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The Sawley Arms

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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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 8 people.To complement the menu, there is an extensive
US$6 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited the sawley arms for a meal on fri 11th jan 2019 We ordered the sawley burger and the fish and chips the service was excellent and the foods was top class tasted amazing the staff are really friendly and helpful, thankyou to Danielle and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vickie123cumbria
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for a Friday lunch out and decided to revisit the Sawley Arms after many, many years. Not disappointed, as we were well fed. The choice of beers was good, and the food excellent. I had a Bacon Chop and my companion had Fish Pie....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 148johnyg
Reviewed 3 days ago

Attended for impromptu birthday lunch. Nice old building in a small village. Premises internally are very comfortable and well set out, cosy and welcoming. The food was first class and the service excellent. We had heard of this restaurant and decided to give it a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank daveb1113
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location on edge of the Dales , warm friendly greeting , decor & atmosphere . Pretty much all boxes ticked there , menu pretty varied , not overly complicated . Food , here's where we thought it stepped up a notch from standard similar...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank z4wilks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called on our way home from visiting Fountains Abbey, then friends in Grewelthorpe. We rang ahead to book a table as it was 4.00pm on New Years Eve but there were plenty of tables when we arrived. Our main niggle was we weren't looking to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SuperGranny-123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much for a wonderful Christmas lunch. The food was superb, service and ambiance delightful, a truly memorable Christmas Day. Highly recommended- we hope you do it again next year. Thanks again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found this gem through booking. Com very near to a work location. The rooms are lovely and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. I had dinner in the bar and enjoyed a drink with a couple of delightful locals making my stay even...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 43iaind
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this very attractive and welcoming restaurant with rooms. Lovely And warm on a cold day with a good choice of beer and wine. Couldn’t fault a very well served haddock and chips. A leisurely lunch with perfect service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank antonyp954
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Visited The Sawley Arms for Sunday lunch having pre booked a table which l would recommend you do. The welcome and atmosphere were friendly and relaxing. We were served with a first class starter and main course both of which were well cooked and presented....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hanway
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

After a mooch round Ripon most places fully booked due to remembrance Sunday, then a good walk round Fountains Abbey we were ready for food. This gem came recommended by a lady at the Abbey. The roast was by far the best roast dinner we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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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 MikeG704 | Reviewed this property |
Best give them a call 01765 620642
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