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

Open Bank Holiday Mondays 12 – 6ish

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, Graham and Jack 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

Theakston’s and Timothy Taylor’s 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"

Bruce Arms Christmas Menu

Cream of Cauliflower & Bedale Cheddar Soup, Hint of Nutmeg & a Yorkshire Pecorino Cheese Straw studded with Rocket Pesto

Doreen’s Award Winning Black Pudding Scotch Egg – made from a Tanfield Village Farm Egg with Traditional Piccalilli

Slingsby Gin and Beetroot-cured Gravadlax with Dill alongside a Prawn, Crayfish & Bloody Mary Cocktail

Homemade Ham Hock and Parsley Terrine with Celeriac Remoulade & Tomato Chutney

Aromatic Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Curry with Mini Popadoms, Onion & Mint Riata


Roast Turkey Breastwith Sherried Gravy, Nutmeg-scented Bread Sauce, Apple & Sage Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Roast Potatoes & Winter Greens 

Daube of Local Beefin a Rich Red Wine Sauce with Lardons of Smoked Bacon and Caramelized Silver Skin Onions served with Creamy Mash & Savoy Cabbage 

Pan-seared Sea Bassand a Saffron Mussel Sauce over Crushed New Potatoes with Wharfedale Lemon Oil & Fresh Herbs 

Nidderdale Saddleback Pork Chop, Bubble & Squeak, Seared Apple Slices and a Sage & Onion Stuffing Bon Bon served with Yorkshire Cider Gravy

Wild Mushroom & Truffle Oil Mille Feuille with Shavings of Aged Yorkshire Pecorino, Winter Greens and Sweet Pickled Walnuts


Traditional Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce 

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake topped with Brandied Dark Cherries

Lemon Panna Cotta with Lemon Shortbread & Textures of Raspberries

Brûléed Rice Pudding with Boozey Prunes

Port-fed Duke of Wellington Blue Cheese with Kit Calvert Wensleydale Cheese

 with Sweet Cured Figs and Ships Biscuits.


£29.95 for 3 Courses, £23.95 for 2

This menu is available from December 1st– 23rd and for groups of 10 or more we require a non-refundable deposit of £10 pp 

which should be paid on booking and a pre order should be given at least 4 days in advance of the meal. 

Please contact us if you have any dietary requirements or any other queries

Fizzy Fridays

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

Sunday Lunch £26.50 for 3 or £21.50 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 Dining 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."