Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Situated on the Wey Navigation, The Anchor is a great stopping point for walkers and cyclists alike. Boasting an extensive outdoor area with tables running alongside the canal, as well as a bright and fresh interior, this friendly pub ticks every box. The varied food menu caters for every palate and appetite. From the selection we began by tucking into a vegetarian sharing board, which comprised falafel, flatbread, olives and feta, as well as garlicky hummus and tzatziki for dipping. I was in the mood for something light, so followed with the vegan-friendly caramelised tofu and roasted vegetable salad, which was drizzled in balsamic vinegar and really hit the spot. Meanwhile, my partner plumped for roast cod. It arrived atop a bed of ratatouille and accompanied by seasonal vegetables, and was very delicious indeed. We were spoilt for choice with the desserts menu – who can choose between lemon posset, Eton Mess and sticky toffee pudding? After much deliberation I opted for the lemon posset, which was equal parts tart and refreshing. My husband was equally taken with his warm chocolate brownie, drizzled in chocolate sauce and partnered with a scoop of Devonshire cream ice cream. The food offering is complemented by a comprehensive choice of wine and ale, making The Anchor the perfect place to frequent whether you’re looking to imbibe or are after a three-course feast. The pub even serves dog-friendly ice cream – all who visit are well looked after.