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The Masons Arms, Northallerton

82 High Street
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Will Larter left this review about The Masons Arms

A helpful sign on the wall above the entrance warns that this is Northallerton's premier karaoke bar, which explains the numerous loudspeakers, and the DJ console next to the fireplace in the front room. Other than that, this is a pleasant, small, multi-roomed pub which features in Camra's list of pubs with historical interiors. To be fair, it's only of "some" regional importance, but worth a visit on that score if you like that sort of thing. Just one hand pump, with Timothy Taylor Landlord seemingly a fixture. I went instead for the keg version of Black Sheep Best Bitter, which was very cold but not too gassy, and had a nice bitter finish (though I suspect the recipe is slightly different, as it's considerably paler than the cask version). There were a couple of handfuls of locals here at the time of my visit, having a lunchtime soup-and-a-sandwich and trying to make themselves heard above the music, which was not, in my opinion, at a lunchtime volume. Despite this niggle this is quite a pleasant pub, though for real ale choice I'd be in the Tithe across the road, quick as a flash.

On 5th March 2020 - rating: 6
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Carl Urmston left this review about The Masons Arms

Quality of the Landlord seems to have improved since the previous visit, although it remained the only real ale offering.
As noted, a characterful wet-led pub at the northern end of the High Street. Reasonably busy on a Saturday afternoon and showing the rugby. Would return.

On 16th March 2018 - no rating submitted
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Old Boots left this review about The Masons Arms

The interior is quite an unspoiled and interesting one, fortunately the John Smiths cask has gone but sadly the replacement Taylors Landlord was in fairly poor shape.

September 2010
Odd shaped corner pub in rough cast, the interior is much nicer than the outside suggests, the door is on the side of the building not on the High Street side. Through the entrance there is a sitting room to the left with a vestible bar to the right, this contains only one Britannia table, a games machine, a juke box and part of the curved counter including the solitary John Smiths Cask pull. Beyond is a tap room with a long alcove housing the big screen, I think there's another room further on but I didn't check that out. The bar has a super tiled front but the floor is a bit of modern naffness. Nice friendly local.

On 25th February 2018 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Northallerton, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Masons Arms, Northallerton
5th Mar 2020, 11:28
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
5th Mar 2020, 11:27
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 March 2020 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 March 2020 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 17 September 2010 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 04 March 2020 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 September 2010 by hondo .
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