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The Anvil Inn

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Main Street | Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DY, England
+44 1723 859896
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank jands1962
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Chriscmt
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

1 Thank Will_Routh
York, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank checkmate11
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sue N
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I came across this pub online when looking for somewhere to go for Sunday lunch with the family. What a stroke of luck! The Anvil is a gorgeous, cosy little pub, with friendly and welcoming staff and a belting Sunday lunch. We all felt like we could have sat in front of the fireplace all afternoon. Make sure you book... More 

Thank Rebecca G
Worcester, Uk
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the Old Nail Shed, a beautiful cottage in the car park at the Anvil Inn. So when we decided we didn't fancy cooking or going far this was an obvious solution. We didn't order a starter, but we did receive a carrot and coriander taster. It needed a little salt, but it was hot and spicy..... More 

Thank GIllyowl
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We have just had an amazing meal here! Though we arrived and they had got our booking wrong (2 people instead of 4) they made sure we were seated and put at ease. We then have a lovely meal in great atmosphere. The staff were brilliant the setting was excellent and the food was top. We can't wait to go... More 

Thank Becky_sterritt
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Anvil inn is simply superb.It's staff are attentive but not in your face.It's a cosy & comfortable place to either eat or just to have a drink.I have to say the food is of a very high quality indeed & the wine is of the same quality as well.A message to owners Mark & Alex,keep up the great work.Love... More 

Thank Postred11
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

What an excellent choice the Anvil Inn proved to be. We felt as if we were in our own private dining room with a separate sitting area to enjoy our pre-dinner drinks and peruse the very imaginative menu. Our choices differed widely but we all cleared our plates of both starters and main courses. The food was beautifully presented and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$56
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
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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