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The Anchor Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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Lower Froyle, Alton GU34 4NA, England
+44 (0)1420 23261
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had our mother's 80th birthday lunch for 17 in the function room at The Anchor Inn and had excellent service from start to finish. Thank you to all the staff that made our special celebrations a very special occasion. The food was superb too. Would highly recommend this pub.

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Mauritius
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169 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably as a result of being so successful that service has suffered! The food was really good and they did make an effort to squeeze eight of us for lunch in the bar at short notice. However it was the holiday season and the service was lacking probably due to not enough staff. We did get served by very friendly... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Third time in a year - it must be good. In truth family live nearby and it is easily their favourite (and ours too when in the area). They have a young (perfectly behaved) baby who is always accommodated without any drama - the young staff here seem phased by little. The other mature clientele - probably younger than us... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Stopped for lunch whilst travelling to Bournemouth via the A3. The pub is very old with open fire and log beams. There was a good variety of real ale and menu items and the food was well cooked and presented. The walls are full of WW1 memorabelia, I could have spent an hour just perusing the photos. Very interesting artwork... More 

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Thank John H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I am surprised there are some mixed reviews here. We were a table to 5 and the food was absolutely first class. The celeriac soup was rich, and had a depth of flavour which can only be achieved by a long reducing period. The venison pie, all homemade - was one the best pies I have ever had in any... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We attended a wedding and reception at the pub. The location is lovely and the pub itself is gorgeous both inside and out. Very atmospheric. We did find the food disappointing - small portions and not anything special. I'd recommend ordering lots if you have any big hungry men in your party. The piped music was also quite loud at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding, staff were very attentive and helpful. Food was great, portions could have been larger, big, hungry blokes better order a couple extra sides. I would definitely come again.

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Thank Tom S
Lucq-de-Bearn, France
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This place offers excellent food, theres always something different and exciting on the menu, yes the prices are higher than pubs in the area but the food is worlds better. Just one little niggle, the main courses have changed from our last visit and are less intricate, nit quite up to normal standard. Starters and deserts still delight !!

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Thank Maison1832
Chalais, France
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had not been here for about 10 years despite living locally. But pleasantly surprised and I will return sooner. The food is quite pricey, but the standard matches the price. Good choice of real ales and well kept. Only negative - I don't mind background music, but it was a little too loud. Please keep it down!

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Terrigal, Australia
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I was recommended to try this restaurant by a friend who hasn't been there for a while. The meal was good but in my opinion over-priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Froyle, Alton GU34 4NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1420 23261
Description
Around 6 miles from Farnham, The Anchor Inn in Lower Froyle is a traditional country pub with rooms and award-winning restaurant in an idyllic waterside setting. Each room has en suite bathroom with shower and handmade Bramley toiletries. There is a flat-screen TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities in all rooms, and the elegant suite has its own balcony with outdoor seating. The two Rosettes restaurant offers decadent fine dining, using locally and seasonally sourced produce. Close to the borders of Hampshire and Surrey, this inn is 2 miles from the South Downs and around 12 miles from Basingstoke and Farnborough. Guildford is less than 25 minutes' drive east of Lower Froyle.

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