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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Relaxed dining pub with a side order of pedigree

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Anchor is a friendly gastro pub in the modern idiom with a dusting of pedigree, with dark-wood furniture, slate floors and armchairs by a log-burner. The kitchen delivers simple dining-pub fare with creativity and panache. Dishes cover all the bases with a contemporary touch, for example starters of pressed ham hock and chorizo with squid and pineapple relish, and black pudding with a poached pear and pea purée. Sound technique is seen in braised ox cheek with roast sweet potato and mushroom spelt, and in pan-fried gurnard fillet with parsley sauce, grapes, celeriac and chard. To finish, try ginger rice pudding with roast plums.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Mon
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Michael Wall-Palmer

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 13
  • Wines over £30: 23
  • Wines by the glass: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 46
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 46
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8

Getting here

M25 junct 10 onto A3 towards Guildford, exit at junct for Ripley

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