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The Sawley Arms

££ - £££, British,
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
+44 1765 620642
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (17 reviews)
“game pie” (5 reviews)
“steak pie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Sawley | Fountains Abbey Sawley, Ripon North Yorkshire, Sawley HG4 3EQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

1st visit to The Sawley Arms and it was such a lovely experience. A very well presented restaurant/ pub with a lovely calm environment for such a busy day i. e. Fathers Day. The staff were very pleasant and tentative. The meals were delicious and...More

1  Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We called in to the Sawley Arms on the way to Brimham Rocks. The venue is beautiful and the staff were very friendly and accommodating, the food was fantastic probably the best Sunday roast I’ve ever had. I can also recommend the ice cream for...More

1  Thank brianboru23
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We booked The Sawley Arms for Father’s Day. Upon arrival we were greeted by Debra, a lovely lady who was very helpful and nice. Sadly this is where it ended. My wife and I ordered the roast dinners, with seasonal veg but when the roast...More

Thank Spencer B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in our Motorhome up the road in a CMC CL. Pub recommended by owner. Lovely place. Friendly staff, great food. Had fish pie first night then returned for lamb. OT had the burger. All delicious. Beer good too.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely afternoon at Fountain Abbey we were recommended to come here for tea. We were not disappointed! Lovely pub, smart well presented beer garden, helpful staff, good drink and food menu and lovely food. My husband had the burger which was very tasty,...More

Thank alibirkett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice whilst staying at nearby Fountains Abbey and found the food and service very good on both occasions. The staff were friendly and helpful; the menu was varied; the atmosphere relaxing - all in all, one of the best pubs we have...More

Thank Gillian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were treated with impeccable service - friendly and relaxed yet highly professional. The 3 course Sunday lunch was absolutely faultless with excellent presentation and clever but good simple flavours done in an imaginative and mouthwateringly delicious way. My best...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had an excellent starter and main course (lamb shank). But the wait for pudding and coffee was extremely long. The waitress waived the charge for coffee. The waiting staff were pleasant and helpful but run off their feet. This inn needs at least one...More

Thank stabreim
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We enjoyed our experience very much as soon as we stepped out the car. As the setting was lovely & your landscape was so well maintained & laid out. From the well trimmed & pruned garden to the disabled symbol embedded in to the concrete...More

Thank KingOfHerts23
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Second visit to the pub would recommend it to every one. the food is just right not to much and not to little The chunky chips have a flavour all of the own well recommended

Thank davidbarbbour1947
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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$27
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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