In the midst of a military training area lies the hamlet of Downholme and it's watering hole, The Bolton Arms. A surprisingly eclectic menu led to she who must be obeyed having garlic mushrooms followed by gammon with me taking the black pudding stack. Starters were great with the salad that accompanied the black pudding nicely dressed. Both mains were served with homemade chips and the only slight criticism being my steak slightly overdone. However this was outweighed by the quality if the ingredients and the portion size , which is large. Purely in the interests of producing a full review I sacrificed the waist line and tucked into a homemade tiramisu which was stunnig with she who must be obeyed having a huge eton mess. A quick nosey glance around the other diners revealed that all the portions are generous, the fish and chips looked amazing and ,frankly, the cheese board could easily be shared between 2. Probably a good idea to book as it was busy. Overall well worth the short trip from richmond over the somewhat desolate dales and cattle grids. Sorry could not advise about the wine list, this is North Yorkshire where we sup ale and the Timothy Taylors landlord was a fine example of that brew being kept impeccably.
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