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The Sawley Arms

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Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Location: excellent Food: very good quality, you get what you pay for and it was delicious. Cooked to perfection, quality ingredients. Just what we needed after an 8 mile hike in the area. Service: food arrived promptly but could have maybe arrived with a smile.....More

Thank lovehull
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a nice find that absolutely exceeded our expectations. We chose this place for its great location at Yorshire dales and just 25 minutes walk (5 min drive) from Fountains Abbey – what an amazing place on earth! The Sawley Arms became our home for...More

Thank Zdenek L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch for three; booked, welcomed, table ready. Chatted for three hours with discrete service, well presented and very eatable food, good beer, and, the ladies tell me, excellent wine.Just what we wanted!

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the worst experiences of my life. First of all we walked in and had to wait 15 mins to be seated. The staff walked past us without acknowledging us or asking us if we wanted a table. When we eventually did...More

2  Thank Amhj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not our first visit, in fact it's becoming a favourite. We visited on Good Friday and although business was brisk, they timed the bookings to allow the kitchen to cope efficiently. We were advised that the lamb rump ordered from the specials board...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is great and so is the service. The staff are friendly, welcoming and make sure you are really looked after. You can’t fault the food, we were at a table of 6 for lunch and everyone’s food was presented perfectly, plentiful and...More

Thank scottieipad
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We booked The Sawley Arms well in advance in order to secure the use of their Private Dining Room for a family birthday celebration based on previous positive reviews of the restaurant and convenient location near to our hotel in Pateley Bridge. Prior to the...More

1  Thank SPCJ45
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Great food, good wines and great staff. We went for Sunday lunch with friends. Crab cake starter was the lightest crab cake I think I've ever tasted The roast beef was superb. The cheeseboard was really good and served at room temperature. Will definitely be...More

Thank Angiebabe846
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Two couple visiting for Sunday lunch and what a wonderful experience. A warm welcome, nice ambience, service that was attentive and friendly and really great food, very tasty, well presented and good sized portions. Very impressive and we certainly will be returning.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Came across this place thanks to trip advisor after finding our intended eating establishment was closed. I think we were lucky the other place was closed as The Sawley Arms was fantastic. The place itself was nice and cosy, very smartly decorated and with very...More

2  Thank Paul T
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Stephen W
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.
28 December 2015|
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Response from shian | Reviewed this property |
No, definitely no dogs,
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$ 7 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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 8 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.
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