The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn is an historic British pub located in the small town of Hartland in Bideford, Devon

Established in the 18th Century and nestled in a beautiful area overlooking the Westward Ho! coastline, it is a popular spot among tourists and locals alike

Specialising in traditional pub grub, real ales and ciders, this inn offers traditional hospitality matched by its timeless charm

Inside, guests will find a classic atmosphere, complete with wooden furniture, open fires and an inviting atmosphere

There is also a beer garden, offering breathtaking views of the Hartland coastline and the sea beyond

The Anchor Inn is the ideal spot for an afternoon pint, an evening meal with friends or a special celebration

Come experience classic British pub culture at its best!


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The Anchor Inn Reviews

Cosy 16th-century lodging offering relaxed rooms with free Wi-Fi, plus an English eatery and a bar.

Below are the latest reviews of The Anchor Inn.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Address: Fore St, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6BD, UK

Curbside Pickup: Yes
>Dine In: Yes
Price Level: 2
Reservable: Yes
Serves Beer: Yes
Serves Wine: Yes
Takeout: No

Hawkeye Pierce avatarHawkeye Pierce
in the last week
I was staying locally and came here 3 consecutive days for lunch. The service was friendly, the locals were welcoming and the food was tremendous (imaginative and varied vegan and vegetarian choices). The local dogs were also great and my 2 Irish Setters were given a fuss, treats and a water bowl and they loved it too. Great beer, also! Will definitely come back here when in the area. Thank you all and hope to be back soon.
paul avatarpaul
a week ago
We went to this restaurant for evening dinner, the first visit had 1 server, think she was Manager/owner due to staff not turning up, she worked very hard to take orders and serve. The next day, curry night we booked and were told they had a party of 15 for curry, at 6.30pm could we adjust our booked time to be earlier or later, we opted for earlier 6pm. 1hr & 40mins later all we had was a starter, 4 of the large group were late and turned up at 7pm, they were served straightaway, after the rest of the group had commenced eating, although we had ordered curry too and were just ignored. We had changed our time to help the restaurant but at 7.40pm, we paid the bill and left, with no curry.
Nikki Pickard avatarNikki Pickard
4 months ago
This pub is a gem. Such a cosy atmosphere, with a welcoming homely feel. Lovely wood burner to add to the cosy feel and the food was gorgeous. The owner and staff were very friendly. Really clean cute ladies toilets. I absolutely LOVED this pub. 💖
Neville Clark avatarNeville Clark
6 months ago
Village pub feel and newer public function room seating and tables. Menu interesting and creative by the chef cooked and seasoned very well. Made best use of local produce. Very tasty dishes enjoyed by all our party. Lovely staff attentive and quick. Thank you.
Megan Sweeting avatarMegan Sweeting
a month ago
Lovely little pub, good selection of ciders and food was 10/10, sometimes a little low on staff so might have a little wait but they are all lovely and friendly. Allows dogs
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