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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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York, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a chilly evening, the warmth from the fire of the Freemasons was extremely pleasurable. Even more welcoming, was the delicious smell of the food from the kitchen. If you weren't hungry when you opened the door, you soon would be! The pub is nicely set out, small bar area and tasteful restaurant. As it was steak night, couldn't miss... More 

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Thank Gerry C
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes this is our village pub, but praise where praise is due. what a scrumptious sunday lunch, Great Sunday menu with specials on the board. I decided on lamb with of course Yorkshire pudding, my husband had beef, both cooked to perfection, selection of vegetables, Real treat to have mashed carrot and swede. A real country pub, the girls (barstaff),are... More 

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Thank Deborah H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited last night, very impressive menu, difficult to decide which starter to have as they all sounded great. No problems with the starters, eagerly awaiting the main courses; the first one - trio of meats ended up a duo of meats as the lamb had run out, but that was ok, it was Sunday evening.The gravy was incredibly salty on... More 

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Thank Frank W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been several times to The Freemasons Arms and on the whole enjoy it. On this visit my husband choose Lamb cutlets with a miniature shepherds pie. the lamb was good but the shepherds pie was extremely miniature and mainly gravy and the vegetables were non existent. The rest us of us did enjoy our meals but please a... More 

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Thank Barbara S
Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

'Thank you' meal out for our Dental Practice team from Catterick Pre ordered from great menu Recommend Steak and Ale pie. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Not far off the A1 for anyone travelling North South and wanting something different from motorway services. Come off at J50 A61

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Thank Ian G
Bedale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was my first visit at the Freemasons Arms and I loved it. Although attempting dry January not having a drink the wine list was excellent. The landlady was great and we loved the food. We had king prawns and salt and pepper squid to start and lovely pie and pork belly for our mains.The food was delicious, we had... More 

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Thank aschorisch
Ripon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We are always greeted warmly here, the food never fails to delight, lovely atmosphere. We always enjoy coming here and recommend it to all our friends.

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Thank Jenni B
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

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Thank Peter S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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Thank BainFam41
Ripon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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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.

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Thank Jenni B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
Description
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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