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Anvil Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Laking Lane, Wold Newton, Driffield, England
+44 1262 470279
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We ate here one evening whilst visiting the area and it was very nice - nice price and nice basic food

Thank dley
Skirlaugh near Hull
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We visited The Anvil for an evening meal with friends on 21st October First impressions of the menu were that it was quite plain food, but the Barnsley Chop and Salmon steak were really excellent, and the vegetables were cooked to perfection and very tastey. The staff, including the owner were helpful and attentive to just the right level. We... More 

Thank skirlaughtravellers
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a beautiful old building with real fires. The locals and the bar staff made us feel very welcome as visitors. We had fun on the pool table. I was disappointed they weren't serving food due to the landlady's holiday. The toilets were very clean. Would like to go back and sample the food.

Thank KerryLNottingham
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening. We had telephoned ahead and been told only a limited menu was available. The pub was very quiet, no music on but staff were very friendly. The food was very very basic, burgers, chips, curry or chicken dippers! But we had been warned. Nice village pub, I just hope it can survive in today's market... More 

Thank Alibri1968
Leeds, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have tried loads of pubs for Sunday lunch with the mother in law with mixed results but the food here was great. I haven't been in this pub for almost forty years and it still retains the country village pub feel. All the food is home cooked and the portion size is good, a lot of this type of... More 

Thank 250ABR
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We met up with family from Leeds for my father in laws 80th birthday and had the pleasure to eat at the Anvil Arms. There were 22 of us and all had Sunday dinner followed by puddings. The food was delicious and plenty of choices for everybody. Shiela and her staff couldn't have been more helpful they even had a... More 

Thank 399Karen
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

80th birthday for my husbands Uncle and family. Fantastic Sunday lunch for 22 of us. I don't know how Sheila managed to cook An amazing lunch for so many. Such generous portions of homemade food. Loads of choice , lots of different veg , lovely roast potatoes and new. Delicious gravy and sauces. Puddings to finish again spoilt for choice... More 

Thank Jane B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious , and both teenagers loved it!! Very generous portions to say the least but please take cash or cheque as they have no card machine.

Thank MarieandMark93
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We booked the Anvil for lunch following a family funeral and for only 75p more than a cardboard finger buffet at the local crematorium we had a wonderful carvery buffet and sweets and cheeseboard for up to 40 people. The landlady went out of her way to make this a special celebration for a lost loved one. This place is... More 

Thank JSYork
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice old fashioned pub. You don't get to see many proper pubs these days but the Anvil has lots of character. Nice pub with indoor and outdoor space as well as nice duck pond opposite also with seating if you want to walk over with a pint. We had Sunday lunch and the food was good hearty food with... More 

Thank John C

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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
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laking Lane, Wold Newton, Driffield, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Driffield  >  Wold Newton
  • Phone Number: +44 1262 470279

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?