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The Lister Arms

Close to majestic Malham Cove

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly

For location alone, this handsome old coaching inn takes some beating, sitting as it does in some of Britain’s most impressive cavern-riddled limestone scenery. A dense covering of creepers masks its stone walls, and the old mounting block from coaching days is still in situ. Beyond the attractive tiled entrance are small rooms with original beams, fireplaces, wooden floors and log-burning stoves. One of Thwaites Inns of Character pubs, it’s right on the village green, which presents much easier terrain for the fell-walkers, cavers and other outdoor types who drop in here for morning coffee or a pint. If the latter, it could be a glass of Wainwright bitter, named after the fell-walking guide and writer/illustrator Alfred Wainwright, who also hailed from Blackburn; seasonal Dark Horse ales are further options. Feel free to arrive in muddy boots with a well-behaved dog – nobody will object.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: all week 12-9, summer 12-10
  • Dinner: all week 12-9, summer 12-10

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Original, Dark Horse Hetton Pale Ale, Marston's Wainwright
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press and Rosie's Pig

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


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


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

In village centre

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