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The Crown & Anchor

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Sowerby $$ - $$$ , British,
138 Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN, England
+44 1845 522448
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“pudding” (5 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
138 Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN, England
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Visited with friends and found the whole experience excellent. We are definitely going to be back in the near future

Thank Libby_a476
Reviewed 24 April 2017

First visit here - a great bar, good choice of beers and a nice menu. Quiet beer garden to the rear. Very pleasant, and we'll definitely return.

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a late lunch at 5.00 pm on Easter Sunday, food was excellent, really good roast dinner and very tasty desserts. Good beer and wine. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely be visititing again!

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

An excellent lunch modestly priced but a huge plate of good food highly recommended. Staff very friendly and beer excellent. Toilets very clean. I would recommend this to locals and tourists alike.

Thank Frankatlittle3
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Rugby and footy shown Saturday night. Busy well behaved crowd great atmosphere. Beer and food great. Warm, clean and friendly as well as dog friendly.

Thank Notgordon
Reviewed 24 January 2017

There are several paths for walkers around Thirsk, several of which take you along Front street in Sowerby, we called in to the Crown and Anchor for a mid walk drink and were pleased that we did so. The premises have recently been refurbished to...More

1  Thank Pererin2014
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
do you allow dogs in the restaurant?
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
email address?
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.
Has this pub been taken over by a couple who recently ran the George and Dragon at Melmerby. Near Ripon???
18 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, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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