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The Sawley Arms

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Sawley $$ - $$$ , British,
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (17 reviews)
“steak pie” (10 reviews)
“creme brulee” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here for a light snack, i thought a burger sounded just about right - OMG it came out and i think it was the biggest and best presented burger i had ever seen, sadly i was not able to finish it all as i...More

Thank Woolf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a special treat and were sorely disappointed (excuse the pun). Fistly we were told the was no Stone bass and my husband had set his heart on that. Also there was apparently no duck salad. On looking at the menu we couldn't...More

Thank Jeanowith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was obvious from the moment we walked through the door that this place is run by people who CARE. An attribute sadly lacking in the staff of many eateries across the country. I must say that North Yorkshire has such an abundance of high...More

Thank Kitchen_Porter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great Sunday lunch there. Good food and excellent service from friendly, helpful staff. We had been out walking and my snail's pace made us an hour late from our booked time. The staff were lovely though and accommodated us - even though we...More

1  Thank Khiva2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recently went here with friends and had a three course meal. The service was good and it was clean and well kept. The food was very good, only down side was the calamari and prawns in the seafood sharing platter were a little chewy but...More

Thank Traceadh
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We went for evening meal as it was recommended by the B & B we stayed at. It did not disappoint. A lovely pub that served excellent food and drink. The bar lady was friendly and offered prompt service. The Beer Garden is lovely and...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch on the way from Lancashire to Northumberland. Interestingly it was a Google search for Fish and Chips in Yorkshire that brought this place to my attention. Clearly not a fish and chip shop but a wonderful pub that, among extensive menu...More

Thank Prestonwalkies
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Following the recommendation by staff at fountains abbey, we had a last minute early evening meal at the sawley arms. Staff more than happy to accomodate a party of 9, with prompt service and excellent drink recommendations. Good choice of adult and kids meals.

Thank lpadventures2017
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice service , lovely wine and great food ,half portion for kids of Sunday roast or fish /chicken goujons . Salmon was gorgeous and as I am no dairy they made up a lovely desert for me of fruit and pancakes . Nice relaxing...More

Thank password002
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We've been visiting the Sawley Arms for years and it's on our radar whenever we are in the Ripon area. We have always loved it because of its traditional Sunday menu that was always a favourite. However, when we visited last Sunday we were very...More

4  Thank StarvingMarvinG
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Stephen W
29 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,
10 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$26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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
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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 20 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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