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The Crown & Anchor

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138 Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN, England
+44 1845 522448
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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138 Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN, England
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Reviews (82)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the C&A last Saturday afternoon to quench our thirsts whilst discussing business and it is a cracking little boozer , a good range of well kept beers at good prices , a little cramped with a seemingly disproportionate amount of empty tables being...More

Thank CaptainCumbria
Debby W, Manager at The Crown & Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi thank you for your review and we are glad you were made to feel welcome and enjoyed your drink ! We have a fabulous local clientele who welcomes visitors regularly! We do pride our cask marque status and we do also have a busy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in nearby Hornsea for one night and were recommended this pub. Lovely location in the Summer right on the river however equally nice for an evening . Mark the owner was very welcoming. The food was excellent . A must visit if in the...More

Thank McGlashon
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Looking for somewhere for Sunday lunch on a recent visit to Thirsk, we happened upon the Crown and Anchor pub in Sowerby. Despite not having a reservation, space was found and lunch was provided. The food was exceptional - and the service and surroundings first...More

1  Thank awswan2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went here as a family for tea and the food and service was great would definitely go back and recommend anyone to here for food

Thank Susan d
Debby W, Manager at The Crown & Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you we appreciate your kind comments

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We have tried and failed about four times over the last year to get a meal at this small but pleasant pub, for several reasons. But the last time we were rather put off, as I was glared at for standing too near the kitchen...More

1  Thank L5162TIhelen
Debby W, Manager at The Crown & Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi thank you for your review ! It is interesting to hear you have tried 4 times during the last year to eat with us ! We apologise we cannot always accomodate every walk in ! You have clarified to other readers how important it...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying overnight in Thirsk and found this pub by chance! Lovely location, really nice village. The food is superb and the garlic bread is quite possibly the best I've had! Good local beers too. We had our two year old with us and...More

Thank Stejen01
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Am a regular visitor to the Crown and have had numerous family meals here. Menu has something for everyone. Debbie the chef/owner takes food allergies very seriously and made special dish for my mum to ensure it could be guaranteed nut free. Great real ales...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We had a meal here on the recommendation of our B&B host in Thirsk, she had advised us to book in advance as it was a Friday night, which fortunately we did as it was busy. It was a very pleasant walk along a footpath...More

1  Thank Anne J
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Found this place by chance and our luck was definitely in. The food here is all homemade and it tastes great, the curry was excellent and plentiful, waitress was brilliant and a breath of fresh air, all in give this place a go, it's worth...More

Thank Lego1360
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This place is located in a nice village and has that sort of feel to it. Friendly bar area as you enter and a smallish dining area off it. Menu is interesting and there are plenty of specials on the board too. The starters are...More

Thank Anthony H
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Questions & Answers
9 December 2016|
Response from Debby W | Property representative |
Hi we don't allow dogs on the restaurant carpeted area but we have 1 table on tiled floor which we have made available due to high demand of customers having dogs Thanks for your enquiry
Sean B
8 October 2016|
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Response from Notgordon | Reviewed this property |
No accommodation at the Crown. Yes they did have the George and Dragon at Melmerby. Don't know email but the pub is on facebook.
17 March 2016|
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Response from Nina M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the same couple who had the pub in Melmerby and it is as good as ever!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Sowerby
  • Phone Number: +44 1845 522448
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