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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 29 August 2018
United Kingdom
A good pub lunch

We were all pleasantly surprised, 7 of us had lunch there today and received a warm welcome in a... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Today we popped out in the hope to find somewhere local still serving food after 4pm (Sunday). We didn't have to go far. This little gem served us well. Open all day every day for food. Staff attentive, great friendly service, relaxed ambience.. Food delicious,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jacqueline B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

This was my first visit to the Anchor, I think it has changed hands and was nicely decorated and the land lady was very welcoming. We were a walking group and we pre-ordered our lunch before we set off on our 5 mile walk. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ronnie D
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gegsbloke
Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank simon m
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank MbernieB
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Visited last Sunday, we needed a last minute booking and where surprise that bookings where available, well that was until we got there! The place is run down and is like it's stuck in a time warp! Peeling wall paper, bulbs gone in light worn...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Scott C
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