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A family affair for these pumps and plates

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu

A change of hands introduced new landlady Gil Richardson to The Bruce Arms in the summer of 2015, along with several members of her family. Front of house is run by Maggie (Gil’s niece) and Katy; Maggie's husband Dave heads the chef team and additional members of the family help out when needed. The stone-built inn is a comfy and traditional village pub, complete with beams and log fires, where Theakston ales and Yorkshire cider keep the regulars happy. Diners need have no qualms about the quality of the new menu, which is firmly based on the very best of local game, locally reared meat, and North Sea fish. Try a starter of Nidderdale-shot pigeon with wild mushrooms, apple and Doreen’s black pudding. Main courses may include oven-roasted east coast darne of salmon with queen scallop fritters, salsa verde and Lyonnaise potatoes. Treacle tart with Brymor clotted cream concludes an excellent repast.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday and Tuesday
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11 (Sunday 12-9)
  • Lunch: Thursday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-4
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Theakston Best Bitter, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Yorkshire Cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets

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On A6108 between Ripon and Masham

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