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"

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Christmas 2017

Christmas Menu

Celeriac & Pear Velouté, Lightly Spiced with Nutmeg served with Sour Cream

Salmon Gravadlax cured in Mason’s Yorkshire Gin with Fresh Dill, Lemon Crème Fraîche & Pumpernickel

Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli and Micro Herb Salad

Twice-baked Yorkshire Blue Soufflé, Sweet Pickled Walnut Salad & Beetroot Chutney

Whitby Crab & Crayfish with Soused Fennel & Wharfedale Lemon Rapeseed Oil Dressing


Locally-reared Turkey Escallop, Lightly Crumbed in Panko Breadcrumbs & Sautéed in Butter with ‘Pigs in Blankets’, Goose Fat Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Sprouts with Bacon & Chestnuts*

Pan-seared Red Mullet Fillets over Pearl Barley, Winter Veg, Saffron & Spinach Broth

Crispy Spring Rolls of Wild Mushrooms with Truffle Oil over a Savoy Cabbage, Red Onion & Chestnut Fricassée

Crispy Breast of Lamb with Crushed Minted New Potatoes, Roast Butternut Squash, Confit of Garlic with Port & Rosemary Jus

Flash-Roast Sea Bass over Tartare Potatoes, Lemon Dill Cream Sauce & a Mixed Leaf and Micro Herb Salad


Rosa’s Mum’s Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce

Dark Chocolate Torte on a Walnut, Hazelnut & Date & with Raspberry Coulis

Frangipane Tart with Almond & Tanfield Plums served with Cream

Bruléed Creamy Rice Pudding with Boozy Prunes

Port-fed Yorkshire Blue Cheese, Kit Calvert Wenselydale, Biscuits & Fruit Chutney


£29.95 pp 3 courses   £24.50 for 2 courses

All our main course dishes are complete in themselves but, if you would also like a dish of additional Christmas vegetables, this is available at £2.50 pp

 * Unbreaded Scallops of Turkey available on request

If you have any special dietary requests or allergies, please let us know at the time of booking


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."