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Anchor Inn

) #63 of 420 Restaurants in Exeter €€ - €€€ , Seafood, British
Dawlish Warren Rd | Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8RA, England
+44 1626 890203
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (74 reviews)
“mussels” (128 reviews)
“gumbo” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Dawlish Warren Rd | Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8RA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here twice, both times ordering fish dishes which were well cooked. The fish Gumbo was a huge portion and very tasty. I also ate one of the fishiest fish pies I've ever had. Really enjoyed it. Staff were friendly and accomodating. Very nice...More

Thank cmcl776
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had been driving for nearly three hours and decided to take a break for a light lunch. We left the main road drove down a typical Devon windy lane to find this lovely pub on the harbour. Festooned in hanging baskets, interesting decor and...More

Thank Lisbeth R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated next to the pretty harbour at Cockwood, watching the trains to and from the West Country pass the scenic Exe Estuary, this would be a perfect location to sit and while the time away even without this perfect pub/restaurant. So to combine the location...More

Thank TiredTraveller14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a family of 6. The Anchor certainly lived up to expectations, lovely friendly staff, fab decor, speedy service and excellent food!! Certainly worth the extra cost. Would definitely recommend!! The sharing fish platter is crazy but a must if you like shell fish!!...More

Thank Laurababbs82
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a Mussel Lunch and took our table in the quirky themed sea restaurant. We have been here before and it is one of the most interesting pub / restaurants we know. Dark, quirky, great beer, gin and wine selections. We...More

Thank DixieDevil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always make a point of visiting the Anchor due to the high standard of food, comparable prices to the rest of the area and the pure beauty of its setting. The seafood selection is always superb, I opted this time for the Surf &...More

Thank lmp1991
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife booked a table last night I ordered the mussels mariner they were just a bowl of mussels in double cream no flavour at all I told the waitress who just said " o I'm sorry " my wife's starter was not...More

Thank JayJay13579
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there twice during our stay in the area. On the first occasion they were quite busy, but they found us a lovely seat away from the hubbub. We both opted for the belly pork and it was delicious. The second time I had...More

Thank jeaninaston9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous food with a friendly atmosphere. Exceptional staff (mentioning Amy). Would gladly come back again and highly recommend for anyone wanting a pleasant evening with fine dining.

Thank Stacey Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 5 family members enjoyed a very pleasant early evening meal, size portions where plentiful and tasty and my two 7 year old girls kids meals were a decent size which they enjoyed. The location is nice with a small tidal bay for small...More

Thank Christopher W
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Questions & Answers
17 July 2017|
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Response from WINGY22579 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's difficult to park but if you follow the road toward Dawlish Warren you can park easier at the roadside. Then walk the two to three minutes back to the venue
22 June 2017|
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Response from WINGY22579 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay, you can also go by car, it's about 15-16 miles drive, find the A379 towards Dawlish. Cockwood is just off the A579 about 30-35 mins total
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dawlish Warren Rd | Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1626 890203
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