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The Sawley Arms

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Sawley ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, British, Pub
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (17 reviews)
“steak pie” (10 reviews)
“creme brulee” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
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Reviews (333)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the land of massive portions it is so nice to find a place that gives you what you ask for. Seated in a shady garden and with a wonderful Yorkshire ale, a small serving of scallops and prawns on a bed of spicy stir...More

Thank EnglandMichaelJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us stopped for lunch and enjoyed starters and mains sat outside in the beautiful gardens. Lovely food excellent service a very enjoyable visit. The inside looks fantastic, we have had a meal inside a few months ago which was surperb again. Thanks to...More

Thank kevinpaula
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impromptu Sunday evening meal out.. perfect way to end a lovely weekend sat outside waiting for the sun to set and then inside to lovely cosy surroundings and great food, but also great service! I can't believe we have not been here before.. but we...More

1  Thank samily0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had just introduce a new menu and we were very impressed, both by the quality and innovation of the food and the service. We had an excellent chicken and mushroom pie and souvlaki

Thank Magellan57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have struggled with the rating but finally down-rated from average to poor. I would not travel to the pub as a feature until the cooking improves to offer consistently good food. We were three; one was strongly disappointed, one mildly critical and one satisfied....More

1  Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here we both had burgers and they were excellent - nice to have a proper burger made with decent meat Plus all the trimmings highly recommended-if we lived closer this would definitely be a regular haunt.

Thank MarkIngmanthorpe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to this inn by the manager of our nearby B&B and were more than happy to find a tasteful & quite dinning room where we enjoyed our Sea-bass & Lamb Kebabs, the gardens her were well kept and worthy of a quick...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table for 7 was easily sorted and food was delicious and enjoyed by all. Service was a little slow due to staff shortages but on the whole highly recommended..

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found on Trip Advisor and visited after reading good reviews. Good choice of menu ranging from £12 to £23 mains. Nicely presented and enjoyable. Good beers Timothy Taylor's Landlord and cocktails and range of Gin for the ladies. Staff are very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed lunch...More

Thank JNK65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and efficient staff, most welcoming. Service and food excellent. I would certainly recommend this hostelry.

Thank Patricia G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Stephen W
Do they sell Stella lager please ?
29 October 2016|
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Response from 888Pat888 | Reviewed this property |
I just rang them and the answer is No. They sell piretti (sp?), knonenberg, and some other lagers (list too long to remember) but not Stella.
Hello do you allow dogs inside?
28 December 2015|
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Response from shian | Reviewed this property |
No, definitely no dogs,
Does the Sawley Arms do an early doors menu
10 January 2015|
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Response from Mike G | Reviewed this property |
Best give them a call 01765 620642
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Sawley
  • Phone Number: +44 1765 620642
  • E-mail
The Sawley Arms is a 17th Century Village Pub located in the village of Sawley near Fountains Abbey and Ripon.We offer a wide range of English dishes using the best of local North Yorkshire and seasonal produce and have daily special dishes featuring local game and seasonal fish.The Sawley Arms has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment which has allowed the property to retain its original features and provide the modern comfort of a 21st century operation.There are attractive patios and gardens to enjoy outside dining and drinking as well as a Conservatory, Summerhouse and Private Dining Room to cater for small private parties for up to 20 people.To complement the menu, there is an extensive wine list and a selection of local cask ales and lagers.Booking is recommended at peak times such as weekends and the Sawley Arms offers a range of Christmas menus for the Festive Season.