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The Lister Arms | Malham

The Lister Arms
Near Skipton
BD23 4DB

01729 830444

The Lister Arms | Malham

Nestled at the foot of the breathtaking Malham Cove, in the heart of the idyllic and charming village of Malham, you’ll discover The Lister Arms. For sheer location alone, our traditional coaching inn is a fell walker’s paradise, but for those with a serious passion for home-cooked food in a traditional Yorkshire setting, you’re on to a winner.


From the outside, history can be seen from every turn, from the traditional mounting block where riders would effortlessly climb on to the horses, to the period features and beautiful tiled entrance hall which greets you on arrival..


Inside the Inn is divided into little nooks, with original fireplaces, wood floors and beams, making it the perfect place to while away the hours with friends (2 or 4 legged), loved ones or fellow walkers.


You can choose from a menu which is a celebration of locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients from trusted suppliers in the area, all home-cooked to order by our talented chef, and the team. And naturally for a Daniel Thwaites owned Inn, food here is brilliantly complemented by the extensive selection of cask ales. Add to that comfortable accommodation and a really warm Yorkshire welcome from our friendly team and you’ve got everything you need for an unforgettable trip to the Yorkshire Dales.


Our Rooms


The Inn - choose from standard or character rooms in the main inn. We're an old building with heaps of character, wonky floorboards, wooden beams and unusual shaped rooms, but what we don't have is a lift or any ground floor rooms. Some of our character rooms have fabulous views of the green outside the inn.


The Lister Cottage - adjacent to the Inn and with its own front door, the cottage offers a choice of standard or character rooms, over a ground and first floor.


The Lister Barn - just a hop, skip and a jump ( over the beck !) and you're at the front door of our fabulous new Lister Barn development with 8 gorgeous guest rooms. Choose from character or feature rooms - we also have an accessible room at the Barn as well.


Our Food


Whether you choose to spend the day exploring the beautiful green countryside of Malham on foot or admire the views as you drive through the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park, the heavenly aroma of home cooked food will be waiting to tempt you across the threshold into our friendly inn.


Our menus are traditional in the sense that they offer you a warming array of your favourite home-cooked dishes that have been lovingly prepared by our talented team of chefs. You can enjoy dishes which are freshly prepared to order using good quality local ingredients,sourced from trusted suppliers in the area including delicious cuts of meat, seasonal vegetables and cheeses. And make sure you can find space for a pudding, you won’t be disappointed.

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“Great Visit”

Stopped here for a meal in the evening after spending the day in Malham. Great food, nice staff and a very cosy surrounding. Restaurant was very busy and had plenty of buzz about it too, wouldn't hesitate to visit again should I be up here again...


“Awesome weekend”

Stunning room, great food and good company. The pub is amazing for walkers, big fires, great evening food, huge sandwiches, fantastic breakfast. This is one of the best places I have stayed in a long time. Thank you...


“Very clean and excellent team of friendly staff”

A great place to stay in a lovely part of England. The Lister Arms has the 4 essentials of any really good place to stay: It's kept clean. My room had a great shower. The breakfast is excellent It has a team of friendly and attentive staff who genuinely seem to care about standards and the reputation of the place...


“Great place to finish a fantastic walk”

My wife and I did a 10 mile walk ending at Malham Cove. We had parked out the front of The Lister Arms and put £1.50 into the milk churn to cover the cost of parking. Actually I think it is only a pound but I was feeling wreckless. Living near Brighton a day's parking would be nearer £20. As...


“Lovely grub with faultless service, as usual.”

Another visit to the Lister arms and weren't dissapointed. Food was good and generous and the other half was very impressed. But the main point must be the Beer. Each and every pint pulled and presented perfectly!!!! Can highly recommend the "hetton"! Overall another great visit and will be returning as soon as we can. Highly recommended...


“Wonderful stay. Wish we could have stayed longer.”

My wife and I stay in many hotels and always hope for / expect 'high spec'. We will be recommending HIGHLY the Lister Arms, Malham, to all friends and family. Perfect in every way. Superb hospitality, beautiful room with biggest & comfiest bed ever (we stayed in R12) exquisite food, great beer. Could not ask for more. Well behaved dogs...

The Lister Arms | Malham