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The Sawley Arms

Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (17 reviews)
“game pie” (5 reviews)
“roast beef” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked The Sawley Arms well in advance in order to secure the use of their Private Dining Room for a family birthday celebration based on previous positive reviews of the restaurant and convenient location near to our hotel in Pateley Bridge. Prior to the...More

1  Thank SPCJ45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, good wines and great staff. We went for Sunday lunch with friends. Crab cake starter was the lightest crab cake I think I've ever tasted The roast beef was superb. The cheeseboard was really good and served at room temperature. Will definitely be...More

Thank Angiebabe846
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two couple visiting for Sunday lunch and what a wonderful experience. A warm welcome, nice ambience, service that was attentive and friendly and really great food, very tasty, well presented and good sized portions. Very impressive and we certainly will be returning.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Came across this place thanks to trip advisor after finding our intended eating establishment was closed. I think we were lucky the other place was closed as The Sawley Arms was fantastic. The place itself was nice and cosy, very smartly decorated and with very...More

2  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

What a great lunch I had with my brother and son! This is top quality food served in a lovely pub. Don't confuse this with normal pub food, as soon as to read the menu you'll know this is going to be special and it...More

1  Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Called today for lunch after visiting Fountains Abbey. What a great find, lovely place staff very friendly and open fires just what you need at this time of the year. The food was excellent, my wife had the fish pie which she said was the...More

Thank Stevie4520
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch for 4 with starters all the food was excellent. We would highly recommend the restraunt. Service was very polite and helpful all the way from making the booking, changing it being late and to the point of leaving. Thank you for...More

1  Thank Alan K
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Had a most excellent Roast Beef and Yorkshires here today. Beef done to perfection, lovely roast potatoes done properly, delicious vege. Deserts were lovely - interesting versions of common desserts. Just a delight. Three good real ales on tap- Timmy Taylor’s and Theakston’s. The TT...More

1  Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We last visited in the mid Noughties. Back when vinegar was banned from the building. We were in the area staying in the NT property at Fountains Abbey called ‘The Abbey Stores’ (See another review) and fancied a warm and filling lunch after a 3...More

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Me & my partner came across this place by accident following a walk round Brimham Rocks with the dogs. Dogs aren't allowed inside but it was a very nice day so we were happy to sit outside in the sun. A Sunday lunch was just...More

Thank amymk16
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Questions & Answers
Stephen W
28 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,
9 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$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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 8 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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