a plenty. Skipton is filled with history and home to one of the best preserved medieval castles in England.
  • There are many opportunities for caving near to our inn. With routes suitable for beginners or experts. There are deep pools, waterfalls and climbs; perfect for the more adventurous types!
  • The Yorkshire Dales offers some of the best mountain biking in the UK, so make the most of it while you are vising our inn! From rolling fells, technical descents, bridleways and purpose designed forest trials; there is adventure for everyone!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"My husband and I have just had 2 nights at the Lister Arms. Amazing Inn/Hotel - Character room so large and comfortable with a large walk-in shower. Staff amazing very friendly and food very reasonably priced and enjoyable. They are great animal lovers and your dog would be made more than welcome. We unfortunately picked the wrong weather but we will certainly go back in the spring."

Wendy - Middlewich Cheshire, United Kingdom

November 2015
"Wonderful stay from the prime location in beautiful Malham to the supremely comfortable bed, excellent shower and amazingly helpful staff. Breakfast was one of the highlights - especially the extra sausage for our dog! Will definitely be returning."


September 2015
"Stayed many times with our dog max. just a fab place and so friendly."


August 2015
"Stayed in a dog friendly family room. The atmosphere was great, loads of friendly people -guests and staff. Very relaxed. Food and real ale was goodd and room was comfy. Really good value for money. Would definitely recommend it and will go again. "
January 2015

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Breakfast from £5. Lunch from £8. Dinner from £12. Sunday lunch £13.50.


Open all day.


Malham, Skipton, BD23 4DB, Yorkshire


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