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The Anchor

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
+44 1394 382649
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a group of 5 fairly vocal ladies we wanted good food, a lively pub scene but didn't want to upset romantic couples.. WHAT A FIND. I had fish cake to start which was piping hot and smokey - just lovely. To follow I had the special of turbot with spinach and new potatoes - just wonderful. Fish was crispy... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Lanzarote, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Anchor delivers some really great meals from a changing Specials board . Using locally sourced fresh ingredients they deliver meals that are full of flavour and a delight to eat . The restaurant is small and cozy . It's best to book . Good wines , beers and desserts too . Excellent !

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Thank william h
Dudley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is great and so is the atmosphere. Staff efficient and friendly can highly recommend for food and a pint

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Thank blackcountrymon15
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice pub with great atmosphere especially in the bar area. Good beer, locals and dogs share the informal bar environment. The food is not gastro pub....more good hearty food..Great for meeting mates and passing the afternoon with the odd pint or three

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Thank Paul O
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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398 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location opposite the rail station.reasonably priced and friendly staff. Food is very nice but only had a light lunch. Would like to return for dinner as the menu looked good. Nice ambience.

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Thank daveinkent44
Worldwide
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

A great pub with a good selection of Adnams beers and wide selection of food. Sunday lunch and you would expect only a roast. But not here, a full menu for a all tastes. We went with the roast beef, good size portion which stayed hot. We ate the lot! I fully recommend this pub, but book as it gets... More 

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Thank keith2cups
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Thursday evening: Three course meal with a relatively inexpensive wine was over £100 for two, which didn't feel like value for money. Particularly as the desert did not live up to the description and the service could have been better. The ambience was good, the dining area has lots of character and was candle lit.

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Rendham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Three of us ate here recently , as a pre cinema meal.Quite large portions.Nothing special or memorable about the food.Service friendly but slow and not well co-ordinated.Rather gloomy and shabby dining room..needs some T L C and fresh paint. Venue of last resort.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Came in for a quick lunch. Served quickly and food arrived without too long a wait. Sausuage flatbread lovely. Good sausages and just right amount of side salad. Good selection of beers. Never disappoints.

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Thank Peachey68
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Went in at lunch yesterday and it quickly filled up. Staff were very friendly and helped to create the atmosphere which has old men sitting reading at the bar, families eating, couples having lunch and business meetings. Afghan stew was lovely and range of other foods was good as demonstrated by people waiting for tables. Only slight criticism is that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 382649
Description
We are a traditional quayside pub boasting old world charm, a roaring fire, dark wooden and flagstone floors. A warm welcome awaits you.We produce all our food freshly on the premises, sourcing as much of our ingredients as locally as possible. We are happy to cater for large groups to individuals, bespoke menus on request.We serve a selection of Greene King cask ales and have been awarded the Cask Marque for their qualaity and are members of The Greene King Head Brewers Club, a collection of superior Greene King cask ale pubs chosen by their Head Brewer John Bexon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?