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“Really lovely evening”
Review of The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn
Ranked #19 of 59 Restaurants in Alton
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Around 6 miles from Farnham, The Anchor Inn in Lower Froyle is a traditional country pub with rooms and award-winning restaurant in an idyllic waterside setting. Each room has en suite bathroom with shower and handmade Bramley toiletries. There is a flat-screen TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities in all rooms, and the elegant suite has its own balcony with outdoor seating. The two Rosettes restaurant offers decadent fine dining, using locally and seasonally sourced produce. Close to the borders of Hampshire and Surrey, this inn is 2 miles from the South Downs and around 12 miles from Basingstoke and Farnborough. Guildford is less than 25 minutes' drive east of Lower Froyle.
Winchfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Really lovely evening”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We visited the Anchor on a quiet mid-week evening. Although the restaurant was quiet when we arrived it began to get busier although it certainly wasn't full.

The menu was a good mix with a selection of tasty sounding dishes. I had a crab starter with a pork main course. Both were excellent as were the choices of my girlfriend.

Overall we had a really enjoyable meal - the food and service were excellent. I'm looking forward to going back!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Ben C
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English first
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3 restaurant reviews
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“That was our last time there!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We had dinner there last night and it was very disappointing. We had been several times and every time it has been less and less satisfying with service, quality of food and prices.. but if you don't want to go to London for a decent restaurant there is not much choice around so you make do with the 'best' that the area has to offer. Well I am afraid to say that last night was my last time at the Anchor Inn restaurant. Once again it was far from satisfying, first of all the dish of fish I ordered did not state all the main ingredients which would come on a plate (I,e black pudding and bacon) you would think it obvious to mention it on the menu especially for people who do no eat meat.. the two people I was with had their main course before me and had to wait a bit, then when mine arrived it had then bacon and black pudding that I did not know about so I mentioned it and they took my plate away and brought it back 1 minute later without the black pudding!! sorry but if someone says that they don't eat meat you don't just remove the bit that the person does not want and send the plate back with bits of black pudding on the fish!! you start again chef!! anyway after asking again and being told that there was also some bacon in that dish they made a new one which arrived once my two guests had finished their meal so had to eat on my own, not the relaxed evening you are meant to have in a restaurant, it is after all a social affair.. as for the other dishes rare beef was overcooked for one, starters were good but once again mistakes were made when order taken and as a result one dish came with some missing ingredients.., some drinks had to be asked several times, really could not be bothered for anything else after that, and the bill came with not even a gesture of apology for messing up our evening.. so that was our last time there!

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank GivernyRotherwick
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
501 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Wonderful wedding”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Friends had taken over this pub completely for 24 hours for their daughter's wedding. And it worked brilliantly. Food was served in a marquee linked to the rear of the building and the rest of the pub was set up for drinking and dancing. Excellent food, excellent service...and we all took our hangovers back next morning for breakfast. Well done to all concerned.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank bryanedwin
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Yorkshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
480 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Sunday Stay”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Stayed on a Sunday evening and arrived at 8pm after a football match at Wembley.We had no problems in finding the Anchor which is a charming old english pub in a quiet location.The young lady serving meals and serving at the bar was also the receptionist but still managed to greet us and show us to our room. The Robert Graves room is just at the top of the stairs leading up from the bar so we did hear some noise from downstairs ( but not after about 10 pm).A bigger nuisance was the noise from the early morning deliveries and banging of vehicle and inn doors as the deliveries were made- presumably more deliveries on Monday mornings after the weekend peak trade.Annoying because we could have stayed in one of the other rooms.
The room was very nice although a little smaller than we had expected from the photos on the website but fitted out with antique style furniture and there were original oak beams.The bathroom was a good size and the power shower very good.Quality towels and toiletries provided.
We had Dinner on the Sunday evening and were presented with a very limited menu. Fortunately we had eaten lunch so not so disappointed as we would have been otherwise.Good choice of beers and wine.A nice place to stay but be careful in choice of room.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Greecophile
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Bentley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not great”
Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Tiny beef sandwich service for lunch-£8?
Raw rhubarb for pudding. Not edible.
I love this pub & setting & staff are friendly but just hope it's not getting ahead of itself by serving over priced small portions on fussy plates. Stick to what works & portions that people are happy with.

2 Thank Lulufoodlover
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