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The Bolton Arms

££ - £££, British,
Downholme, Richmond DL11 6AE, England
+44 1748 823716
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“forest fruits” (2 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
“cheeseboard” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Downholme, Richmond DL11 6AE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We benefitted from a Burgoyne Hotel mistake – having booked a dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday by email on 13 April 2018 we were informed by Nigel the night before that the hotel didn’t do dinner in the 1735 restaurant on 30 December 2018...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pre ordered our new years meal about a month in advance and were looking forward to the night in general. When we arrived we were welcomed by the most amazing staff. When our food arrived we were all stunned at how amazing it was,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank Madgeruru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having ordered well in advance from the menu for New Year's Eve we were quite disappointed with the quality of the food and very disappointed by the service. There was no warm personal welcome and the young waitresses were clearly inexperienced and/or untrained and certainly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mac B
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Contrary to the review before. The service was great, not great in a yes so no sir three bags full sir, great in the sense that it was a warm family atmosphere. Real people rather than the fake friendly you get in nearly every restaraunt....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank John F
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We enjoyed our food which was well cooked and well presented. The location is lovely and the interior attractive and welcoming with a log fire burning in the bar area. However, when we arrived the landlady was on the phone. After several minutes she beckoned...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ian D
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I very much enjoyed our Sunday lunch last, so friendly to us. We booked in advance and I explained that my friend would like to have chicken, (it wasn't on the Sunday lunch menu). No problem was the reply. On arrival i...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank W7678AJandrewd
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Always good food, beer and a friendly welcome. You can dine in the pub area or in the conservatory restaurant for superb views.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank QP2013
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Very friendly place, beautiful scenery to look at in the beer garden. food is gorgeous and a nice pint would strongly recommend

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ryan Lee H
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Over the last ten years almost all rural inns appear to have taken on one of two identities. Unfortunately the biggest majority seem to have styled themselves as reluctant pubs which would prefer to be swish restaurants feeding whispering overdressed and slightly nervous people while...More

Date of visit: June 2018
4  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Pleasant staff with good service, starters were delicious followed by acceptable main courses. Unfortunately, the tables were quite close together and two couples were discussing rather loudly their rabbit hunting stories with tales of their dogs savaging rabbits and hearing their bones crunch. Not the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank horacesmum
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downholme, Richmond DL11 6AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +44 1748 823716
This is a country pub in the Yorkshire Dales. It has a couple of rooms in the bar and then again two rooms upstairs for the restaurant.
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