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Anchor Inn Beer
Ranked #5 of 9 Beer B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Was at the Anchor Inn on Tuesday night the food was really nice the only down fall was that they use instanst mash which is awful and powdery why cant they use proper potatoes.There is no need these days to use instant surely if there is any left over it could be used in fish pie or shepherds pie. The service was really good and staff very friendly

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Old_English_Inns99, Manager at Anchor Inn Beer, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you for your feedback and can assure you that all points made have been addressed. We hope you visit us again in the near future.
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

What a lovely village Beer is. The Anchor provided fantastic hospitality, clean rooms, good beer and food and all at reasonable prices. Jim the host made us feel extremely welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank MIH100
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Old_English_Inns99, Manager at Anchor Inn Beer, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves, we look forward to your return visit.
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We had a lovely two nights in Beer around the Easter break.
The Anchor is one of a 'typical' 'Old English Inn' chain, in that the menu is well known from other stays ... except they do local specials; and those seem to be more adventurous and better.
Our crab salad was great ... and I don' t really do salads when dining out!
Good 'all-in' breakfast menu choice
A buzzy and busy place, with the inn and beer garden set above the beach of the lovely village of Beer. A great starting point for fantastic cliff and sea walks.

Our room didn't have an en-suite [late booking] but even that didn't detract from a perfectly adequate stay. Perhaps the room was a bit small, but it is an 'old' inn but it is also in need of a bit of spruce-up, with peeling/broken plaster work [especially at close to on £200 for two for a two night B&B... and no Tesco Point Vouchers here as with most other Old English Inns, but it was Easter!]

Helpful and friendly staff.
If Beer was not such a lovely place then perhaps the Anchor Inn may have to up their game a bit! ... but it is and the competition is pretty limited.
Hope they stay on top of the game, and aren't slipping into corporate complacency... they deserve to

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank JonnyBurton
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Old_English_Inns99, Manager at Anchor Inn Beer, responded to this review, 3 July 2014
Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we will look forward to your next visit.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Sorry Anchor, we usually love you, but this was not good. Our daughter (13) was ill in the night after eating your sausages, and my wife was also ill, she had taken half a sausage. Son and I were fine (no sausages).

Well this can happen to even the best places. But we are measured not just by our mistakes, but by how we react. My wife came into the pub next day to inform you (not really complain, but make you aware) and you took her number. Nothing. You did absolutely nothing. Not even a simple call to apologise. That is where you really let yourself down, and what prompted this review.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Chris B
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Dartford, Kent UK
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69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2014

It was with reluctance that together with my husband, we left the Anchor Inn after a short break at the end of March.
I would reiterate all, and more, of the praise that has already been heaped on this humble pub.
The only thing which I feel is that as more people learn what a gem this accommodation is, it will make it harder to make a reservation.
Comfort in the rooms, sea view, exceptionally friendly staff, great food in the restaurant. Free wifi that worked!
We ate dinner, an exceptional choice, with a fish selection which was changed daily - moules were to die for!
We planned to eat elsewhere sometimes but after dinner on our first night we took a stroll up the high street and were shocked to find that nowhere was open. Except the Dolphin Hotel and that was empty which made it void of atmosphere. Even the Indian was closed and it was only 21.30.
The parking charges in the main car-park behind the Dolphin hotel, changed on 1st April,: £6 per 24hours, payable by phone, card or cash, take a bag of pound coins!
The small free car park next to the hotel is limited to 1 hour, no return for 2 hours, up the hill you may stay for 2 hours, no return for 2 hours.
Alternatively, you can park for free in the car park at the back of the village, approximately 5-7 minutes walk.
The bus service from Beer Cross, (next to the last shop at the top of the village), X53 west to Exeter, or east to Poole. Its called the Jurassic coast bus because of all the seaside resorts it calls into on its way. Look on Google for times, when we were there the morning times which suited us were: 09.57 & 11.57, 2 hour later!
Using the bus ensures that you do not lose your parking spot in Beer village, and have to hunt for another space on your return, also alleviates the necessity for expensive parking wherever you go.
I hope this helps.
Would we go there again, yes, yes, yes!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank S7ARJ
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Old_English_Inns99, Manager at Anchor Inn Beer, responded to this review, 22 April 2014
Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Anchor Inn and we very much look forward to your return.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Excellent place will definitely return one of the most beautiful places (beer itself) I've ever visited.
The anchor inn itself was a nice place to stay and have live football and good selection of drinks at reasonable prices!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Elliot B
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Old_English_Inns99, Manager at Anchor Inn Beer, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thank you for your comment we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Anchor and look forward to your next visit.
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Aberdovey
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Our 2nd visit in 6 months - this time in cool, sunny February. The Anchor Inn did not disappoint - it was just as we left it, apart from the lick of paint on the outside walls which did it justice.
We enjoyed once again excellent breakfasts (plenty of choice), exceedingly good Abbot ale (quite a few!), much the same staff and manager Jim (always a good sign) and a fabulous relaxing five nights (again) - seriously good value for money.
We lunched on freshly fried fish from the local chippy (delicious) but made the mistake of eating at the local Indian one evening where the food and service were terrible.
However, we knew we could rely on very good evening pub meals at the Anchor so that's where we ate on the other evenings.
We cannot rate the Anchor highly enough and we shall return when summer's over - can't wait!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank weareus2
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Old_English_Inns99, Manager at Anchor Inn Beer, responded to this review, 28 March 2014
Thankyou so much for you wonderful comment, myself and the team are so glad you decided to visit us again and we will look forward to seeing you later in the year.
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Property: Anchor Inn Beer
Address: Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3ET, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Seaton > Beer
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Beer
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Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor Inn Beer 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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