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The Anchor Pub

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££ - £££, British,
High Street, Rowhedge CO5 7ES, England
+44 1206 728382
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
High Street, Rowhedge CO5 7ES, England
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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

1  Thank Footloose_Cait
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We had a lovley roast we had beef and pork sat outside looking at the river top marks definitely worth a try if you wanted to sit outside I would advise to get there early Sundays you can book inside but not outside and it...More

1  Thank Alison R
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little lunch at The Anchor. Seating outside next to the river Colne. Steak was very nice - cooked as ordered and had a nice pint of Kentish Ale. Staff very friendly.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Well where do I start, after hearing this once nice little river pub had changed landlords, a friend said should we have lunch here, once in I was asked by the owner if my surname was Salter, to which I said yes and asked why,...More

7  Thank Stephen S
Jeff W, Owner at The Anchor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

You reap what you sow.

Reviewed 30 July 2017

I dine at "The Anchor" with members of my family on an occasional basis. Last time was in June this year. We both had excellent food and service, which we have come to expect from the previous tenants and from the current. I don't object...More

Thank Shorts365
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Stopped here for a drink and light lunch yesterday. Had a great meal and despite sitting inside still had a lovely view of the river. Food good and friendly and efficient staff. Will definitely go back again. Very busy even on a Thursday lunchtime probably...More

Thank Theresa R
Reviewed 19 July 2017

After having spent a few hours "nature-watching," at Abberton reservoir, we decided to take a drive into Rowhedge, in search of a drink and a bite to eat. "The Anchor" is in a beautiful setting, right on the waterfront. The interior is clean and the...More

1  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely clean, fresh tidy pub with posh outside toilets! Very well kept ales, brilliant wine selection (probably the best I have seen in a pub) and the food..... WOW I have never had a bad meal here in the 6 months I have been using...More

1  Thank Natalie28-C
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Visited The Anchor Pub recently and found the appearance of the pub very welcoming as well as the atmosphere/location very nice. Problem I had was the fact the owner appeared to be drunk. Was very loud and overly welcoming. This particular owner however was making...More

Thank AtrociousTroll
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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