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The Anchor Inn

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US$7 - US$20
Cafe, Gastropub, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Last review of the Anchor was nothing but praise, so on a recent family visit we decided to go so Sunday Lunch . Tasteless Garlic Mushrooms , and terrible Roast Beef Dinner. Dry , thin pre sliced Beef , Raw Broccoli, Stewed carrots and...swede chunks match by pale grey Roast Potatoes all served up on cold plates. Service was just ok but waited nearly an hour for the mains to arrive. I don't know what has changed with this establishment over the last few years but I for one wont be going back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After failing to get in elsewhere that stopped serving lunch at 2pm on a Saturday, we tried here. Gorgeous food, great beer and overlooking the abbey to boot. Good value, tasty, just what we needed.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welsh Rarebit extremely poor! We came as a family of four to the Anchor for lunch and had two quiches and two Welsh Rarebits. Quite frankly writing this I feel ripped off. We paid £16 for two welsh Rarebits and considering this is one of...the national dishes of wales it was appalling. It consisted of three half muffins, a 'spread' of thin cheese on each. The whole dish includes a salad and ready salted Crisps on the side and to charge £8 for something which obviously costs about £1.50 to make is outrageous.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021

Came for a late lunch. Food was fairly good, although it took a while to arrive (hopefully it means it's being cooked from scratch?! One of the dishes defo was!). Friendly staff. Nice and quite when we were there. Sensibly priced.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

It was a bit average really, hence the score. It was the same food that you can get in any pub, no better or worse. While the Lamb Cawl was tasty enough, the steak and ale pie was disappointing; not much meat and it very...fatty, with peas in it! I tried to engage the waitress at the till in conversation, about how I enjoyed the Lamb, but she seemed disinterested. Overall neither really good nor really bad, and priced accordingly, so an average 3 stars.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 October 2021 via mobile

I would not recommend this pub. We ordered a Sunday meal and were told there would be a 45minute wait, which was fine we understood it was busy. 1.5hrs later still no food and so we go to enquire how much longer to wait. Turns...out they gave our food order to another table and not a word was said to us. No compensation or anything offered as an apology. Awful service.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2021

Maria was absolutely amazing - she gave us really excellent customer service and just went above and beyond for us when we came to the restaurant for lunch despite how busy she was. Couldn’t recommend more! Thank you Maria :-)

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021

It was my husband’s birthday so we went to Anchor Inn for a meal. My daughter is vegetarian so we checked the menu beforehand. We arrived and waited over 10 minutes to be seated in a seat that had an awful smell. The starters came...some 45 minutes later. It it was plain pack food . Then we were informed that they were out of several dishes . I had my 3 rd choice which I could not eat as it was awful. My husband had his 2 nd choice which was suppose to be home made pie , well there was 3 pieces of meat in an over cooked crust ,needless to say he left his food . My daughter had 2 nd choice but again it was all left on her plate due to it being tasteless. My son in law had 2 mouthfuls and it was that spicy again it was left .. the atmosphere in the restaurant was very poor and the staff looked like they would rather be any where else except there . Needless to say we did not stay for dessert or coffee going to the local garage for an ice cream .. we will not be going back and I would give it a wide berth until they have sorted this issuesMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2021

On our return from the south west (where we'd spent a small fortune eating fairly standard /average/overpriced meals) we made a detour to visit Tintern. We pulled into the carpark, paid the £3 which was very reasonable, had a good look around Tintern, then went...to the Anchor Inn for food. It's always best I find, to opt for something off the specials menu, so we all went for a chicken and mushroom stroganoff, and we weren't disappointed. It was excellent, with well balanced flavours, evidently home-made. We left room for ice cream, and that was good too. Despite the staff being rushed off their feet, they were all pleasant and polite and helpful. A great find and we'd definitely visit again when in the area. It was a beautiful sunny day so there were crowds of people being served. By the way, the £3 car park fee was refundable at either the Anchor Inn or any purchase at the Abbey. We thought this was very fair.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2021

Just came back from a birthday meal and I must say it was probably one of the worst meals ever, out of so many dishes and what we did have was awful. Don’t ask for the steak pie as you will struggle to find the...steak and probably break your teeth on the pastry or the solid carrots. The others in the party also left most of the food for other reasons. Not sure if different cook or what but this place is definitely a no no for food. We only live in Monmouth but unfortunately we won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, The Anchor Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Anchor Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4