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The Anchor Inn Archive 1993-2011

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Lovely location Varied Menu

We've been here a few times and eaten different dishes.The harbour side location is so pretty and... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
janrenee w
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Great food for fussy eaters!

Second visit and not disappointed, love the choice of menu something for everyone. We sat by the... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

Second visit and not disappointed, love the choice of menu something for everyone. We sat by the beautiful log fire and enjoyed the view of the harbour, the staff were friendly and very helpful chose our food with a few amendments which were no trouble...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pandahead1961
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This was our third visit over a couple of years, and was just as good as before. Excellent menu, friendly location, and pleasant environment in a small village overlooking the local harbour. Reasonable prices if a touch higher than some pubs, but overall an enjoyable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert T
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The cosy pub is set next to the water and offers amazing fresh local fish along with classic pub food to keep the whole family happy! Once inside the wall are filled with pictures and sea treasures from ship wrecks making it feel very authentic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zahramichelle123
Reviewed 9 August 2018

A visit to this Hotel was one of the best recommendations we have had, as it is doubtful you would just drive past. Set on the harbour foreshore at Cockwood (near Dawlish) Devon, it is over 400 years old. We visited twice and on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CatsAustralia
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We've been here a few times and eaten different dishes.The harbour side location is so pretty and there are so many interesting things to see inside. We prefer eating inside upstairs near the window because of the constant traffic outside. The menu is varied and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janrenee w
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great place for a holiday meal. We turned up on spec and asked for a table for 11 and they tried hard to accommodate but just couldn't. So we sat outside instead which was fine as it was a glorious summer evening. The food was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank catkins27
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited this Inn on two occasions and both times we so enjoyed the food and the friendly staff.Lovely setting overlooking a small harbour.Some work being done on the harbour defence has slowed business .But look beyond this it's a little gem...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank fel1957
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

One of the best meals I have had out in a long time. Good old fashioned cosy pub experience. With a great fish menu and friendly staff.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Superb quality food. Excellent service and wonderful atmosphere. We had 2 young children and a dog. When we arrived we were directed to the rear of the premises far left. I thought oh no its going to be a dark back room. How wrong was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FleurB836
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We found this pub via the Good Pub Guide which is normally very reliable. The website has details of the menu on it which looks quite nice. Parking was easy and all the staff we met were very friendly but sadly that is where it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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