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The Anvil Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street | Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DY, England
+44 1723 859896
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Today
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Malton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was introduced to The Anvil last year and have now been a few times because the service and food is consistently good. We are lucky to have some lovely places locally to eat but The Anvil is in our top 3 !.

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Thank Neil696
Yorkshire
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fab place to eat. Very friendly staff. Visited with family for Sunday lunch the food was really tasty. Cant wait to go again.

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Thank LesleyYorkshire
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the Old Nail Shed for the weekend and booked into the Anvil for dinner on the Friday evening; the meal was excellent (all three courses), all of the staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient, with the environment being very homely and welcoming. We would love to visit again someday and would highly recommend the Anvil to... More 

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washington
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in a holiday let quite near, so decided to book this for my husbands birthday meal. We also holiday with our little dog Betsy so were delighted to find out that we could eat along with Betsy in the bar. This bar was for more luxurious than many lovely restaurants we've eaten in. The table was beautiful... More 

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Thank ecowie
AlexW725, Owner at The Anvil Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Nice to hear you enjoyed the setting, the squid, and the decor. Hope to see you again one day in the near future. More 

Gloucester
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Anvil. The belly pork and venison were delicious, the sides were well cooked and the cosy bar was a perfect setting. Highly recommended.

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Thank porkpieGloucester
AlexW725, Owner at The Anvil Inn, responded to this review

You're very welcome! Please visit us again soon More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I were having a mid-week day out and had driven over to Sawdon from Knaresborough. I had briefly looked at The Anvil on the internet and thought it looked nice so we headed there for lunch. We were greeted by the very friendly chef owner before we even got inside who chatted and showed us around their... More 

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Thank jands1962
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Had a lovely weekend staying in one of the cottages at the Anvil, as we were staying it made sense book dinner on both nights, so glad we did the food was superb no pretensions just great produce cooked beautifully. The service is easy you don't feel rushed all the staff gave the impression they were happy in their work... More 

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Thank Chriscmt
AlexW725, Owner at The Anvil Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, you have written just what we set out to do. So good to hear you had a great to hear you had an enjoyable dinner with us. We have a young team at the moment and they are a bunch of characters, but very keen and friendly. More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We have eaten here twice in the last couple of months on family meals and have enjoyed both occasions greatly. Service is friendly and efficient, food is good quality, tasty and ample portions and the setting is relaxed Yorkshire pub style. Best option we have found in the area for modern British food.

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AlexW725, Owner at The Anvil Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much!! More 

York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you want a special meal, this is the place to go. Its menu is special, the staff are special and the ambience is very special. I could return every day and never tire of its delights.

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Thank checkmate11
AlexW725, Owner at The Anvil Inn, responded to this review

Well, this must be my favourite review ever! Thanks so much for your kind words, come back soon! More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have had many meals at the Anvil and have never been disappointed. The interior has the original forge in place with many interesting photographs and artifacts. The menu is varied with something to please the most discerning palate from the best of locally sourced produce. The proprietors and staff are very pleasant and attentive. The Anvil is our restaurant... More 

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Thank Sue N
AlexW725, Owner at The Anvil Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for an excellent review. See you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$56
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 859896
Description
300 Year old former forge now a beautiful country dining pub. On edge of forestry in a typical Yorkshire village. We serve stylish modern European food and a wide selection of drinks including cask ales from North Yorkshire. We are Good Food Guide and Michelin recommended. Booking essential.

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