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The Anchor Pub

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High Street, Rowhedge CO5 7ES, England
+44 1206 728382
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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Opens in 6 min
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
High Street, Rowhedge CO5 7ES, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So pleased to have had a truly amazing meal and definitely not same old same old. For a very interesting menu of delightfully fresh ingredients with an interesting twist. Highly recommended.

Thank CharlieBoyland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very nice meal here other night. The sea bream was particularly good. My husband had the homemade burger. Thanks to waiting staff for being so attentive.

Thank bodgeupyourlife
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The menu was very limited and plain. The lasagne was very dry and unappetizing. The pudding looked like it had been tipped into the bowl with no presentation and was the tiniest portion . Items were being wiped off the selection board constantly and this...More

5  Thank LunchladyDoris14
Reviewed 7 December 2017

we went here for the first time since it changed hands, place looks fresh and clean, service was great, friendly, and the coq au van, chicken, was very tasty, had a desert but shouldn't have, over done it and could hardly move lol. large portion...More

Thank Mo L
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This pub is on our list of top places to eat. The menu is varied and plentiful. All tastes catered for, specials on request. The venue is on the estuary so wildlife visit all the time. Outside seating in the Summer is very pleasant. Advisable...More

Thank 75Puff1940
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Great to be sitting by the river watching the boat racing from the restaurant. The new owners have a wonderful chef all the meals were delicious and deserts as well, food was served quick. Not expensive either. Very good all round. Well done !

Thank Nealix55
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We hadnt been to the Anchor since the new landlord. Arrival at 5pm on a Sunday. pub was not over busy,had to expect this as its not always a great time to see the full potential. A welcoming view from the staff, we were nicely...More

Thank MrSnod
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Arrived early Friday 20th October and the Pub looked very smart against the river backdrop and narrow streets. A friendly welcome on entrance and a pub tastefully decorated with plenty of outdoor seating. A good selection of beer and real ales available and menu looked...More

Thank MoodyBlue69
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Really nice place to go for home cooked food not a place you would go for a relaxed evening as the look is country kitchen but lovely food and staff. Nice place if you want good food and a drink just casual pop in and...More

Thank donnagreen64
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Anchor is located on the river Colne, opposite Wivenhoe in Essex. It's a very popular location, although the view is mainly of a strip of river badly silted up, grass and some rather uninspired new development on the opposite shore. We've visited before but...More

4  Thank Footloose_Cait
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Rowhedge CO5 7ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Rowhedge
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 728382
A beautiful Pub Restaurant set on the banks of the River Colne in Rowhedge Village. We are very proud of our home-cooked, on the premises, fresh vibrant, tasty, delicious food. All locally sought using local ingredients where possible, we offer traditional British Cuisine, Mediterranean, Eastern European and Asian with our own unique twist plus lots of fresh local fish and seafood towards the weekend, all of our Desserts are very "naughty" and yummy. We offer the best kept traditional Real Ales, with a wide selection of wines and spirits, hot beverages are also available. We have a separate restaurant area, where booking is highly advised. Sofas are to be found in the front bar area, plus we have a unique outside area with seating overlooking the River with our own private moorings.
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