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After walking the waterfalls walk, we were ready for some lunch and decided to give the Mason's Arms a try. Fortunately, they are one of the sensible pubs who serve food all day, as we had passed the 2 o' clock mark.This is right on the A65 passing Ingleton and has it's own carpark.
Inside was warm and bright and we were served immediately.
Favorite Dish: We only looked at the snacks menu, but after we had ordered, I noticed there was another menu but maybe that was only for evenings. There was also a special's board with dishes such as liver and onions, stroganoff, pork steak and a mixed grill.
I opted for a bacon, lettuce and tomato baguette and Nick chose the cheeseburger, both priced at £5.45. Our meals arrived after a very short time and arrived on square, black plates (oh dear!) but looked very appetising. Served with a very adventurous salad and chunky chips, it all added up to quite a fair sized plateful.
The salad included strawberry, kiwi fruit, melon, grapes and a slice of orange. Very nice but lacking in the basics, only a minimum amount of lettuce, tomato and cucumber and no onion whatsoever. Also no dressing only the usual sachets of salad cream/mayonnaise etc.
My baguette was served cold, disappointingly, as it was a tad on the stale side, as was Nick's burger bun.The bacon was ok but Nick said his burger didn't taste of a great deal.
We did mention to our host that a little onion wouldn't have gone amiss and he apologised but didn't say he would suggest it to the chef.
All in all, not a bad meal, just slightly disappointing. Service was good.
Written Oct 19, 2010
Address: Mason's Arms, Ingleton.
Having checked this pub out on the internet, we were not disappointed with what we found.
This is a pleasant, friendly pub in the centre of High Bentham, with parking behind and an outdoor seating area. There is an area for dining, seperated from the main bar by a panelled partition with some nice, modern stained glass.
After shedding our outdoor gear and finally settling ourselves, we studied the menu. There was a good choice, ranging from sandwiches, paninis, tortillas and soup to various home-made burgers, steak pie, gammon, scampi, etc etc.
Favorite Dish: I chose the chicken cheese and BBQ panini which came with a nice salad and some tomato pasta. This was a large meal and costing £2.95, was superb value. The chicken was tender and moist and did not have that re-heated flavour.
Nick chose the steak, ale and mushroom pie at £6.25. Wow, this came in a huge dish full to the brim, enclosed by a large puff pastry top. Served with it were cauliflower,peas and carrots as well as home made chips. Needless to say, he couldn't manage it all so I ended up finishing it off, leaving me feeling extremely full!!Very tasty indeed.
Good service and a nice atmosphere.
A pint and a half of cider was £4.50.
Updated Aug 5, 2010
Address: 13, Main Street, Bentham, Lancaster,La27 7AF
Phone: 015242 61213
This is a great British country pub.
For those in the know, people travel from miles around to visit it, yet it is tucked away in a hamlet of little more than the pub and church, and many visitors to Ingleton would not know it exists.
They have a fantastic range of about 15 different real ales at the bar, and boast over 300 malt whiskeys.
There is a pleasant but small beer garden to the rear, and a number of outdoor tables to the front. Inside there is a large open plan room with pine tables and chairs, and a family room to one side with no smoking.
Favorite Dish: Specialities are the Pizzas at about £8, and they are very large and filling. Come to think of it, all the portions are large, and the children’s meals will suit many an adult.
Good selection of Vegi food available, including Vegi burger and lasagne.
They do a good Haddock, chips & mushy peas for about £9.
Chips are home made and are usually good, but it does depend on the potato season.
Updated Oct 24, 2004
Address: Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Nr Ingleton, Yorkshire. LA6
Phone: 015242 41281