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Anchor Inn

Dawlish Warren Rd | Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8RA, England
+44 1626 890203
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“mussels” (130 reviews)
“surf turf” (6 reviews)
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British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Dawlish Warren Rd | Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8RA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed as we liked the Anchor. Left after 10-15 mins without any waiting staff taking our order - to busy chatting to each other

Thank briko_stinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch. Very warm welcome (friendly and efficient). As well as drinks we had crab sandwich and roast beef sandwich - both were extremely good. Recommended

Thank rfi30
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has the most picturesque view of a little Harbour.Myself & The Other Half always visit when we stay at Dawlish Warren.Visited twice,early September.The Staff are great,friendly and efficient and the food very good.It does get busy especially on a lovely Summer's Evening when...More

Thank lizziebach
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table at6.30 as we had young children 6months and 3years. It was 7.25 before the starter arrived and then the bread was missing from one of the meals. We had to ask 3times for a bottle of wine. If it were not...More

1  Thank sari44607
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub right by harbour Food is good, mainly fish. Slightly more expensive than other nearby pubs but good quality and well presented. Ale is well kept with good selection. Good service. Recommend.

Thank Wheel_100
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We found this lovely little pub whilst on a walk from Dawlish Warren to Starcross. We popped in and it was clearly very busy, but we found a table with a reservation sign on it for 5pm, so as it was only 3.30 there was...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is my favourite place in Devon, we have been eating here at this wonderful 500 year old pub for the past 6 years, The perfect place to watch the world go by and while away an afternoon or evening, the food has always been...More

Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We called in here on the Friday night as we were staying in the nearby Cofton campsite .. A real traditional pub , quaint with history behind it , my only issue was that they don’t sell “ Pale ales “.... which I’ve found that...More

Thank Mrs P
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Have been many times, went tonight with friends from Bristol for a special evening. Had scallops starter, 3 very small scallops for £10, main was a Thai Red curry which I’m afraid was very average and Not very “Thai”, expected more for £16. Need to...More

Thank aleccolly
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this place twice during our week holiday with young children and a dog. The first time we had the huge seafood platter for two.. in reality this would easily feed three or four people. The seafood platter was gorgeous. The second time we...More

Thank nicolabolton
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17 July 2017|
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Response from SalManela | Reviewed this property |
Parking is a bit tricky but its worth the trouble
22 June 2017|
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Response from WINGY22579 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, you can also go by car, it's about 15-16 miles drive, find the A379 towards Dawlish. Cockwood is just off the A579 about 30-35 mins total
Anita B
13 August 2015|
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Response from danny b |
I have been to the anchor on two occasions and on both of them seem dogs in the premise, but only in the bar area, my advice would be to photo the pub, and ask to be sure, as there are many locals who frequently visit and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dawlish Warren Rd | Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 890203
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