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  1. Lunch
    12pm — 2:30pm
  2. Evening
    5pm — 11pm
  1. Food served from 12 noon until 2:30pm & 5:30pm until 9pm
The beautiful Yorkshire Dales

Things to do on our doorstep

Make a day of it!

There's so much to explore in the local area; you can explore the stunning surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or take a look at some of the brilliant attractions just a stone’s throw from our door.

Why not make a day of it and pop into the Freemasons Arms for a hearty, replenishing meal at the end of the day?

Tour

Theakstons Brewery

If you've enjoyed a pint of Theakstons in our bar, why not find out more about where it is made with a tour of the brewery and a trip to their visitor centre?

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The Theakstons visitor centre in Masham, North Yorkshire

Explore

Fountains Abbey

Spend a relaxing afternoon at the tranquil Fountains Abbey, and discover the awe-inspiring water garden at this World Heritage Site.

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The tranquil Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Discover

Thorp Perrow

Explore the gardens and arboretum in this stunning estate. Children can enjoy the adventure play area and birds of prey and mammal centre too.

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Birds of prey in the gardens of Thorp Perrow, Bedale

Play

Lightwater Valley

There's something for all the family at Lightwater Valley; from indoor play for young visitors to thrilling rides and roller coasters for the more adventurous!

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Bring out your adventurous side at Lightwater Valley, Ripon

Reflect

Rievaulx Abbey

Once one of the most powerful Cistercian monasteries, the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, situated in a tranquil valley of the North York Moors, is now open to visitors to explore. Steeped in history, everyone is bound to be fascinated by the unique architecture and design. Visit the museum to view previously unseen artefacts, including stone carvings, gold coins and chess pieces.

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Reflect at Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire

Relax

The Lower Ure Conservation Trust

The Lower Ure Conservation Trust was established in 1997 to help conserve the biodiversity of species and their habitats. The trust is based at and runs Nosterfield Nature Reserve (more details below) and in recent years has become the first site in North Yorkshire where avocets have bred and provides optimum breeding habitats for the lapwing.

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Relax at The Lower Ure Conservation Trust, North Yorkshire

Enjoy

Camp Hill Estate

For creative fun Camp Hill Estate is the place to visit. Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, the Camp Hill Estate is home to The Sausage & Beer Festival, Camp Hill Adventure Park, Camp Katur Glamping Village and The North Yorkshire County Show, among other things. So, whatever type of entertainment your family enjoys, this is the place to find it.

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Climb the ropes at Camp Hill Estate, Bedale

Ramble

Sutton Bank National Park Centre

Sutton Bank offers breath-taking views over the Vale of Mowbray and Vale of York. Either mosey along the paths or hire a bike for the journey and take in these dramatic views free of charge. Or why not visit after dark as Sutton Bank is an official Dark Sky Discovery Site making it the perfect place to see stars and other natural phenomena.

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Go for a ramble at the Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk

Experience

The Forbidden Corner

A tourist attraction unlike any other, The Forbidden Corner is a labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, in a four-acre garden in the heart of Tupgill Park. Dubbed the strangest place in the world, The Forbidden Corner is a unique experience suitable for all the family and is sure to provide hours of entertainment and fun!

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Explore a labyrinth of tunnels at The Forbidden Corner, Leyburn

Hike

Brimham Rocks

Created even before the dinosaurs, the natural spectacle of Brimham Rocks is perfect for those wishing to walk among beauty and those adrenaline seekers looking for the freedom of rock climbing and scrambling.

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Brave the dizzy heights of Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

Create

Corks and Cases

The perfect experience for gin lovers; distil your own unique personalised bottle of gin! Guided by the head distiller at the Spirit of Masham distillery, you’ll learn the history of this much loved tipple, and discover the process of gin making. Then, inspired by some tasty samples it’s time to create your own special blend.

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Craft your own gin at Corks and Cases, Masham

Treasure

Bowes Museum

Bowes Museum is situated in the heart of Barnard Castle, Teesdale, and has a nationally renowned art collection. In this French chateau you will find outstanding collections of Europeans fine and decorative art.

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Take a trip back in time at Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Walk

Nosterfield Nature Reserve

Nosterfield Nature Reserve has 150 acres of wet grassland, open water and underlying magnesium limestone, it is also North Yorkshire’s premier wetland grassland. Located less than a mile from the Freemasons Arms, there is plenty to see at the reserve such as watching wildlife up close in the purpose-built hides.

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Explore all 150 acres at Nosterfield Nature Reserve, Ripon

More about us

Freemasons Arms

Discover the beautiful nature and surroundings of North Yorkshire

Places to visit and things to see…

There is so much to see and do right on our doorstep, with activities to appeal to the whole family, so make a day of it and enjoy the stunning North Yorkshire countryside.

A tray of champagne flutes

Occasions and parties

Enjoy all of your celebrations in our beautiful and welcoming venue. Our friendly and experienced team will take care of everything, leaving you free to enjoy great company and fantastic food and drink.

The famous symbol of Freemasons from all over the world

Masonic connections

As well as being our logo, the square and compass is one of the most recognisable symbols of Freemasonry. Discover more about the origins of our name and the local connections to the mysterious Freemasons.

An old map of Nosterfield, North Yorkshire

Easy to find

Situated in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside, on the Masham to Thirsk road, it couldn't be easier to find the Freemasons Arms. Get directions here.

A hearty plate of locally sourced food

Reserve your table

Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, make your meal even more relaxing; book your table today and we’ll be ready and waiting for your arrival.