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

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‘Restaurant of the Year 2018' in the Flavours of Herriot

West Tanfield's The Bruce Arms wins another award. It has now been named 'Restaurant of the Year 2018' in the Flavours of Herriot

Country competition organised by Richmondshire District Council and Hambleton District Council

This was awarded at Tenant's auction House Leyburn on November 30th. 2018

This now brings to three the awards won recently by The Bruce Arms, and reflects the unique experience offered by this former Coaching Inn

based in the charming and historic village of West Tanfield situated picturesquely on the River Ure.

Diners can expect a warm Yorkshire welcome, fabulous food and an excellent wine offer when they visit this unique historic building with enormous charm, atmosphere and character.

The Bruce Arms - Bronze winner, Tourism Pub of the Year in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence, 2018.

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The Bruce Arms, West Tanfield was awarded Bronze the Tourist Pub of the Year category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2018 Ceremony.

Celebrating excellence across the industry, Gil Richardson and Philip Spellacy of The Bruce Arms, West Tanfield were presented with their award during a ceremony at the Bath Assembly Rooms on 23 April 2018.

Commenting on the Award, Sally Balcombe, CEO of VisitBritain and VisitEngland said:

“The standard of the hundreds of applications we received this year was extremely high and that’s why The Bruce Arms’s accolade is a testament to their excellent work.

“These awards shine a spotlight on our fantastic tourism industry, with the winners showcasing the quality, innovation and excellence on offer throughout England and I warmly congratulate them on their impressive contribution to the tourism industry.”

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The Bruce Arms received their award from Nigel Halkes a member of the VisitEngland Advisory Board at a ceremony hosted by Kirsty Allsop.

Speaking on behalf of The Bruce Arms, Gil Richardson said “We are all absolutely delighted about our Bronze Award. The team at the Bruce Arms work very hard to make guests feel welcome and to give them a great experience of Yorkshire. It’s so rewarding to have been given national recognition and to have been placed well ahead of so many other outstanding businesses.

A celebration of receiving the award will take place on May 5th when we welcome Rishi Sunak, our local MP at the launch of our new Yorkshire Afternoon Tea Menu

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Bank Holidays.... We are open!

We are open Bank Holiday Mondays 12 until 6pm


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James McGairy @ Bruce Arms East Room Gallery Space

Contemporary works of art are on display in the 'Fireside Mini-Art Gallery- set in the bar area, and the East Room Gallery Space: currently we have

wonderful photographs by local photographer Sheldon in the Fireside space and beautiful Yorkshire landscapes and scenes from Guisborough artist

James Mcgairy in the East Room.

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Autumn Menu starting at the end of September – lots of game and autumn fruits from local shoots, local trees and hedgerows! Perfect for when the there’s a nip in the air and the log fires are lit.


Flavours of Herriot Country - Young Chef of The Year 2018

Apprentice Jack Baldwin, Winner in the Flavours of Herriot Country, Young Chef of the Year, 2018.

Jack was also a finalist in the Nestlé, Toque D’Or competition earlier this year. Thanks Jack, for putting so much hard work into the competition and putting yourself and The Bruce Arms on the map.

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West Tanfield Produce Show 2018.

The Bruce Arms was proud to host this annual show and to be part of the magnificent fundraising for local charities. A big thank you to all who took part and to the intrepid tractor drivers who bothered to drive to the event and let us all see the vintage machines which were such a common sight in the countryside.