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The Crown & Anchor

€€ - €€€, British,
138 Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN, England
+44 1845 522448
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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138 Front Street, Sowerby YO7 1JN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loads of empty and unreserved tables and seating in the dining area but rest of the place totally cramped and we couldn't get a seat. We weren't allowed to sit in the dining area even though there were plenty of empty tables - we ended...More

Thank MazzaNumber1
Debby W, Manager at The Crown & Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thankyou for your review and I was expecting this , firstly we could not agree more this pub is far too small for the amount of customers we have this is especially Friday Saturday and Sunday ,Now let me make it quiet clear the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On one of our many visits to Thirsk we were told about this pub and its food. On our arrival In Thirsk we took a walk down to the pub but being lunchtime I t was closed but there was a a menu on display...More

1  Thank chrislawrence1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good, reasonably priced food and drink. Staff were helpful and friendly, looking forward to our next visit!

1  Thank Alex H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were staying at Fantinos and popped in for a quick pint before going to get changed and eat in Fantinos Italian. People were great as was the atmosphere and the Guinness.

1  Thank DavidMarshall164
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We have recently moved to Sowerby and have the Crown & Anchor as our local public house. It is a lovely pub and now we have settled in, plan to visit often. The choice of beers, served by friendly welcoming staff, is very good and...More

1  Thank brian_elaine_bowman
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Found this great pub that is very near the Thirsk Premier Inn. Exceptionally clean with great pub atmosphere. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Decided to stay for dinner and we weren't disappointed. Best Scampi and chips dinner I've ever had. Chips were were fantastic. Immediately...More

Thank pgill1
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited the C&A last Saturday afternoon to quench our thirsts whilst discussing business and it is a cracking little boozer , a good range of well kept beers at good prices , a little cramped with a seemingly disproportionate amount of empty tables being...More

Thank CaptainCumbria
Debby W, Manager at The Crown & Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi thank you for your review and we are glad you were made to feel welcome and enjoyed your drink ! We have a fabulous local clientele who welcomes visitors regularly! We do pride our cask marque status and we do also have a busy...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Staying in nearby Hornsea for one night and were recommended this pub. Lovely location in the Summer right on the river however equally nice for an evening . Mark the owner was very welcoming. The food was excellent . A must visit if in the...More

Thank McGlashon
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Looking for somewhere for Sunday lunch on a recent visit to Thirsk, we happened upon the Crown and Anchor pub in Sowerby. Despite not having a reservation, space was found and lunch was provided. The food was exceptional - and the service and surroundings first...More

1  Thank awswan2017
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We went here as a family for tea and the food and service was great would definitely go back and recommend anyone to here for food

Thank Susan d
Debby W, Manager at The Crown & Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you we appreciate your kind comments

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Questions & Answers
8 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
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.
17 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, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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