Good place to take a date:
A good British pub should have plenty of character, and The Anvil Inn certainly has this and so much more. Refining the traditional interior with a winning menu, hospitable staff and an inviting ambience, it’s a fantastic spot for dates in Yorkshire. Combine with a trip to the seaside at Scarborough for a fun day out on the weekend, and work up an appetite with a walk on the beach before being welcomed into the warmth of the restaurant in Sawden. If you want to treat your date to a special weekend away, book a night in the Old Nail Shed; far more glamorous than the name suggests, it’s a charming and atmospheric place to stay for a romantic night away, and means that you don’t have to worry about who’s driving!
Good place to meet for a first date:
There’s surely no better way to ‘forge’ a relationship than dining in an old blacksmith’s shop. The Anvil Inn wasn’t always a pub, and the exposed brick walls of the old building create a good talking point to warm things up on a first date in Yorkshire. A healthy blend of locals and visitors give the place a buzz that should prevent awkward silences, and if all else fails you can turn your attention to the sumptuous food and drinks menu. The oldy-world feel of the pub is brought into the present with the adventurous dishes that push the boundaries of pub grub for modern dining, creating a comfortable space for a wonderful meal with your date.
Gastro pubs have risen to prosperity in recent years, and the locals who weathered the storm during the recession have been rewarded with a new generation looking to escape the city for good, honest grub. As such, you’ll find a happy mix of ages, occasions and groups in The Anvil Inn, especially on a weekend when people flock to the coast for some sea air.
Time of review:
Closed on a Monday and Tuesday, The Anvil Inn enjoys a thriving trade throughout the rest of the week, especially on Sundays. For a good test whether you and your date are compatible, take them for a brisk down the beach on a windy day before tucking into a roast on a Sunday afternoon. Then figure out if you can see yourselves doing the same thing together in a decade.
Average cost of a meal and a drink:
Whilst the food is obviously going to set you back a lot more than fish and chips on the beach, the dining experience and quality of the dishes at The Anvil Inn make it worth the money. Expect to pay £12-17 for a main depending on how expensive your taste it, and add a few pounds extra for any starter or dessert.
Type of cuisine:
The Anvil Inn takes classic dishes from around the world and makes them its own. The well-written menu includes a tempting selection of dishes such as mussels Mariniere, Morrocan cuisine, and venison steak that are sure to have you sharing forkfuls of flavour with each other. Leave room for pudding, as the nostalgic sweet treats are too good to miss, and give you an excuse to span out your Yorkshire date.
A trip to the seaside is the classic British day out, and makes a romantic option for dates in Yorkshire. So top off your trip with a meal at The Anvil Inn and soak up the historic surrounding with great food and drink that will really warm the cockles.