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The Bolton Arms

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Downholme, Richmond DL11 6AE, England
+44 1748 823716
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Hastings, U.K.
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for an early evening meal. Like most Yorkshire pubs it caters for both its locals and tourists. There is a dining room but also a few tables in the bar. Classic pub menu with some great pies on offer! Portions are generous and freshly prepared - absolutely no complaints. Also a friendly welcome and lovely real ales... More 

Thank biglong
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting more. Had to order from the bar as no menus and felt uncomfortable staring over people in front of the blackboard who were eating. The service wasn't great. Slapped the change down in front of us. Food was okay but wouldn't return.

Thank Aileensusanpawley
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a really good lunch at the Bolton Arms. My gammon was excellent and my husband said his haddock was delicious . Home made real chips. The pub is warm, comfortable and in a beautiful little village. One of my favourite places in the Dales.

Thank anna f
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Booked for Sunday Lunch with the parents! Almost every plate was empty when finished, the dinner was soooo tasty! I had Pork a few had beef & my hubby had the belly pork, everyone commented on how nice their dish was! We will Deffo be returning !

Thank Rachel B
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the Bolton Arms today for my husbands birthday-booked at the last minute and were lucky to get in as it was very busy. All four of our meals were delicious 2 Roast Beef,1 Roast Pork & 1 Steak Pie. Lovely Yorkshire puddings,gravy and vegetables. We all agreed we couldn't fault anything. A warm welcome very personable young waiter... More 

Thank WensleydaleWanderers
Catterick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went here as a wedding gift from our colleagues at work and what an excellent choice they made. The service throughout from the bar staff to the serving staff was exceptional and the food.... being on a diet I had only intended to have one course but I couldn't resist. Three courses of tasty food but not too big... More 

Thank Jean B
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Having just visited for a lunch time meal and having been at the premises before, I have to say on this occasion we were very disappointed. The place was very quiet, and yes the lady behind the bar may have been bored, but for goodness sake, smile, say hello or at least just be nice, I immediately got the impression... More 

Thank SpannaYorkshire
York, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Thanks to Nicola & Steve my wife had a wonderful surprise for her birthday when all her grandchildren were there to greet her. As usual the meal was first class and the service from the young waitresses couldn't be faulted. I would certainly recommend The Bolton Arms

Thank dandjrichmond
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely country pub serving good quality food. Whilst on holiday in october we were made to feel very welcome by Mick and his staff, who went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our evenings with them.

Thank ian l
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

From the outside the Bolton Arms looks like any ordinary pub, but once inside there is a very warm welcoming smile from the staff, with a choice of eating either in the bar or restaurant. We chose the restaurant which is very tastefully set out, with some tables benefitting from a lovely view. There was a good choice of menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?