In September 2004 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.
Back in 1981, Mark and Sally Cruickshank revived the fortunes of The White Horse at Parson's Green, aka 'The Sloaney Pony' and won The London Evening Standard Award in 1990. It was dubbed 'Beer Central' and Mark is co-founder of The Beer Academy. We have over 50 bottles of imported beer from around the globe.
The flint barn at the side of the Anchor had been e convered into another space for eating, private parties, events, conferences and celebrations.
We equipped the barn with a drop-down screen, a projector for business meetings and presentations. It has been put to good use in the cause of village based charity fund raising projects as well as cask beer festivals and art exhibitions.
Sophie & Mark Dorber
Photo Credits: Predominantly Julian Bajzert
The Anchor appears in the Sawday's guide and website.
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Friday Curry Nights
7th & 21st March
An Evening in aid of NSPCC
Thursday 13th March
6.30 for 7pm
Includes a Thai/Vietnamese style tasting menu complemented by John Forrest Wines of New Zealand.
Mothering Sunday Lunch
Family Supper 6pm
Roast chicken, family-style service
Rooms available Rooms available Sunday 9 to Friday 14 March offered at £100 B&B!
Marsh View Holiday Cottage
Cosy cottage, sleeps 6 people. Located 200 meters from The Anchor for a short break or on a weekly basis.
Weekly rates available as little as £425!
Short Breaks and Weekly Lets available now. Book now on: 01502 722112
Breakfast: 8.30am - 10am
Tea & Coffee: All day
Afternoon Tea: 3pm-5pm
6-10pm (Friday-Sunday )