The Bruce Arms

The Bruce Arms, West Tanfield, Ripon

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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 6pm

Summer Deals at The Bruce Arms

Stay for 2 or more nights and get £10 off each night. Available until July 31st. 

Last minute deals £10 off per night. Available until July 31st. 

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A Cabinet of Musical Delights, Ad Hoc Baroque Sunday July 16th 6.00 pm followed by a Supper

The period instrument ensemble ‘Ad Hoc Baroque’  returnsto the roots of public concert performance when they visit The Bruce Arms for a pre-supper recital of 18thcentury instrumental music.

The origins of the modern public concert developed as composers and their friends left the confines of court life ‘gigging’ at their local hostelry.  Until the late 17th century performance of classical music was largely restricted to private performance for the Aristocracy. By the 18th-century musical gatherings would be held in the upper rooms of the local inn and a charge made for admission. As the popularity of the public performances developed concert and assembly rooms were built to accommodate the growing audience.

In this evening’s performance Ad Hoc Baroque will bring a flavour of 18th Century musical life, recreating a programme of music contemporary with the opening of The Bruce Arms in 1760.

Ad Hoc Baroque brings together specialists in historical musical performance using instruments of the period (or modern reproductions) for this performance they will be using recorders, baroque violins, viola da gamba and harpsichord.

Minimum donation of £10 suggested with all monies raised going to the Heriot Hospice Homecare charity in Northallerton.

Part of the Turner on the Ure 2017 Festival and anyone interested in the Turner on the Ure 2017 Art Competition should go to



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