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The Sawley Arms

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Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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Knottingley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

What a gem!! Top quality food served all day everyday. Nice cosy pub atmosphere with roaring fires. Two real ales on offer and a good variety of food on the menu. Only 5 mins drive from Fountains Abbey near Ripon. Will definitely return.

Thank MM1984MM
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Called in randomly for the first time today (bank hol 27/12/16) and we were greeted immediately and allocated a delightful spot by the cosy fire, which was most welcoming after a blustery long dog walk! Food was delicious and plenty of choice. Real ales excellent and service spot on. We will definitely be back if we are in the area.

Thank Danielle M
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Proper little local pub which we visited whilst on a Xmas break in North Yorkshire. Service was good and the waitresses were very nice. The food portion sizes were huge. The haddock and chips were brought out and presented as a whale and chips. The place itself was a little tired but it was mentioned that the pub was about... More 

1 Thank Garry B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

It has been a little while since we. Visited the pub and it obviousl that they miss some of the former staff. The pub was quiet and we ordered a main course at 6pm and dispite our order being first into the kitchen we had to wait 50 minutes. When the food came many of the components which should have... More 

1 Thank Ann jeanette g
Scotland, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Quaint pub with friendly staff and a good choice of food. Easy parking, lovely friendly welcome from the Scottish waitress.

Thank BCruick
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Called in here, early doors, based on historical hearsay as not visited in decades(!!) - what a pleasant (very pleasant ) experience - the staff very friendly, the welcome warm & the food superb - I enjoyed the most unusual (in a nice way) seafood platter & Liz the beef skirt Wellington- (we'd both hurry back again for the same)... More 

2 Thank MarkIngmanthorpe
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had dinner here with my family recently - the food is nicely prepared and presented and the pub itself is comfortable and cosy - a bit lacking in atmosphere but a pleasant place to enjoy a nice meal none the less.

1 Thank John R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A lovely pub that caters for everyone from just calling in for a drink dining or even to be used for a business meeting

1 Thank yorks-boy
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A lovely setting close to Fountains Abbey. Welcoming atmosphere, goodchoice on menu with a specials board. Lovely food and didn't hav long to wait for it to arrive. I had the steak and ale pie, home made with hand cut chips and lots of veg and gravy,huge portion,but gorgeous. Hubble had the special pasta with chicken, bacon, cheese another huge... More 

1 Thank 112rosie
West Yorkshire
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

To be fair I can only comment on one dish because we have met up with friends here once a year for 13 years so far and the 4 of us have always had the home made steak pie. This year this dish was the best by far. The individually made steak pies are packed with meat and accompanied by... More 

1 Thank WestYorksHomebird

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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
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?