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The Sawley Arms

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Sawley $$ - $$$ , British,
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • 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
$$ - $$$
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Three other pubs couldn't provide lunch due to chef off sick, just closed service and to busy. However customers at ' to full ' recommended the Sawley Arms, close to Fountains Abbey and we are so appreciative. The pub was busy but it was no...More

Thank cyon17
Reviewed yesterday

Booked for dad's 82nd birthday as we wanted a venue halfway between our families. What a great place. The staff were warm and welcoming, we had a table for 10 in a private little alcove. The service was excellent and the food divine. All in...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Me and my family visited for for a birthday meal. There was seven of us and no one left unsatisfied or was in the slightest bit disappointed with the food or service. Loved the food and it was presented beautifully (see photos). We all had...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family ate here after accidentally finding it on a drive out. The food was out of this world amazing! The service was great lovely little place very picturesque will definitely be back! Highly recommend!

Thank shaanilouise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just dropped in for food after walking Fountaine Abbey, had an amazing meal with some really excellent surprises, try the coffee accompaniment of almond studded chocolate (should be selling them as gifts they're so different). The entire meal was amazing and the actual pub is...More

Thank Carmel S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good but the rooms are cut up into "snugs" so asked to be seated in a room with other patrons in order to get the "buzz" from other tables and to have the chance to people watch.

Thank pickascreennamepicka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a light snack, i thought a burger sounded just about right - OMG it came out and i think it was the biggest and best presented burger i had ever seen, sadly i was not able to finish it all as i...More

Thank Woolf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a special treat and were sorely disappointed (excuse the pun). Fistly we were told the was no Stone bass and my husband had set his heart on that. Also there was apparently no duck salad. On looking at the menu we couldn't...More

Thank Jeanowith
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It was obvious from the moment we walked through the door that this place is run by people who CARE. An attribute sadly lacking in the staff of many eateries across the country. I must say that North Yorkshire has such an abundance of high...More

Thank Kitchen_Porter
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Had a great Sunday lunch there. Good food and excellent service from friendly, helpful staff. We had been out walking and my snail's pace made us an hour late from our booked time. The staff were lovely though and accommodated us - even though we...More

1  Thank Khiva2011
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Questions & Answers
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$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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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 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.
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