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Ye oldest pub in England

Located in the quaint village of Bardsey, The Bingley Arms stands as a testament to history, tradition and, most importantly, exceptional culinary experiences.

As the oldest pub in England, dating back to the 10th century (953a.d.), this establishment carries with it a weight of centuries past, evident in its charming ambiance and warm hospitality.

Upon stepping into The Bingley Arms, one is immediately enveloped in its cosy atmosphere with its wooden beams and crackling fireplace inviting patrons to settle in and savour the moment. My partner and I were greeted warmly by the staff, who exuded genuine friendliness and enthusiasm for their family-owned business.

To start our culinary journey, I opted for the Rosemary Infused Baby Camembert accompanied by a tangy Spicy Tomato Chutney and toasted rustic bread (£7.50), while my partner indulged in the Crispy Belly Pork drizzled with a tantalising Honey Glaze and served with an Apple and Cinnamon Puree (£8.50).

For the main course I couldn’t resist the allure of the Traditional ‘Beer Battered’ Fish & Chips, served with minted mushy peas and tartare sauce (£16). Each bite of the perfectly crispy batter revealed tender, flaky fish, evoking nostalgic memories of seaside indulgence. Meanwhile, my partner relished in the hearty Steak ‘N’ Real Ale Pie, nestled beneath a Yorkshire pudding and smothered in Bingley Gravy, accompanied by chips and crushed carrot and swede (£17). The richness of the ale-infused gravy complemented the succulent steak, resulting in a dish that was as comforting as it was satisfying.

Despite the indulgence of our mains, we simply couldn’t resist sampling the decadent desserts on offer. I delighted in the Triple Layer Chocolate Fudge Cake, served with a generous scoop of ice cream (£7), while my partner savoured the zesty Lemon and Winter Berry Mess, featuring meringue, lemon curd, winter berries and whipped cream (£7.50). Each dessert was a symphony of flavours and textures, providing a sweet conclusion to our culinary adventure.

Aside from its delectable fare, The Bingley Arms also boasts an array of enticing weekday offers, including 2 for £20 Tuesday burgers, Wednesday pies, Thursday all main courses, and Friday Fish Frydays, making it an ideal destination for those seeking both quality and value.

Behind this culinary haven is owner Ryan, whose passion for preserving tradition while embracing innovation shines through in every aspect of The Bingley Arms. His commitment to excellence is evident in the impeccable service, thoughtfully curated menu, and warm, welcoming atmosphere that permeates throughout the establishment.

The Bingley Arms is more than just a pub - it’s a culinary destination steeped in history, charm, and unparalleled gastronomic delights. Whether you're a local looking for a familiar haunt or a traveller in search of an authentic English dining experience, The Bingley Arms promises to delight your senses and leave you craving more.

Contact us

The Bingley Arms

Church Lane, Bardsey, Leeds LS17 9DR

Tel. 01937 572462

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