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The Anvil Inn

) #47 of 280 Restaurants in Scarborough $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Street | Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DY, England
+44 1723 859896
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my second visit in a week. I had the Souffle starter followed by the Thai curry, and dessert was the strawberry dish. What can I say.....I think I might just have eaten one of the nicest meals I have ever eaten. The chef...More

1  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat. Very very friendly staff. Can't do enough for you. The atmosphere alone is a treat. Food is one of the best places we have eaten.

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely and cosy place, food was delicious and friendly staff. No long wait for food and staff couldn't be more helpful. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank c0untrygirl79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped by on Sunday Lunchtime only wanted a sandwich as we wasn't very hungry. Although they had a Sunday lunch menu on they couldn't be more helpful. We felt so welcome. The sandwich with a side of chips was so tasty. Would definitely recommend...More

1  Thank sueha69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely pub with a friendly atmosphere, the food was delicious with very attentive waiting team. We had 6 different items from the menu and each was well presented and tasted lovely.

1  Thank bexreviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were shocked to read the recent poor reviews after our visit last night. The food was exquisite, the atmosphere was great and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Portion sizes were decent; we left full to the brim and all reasonably priced too....More

1  Thank becky0092
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Having visited The Anvil on numerous occasions in the past and having a really good meal, we were so disappointed today, which is my birthday, when we arrived to find it had new owners. Sadly the food was cold, undercooked [especially the roast potatoes] and...More

6  Thank chrisgeorge2017
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Took some friends here as it is our favorite place for a special meal unaware that it had changed hands. What a disappointment. Arrived at 7-10pm and the first food appeared at 8-25pm. We had to ask for some bread while waiting. Dont mind waiting...More

6  Thank RLA2013
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Myself and my husband booked lunch at the Anvil around a planned bike ride. Unfortunately the weather was awful and we were very wet on our arrival. We checked that it was still ok to dine. We were offered no assistance (paper towels or likewise)...More

2  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I was surprised but pleased to be able to make a last minute booking for Saturday evening for four people. This would not have been possible a few months ago. On arrival, the place was busy which was a reassuring sign. The staff were friendly...More

Thank Heinrich N
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Questions & Answers
Simon C
1 June 2017|
Response from Leanne I | Property representative |
Hi Simon, We do not have a specific menu for children, however we are happy to adapt any of our dishes for children. We even have baked beans just for little ones.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$58
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 23:00
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
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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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