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Bruce Arms, Ripon

Main Street
West Tanfield
Postal town: Ripon
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Old Boots left this review about Bruce Arms

Reopened and redecorated, still with an emphasis on food but not so much as before and more pub like in the main room. The second room without the counter remains an elegant restaurant type dining room. The main room is home to three pulls and a low T-Bar, cask beers are from smaller Yorkshire breweries, naturally Theakstons but also Ossett and Kirkstall on my visit. There is seating here for drinkers as well as diners. Nice start and good to see two pubs again in this small village. Premium charge on half pints.

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Old Boots left this review about Bruce Arms

Large stone pub in picturesque village with old its stable yard now the carpark. Locally made Black Sheep bitter plus Taylors Landlord cask ales in good condition, plus a wide range of UK kegs: Grolsch, Carling, Stella, Guinness and Strongbow, pricing is a little above the area average but this is almost in Wensleydale. Largely food orientated so most furniture is chairs and tables permanently set for eating although there are some low tables with armchairs in the larger of the two rooms where casual drinkers can relax. The smaller room looks to be purely dining, I would assume it is used mainly as a breakfast room for staying guests. The larger room is L shaped and contains the bar counter with large casks on a stillage above it. The mainroom is decorated with plain white plastered walls, tasteful pictures and there are a few books scattered around but strictly no machines. There is some nice exposed stone work and old beams showing this is an old building, with stone flags round the bar area and carpeting elsewhere. Next to the stable yard is an outdoor seating area. The staff are solicitous and pleasant but the service is more restaurant than pub like.

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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Thirsk, 10.52 miles, 3 hr 23 min walk (show)
Northallerton, 14.4 miles, 4 hr 37 min walk (show)
Knaresborough, 17.46 miles, 5 hr 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bruce Arms, West Tanfield
4th Oct 2021, 20:27
Review submitted by Old Boots
4th Oct 2021, 20:27
Request to mark pub as open by Old Boots approved

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 October 2009 by Dave McNally
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