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The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield

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Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
+44 1677 470548
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the first time today. The welcome was warm. Plenty of choice on the menu and specials board. The food was delicious. Prawn cocktail and chicken goujon starters were excellent. The steak pie was wonderful as were the slow cooked pork belly and gammon. As for the charcuterie platter? Overwhelming! The service was great. We'll certainly return.

Thank Peter S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had the three meats Sunday lunch. The meats were all excellent with a super Yorkshire Pudding and good variety of veg. Please serve the gravy in a jug on the side

Thank BainFam41
Ripon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoy coming to this delightful pub, and love the food and the staff. We have a shortlist of pubs that we frequent and this one rates amongst the best. I particularly enjoy the steak pie, and my husband loves the steak. Many thanks for another lovely meal.

Thank Jenni B
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a lovely evening. The food was all cooked to order, meaning we had a a bit of time to wait ,but it was worth it and we were given some delicious bread and fresh made hummus....yummy to keep us going. The slow roast belly pork just melted in my mouth...delicious.Our friend had the fish and chips, and he... More 

Thank Kim S
Redcar, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 698 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were a group of 12, touring North Yorkshire and had pre-booked lunches. Rather than turn up 'en masse' we pre-ordered our meals earlier in the morning to give chef time to prepare them as we needed to served and on our way within an hour or so of arrival. The pre-order system worked well although service was a little... More 

Thank Steve M
Swindon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Staying at the Cedar Retreat this pub comes recommended by them. Stepping inside this little chocolate box sees the perfect pub, warm friendly and to top it off the food was fantastic. The best steak and ale pie ever and the rib eye steak was superb. The cost is very cheap and the quality is exceptional, we would have happily... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Sat outside with pre lunch drink considering menu which had a good choice of freshly cooked meals. Relaxed atmosphere inside where we had nice food with friendly service. Would recommend

Thank gordon h
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

So very quiet. We were one of two couples. Whilst it was pleasant it was just OK. The menu is predictable. I suspect that the chicken in my Shewarma was pre cooked 😕 and added to a packet sauce (powdery lump). It was just very average unfortunately...I wouldn't hurry back. Awful music .... such a shame.

Thank spammyUk
Ripon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited The Freemasons Arms again today, and again we found good service, lovely food and a great welcome! We enjoy eating out, and have a shortlist of favourites - needless to say this is one of our favourites! Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Jenni B
Beverley, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Welcoming pub in a lovely location in North Yorkshire. Good menu plus special steak menu. Tasty food and good portions. Wine was excellent value. Staff polite and helpful. Need to wait a little for courses as everything is cooked to order.

Thank goldfinch101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nosterfield, Bedale DL8 2QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Bedale
  • Phone Number: +44 1677 470548
Recently refurbished charming country pub serving everything from real ales to fine wines. Diners can choose from pub classics with a twist, daily specials and Chef's own signature dishes, exactingly cooked and served by a friendly front-of-house team.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry took time out from their high-profile visit to the Tour de France with a private lunch at The Freemasons Arms of Nosterfield. The pub was chosen to host the lunch, which was kept a closely
guarded secret with only a handful of people knowing of the Royal appointment. The pub remained open throughout with regulars stunned by the arrival of the VIP guests. Chris Kinsell, owner of the Freemasons Arms, said: "It really was an honour to host the Duke and Duchess and the Prince on Saturday. I only took over the pub in February and since then we've been working to develop the unique character of the place and create a menu that combines pub classics with seasonal specials from our chef. But I never imagined welcoming Royal visitors and so we are
all still elated that they chose to enjoy a well-earned break here on such a busy day for them. It was a great day for Yorkshire and for our
country pub!".

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