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A Brief History of St. Patrick’s Day

Let’s face it, we all love St. Patrick’s Day here at The Masons! Who doesn’t love an excuse for a few pints and pretending to be Irish for the day? This year though we thought we’d give a little bit of history about the traditions that surround St. Patrick’s Day and why the 17th of...

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5 Ways to Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a chance to get into your mum’s good books, and hopefully stay there…! There’s plenty of ways you can show your mum (or the mother figure in your life) just how much you care. It really all boils down to the type of person she is. Does she like to be wined...

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Our 5 Top Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Dinner!

Christmas is in full swing here at The Masons Arms in Gargrave. The World Cup has been and gone, so we can get fully Christ-Messi now! Sorry, that was a terrible joke, even for me…! It’s less than one week until the big day, so we thought we’d put together our top tips for keeping...

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Our Favourites from Our New Winter Menu

Well, it certainly feels like we’re on the countdown to Christmas, doesn’t it?! We’ve got Halloween out of the way, Black Friday is in full swing, and the Christmas Lights are being switched on in Skipton next week (Sunday 27th November). Also, if you’re in an energetic mood, the now traditional Santa Fun Run is...

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3 Halloween Recipes you Can Try at Home

So, the nights are drawing in, the heating’s gone back on, and our Head Chef Chris is currently tinkering with his Autumn/Winter menu, a sure sign that the seasons are turning! But before we can start getting excited about Christmas and all the indulgence that comes with it, Turkey, mince pies, Baileys… – sorry my...

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Queen Elizabeth II – Her Majesty’s Favourite Foods & Drinks

Well, what a strange period we find ourselves in, 10 days of mourning. We, like the entire nation, we’re saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week, and even at the age of 96, it still came as a shock to us all. The Queen lived a life of...

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In the Kitchen with Chef

We’re flying through Summer at a rate of knots, and what a Summer it’s been so far! Two heatwaves and counting, the Commonwealth Games have been and gone, and England’s long wait for European glory was ended by the simply wonderful England Women’s Football Team, at Euro 2022. Obviously, all the sun we’ve been having...

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A Guide to the Perfect Pint

So hopefully we can all agree that there’s nothing better than a cold drink on a nice hot day. And what a few hot days we’re having! As I write this it’s currently 28c outside and Gargrave is looking spectacular in the summer sun. As is our beer garden which is currently bustling with people...

Our Skipton Summer 2022 Events Guide
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Our Skipton Summer 2022 Events Guide

If you’re planning a stay with us this Summer, we can’t wait to welcome you to the village of Gargrave, and in particular into our pub and bed & breakfast, The Masons Arms. We wanted to put together a concise ‘What’s On’ guide for you to highlight the key events in what is our closest...