The Bruce Arms

The Bruce Arms, West Tanfield, Ripon

Restaurant | Bar | Rooms

Ideally located in the picturesque village of West Tanfield, The Bruce Arms is an 18th Century Coaching Inn with real character and comfort. 

Glorious sun terrace for summer evenings and comforting log fires in the winter. 

Some of the finest food in Yorkshire and a regularly changing menu with a local emphasis.

Extensive Gin , Whisky and Wine selection.

Cask ales and craft bottled beer.

Opening Times....

Wed 6pm - 11pm

Thus - Sat 12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm

Sunday 12pm-10pm

Food Service.... 

Lunch 12pm to 3pm (Sunday Lunch until 4pm) 

Dinner 6pm to 9pm every evening including Sundays


Our Food & Drink

North Yorkshire has an abundance of quality produce - fruit, veg and game. Our chefs, Dave and Lee, take great pride in creating a mix of classical and innovative dishes from these fine local ingredients - from local suppliers,  allotments and even woodlands.

Excellent Gin and Malt Whisky selection.

Bottled craft beer

Theakstons on draught 

Local Thornborough Cider

Extensive wine list

View our menu >
Call us to make a Reservation on 01677 470 325. Or use our "Reservation form"

Valentine’s Menu 2018 (Serving all February)

Soup: Spring Vegetable Soup ‘au Pistou’ with Parmesan & Basil served with Freshly Baked Bread 5.50

Scallops: Seared King Scallops with Soused Fennel and a Citrus, Lemon Oil & Micro Herb Salad 8.95   

Mushroom: Rosemary & Thyme Roast Field Mushroom topped with Chestnut and Herb Risotto served on Rustic Toast 8.50

Soufflé: Twice-baked Yorkshire Blue Cheese Soufflé, Sweet Pickled Walnut and Endive Salad 8.25

Black Pud:  Warm Salad of Doreen’s Black Pudding, Smoked Bacon Lardons and Mixed Leaf 8.50

Oysters:  3, 5 or 7 Fresh Lindisfarne Oysters with Lemon each 2.25


Lamb: Crispy Cumin-spiced Breast of Lamb over Green Herb Cous Cous with Pomegranate 18.95

Cod: Roast Cod Loin on Chive Mash with Cold Water Prawns, Caper Butter and Samphire 19.95

Veg: Roast Butternut Squash en-croute with Buttered Kale and Saffron Cream 17.75

Surf and Turf: Sirloin Steak with Tomato, Garlic & Lemon Butter Tiger Prawns & Skinny Fries 25.95

Steaks: Served with Skinny Fries, Tomato & Field Mushroom with a sliver of Merlot, Garlic, ‘Maître D’ or Marmite Butter

Butcher’s Secret Steak 19.95

Sirloin Steak 22.95


Sharing Platters for February:

(enough for 2 people as a Main Course these platters vary from week to week depending upon availability of items)

Hot and Chilled Seafood Platter with Classic Sauces & Skinny Fries £42 (£21.00 pp)

Sizzling Steaks & Meats with Steak Garnish & Skinny Fries  £55 (£27.50 pp)

Vegetable Tempura with Cous Cous, Mixed Salad and Skinny Fries £35 (£17.50 pp)

Chateau Briand (450g) with Steak Garnish, Flavoured Butter & Skinny Fries (24hrs notice required) £59 (£29.50 pp)


If you have any allergen concerns, please talk to a member of staff before ordering. Have a look at the Specials Boards for additional dishes!


Midweek Tea for Two

Two People, Two Courses, Two Glasses of Wine (or tea, of course!) £40 for Two, Available Wednesday & Thursday.

Sample menu

Homemade Vegetable Soup

Calamari Strips with Garlic Butter, Herbs & Tomato

Blue Cheese & Walnut Salad with Mustard Dressing

Hot Marinated Chicken Strips on Mixed Leaf with House Slaw

Gnocchi with Summer Veg – Peas, Broad Beans and Asparagus in a Butter Herb Sauce

Seafood Linguine in a Cream & Dill Sauce

Chocolate Mousse with Cream

Affogato, Vanilla Ice Cream & Hot Espresso with Amaretti Biscuits


White: 125ml Ugni (Colombard) Le Sanglier de la Montagne

Re d:125ml Carignan Le Sanglier de la Montagne

Fizzy Fridays

Bottle of Thiénot Brut, Reims, Champagne & mega nibbles £45, or Prosecco (Cuvée Oro, Spumante) £25. 

Sunday Lunch £24.50 for 3 or £19.50 for 2 Superb Courses. 

Includes the classic roast sirloin of beef with the all important home made Yorkshire Puddings. 

View the Sunday lunch menu >

Dave Mathews and his team of chefs add some finishing touches.

Hire our Private Dinning Room or the whole venue for large parties & functions. Prices ranging from £29.50 to £40pp and are based around our current menu.

To enquire about private dining room call us on 01677 470 325 to make an Enquiry, or fill in our "contact us form" and we will call you to talk through your options.


"We buy our food from recognised suppliers as well as using local producers wherever possible. If you have any concerns regarding allergens or food intolerances, please ask a member of staff to consult our allergen information file."