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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bolton Arms is a beautiful place to stay! We had a warm welcome and our room was lovely….like home from home! Landlord & staff are very friendly…. Great location - spectacular views from the garden at the back! We ate in the restaurant -...there is a good menu & special choices. Food was delicious. Breakfast is ‘hearty’ with a good selection of choice for all…. Thank you for a beautiful relaxing stay! We will be back…. Natalie & Mark 😁More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 21 September 2021

We just had an overnight stay in this lovely pub,with another couple of friends ,we hadn’t seen for a couple of years. We stayed in room 2 with a lovely clean comfy bed,slept like a log!We all had the evening meal,rather a long wait,boy,was it...worth it.I thought I had a good appetite but my meal would have been enough for 3! Tasty and cooked to perfection,oh,and the beer was good too. All in all, an enjoyable experience Thankyou to the really friendly staff.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 September 2021

Consistently good food, we met friends for a birthday celebration and, as ever, were not disappointed. Friendly service, great views if you are lucky enough to visit on a sunny day. Outside or inside the staff are welcoming and attentive. Lots of choice for everyone...- but being a fish lover their Haddock and Prawn Crumble is the best!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

Sadly we were very disappointed in the quality of the food we had. I had the pork belly for starter which was very tasteless. I had the fish crumble for my main which again was very tasteless … my husband had the pork which was...just a giant slab of pork on his plate.. again tasteless . The chips were nice though …More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 14 September 2021

We visited for lunch on a grey Thursday, and were warmly welcomed. We sat in the garden, listening to the birds and enjoying the views. The ducks in the next field, and a visiting stoat were entertaining! I had the most delicious steak pie -...the meat melted in my mouth, and there was plenty of it. My husband had the pork, which he said was also delicious. The service was prompt and really good - even though we were outside the waitresses still checked we had everything we needed. We will definitely be going back again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

We ate dinner recently on a Saturday evening. The ambience was friendly and there was a good menu with plenty of choice. Service was good and our food delicious. A lovely country pub - worth travelling to.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 27 August 2021

After a long drive returning from Alston to our home in Skipton we planned to stop at a certain pub. Sadly on arrival it did not live up its billing and certainly was not somewhere we would stop So faced with this dilemma and realising...many places would be fully booked we thought best to get back near home and hopefully find a supermarket for ready meal I realised that we would be passing the Bolton Arms and having stopped there a couple of times for a drink decided to see if we could get a table The young staff could not have been more helpful and whilst they apologised for the table being next to the bar for us it was perfect in the centre of thins rather than on the edge The menu whilst not extensive was very well thought out offering pub classics and something along the lines of fine dining in fact something for everyone We had the pie which with some well chosen and cooked vegetables was excellent. For pudding although nearly full from the pie we opted to share the sticky toffee pudding an inspired choice as it was nearly a complete meal on its own Thus from a near disaster to a great meal we left very pleased knowing we would returnMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021

I have eaten at The Bolton Arms on a number of occasions over the years and have always enjoyed their food; for the rest of my family this was their first visit. We ate in the airy conservatory and service was friendly and prompt. Our...prawn cocktail and pork belly starters were good. Responses to the main courses however were mixed. The salmon, lamb and steak and kidney were successes, but the cod was overcooked and the chips not the best. Similarly the desserts though plentiful in amount were slightly short on quality. Past experiences have been better, but we were generally happy overall.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021

Stopped here for one night the staff were very friendly, such a homely place with fantastic homemade food. Room was a lot better than I expected, for such an old building the rooms are modern with a powerful shower. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021

WOW, what a great find.Greay settings every friendly and helpful staff. The meals we both had where amazing. Thank you to all

Date of visit: June 2021
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5