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Lister Arms

Gordale Scar Road
BD23 4DB

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Opening Times


Monday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday8.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday8.00 am - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu 8am - 9.30pm
Fri & Sat 8am - 10pm
Sun 8am - 9.30pm

About the Pub

NOTE: (December 2021) Because of increased demand due to Covid restrictions on people travelling abroad, Malham gets very busy at weekends. As the Lister Arms is still operating table service only, at busy times (especially weekends from mid-afternoon onwards) walk-ins may not be possible - check with the 'meet and greet' staff on the door. If wishing to dine at such times, please make a table booking in advance.

Substantial stone Grade II listed inn dating from 1723 or earlier, overlooking the village green. Named after the Lister family, who owned the Manor of Gisburn, twelve miles to the south. The tiled entrance hall opens to the stone-flagged main bar area, warmed by a log-burning stove, with two separate areas to left and right. There is also a separate dining room/restaurant, The large secluded garden at the rear has ample comfortable seating and views towards the cove. The well-stocked bar has a good selection of malt whiskies and gins. Home-made cakes, cream teas and luxury hot chocolate are also available. Breakfast is served 8-10 am, brunch from 10 to midday and the main menu is available thereafter. Malham can get very busy at weekends and in school holidays. Booking advisable for evening meals in summer. Nutty Black (Dark) may not be available in the winter months.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Thwaites Gold
  • Thwaites IPA
  • Thwaites Original

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Dark Horse Hetton Pale Ale
  • Settle Mainline
  • Thwaites --seasonal--

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  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


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  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Camping Camping Nearby 200m

    Riverside Campsite.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Lister Arms

Gordale Scar Road
BD23 4DB

Sat Nav Reference

54.062, -2.1524


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Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Kirkby Lonsdale Travel: 75 (Sat); NYCC: 210/211 (Mon-Fri); 884 (Sun (summer))

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Lister Arms - Malham

Lister Arms

Gordale Scar Road
BD23 4DB

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Camping Nearby
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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