Back in the summer of 2004 (how time flies, hard to imagine it was a decade ago), we decided to buy the lease on the Anchor and set about restoring its fortunes.
We wanted to create a village local that would be both family friendly and a welcome retreat for all who enjoy good conversation, food and drink.
And for it also to be a rather special restaurant and inn where visitors could escape to for a relaxing time
by the coast, whether for a meal or staying a night or two.
Back in 1981, Mark, with Sally Cruickshank, revived the fortunes of The White Horse (aka 'The Sloaney Pony') at Parson's Green on the edge of Chelsea and won The London Evening Standard Award in 1990. It was dubbed 'Beer Central' and Mark is co-founder of The Beer Academy.
And here at The Anchor, we have some amazing craft ales, an array of well-kept Adnams in cask and over 50 bottles of imported beers from around the globe.
The flint barn at the side of the Anchor has been converted into another space for eating, private parties, events, conferences and celebrations. We equipped the barn with a drop-down screen and projector for business meetings and presentations. It has been put to good use in the cause of village-based charity fundraising projects as well as seasonal beer festivals and art exhibitions.
Sophie & Mark Dorber
Photo Credits: Predominantly Julian Bajzert
The Anchor appears in the Sawday's guide and website.
Please be aware
we are full Fri and Sat nights until October 2014
We do have midweek availability Sun - Thu nights during the summer.
Friday Curry Nights
25 July & 8 August
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Summer Craft & Cask Ale Festival with Street Food & BBQ
Fri 15 August 6pm
Sat 16 August and
Sunday 17August 11am-11pm
Now serving wood-fired pizzas weekends and usually
Wed - Fri too 12:30-6pm
on the Back Terrace
Freshly-baked bread daily from 12pm.
Why not place an order to guarantee your favourite loaf?
Breakfast: 8.30 - 10am
Tea & Coffee: All day
Lunch: 12 noon -3pm Afternoon Tea: 3pm-5pm
Dinner: 6 - 9pm (Mon - Thu)
6 - 10pm (Fri-Sun)
Cosy cottage, sleeps 6 people. Located 200 metres away for a short break or weekly hire.
Book now on 01502 722112