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The Anchor Inn & Boating

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Bar, British, Pub
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Anchor Lane | Barcombe, Lewes BN8 5EA, England
+44 1273 400414
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Easter sunday . 4 roast dinners and a few beers . Lovely old English pub . Good quality fresh home made food served hot and didn't have to wait more than 10 min . Very relaxing warm friendly atmosphere. The owner came across as a nice friendly chap not a large selection of beers/ciders a nice place to spend an... More 

Thank Steve S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area. Lovely scenery. Had an hours boating trip with friends on Easter Sunday and found it very pleasant and peaceful. Weather was ok, at least it stayed dry a d was nice as it was not so crowded. The food in the Anchor was of the highest quality, reasonably priced and lovely portion sizes. Only slight criticism was when... More 

Thank Richard S
East Grinstead, W. Sussex
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having booked a table and travelled for over an hour to reach the restaurant, we were greeted with the news that there was no food left! We had phoned the restaurant several time enroute and we wanted to warn them we may be late (but we weren't) but the phone was not answered. We were told they could not possibly... More 

3 Thank Peter270650
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for 22 people and it was a lovely sunny Sunday. The pub was very busy but it was service with a smile and the food was great. Will be going back

Thank Debanne163
Lewes, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away far from the madding crowds this pub surprised and delighted on Mothering Sunday. Busy but not overwhelming (ok a gorgeous spring day helped with people preferring outside to in) the roast dinner was every bit as scrumptious as it looked, crunchy vegetables in large quantities and beautifully cooked meat.. the most friendly caring staff and dogs welcome and... More 

Thank Wendy F
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Fabulous Sunday roasts - friendly, efficient, energetic service - cosy rooms with open log fires - and dog friendly. All reflecting the truly wonderful location by the river Ouse.

Thank glenn542017
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great little oasis at the end of a road with good parking and great beers with a host who makes you feel really welcome - we loved it - there was nothing better than to walk off our dinner and pints by the river afterwards

Thank Roland M
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday. I was disappointed because we had looked online for somewhere we could take a boat out on the river for an hour where it was a nice autumn day, but after driving 40 mins to get there, they told us that they had stopped renting the boats for the year. It would have been really helpful... More 

Thank Helen P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very fortunate to be given a table by the bar staff after arriving without booking. Quiet and personal, fantastic for our young family with visiting Grandmother seated with views of the garden and lots of dogs to pat! Our waiter was friendly and very attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent; I had the lamb shank and family the... More 

Thank Brendan S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Because I'd seen The Anchor advertised as a wedding venue I think I was expecting a lot more from the place. It's ok, cute from the outside with a couple of good walks close by. The river runs alongside which I bet looks lovely in the summer. The staff were all young but very helpful and attentive. There was no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anchor Lane | Barcombe, Lewes BN8 5EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 400414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?