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The Anvil Inn

) #31 of 275 Restaurants in Scarborough $$ - $$$ , British,
Main Street | Sawdon, Scarborough YO13 9DY, England
+44 1723 859896
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 3 days ago

Oh Dear, I hate that I even feel like I want to review The Anvil in a negative way. I really used to love this place and the food served used to be exquisite. Alas, no more it would seem. I hate also that I...More

Thank Dani B
Leanne I, Owner at The Anvil Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Dani B, I don't believe in responding to reviews on here as everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I find myself forced to reply to you as I am highly troubled by your comments and the fact that you do feel the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been going to the Anvil since Alex and Mark took it on over a decade ago (and the Alfa was actually running). In recent years it had become so well known that it was hard to get a table on weekends. We took...More

1  Thank Westow_Yanks
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at a local B&B in the village. We were recommended The Anvil by the owner of the B&B and must say we were not disappointed - the food in our opinion was first class. Very well presented. The Anvil has a lovely atmosphere with...More

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited here on many occasions and had heard on the grapevine that it had been taken over by new owners I needn't have worried the staff couldn't have done enough for you and the food was lovely Many Thanks and good luck in...More

1  Thank Tony I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Anvil restaurant (note: it calls itself a restaurant, not a pub) on several previous occasions and we were treated to exceptional, high quality, delicious food on every visit. The Anvil became a place we went for special ocassions, ie: last...More

Thank grayray39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by this picture. This place is just brilliant. It's dog friendly. The service is great and the food just perfect. The interior decor is absolutely lovely. Sadly it's not open Monday or Tuesday , and booking would be recommended. Glad we decided...More

Thank DPB321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have been staying in Sawdon on holiday at one of the cottages on site of the Anvil Inn. We were told at the beginning of the week that the pub had just been taken over by new owners and whilst this...More

1  Thank becs_127
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hope things don't change too much as Alex and Mark have just sold the Anvil. This Sunday lunch will be the big test for me - here's hoping the place doesn't turn into one of those silly places offering art on a plate instead of...More

4  Thank Jess M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The fact that this gastro pub is invariably fully booked a few days beforehand is an indicator of its reputation. This was our 2nd visit here and we thoroughly enjoyed the meals we selected from the extensive menu. (The pork belly is definitely to be...More

Thank marianjones
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lovely village pub with excellent food and first class service. Reserve a table in the bar to get same food as restaurant but your dog is able to join you.

1  Thank ack099
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, 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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