Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Who could resist the appeal of this idyllic inn on the River Wey? The team uses the pub’s stunning location to its full advantage, creating a food and drink haven that diners relish. It’s a deservedly popular pub, and is a hit with four-legged friends too – they’re even offered their own special dog ice cream. Service is cheerful, charming and effi cient, contributing to The Anchor’s air of warm conviviality. Customers can relax on the sunny riverside terraces in summer, and when it’s cold, enjoy the cosy interior with its wood-burning stove.
The Anchor’s reputation for great drinks and a crowd-pleasing menu ensured that we were eagerly anticipating our visit on a fine summer’s evening. Our delicious starters were made even more appetising with beautiful presentation. I opted for crisp whitebait with tartare sauce, while my partner enjoyed delicious game terrine, comprising aromatic shreds of rabbit and cured pork with pickled blackberries. To follow, I was tempted by the vegetarian butternut squash and mixed bean pie, but instead opted for succulent slow-braised chicken leg in a creamy tarragon sauce, served with fresh carrots, beans and crushed new potatoes. My partner’s choice of chicken Caesar salad boasted a generous medley of flavour, texture and colour. For dessert, there’s a range of tasty options to choose from; in the end we shared a delightful St Clements sponge with custard, and a few scoops of refreshing raspberry sorbet.