About Us

Masons is a family owned and hands on freehold pub. Acquired in February 2016, refurbished and re-opened in May 2016.

We are a friendly cosy place where you can relax by our log stoves, enjoy one of our real ales or spend time making the most of the heated covered outdoor terrace. We are wet coat & muddy boot friendly. We welcome well behaved dogs at the Masons BUT please keep them on a lead, under control and on the floor.

Our dedicated kitchen team are focused on delivering quality traditional pub food made from scratch daily. As for us we are Joanne, Natalie & Stuart and with over 40 years of retail licence trade experience between us, we guarantee you old school standards and service.

For reservations it is advisable to telephone us on 01524 242040. E-mail and Facebook enquiries may not be dealt with immediately. We rely on table reservations being honoured by our customers and appreciate that unavoidable circumstances may arise. We will hold your table for 20 minutes if your party has not arrived or telephoned us your table may be released.

For parties of 10 people or more we would require you to pre order by phone or e-mail, this will assist in a smooth service.
The menu can be found on our website.

 

Masons Freehouse - History

The Masons Arms began as a Beerhouse in the 1840’s, it wasn’t there in 1841 but is registered in the 1851 census return. It began as a single room in a cottage on the New Road. It was founded by Joseph Gillbanks, a stone mason, and he used the field behind the inn to store his stone and carve his gravestones and other masonry.

In 1876 there were three Beerhouses in Ingleton: Oddfellows Arms, Craven Heifer, and the Masons Arms.

Later Tom Matthew, Gillbanks son-in-law took over as landlord of the inn. Joseph Gillbanks was born 20 November 1801 and died 28 November 1886. He is buried in Thornton churchyard.

Tom Matthewman would have done better selling ale than chipping stone as he succumbed to silicosis and died at the age of 47 on 14 May 1894. He is also buried in Thornton churchyard and lies under a stone which he made himself.

The Third Entry in the 1871 Ingleton Census was the Masons Arms. The first was the Field and second the Ingleboro’ Brewery which was in Brewery Lane (now Laundry Lane) William Wignall ‘Brewer’ ran the brewery. Joseph Gillbanks was still the landlord of the Masons Arms. By 1881 Tom Matthewman who was born in Huddersfield was the landlord at the age of 32 and his employment was given as Marble Mason. Tom Matthewman was still the landlord in 1891, but his main employment was given as ‘monumental mason’.
Masons Freehouse Ingleton since 1840

MEET THE TEAM

  • Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

    Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

  • Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

    Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

  • Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

    Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

  • Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

    Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

  • Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

    Masons Freehouse Ingleton refurbished and run by family trio

MASONS FREEHOUSE, INGLETON - 015242 42040

OPENING HOURS

  
         OPENING TIMES

 BAR
Monday-Friday 2 pm- 11pm
Saturday           12pm - 11pm
Sunday              12pm - 10pm


FOOD 
Monday-Friday   3pm - 9pm
Saturday   12pm - 9pm
Sunday    12pm - 8pm


EVENTS/SPECIALS

  • NEW YEARS EVE PARTY NIGHT

    Come and join us and bring in the New Year at the Masons.
    Party hats and blowers are obligatory.
    Dance the night away with music for everyone.
    Food served until 7pm.
    Bar till late!

  • LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY 21st DECEMBER From 2 - 5pm.

    Kick start your Christmas!
    T-Bone will be playing from 2-5pm.

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