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“Good and Bad!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Miller's at the Anchor Restaurant

Miller's at the Anchor Restaurant
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Chilbolton, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good and Bad!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

The hotel/restaurant itself was charming, quirky, delightful and interesting. The staff were perfect, helpful, wonderful and friendly. The food…………..! Extremely disappointing! If this hotel were to employ a good chef then this place could be a gold mine, for sure! Everything else is in place…. just drab, tasteless and uninteresting food! Until they find a new chef…. do go for a drink and a mingle inside as it’s charming and, as you’ll find out, they have a cinema evening which we would attend on another occasion. Great idea. But…. sack the chef/cook!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Sofisticat
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
UK
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Must stay overnight,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Although this is a nice spot for afternoon tea and cream, I would highly encourage you to stay a night or two at this very unusual hotel and restaurant. We were welcomed by Tara on check-in, but didn't get to know the names of the other staff we had who took great care of us, All were lovely.
For a boutique hotel, with so many collections of paintings and articles, how do tey keep the place so clean.
Such a nice ambiance with the candles and the open fire, but a thought did cross my mind in terms of fire safety!! The breakfast was great too
The rooms were amazing. The whole place feels so homely.
the only shame was the weather. but with the rain, it gave as a chance to make the most of the hotel and it's cozzines
If I can, will come again. Thanks to you guys for making it a break to remember

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank AshNAdi
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Idyllic Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

From the moment we arrived at the hotel and were greeted by the ever-smiling Mariana, (Maria), we felt completely relaxed and at home. The hotel is in a beautiful and peaceful location overlooking the small harbour at Porlock Weir. Crammed full of antiquities and books in every room and every spare bit of space, it is indeed very quirky. All of the staff are very friendly, service is excellent and the food in the restaurant was superb. We ate in the restaurant on both nights of our stay, Pork Belly and Sea Bass the first night and we both opted for the Rack of Lamb on the second night. All cooked to perfection and beautifully tender. If you are looking for a couple of days away to completely unwind and relax, have some beautiful walks in the fresh air, then I cannot reccomend this hotel highly enough. We will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank EdIslandDreamer
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great place for Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

Long walk along the coastal path followed by Sunday Lunch. The staff ranged from excellent (friendly, wecoming, flexible) to lousy (didn't understand how to serve wine/food - needed some basic training). Good food, atmosphere and location. Quirky interior (as you would expect from Millers).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HolidayHayley
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful 2 night stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

We stayed on a deal for 2 nights (Sunday & Monday) which included B&B and afternoon tea. The staff were fantastic, couldn't do enough for us. We were the only ones eating in the restaurant on Sunday evening and had a very good meal (1 x Sea Bass, 1 x Pork Belly) with very good sweets to follow. The food was a little costly and, as someone else has pointed out, 10% was added to the bill for gratuities, which we didn't realise till we checked out (I may have missed it mentioned on the menu), but we always tip if service is good and it was very good.
Afternoon tea was also very good and plenty of it - finger sandwiches, cake and scones with clotted cream & jam.
The room was good, facing the harbour (great views) & plenty big enough, with 4 poster bed.
WiFi was only downstairs and still a bit hit & miss, but that was no problem.
The lounges at the Anchor are great for relaxing and it is a very interesting hotel.
On Monday, when the restaurant was closed, we ate at the Ship pub next door. Food was average at best and the chips from a plate of scampi & chips were returned as they were cold. This is obviously no reflection on the Anchor and only mentioned in passing. The Ship's Beer was good.
The location of the Anchor is wonderful, the hotel is very good and the staff were fantastic.
Thanks to the Anchor for a very enjoyable stay!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Phil W
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