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The Anchor Inn

COCKWOOD, Starcross, EX6 8RA

This 450-year-old inn overlooks a small landlocked harbour on the River Exe and was once the haunt of smugglers. There is even a friendly ghost with his dog. In summer, customers spill out onto the verandah and harbour wall, while real fires, nautical bric--brac and low beams make the interior cosy in winter. For fish dish lovers, the comprehensive menu will make decisions difficult - there are over 20 different ways to eat mussels, and plenty of scallop dishes and fish platters. Meat-eaters and vegetarians are not forgotten. Sample main courses include homity pie; Asian spiced marinated tuna, fried tempura style; pan-fried Gressingham duck breast with tomato, leek and bell pepper sauce; and scampi and chips. Beer festivals twice a year around Easter and Halloween.

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Tel: 01626 890203
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Otter Ale, St Austell Tribute & Proper Job, Dartmoor Jail Ale, 3 guest ales


All day all week
11-11 (Sun 12-10.30 25 Dec 12-2)


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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From A379 between Dawlish & Starcross follow Cockwood sign

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