The Anvil Inn
Main Street
Kirk Gate
Nr Scarborough
North Yorkshire
YO13 9DY
(01723) 859896


Open all day  



Find Me


The Anvil Inn  

Set on the Moors National Park in the village of Sawdon, this pub is a good place to stop and have a rest.

The pub was a working forge up to 1985 and many of the tools, the leather bellows and the anvil still remain as a reminder of its working days - the bar was the original workshop. In 1988 it was converted into an inn and was called The Old Forge House.

Today only the presence of the old furnace as an ornamental area, with the anvil and other blacksmith's items remind you of the buildings former life, plus of course the height of the ceiling. The furniture is very rustic and charming with leather backed chairs and a mixture of tables all looking like they have stories to tell. Some stools at the bar compliment the ambiance.

Other areas inside have sofas and carpets.

There are usually three Yorkshire ales to choose from.

Food is also served here (not Sunday evening nor all day Monday), fresh and home cooked all from local produce. Choices range from duck to fillet steak or stuffed pork fillet. Sunday is carvery day. Food is served in the 32 cover restaurant.

There is accommodation here, 2 double and 2 twin rooms, all en-suite, with colour television, radio alarm and tea making facilities. You can also park your caravan here for the duration as they have electrical points in the paddock.

There is live music at the Anvil on the first Wednesday of the month. They also have occasional beer festivals.



None as yet.

View Beerguide Map in a larger map





b&b, beer, food, beer garden, real fire, kids, car park, pets allowed 


©Beerguide 2023


Up to 3 ales 




or try

Foxholm B&B
Main St
N Yorks.
YO13 9DY
01723 859743