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The Anchor Inn
Ranked #6 of 17 Alton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Stayed for one night and very happy with service. Food was excellent but I was disappointed that my first choice was unavailable and I do feel the portion size could have been a bit bigger. Breakfast was very nice but again would have liked more then one sausage & egg, otherwise a lovely visit.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

I haven't tried the rooms but the location is perfect; tranquil, relaxing and very fine good and drink with great selections of wine. The waiting staff work hard to provide a polite, enthusiastic service. This place is perfect for a quick stop-off (coffee is nice here) or a lovely meal as the menu is mainly fresh.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Mick F
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I've eaten at the Anchor on a number of occasions but in a lunchtime visit on Bank Holiday Monday we all noticed a slip in the speed of service.
The food was up to the normal excellent standard, but with a full restaurant there only seemed to be 3 waitresses working and one of these was obviously new to the restaurant as she kept having to refer back to the others.
Hopefully this was a glitch that will be remedied, but to stop customers having to constantly ask for menus, drinks, the bill etc the pub needs to ensure a better staff cover, it wasn't that the staff weren't doing their best, it was just a lack of them.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank StuGolf
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We went here for a celebration lunch. Service was friendly, food was really good with a range of enticing options. My asparagus starter was fresh, the steak and ale pie had proper shortcrust pastry, lumps of good meat and a tasty gravy to eat with the mash. Other half's lamb was tasty but wasn't a plateful - not a hearty portion as it seemed to lack potato and vegetable (there were small blobs on the plate but he wasn't sure what they were). He enjoyed it though. I think the bill was about £65 for 2 starters + 2 mains + 4 glasses of wine. We'll definitely go back. The pub is welcoming and they've done a good job with the decor, it's traditional with a clean, contemporary touch.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank RedQuince
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Me and my partner needed a break outside of London and this was perfect. A mere hour and 15 out of London the anchor inn is an easy and quick retreat. When we arrived the staff were really accommodating and our room was gorgeous. What I like the most was the personal touches, milk already in the mini bar for tea and delicious home made cookies in a tin. The food in the restaurant below was exceptional, and we did a long and beautiful walk in the countryside in the morning. I highly recommend this for a weekend getaway - or even a visit to the restaurant if you are local.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sassoon room which was lovely
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

This beautiful country inn is the perfect combination of a warm welcome and a comfortable room when you come in from the rain. The cherry on top is the excellent food in the downstairs restaurant - where they knew the changing menu very well and were happy to make accommodations and substitutions for my annoying gluten-intolerance.

Breakfast in the morning was a smorgasbord of local goodies. Cereals and muesli (that I couldn't eat) and full cooked breakfast with local bacon/sausages, etc. A quick call to them a few days ahead of time ensured that I even had gluten-free bread for my toast in the morning!

I would definitely recommend this lovely inn where you'll find comfort, tradition and a warm welcome!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

A great place in the Hampshire countryside, set on a quiet road, with lovely views on the fields.
The old pub has traditional low ceilings and wood fires and the extended area and garden offer a very pleasant restaurant with a varied menu of well cooked and presented food. Staff are competent a d friendly.
We stayed for the night in the Rupert Brooke room, which has a great tall window and a balcony on the back with lovely countryside view. Breakfast included a large glass of fresh orange juice and varied cereals, but unfortunately did not include fresh fruits, nor yoghurt for those not so partial to the full English cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MichelineMay
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Additional Information about The Anchor Inn

Address: Lower Froyle, Alton GU34 4NA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Alton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Alton
Price Range: £89 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Anchor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Around 6 miles from Farnham, The Anchor Inn in Lower Froyle is a traditional country pub with rooms and 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. Full English breakfast is served each morning. The 2 Rosettes restaurant offers decadent fine dining and pub classics, using locally sourced and seasonal 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. ... more   less 
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