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“Sshhh Don't tell anyone about this!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Anchor Hotel Restaurant

The Anchor Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Kippford
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sshhh Don't tell anyone about this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2011

We stayed in the beautiful village of Kippford in June 2011. This was our local for the ho liday, we ate here twice and stopped in for a drink on numerous occasions. It is a traditional pub. Dining is done in the lounge bar, one of the small rooms that make up the public bar or outside the front of the hotel. The food is traditional pub food, freshly cooked and plenty of it. The menu is compact with a daily specials board. If you are lucky you might arrive on a day when the owner has caught the seafood on the specials board. For beer drinkers there was two real ales on tap, one being locally brewed Criffel ale from Sulwath Brewery. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Honestman1910
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Scotland
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Bizarre pricing & portions”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2011

Don't entertain going here if you are a hungry vegetarian. There was a group of us and whilst one friend sat with a huge plate of lamb chops and veggies,chips etc. my wife had the misfortune of the vegetarian special. Same price of 12.95 and guess what it consisted of... a mushroom with goats cheese on top. Not even a large mushroom but a completely laughably tiny portion. laughable if it were not a meal at the end of long day. When questioned, the waitress simply confirmed that is what the dish consisted of and walked off! If they ever start serving truffles then run a mile or chuck your credit card in the nearby river! Most people thought that the food was ok but we would NEVER put any more money in their pockets for the simple brass-necked attitude. They have a bit of a captive audience and boy do they milk it. Pass on this venue.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank limegreen07
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“don't expect great service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

Food is standard pub grub but unfortunately the staff are young and very inexperienced. They don't seem to understand the varying degrees of cooking a steak and everything comes rare. If you ask them to take it away and give it another five minutes, they forget about you altogether. In the end I didn't get a main course at all but they still tried to charge me for it

  • Visited March 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank snarlyboy
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gbuk_1976
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very impressive food, and beautiful location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2011

My girlfriend and I have eaten here a few times now, the food in the past has been fine, but it was always more to do with the location than anything else, as it looks out over the bay and it's near to some of the 7 stanes mountain bike trails (Dalbeattie, Kirroughtree etc).

Our most recent visit was quite surprising in that the food was above and beyond expectations.

There is always a pleasent atmosphere, and visitors seem very welcome, I would strongly recommend the visit.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gbuk_1976
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galloway
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“dont eat, just drink and watch the boats on the tide.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2010

Little choice for vegetarians, we had bacon on veg pasta, another time, chicken in a veg salad, and again ham in a veg salad. The main vege burger sells out fast.
Meaty Lasagne was small and similar to a meaty pasta soup. The same size as a child portion at the previous place we went to.
We go here loads of times hopeing that it improves but it doesnt.
The anchor for a 'drinks and watching the world go by' venue is perfect.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mountainbiker668
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