Beck Hall is a bed and breakfast but from noon to 17.00 each day (but not Mondays and weekends only in the winter) there is a super tea room with outside tables on the river bank. You enter from the road over a stone bridge that crosses the river (may not be suitable for wheelchairs) and then walk down a short path to the café (as the photo shows).
A good range of teas, coffees wines and beers and a good selection of sandwiches, scones , teacakes etc which are all described on the website link.
Andrew , who served us, is the friendliest waiter I have been served by all year and it was a pleasure to eat here (although the forgot the cream cheese in the salmon and cream cheese sandwich).
The perfect country café - great rustic setting for this traditional café. The staff are very friendly and the prices are reasonable - the service was fast and the food very nice.
There is seating indoors and outside and the café is open 7 days a week from 9.30 to 17.00.
We only had coffee, tea and tea cakes but other standard favourites are burgers, bacon and eggs, beans on toast etc and the website has full details.
And they do allow people with muddy boots in!
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE CAFE THAT DEFINE THE YORKSHIRE DALES,IT HAS A VERY WELCOMEING FACE,BOTH INSIDE AND OUT.
THE INSIDE IS VERY HOMELY,THE FOOD IS FRESHLY PREPEARED,THE CHOICE OF FOOD IS GOOD AND HOLESOME,THE VALUE IS ALSO VERY GOOD ,THE STAFF ARE A CREDIT TO THERE TRADE,BEEN ATENTIVE AND POLIGHT.
Favorite Dish: SAUSAGE EGG AND CHIPS,ALL MADE FRESHLY,AND OF A GOOD QUALITY.
The Lister Arms is one of the Thwaites Inns of Character - a small collection of Country Inns. This lovely Country pub is ideally situated opposite the Village Green in Malham Village. It looks great from the outside and has a really cosy interior with some great fireplaces and comfy seating areas. The outdoor seating is great too & and ideal place to relax and watch the world go by after a hard mornings walk on the dales. We stayed at Malham for two and a bit days and loved the Lister arms so much that we called in on four occasions and ate there twice!! The food was home cooked and locally produced - it was absolutely gorgeous! We shared a Yorkshire meat platter for one meal and on the way home we called in for lunch. I had steak and ale pie, chips peas and gravy and Gareth had a lovely looking steak sandwich which came with chunky home made chips. The prices are a few pounds above the average bar meal in the area but that's nothing considering the high quality of the meals.
During the summer months the Lister Arms run a series of events such as 'Meet the Supplier' where you can try your hand at making sausages or meet Yellisons naughty Billy Goat. There is also a BBq and hog roast on 1st August for Yorkshire day. Check the website for up to date details.
The Buck Inn is a great Pub, Restaurant, It has a lovely looking lounge bar and dinning area and it also has a great Walkers Bar which has a stone floor so you can go in with muddy boots.
We called here for a drink and sat outside in the rear beer garden where they have some really nice tables made from logs.
We ate twice at The Lister Arms while we were camping at Malham, The Lister Arms is a 17th Century Coaching Inn in the centre of the Village opposite the village green, it is named after Thomas Lister of Gisburn Park who became the first Lord of Ribblesdale in 1797 and once owned the building. There are some really great period features like the mounting block outside were riders could mount their horses to the beautiful tiled entranceway original fireplaces, wood floors and beams and lots of great little nooks and crannies.
The food is lovely, they offer traditional locally sourced food that will certainly have you wanting to go back for more. You don't have to eat though, it's a great place to sit and have a few drinks!
We had a lovely Butchers 'Deli Board' which consisted of Blue Pig Chipolata Sausages, Wildman’s Chorizo, Roasted Chicken, Award-Winning Scotch Egg, Sticky Onions, Pickles and Rustic Bread for £10.75 after our walk to Gordale Scar and Malham Cove.
We ate there again before going home and I had a Char-Grilled Steak Sandwich which was served on a toasted rustic roll with hand-cut sea salted chips sticky onions and rocket for £7.50, it was lovely and there was plenty of it, nice big piece of steak on the lovely bread and great big tasty chips, I'm hungry now just thinking about it!
Vicky had a lovely Beefsteak and Thwaites Nutty Black Ale Pie served with thick-cut chips, peas and a jug of gravy for £10.95
There are two pubs in the village, the Buck Inn and the Lister Arms, the latter pleasantly located on the village green. Outside, enjoy a drink and feed the resident ducks at the same time. We attempted to do this, as it was a glorious afternoon but all the seats were occupied so we ended up at the Buck Inn. Although there are tables outside, they were in the shade and it was a little nippy so we went in. Bare floors were a sign of a walkers pub but the place was empty. The staff were not overly interested but we did get served quickly. In the end, we sat outside at the back, in a fairly dismal, uninteresting backyard.
Favorite Dish: Both pubs served food although we weren't looking for a meal. A menu is shown on the Lister Arms website.