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The Anvil Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street | Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DY, England
+44 1723 859896
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm able to review both 'Stones Throw', the cottage, and the Anvil Inn Restaurant as we stayed for 2 nights and had 3 course meals on both evenings, (well it was my wife's 50th after all !). Truly lovely, a fantastic gem that we were recommended and so glad we were. The cottage is great for two with all that... More 

Thank stan2515
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had an excellent meal last Saturday evening. The food was delightful and the service and ambience was perfect. We will be back.

Thank sanb2016
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I arrived early with my wife and son as we were camping in the area. I met the chef who was extremely accomodating - he allowed me to sit in the bar area whilst I waited for them to open. He also got me a table even though we had not booked and the service was full. I do not... More 

Thank Gerry H
Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a previous review I commented that the service was lacking at the start of the evening. Things were definitely better when we arrived this time and we were served drinks and given menus promptly. However it slipped after our mains, and although they weren't busy by this time, we eventually had to ask for dessert menus after a long... More 

Thank GeorgiaYorkshire
York, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is really nice and I've enjoyed my meal here every time I've come. The flavours are great and go well together e.g. blackberries really complimented the guinea fowl terrine. The big problem here and the thing that would stop me coming back is the service. To be honest, service was better earlier on in the evening, although... More 

Thank BlarghBlargh
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132 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the self catering adjacent to the Anvil and left it until the last night to have a meal there. Definitely saved the best till last. What a fantastic meal, I had the monkfish my husband had the steak. Well presented and very tasty, what a treat. For desserts we had the Creme Brûlée with mango and... More 

Thank BooknutTamworth
Leeds, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent meal with excellent service. I will definitely come here again and recommend it for great food in an out of the way location

Thank steve m
Malton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Was introduced to The Anvil last year and have now been a few times because the service and food is consistently good. We are lucky to have some lovely places locally to eat but The Anvil is in our top 3 !.

Thank Neil696
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Fab place to eat. Very friendly staff. Visited with family for Sunday lunch the food was really tasty. Cant wait to go again.

Thank LesleyYorkshire
Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were staying in the Old Nail Shed for the weekend and booked into the Anvil for dinner on the Friday evening; the meal was excellent (all three courses), all of the staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient, with the environment being very homely and welcoming. We would love to visit again someday and would highly recommend the Anvil to... More 

Thank Emmy T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$58
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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