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The Anchor Inn - Stratford St. Mary

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New management, New Menu. Try it!

The Anchor used to be my local about 20 odd years ago when landlord Ian was running the place. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United Kingdom
Excellent position,disappointing everything else

Lovely place to stop on a sunny afternoon,next to a river, place to park,pretty exterior. That's... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Felicity J
Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible28%
3 weeks ago
“New management, New Menu. Try it!”
3 weeks ago
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Upper Street, Colchester CO7 6LW, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Anchor used to be my local about 20 odd years ago when landlord Ian was running the place. It was a great traditional pub selling good value, good quality pub food. I moved away from the area and Ian left the pub. Since then...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a great lunch with an old friend - fish & chips cooked to perfection, a large glass of excellent white wine and a large cup of good coffee - £15.00 the lot. Staff extremely welcoming and venue very clean, cozy and well kept....More

Thank lindylou_11
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Welcomed by Marci - lovely lady - who served us with a smile! Impressive choice on menu - something for everyone - Hubby had homemade pie with perfectly cooked veg. I had Hunter's chicken - delicious - Mum had brie, potato, courgette and almond crumble...More

Thank Solange888
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

What you would want a village pub to be. Great pub food with all your pub favourites. Great community feel.

Thank Liz F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Eaten at the 'Anchor' several times when on holiday - always excellent home cooked food in old fashioned pub with character - very good value for money - Don't pay top prices in Dedham but travel short distance to Stratford St Mary & visit the...More

Thank simon m
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

As I work locally to the pub I thought I'd give it a visit despite the bad reviews from my colleagues. To quote someone I was with 'I've never felt so unwelcome in my life'. If you decide to go there make sure you take...More

3  Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Lovely place to stop on a sunny afternoon,next to a river, place to park,pretty exterior. That's where it ends. Food is disappointing & very 'café' like. Staff not interested in helping. Atmosphere is 'come in.eat.pay & go as quickly as possible'. Not a pleasant experience.

2  Thank Felicity J
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Situated right on the river it's a delightful venue, outside seating available. Menu varied with something to suit every taste. They have their own smokery and offer some lovely smoked dishes. Our meal was really tasty and the portions were of a good size, all...More

1  Thank Patsneddi
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were all pleasantly surprised, 7 of us had lunch there today and received a warm welcome in a lovely clean old traditional pub. Considering it was a Monday there were other people eating which all added to the comfy relaxed atmosphere. The menu is...More

Thank shannon955
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Probably, no in fact the rudest bar tender I have ever come across! You are not greeted with a "hello" or "welcome" but a sower faced, grumpy bar tender who really appears not to want to be there and looks at you as if he...More

4  Thank MbernieB
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