The Scotts Arms is located in the picturesque village of Sicklinghall, just outside the Leeds suburb of Wetherby, and is everything one could hope for in a British country pub. Their menu is heavy on the favourites, but when your local cuisine includes dishes like these, made with ingredients like these, why try to do anything else? The Main Street pub offers steaks, scampi, fish & chips and the like, all served up in beautiful surroundings and at a reasonable price.
Overall another fine evening at the Scotts Arms. We were initially disappointed by some beers being unavailable (Black Sheep. Moretti) and one of our chosen starters (mussels) . There was then a mix up with our replacement starter but the staff apologised and offered us a round of drinks as compensation. The food was all good, the steak and ale pie as filling and tasty as ever, good scampi too both with the usual good portion of chips. (We have noticed other pubs getting very stingier over chip portions but not the Scotts Arms.) We booked a table for seven thirty and it was jam packed when we arrived with no spare tables but when we left around ten it was empty. The Scotts Arms is our consistent pub of choice for a traditional pub meal. Maybe you need to get in early to be sure of all the menu choices.
Disappointing. Not as good as it used to be. Shunted off into a side room with no atmosphere. Food acceptable. Has this place changed hands or something?
Food very good and staff were attentive. The only minor fault was the long wait for the food. Been to this pub before and don't usually have a wait.
The Yorkshire country pub is often seen as a dying breed, but up in the village of Sicklinghall, just outside of Leeds and only three miles from Wetherby, they’re keeping the (open log) fires burning. The Scotts Arms on Main Street is an old-school Yorkshire boozer, albeit one where the modern and the traditional meet. It retains many of its 17th-century features, and the menu reflects the finer points of local culinary history. It is heavy on British pub favourites, from fish finger butties and homemade Scotch eggs at lunch to gammon and eggs, sirloin steak and wild boar, herb & apple sausages with mash.
To limit their menu to the standard dishes of British pub grub would do the Scotts Arms a disservice. Leeds is coming up in the culinary world, and the Scotts Arms on Main Street in Sicklinghall reflects this movement forwards, serving up the likes of Thai Green curry, linguine frutti di mare and pulled pork sandwiches alongside all the classics that one would hope to see in a British country pub. Their Sunday lunch is also a local staple out on the outskirts of Wetherby, so make sure you book ahead of time to ensure a seat – when they run out, they run out, so get in early.