Stayed a night while travelling round the Isle of Wight . Great place for visiting and looking round Cowes . Clean room with all amenities . The staff friendly and could'nt do enough for you. Food and menu was great . They don't do Breakfast but advised us to go over the road to "the sails "great recommendation . They don't have parking but there are car parks very near. Really great stay .If you don't stay just try the food !!!!
Potentially the best roast dinner I’ve ever had. If travelling back on the ferry from East Cowes make sure you give yourselves time to eat here first. Tried to get in to several places elsewhere on the island but had left until the last minute and failed miserably. Can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am that we ended up in the Anchor. Amazing food, amazing service. Honestly, can’t fault one thing. 100% trust me.
After 8 of us turning up for lunch we could not have expected a better service. Rebecca, who was serving us also turned out to be a tour guide, telling us where to visit etc. After a really lovely, freshly cooked meal I enquired about the Mermaid gin bottles wanting to use them to put lights in. The landlady was very helpful asking which colour I would prefer. I said pink but on wrapping them up and bringing them to me I discovered I had a pink and a blue one. Very enjoyable experience. Thank you for accommodating us, the lovely meal and the bottles. Special shoutout to Rebecca, an asset to The Anchor.
Stayed for 2 nights with friend was great to be in the middle of the town with loads to see and do nice walks close to sea and you can go for a great walk along the beach walk with ice reams at hand and cafes the locals are so friendly to I loved my stay and will be back to Cowes next years for a bit longer
Great staff, great choice of beer and gins. Very friendly. Will definitely come here again next time we are in Cowes. Sat in the beer garden in the sun, so drinks only. Well placed for marinas and easy access.
We had a super meal in the restaurant. We were made very welcome and the staff looked after us well. The Pie special was chicken and bacon and the boys said it was absolutely delicious! The sauce was very tasty snd the pie was filled with generous amounts of chicken and bacon, the pastry was also very nice. We also managed pudding and the Malteser cake with salted caramel ice cream went down very well! Thank you!
We stayed here for 5 nights this last week, and I have to say it was not great. We stayed in various rooms as there was a group of us. We were in the back of the hotel which we hoped would be quiet but unfortunately were disturbed by a neighbouring flat at 3am on the Saturday night having a drunken party, and every night the noise from the vent duct and extractors out the back of the kitchen were pretty noisy. The toilet pipes made a groaning noise every time you flushed it, and at 6 am the water pipes started screeching for ages we think when the boiler came on, which was one of the early morning wake up calls! The pipe noise also disturbed the other rooms in our group, but if that didn't wake them then the Sainsburys lorry delivering for nearly an hour right outside at 6am every morning did! The rooms at the front of the pub were then spoilt to a sleepless night on Tuesday night as there was a drunken man shouting and hollering outside in the high street all night. The shower screen over the bath in our room didn't fit so soaked the floor every time. I don't think the floors had been cleaned in the bathroom before we stayed as it was very dusty and bitty, and during the whole of our stay when seeing the people doing room change overs I didn't see a hoover once. The inner duvet on our bed has seen better days, and I'm not sure how clean it was, or when it was last washed, it didn't smell very fresh. We were given fresh towels on the first morning, but no top up of tea/coffee and milk, but then nobody serviced our room for the next three days until Wednesday, when they topped up the tea and milk, but didn't take any of the rubbish away or give fresh towels. So room service was haphazard to say the least. In one of our other rooms, it had clearly not been cleaned properly before arrival as there was a spilt coffee splodge all down the end of the bed, there was a half empty shower gel in the shower cubicle and an empty drinks can under the bed!! This really does concern me in the current climate of Covid that the rooms are not being cleaned properly between guests, especially as the actual pub was shut due to some of their staff having to isolate!? Also be aware that the parking in Cowes is a complete nightmare.…
We stayed at The Anchor Inn for 3 nights in June. We knew that they did not offer any parking but we assumed that we could drop our stuff off and that there would be suitable car parking close by. We were not told that they are located within a pedestrianized area so we had to find a nearby car park to unload bags etc. then walk them round to the Inn. Also, there is no long term car parking very close by. We had to shuffle our car parking between a nearby M&S car park, giving a free one-hour parking, then on to a short term car park where you could park overnight cheaply but only for 3 hours during the day. So we couldn’t spend a day around Cowes itself as we had to take the car away during the daytime each day. We stayed in the Biscay room up on probably the third floor so plenty of stairs to negotiate. This was however a quiet room except for the Thursday morning when local shops had their goods delivered in metal crates clanking along the cobbles very early in the morning. The room was rather small for a double room with twin beds (which were in fact quite comfy), a set of drawers but no hanging space for clothes. The décor and furniture was rather dated. The curtains could have done with an ironing. There was a small tv on the wall. A kettle was provided with tea and coffee on offer plus 2 bottles of complimentary mineral water which were replenished each day. The bathroom was also rather dated and had a tiny shower cubicle. There were soap and shampoo dispensers, a heated towel rail and nice thick bath towels. There was no hairdryer in the room but they may provide one on request, I suppose. I was disappointed to find that housekeeping didn’t make up your bed each day and the towels were replaced just after our first morning there. They do provide free wi-fi. They did not provide breakfast but there was a place very close by that offered a good selection of breakfasts. We had dinner at the Inn on our first night which was good. All in all, it wasn’t a brilliant stay but it was cheap. I suppose you get what you pay for.…
Absolutely brilliant experience here. We rented a room which was very well priced. It was clean, comfortable and the owner and staff here were very friendly. We also had a meal in the evening which again, was very well priced and absolutely delicious (I recommend the squid!) The beer is well kept if you like your ale and there is a lovely wine list also. We will definitely be returning and recommend this place highly! Thumbs up guys!
Smashing pub and very friendly! Reasonable priced and good choice of food! Nothing to much trouble for the staff . Lovely character of a pub! ! Quite a nice beer garden too but as it was raining didn’t venture out ☔️