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Anchor Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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High Street, Great Barford, England
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Sandy, United Kingdom
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608 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78,696 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We visited the Anchor Inn for Sunday lunch as it is listed in the Good Food Guide and we wanted to try it. It is opposite the Great Ouse and the famous bridge. All the staff were very welcoming, friendly and efficient and we were not rushed at all. For starters, there was a choice of homemade soup, king prawns... More 

51 Thank Sandygranny
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Tried this place between Christmas and New Year, was very pleased. Waited what seemed to be a long time for food, but was well worth it, recommend the pepper chicken, all fresh and served up nice...would definitely go again, bet this place is a proper attraction during summer due to the setting. Thank you, see you soon.

3 Thank JoviD
Bedford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Excellent. Good quality. Friendly staff. Comfortably set-up. After several visits the continuing of food is first class congratulations to the chef.

3 Thank GilADavies
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Very friendly staff, but found the dining room a bit lacking in atmosphere, food nice enough.. The setting is opposite the river and a lovely many arched bridge, it would be the perfect place to go during the Summer..

2 Thank Paula K
Bedford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

Celebrate d my husband's birthday and it was excellent. Friendly staff. Good. Food and we will definitely return.

2 Thank GilADavies
us of a
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

while doing some research on our trip to the UK in 1985, I came across comments about the anchor inn. my wife and i and our 6 year old boy stayed at my aunts house for about 10 days and the only time we had a restaurant sit down dinner was at the Anchor Inn. Being American, I had heard... More 

Thank gullover
Ware, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

This pub is in a great setting for a summers evening. I am sure its the perfect location to meet friends for a drink. However, I was meeting friends here for dinner as its roughly half way between where we live and I must say, considering its location "in the middle of nowhere" I thought the food would be something... More 

Thank artyadd
Sandy, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

A nice pub set next to the canal, we come here a lot for a weekend drink but the first time we have had dinner here. The service was good, a little chime goes when the food is available from the kitchen, the ham and pea soup went down well. The food was plentiful and the beef curry was excellent,... More 

2 Thank Deanesales
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent buffet lunch here after our cruise. There was plenty of it with a variety for every palate. Would have given five but it was all cleared away before we had a chance to try some offerings. All washed down with a really good primitivo.

1 Thank rvdrive
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime the food was lovely the staff pleasant and the setting very nice.the crab comes highly recommended, as does the scampi I visited with friends just for a meal out we did'need to book but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Thank Simon G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Great Barford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Great Barford
  • Phone Number: 0123-487-0364

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