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The Anchor Inn

€€ - €€€, British,
Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP, England
+44 1395 514129
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in for a light lunch. As we're fighting the Christmas excess it was good to see a selection of salads on the menu. That's a set of words I didn't think I'd ever use before the new eating regime. I had a steak salad,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Happytraveller243
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here. Really have to commend the waiting and serving staff: friendly and efficient, even though the card machine was not. Nice to be back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wanderlust_151
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

‘Accidental’ finds are often the best and this was a good one! We visited Sidmouth for a Sunday walk by the sea and made a snap decision to have lunch in the town if we could find somewhere we liked the look of. We happened...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 433heidim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in at the anchor for a pint last night, a bad choice. I ordered a drink then I was told I couldn't pay by card as there was a five pound minimum spend by card. I queried if they had contactless as I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
5  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with the family en mass for Sunday lunch, very busy so advise to book ahead and they may on occasion run short on some meats. We opted for roast pork, lamb as well as the beef stew and herbed dumplings all of which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nice1Chuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for a weekend just before xmas. When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely young man, very friendly and informative. Our room was lovely overlooking the sea. Lovely room comfy bed. We dined here 2 evenings, food was great,staff obliging, nothing to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nikkikev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is consistently good here and the staff are polite, obliging and on-the-ball. The beauty of The Anchor is its large menu giving plenty of choice (hopefully they won't go down the 'modern' route and shrink it) and the food is fresh, well cooked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard good things about this pub and thought we would give it a go. The menu was varied and family friendly. The staff were friendly and fun. Steak and scampi were our choices. Good pub grub and we really enjoyed it with a fun...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Badlove1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff. Menu was quite large and food was very good and tasty. Highly recommended fir a good old fashioned pub meal.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our Christmas celebration once again at the Anchor. Yet again we were delighted with the quality and quantity of our food. Being in the upstairs room we were amazed at the speed of service ensuring piping hot, generous selections. Nothing was too much trouble...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barbara M
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Coralie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 514129
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