The Anchor Inn
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Anchor Inn and its seasonally changing menu are drawing in foodies in droves to sample the region’s best in quality traditional pub fare and locally brewed ales.
We began our meal with starters of bacon and black pudding with blue cheese dressing; and pork, chicken and apricot terrine served with plum and ginger chutney and French bread. For mains, locally sourced rib-eye steak, tender and cooked to perfection, served with tomato, mushroom, chips and peppercorn sauce; and for myself – a diner with a penchant for a good, old-fashioned pie and mash dish – The Anchor’s steak and Hooky pie, served on a bed of creamy mash, with buttered veg, was nothing short of delightful. It was a true pub classic, served with flair.
Finally, no visit to The Anchor Inn should end without sampling one of their deliciously tempting desserts. The coffee and chocolate mousse with salted caramel and amaretto crumb was pure heaven. Alternatively, the British cheeseboard, served with chutney and biscuits, is a favourite among diners whose appetite for savoury food can’t be satisfied by two courses alone.
The Anchor Inn’s loyal following of regulars loves the pub’s selection of local ales supplied by brewers Purity and Hook Norton, and its burger, steak and fish nights are always popular. Additionally, a 20 per cent discount is applied to the main menu, Monday to Thursday, between 5.30pm and 7pm, excepting December and Valentine’s Day.