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The Old Anchor Inn

The Old Anchor 1 St. Helens Wharf | 1 St. Helens Wharf, Abingdon OX14 5EN, England
+44 1235 412669
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (2 reviews)
“the river” (7 reviews)
“sunday lunch” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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LOCATION
The Old Anchor 1 St. Helens Wharf | 1 St. Helens Wharf, Abingdon OX14 5EN, England
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely.lunch there. The locales were so friendly and the staff more than helpful. The pub welcomes both kids and dogs even provides games and colouring stuff for the kids and treats for the dog. Can't wait to go back again and try...More

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This charming pub has s under new management. Now called THE NRW ANCHOR. we ordered pies veg chips ( they said they had run out of mash). The carrots were swimming in water. The broccoli was yellow w it was doing over boiler. The only...More

Thank rorykilalea
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a pint on the way to town! Good Friendly service and a lovely little beer garden! Reasonable pricing too.

Thank RhinoKellie
stacey h, Owner at The Old Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

thank you so much for your feed back and hope to see you again in the near future

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were there for a late breakfast recently, thinking the chef we knew was still there. But unfortunately, he wasn't, to our disappointment. He's moved on to the White Horse in Abingdon. The breakfast was average - kind of what you'd expect from an average...More

Thank Silvia S
Shane W, Manager at The Old Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We're sorry you weren't totally satisfied with your breakfast the chef has moved on but we do have a new chef starting in April with a new menu and locally sourced fresh products. There is also new vegetarian and vegan breakfast options beinh added to...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a small pub that has seen better days. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty. Battered fish and chips. Made from their own batter. The food did take a while but it was hot and good portions. Veggie breakfast...More

Thank tdsjjd
Shane W, Manager at The Old Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you all again especially after are spruce up in may

Reviewed 14 March 2018

When I booked the table, the chap I spoke to could not have been more helpful. Yes there was a table for six, yes we could add an extra person, Mothers would eat for free on Mothers' Day, yes there was an alternate menu as...More

Thank DJ_in_the_Marsh
Shane W, Owner at The Old Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

We're sorry for your experience at the pub we have reviewed with the staff what happened on Sunday and have rectified your concerns raised. We will be updating the photls on trip advisor as these pictures are from when the pub was a gastropub and...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

A choice of large or small plate for Sunday Lunch was offered. After a sizeable wait from ordering, those with the large plate received their food and certainly needed a big appetite to finish the serving. I chose a small plate and there was ample...More

1  Thank LyndaPC
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We traveled up to have lunch as I had been there as a child and fond memories arrived at the bar ordered drinks asked about food but halfway through the conversation the barmaids friend arrived so we got ignored for her friends question decided on...More

1  Thank Avidtraveller3263
Shane W, General Manager at The Old Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

We are really sorry about your experience at the pub we will be taking this up at once with the member staff in question. We hope that you will give us a chance in the future and sample are new menu at the old anchor.

Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely family lunch here. It was lovely and warm and also nice and bright. The barman/waiter/possibly cook too... Was friendly enough. The food wasn't the best but perfectly edible - typical pub grub. A lot of drinks seemed to be out of...More

Thank Selery
Shane W, Manager at The Old Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to have breakfast out and follow a recommendation. Oh so loving our choice the pub is warm and immaculately clean I swear you could eat off the floor. The heating was on and we were offered a warm welcome. We ordered a small...More

1  Thank flora003
Shane W, Manager at The Old Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you so much for your review we be changing our tomatoes sauce brand and checking if customers would like pepper in their eggs. We hope to see you again in the near future

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George L
16 May 2017|
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Response from stacey h | Property representative |
There's is mooring available close by and it's free for the day. There is also parking nearby and the council carpark is free for 2 hours
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jacqui a
25 December 2016|
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Response from stacey h | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay in reply we open for food till 8pm daily
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jtp4
28 April 2015|
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Response from stacey h | Property representative |
There's is mooring available close by and it's free for the day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Anchor 1 St. Helens Wharf | 1 St. Helens Wharf, Abingdon OX14 5EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1235 412669
  • E-mail
Description
We are a friendly local pub serving fresh, home made food. Set along the river Thames, and have a lovely beer garden with a view. In the winter come and enjoy our cosy interior with two log fires. We have our wine club on a Tuesday, and pub quiz on a Thursday.
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