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£6 - £17
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the great reviews we decided to try. The only thing that was good was the lovely porter on tap. We all decided to have the spare ribs advertised with chips, onion rings and coleslaw @ £18. I could not believe the plate when...it arrived. Ribs that you buy prepacked in plastic in a box from any supermarket for £4 you could tell by the shape of the rack and the taste. Extra BBQ sauce had been poured over possibly to disguise this fact. Being a butcher it was easy to tell the ribs were precooked vac packed and had been microwaved. Chips were frozen nothing special, onion rings (3) were dripping with oil. The coleslaw was inedible and just tasted like oil. Not only extremely disappointed but could not belive that could be served for £18 thinking it was acceptable. Horrible experience but lovely Porter on tap. Won't return make of it as you will.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time at The Anchor Inn for lunch with friends. What a gem of a place. I started with Whitebait with salad and mayo. Then for second course had the Gammon with chips peas and a fried egg. Was too full to indulge in a...pudding. But with light bites which I would say helpings were quite large I was pleasently full. Will definately return. Wonderful meal. Thanks to staff and of course the chefs.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and myself are currently visiting Broadstairs staying at the excellent Yarrow Hotel (Review to follow) and earlier today some good friends took us for Sunday Lunch at their favourite Village Pub - The Anchor at Wingham. Wingham is a 30 minute drive from...Broadstairs and the Anchor dates back to the 17th Century. It is also very popular and I’m glad our friends had made a 1430 hours booking as there were very few free tables on our arrival. Despite being very busy, service was excellent as was the 3 Course Sunday Lunch deal of £24 for 3 courses (an even better Senior offer of £16 for 2 courses). I opted for this and thoroughly enjoyed my Prawn Cocktail, Beef/Pork Roast (£2 supplement) and Apple Crumble & Custard. All in all, a most enjoyable experience - one I should gladly repeat.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

had a great Sunday lunch ,can't praise it enough !The best roasties and lovely friendly ,helpful staff ,and the cheesecake was lovely !Have booked to go back .

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 October 2023

Excellent highly recommended for Sunday roast. Big dinners and great soup, could easily drive straight past and miss it, parking is opposite

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

We called in on :o day Monday 21 August. I chose from the specials menu. The lamb - thin slices cooked to perfection - absolute perfection. The nicest lamb dish I have ever been served. I asked the two ladies on duty to ensure they...thanked the chef for me - I hope they did. I would recommend this 100%. Thank you.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

This pub scores highly for decor and atmosphere. It really is a lovely old pub. However, it’s a little chaotic with its service, and that’s putting it mildly. I visited The Anchor with family. Two of us were vegetarian and one vegan. First we were...offered drinks. I wanted water and my daughter in law wanted apple juice. The drinks were brought over in their bottles, no glasses. We asked for glasses! No ice, so we left that. Then we made our choices from the menu. My daughter in law had the special but swapped out the onion rings for salad but kept the chips. My son had mushroom stroganoff and I had the pasta which I was told was vegan after a lot of running back and forth from the kitchen, cos no one seemed to know, but the garlic bread wasn’t vegan. Food came out. Mine had the garlic bread, after being told I couldn’t have the garlic bread, so I gave that to my son. My daughter in law’s had no chips, so we asked them to bring some out. The second round of drinks were fine, ice and glasses were supplied, and the puddings were fine too. Then we got the bill…the waitress said she kept putting in the wrong amount, this just filled us with confidence, then I saw they had charged for the chips, yet they were meant to be part of one of the meals. The food was tasty, the staff willing and friendly but the service did remind me a bit of Faulty Towers.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

Very nice 1st visit to the anchor , 3 of us had the 2 course lunch special , 2x liver & 1 cod , followed by apple crumbles . All food great portions & standards , very fresh and homemade. Nice service too , warm...& friendly environment. Will be backMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Lovely spacious garden, pleasant staff and fantastic food. Sorry if we seemed a hurry, we rely on public transport!! Thanks again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

Found a hair in baguette. No apology just didn’t charge for glass of wine, and thought they were doing me a service.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Kevin Abbott, Other at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2023

Sorry to hear that. We've been trying to work out where the offending hair came from. All our Chefs wear Hats or nets. But sometimes things slip through our quality control process. I'm assuming g you brought this issue to our attention because of the...More

Reviewed 21 April 2023

First visit to this pub and had a great experience. The sun was shining so we started off in the large garden and were well looked after by the lovely lady with the bunny ears, who refreshed our drinks and brought our menus without us...having to move. It was busy Easter time but service was quick and efficient, no 'long wait' excuses you get at a lot of places. We went inside to eat where our dog was made welcome. The Sunday lunch was delicious, but let down by the absence of a Yorkshire pudding. We were told that the chef only cooked enough YP's for the roast beef orders. Come on - surely like me the vast majority of people think that YP is an integral part of a Sunday roast, irrespective of what type of meat you're having. Look forward to returning to try other dishes on the menuMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 April 2023

A little hesitant to this old building of great history. Once inside the warm welcome overtook my worry. We all chose from the "Light Bite" menu. A very good selection of three courses on offer. A lunch time mid week, the food was very good,...clean plates all round. Four hours later, a very enjoyable time and price reasonable. The only down side was the loo for me a trip across the road with disability Radar Key. A hefty padlock after hours on this council block in the car park best go day time then !More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

We were a table of 18, booked ahead for dinner. Slight mix up in communication by an unknown call taker and myself, all very quickly resolved by staff at the pub. Food arrived and was very nice, staff were very good and attentive (considering there...was so many of us and the pub was packed). A great birthday meal.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

Booked a funeral wake there for 22 people the service was good and the food was amazing so much and so much variety. Especially for the price of just £12 a head would highly recommend and was the perfect end to the funeral

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

The Anchor does the best Sunday Lunch. Everything is cooked to perfection with fabulous desserts. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: March 2023
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albert b
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Yes. 8 spaces on the apron outside the pub. Village car park over the road 200mts
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They are for all outside events, on a lead at all times. Also inside when we are able to have shows
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The Anchor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5