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The Sawley Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (17 reviews)
“steak pie” (11 reviews)
“pudding” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a most excellent Roast Beef and Yorkshires here today. Beef done to perfection, lovely roast potatoes done properly, delicious vege. Deserts were lovely - interesting versions of common desserts. Just a delight. Three good real ales on tap- Timmy Taylor’s and Theakston’s. The TT...More

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We last visited in the mid Noughties. Back when vinegar was banned from the building. We were in the area staying in the NT property at Fountains Abbey called ‘The Abbey Stores’ (See another review) and fancied a warm and filling lunch after a 3...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Me & my partner came across this place by accident following a walk round Brimham Rocks with the dogs. Dogs aren't allowed inside but it was a very nice day so we were happy to sit outside in the sun. A Sunday lunch was just...More

Thank amymk16
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We went for a causal lunch on Halloween and it was beyond our expectations! The food was delicious, the staff were extremely lovely and the restaurant was just gorgeous! Log fires made it really warm and cosy! I used the baby changing facilities and they...More

1  Thank JenB3004
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is Sunday lunch in Yorkshire at its best, a truly lovely English pub with a log fire , fantastic inside and out and best of all the Food. I will be eating here again and again.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Were visiting Brimham Rocks and googled places to eat nearby, this little gem of a pub popped up so off we went. What a find it was too, lovely cosy pub with log burning fires. Food lovely and home cooked. Extremely friendly staff. Would highly...More

Thank Cags262010
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Quite a buzz on a thursday evening in October , with friendly staff and good beer. The food was excellent, well-presented and served with a smile

1  Thank icknieldDSD
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We have visited a few local eating pubs in the area over the last few weeks ..unfortunately for us this wasn't the best experience ..the food was nice enough but the service was terrible . Waiting around for such a long time to order ..no...More

4  Thank Woodpecker80
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous little pub with great outdoor settings - for when English weather permits including a conservatory in the garden! The staff were fabulous and swift in their service, the food matched, although be prepared that prices are a little higher than the usual hidden country...More

1  Thank GinniLeonard
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've eaten at the Sawley Arms several times, both for dinner and lunch but not previously reviewed the visit. It's a very cosy environment in a lovely setting. A group of 8, 4 couples, chose a quiet Tuesday evening to dine. Both the pub and...More

1  Thank malsmart
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Stephen W
28 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,
9 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$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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 8 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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