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The Anchor Inn

Anchor Lane, Lewes BN8 5BS, England
The Anchor Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Sunny Sunday afternoon, decided on The Anchor. Don't be put off with the narrow road and negotiating other vehicles, great food, lovely staff and great surroundings and they serve HARVEYS what could be better.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I called in advance to check opening times and was told that they started renting boats at 10am. We arrived at 10 30, and we rudely told that we had to "go away" for 20 minutes as they were not readying yet. We came back after a short walk, and waited out ladies by the boats until 11 20 for... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

came for party with friends about 65 of us, Simon the owner made us feel extremely welcome with drinks on arrival and the staff were excellent and polite. food arrived and it was lovely quality and locally sourced from the local farmers. Highly recommend and will definitely be returning!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here several times over the last few years and one thing has been consistent: it seems that it is run like many British tourist attractions; sit back and take people's money. It is a lovely location, the boats on the river are a fun thing to do, the garden is great, the food is actually pretty good... More 

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Hayward Heath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice walk around Barcombe area landlord let us park in the pub car park. After walk, a very good pint of Harvey's ale, a top quality burger and smoked salmon salad. Service was very good and we did not have to wait long for our food which was surprising considering the amount of customers. very good.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

turned up as 4 brothers and stayed in the area for 2 days and nights, we ate evening meals in the bar - quickly served and good food too, drank great beer - OK, its a bit pricey but you pay for quality ale. company was great, staff were very receptive and well up to the task of making us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday my wife and I came to the Anchor Inn and meet the lovely owner Simon watering his beautiful hanging baskets. We both had seabass it was well presented and cooked perfectly! We shall be back!!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

+ Excellent country location on the river with boating and large sunny beer garden + Reasonable food and good portions, the mixed ploughmans was particularly enjoyable and the ice cream hut is a great idea. - Service is woeful and discourteous. Not enough staff to tend to the clientele which leads to long queues. Young staff have no concept of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table at The Anchor for Father's Day, when we arrived we could see it was going to be another busy sunny day at The Anchor, myself and my family have been to the Anchor many times and always enjoy ourselves, Sunday being no exception. The pub was extremely busy, both fields full of cars and every table... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a lovely day enjoying the countryside and had great fun on the boats down the river. HOWEVER, I had booked a table for fathers day and we had a VERY long wait for our food, no one pre warned us when booking or when taking our order. No one came to apologise and the senior members of staff... More 

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