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The Bolton Arms

££ - £££, British,
Downholme, Richmond DL11 6AE, England
+44 1748 823716
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“forest fruits” (2 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Downholme, Richmond DL11 6AE, England
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

1  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

Thank horacesmum
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Thought we'd give Steak Night a go as had been recommended. Almost half my steak was gristle and poorly cooked. Yes this steak is cheaper on the Steak Night but it was so obviously cheap poor quality meat and dreadful so it wouldn't make me...More

Thank smilepoppet
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic gem of a pub. As it was steak night, we had the steak and it was superb. All the staff were so friendly. And our waitress was very efficient and a pleasure to speak to. We found out she was the landladies...More

Thank Kimm0525
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Great location with a good sized car park. Greeted by friendly staff. Food arrived in good time and was delicious. Highly recommended

Thank Rick_Garside
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We have a house locally and had heard good reviews. Brilliant food well cooked, Our waitress was a delightful local girl. We ate in the garden to the back as the sun went down after a beautiful day. What a fantastic view. We felt a...More

Thank 770James
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This pub is set in beautiful countryside, has very friendly staff (except one). To be honest my only criticisms were the surly waitress and the lack of vegetables. I don't understand why this is a common theme in pubs; vegetables are not that expensive and...More

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 18 April 2018

My wife and I took my mother for Sunday Lunch, never been before so really did not know what to expect. Glad we booked in advance. Met with a friendly face at the bar asked to sit in the lounge area while our table was...More

Thank brendanquinn2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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