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Tel code: 01765 | code search
Postcode: HG4 | code search
Population: 1300
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Bay Horse Inn
"We love the bay horse in masham, the staff are wonderful. i cant believe just how lovely they are. especially kimi and paul. very entertaining. hiya maureen!

Date visited: 28/03/2010 ..." More

Bay Horse Inn
"I think the last two reviewers must have visited the wrong pub. The Bay Horse Inn is warm, cosy and welcoming, and the food is always of very high quality, ..." More

Bay Horse Inn
"I visited Masham over the christmas period and had dinner in the Bay Horse with my partner and parents. I had the pheasant wrapped in parma ham on a bed ..." More

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We love Masham it is a very quaint yorkshire village. ...More

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The lovely little market town of Masham (pronounced mass-um, not mash-am nor mas-ham) is at the heart of beautiful Wensleydale. There has been a settlement here since at least Saxon times, indeed the church of St Mary’s has a few Saxon elements in it, though mostly it is Norman and later medieval. The Vikings who briefly ruled in the area damaged the original 7th century church, though they did leave a lasting legacy in the form of sheep farming. Because Masham was difficult for the Archbishop of York to get to, it was given the status of a peculiar many centuries ago, that is it had its own ecclesiastical court, and even today the vicar retains a certain independence from the archdiocese of York. Granted its market charter in 1250 Masham became an important centre for sheep-dealing, the huge area of its market place explained by its function as a livestock market. Around the market place, and elsewhere in the town, there are some very elegant Georgian buildings that will delight those with an interest in architecture, and provide a stylish backdrop to the stay of those who are there to focus on the town’s other claims-to-fame – its two breweries, not bad for a town of just 1,230 residents according to the 2001 census. The older of the two breweries is Theakstons, around since 1827 when Robert Theakston began his business. The other, The Black Sheep Brewery, was started in 1992 when one of the Theakston family decided to set out on his own during a period of major corporate changes at the family business. The beers made at both breweries are full of character and well worth trying. It is probably just as well not to ask for an ice-cold cider in Masham, better to try Theakstons Old Peculier, or Black Sheep Bitter, though the ranges on offer are far wider than that.


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Bay Horse Inn (0.05 miles)

Bay Horse Inn
The Bay Horse, Masham is situated in the heart of Masham and the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. It is an ideal place to stay as it is near to many local attractions. Masham is a ... More | visit website

Bank Villa (0.10 miles)

Bank Villa

At the entrance top the market town of Masham this immmaculate 4 Star Guest House is in a perfect location.
Walking distance from the market square, Black Sheep and Theakstonss breweries as well as scenic drives from Ripon, ... More

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Kings Head Hotel (0.15 miles)

Kings Head Hotel

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The King's Head, Masham, is a fine Georgian building dating back to the 18th Century, situated in the Market Square of the picturesque town of Masham. From the outset The ... More

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Swinton Park (1.03 miles)

Swinton Park

Set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens, this splendid castle hotel is a real treasure. Only 8 miles from the A1, and two and a half hours by train from London, Swinton ... More | visit website

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Castle Arms Inn (3.31 miles)

Castle Arms Inn
Welcome to The Castle Arms Inn, a traditional country pub in the village of Snape, North Yorkshire. Nine bedrooms were added, all with en-suite bath or shower rooms and furnished to an exceptional standard with ... More | visit website
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The Old Coach House (4.61 miles)

The Old Coach House
The Old Coach House is an accommodation jewel and one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets. The 18th century coaching house stands proud in the grounds of North Stainley Hall in the picturesque village of North Stainley, just ... More | visit website
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Blue Lion (The) (5.87 miles)

Blue Lion (The)
From the first moment that you set foot into the Blue Lion, you will be overwhelmed by its charm and character. Combine this with the warmth of our friendly staff and you have all ... More | visit website

The Queen's Head (6.08 miles)

The Queen
A traditional country inn with stunning views of Lower Wensleydale. The Inn is perfectly situated approximately six miles from Bedale, Leyburn and Catterick Garrison, ideal for exploring the Dales, and offers a high ... More
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Lodge At Leeming Bar (6.37 miles)

Lodge At Leeming Bar

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Situated next to the A1, this lodge with restaurant is an excellent place to stay whether travelling north or south and is ideally placed for the Yorkshire Dales, Bedale, York, ... More

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The George at Wath (6.54 miles)

The George at Wath

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Surrounded by fields in the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Wath, yet located less than 3 miles from the cathedral city of Ripon and only two miles from the A1, ... More

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