Good Food in lovely location
"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 eaten in."
"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 floor tile. Such a big & welcoming area too.
Then we were greeted with a friendly hello & offered a drink before promptly being seated. My only complaint was the headache the menu gave us, as choosing what to have was tough - made even tougher after seeing what was coming out of the kitchen.
We were very happy with our choices though, as the food was AMAZING! Cooked to perfection! The wives pastry & blue cheese sauce were incredible (even let me try some it was SO good). My meat was very tender & juicy & well presented on a bed of rice & chorizo. Even the side order of salad was unexpectedly easy to eat & made getting one of my 5 a day a doddle.
Anyway I just wanted to say a huge thank you for having us & congratulations on a job well done! From my initial email enquiry to leaving your establishment it was a first class service from beginning to end.
So keep up the great work everyone & thanks again for all your hard work & hospitality."
Perfect location, lovely staff, great local meat, relaxing hotel, feel like home
"What a nice find that absolutely exceeded our expectations. We chose this place for its great location at Yorshire dales and just 25 minutes walk (5 min drive) from Fountains Abbey – what an amazing place on earth! The Sawley Arms became our home for several days and they truly make you feel like at home from the first moment you walk in. It all starts with an amazing breakfast in the morning and ends with a wonderful dinner from local ingredients. The 8oz Rib-Eye Steak steak was just perfect, the duck had a very tasty sauce, and in general – the meat from local producers is the top quality, fresh and the chef respected our preferences when ordering the food. He also walked out from the kitchen once in a while to talk to us and to make sure that everything is OK. Combine the delicious food, the lovely staff and the great location with such a comfortable bed and magical rooms and I don’t have to think twice about my next trip to Yorkshire."
Very Helpful staff and lovely meal.
"Following the recommendation by staff at fountains abbey, we had a last minute early evening meal at the sawley arms. Staff more than happy to accomodate a party of 9, with prompt service and excellent drink recommendations. Good choice of adult and kids meals."
The Sawley Arms, Sawley
Ripon,North Yorkshire, HG4 3EQ, UK
+44(0)1765 620 642