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1-3 High Street, Cowes PO31 7SA England
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The Anchor is situated in the very heart of Cowes town centre and its bustling International yachting scene. Opposite Cowes Yacht Haven and just a short stroll from the Red Jet ferry terminal, it is the ideal place to relax after a hard day on the water. The Anchor offers excellent food, award winning ales and a warm welcome throughout the year. The Anchor offers comfortable and affordable overnight accommodation for guests. We have 6 twin rooms and 1 double/family room available. Each room has an en suite bathroom, as well as tea and coffee making facilities and colour television. Our rooms are ideal for working professionals on short term trips to the town or yachtsmen wanting a comfortable night ashore. ROOM RATES Rooms available from £65 These rates will increase slightly during peak times so please contact us for a quotation. * Please note * The price is for ROOM ONLY and does NOT include Breakfast.
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Sharon wrote a review Mar 2022
Dorset, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
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 !!!!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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nickoakleigh wrote a review Oct 2021
Eastbourne, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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medsec1 wrote a review Sep 2021
Long Eaton, United Kingdom27 contributions35 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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chris Taylor wrote a review Sep 2021
Sunderland, United Kingdom2 contributions
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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
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: You can get a boat from ferry terminal for £1.50 return cheaper than the Taxi and much more fun
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Mark G wrote a review Sep 2021
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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LoveTravel569110 wrote a review Sep 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom3 contributions
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!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Try and book as they got very busy soon after we arrived at 6pm
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Katherinenina wrote a review Aug 2021
Gravesend, United Kingdom10 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Annathetraveller wrote a review Jun 2021
Warwickshire, United Kingdom240 contributions316 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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pickpick wrote a review May 2021
50 contributions27 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Grannypiglet wrote a review May 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom621 contributions77 helpful votes
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 ☔️
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
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$72 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandIsle of WightCowes
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Anchor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Anchor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Cowes Ale House (0.06 km), Sir Max Aitken Museum (0.3 km), and The Anchor (0.01 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Anchor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at The Anchor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Anchor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Call It What You Want, Mojac's Restaurant and Bar, and Number 3.
Are pets allowed at The Anchor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Anchor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Osborne House (2.3 km), Osborne House (1.7 km), and Newport Roman Villa (7.4 km).
Is The Anchor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.