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The Hope and Anchor

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Hope Cove, Salcombe, England
01548 561294
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 43
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food wonderful view

We ate in the outside popup with a view of the beach. Food fresh and excellent. Home made nachos - wow! Can recommend. Not sure we would do as well on a bank holiday! But excellent on this visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We ate in the outside popup with a view of the beach. Food fresh and excellent. Home made nachos - wow! Can recommend. Not sure we would do as well on a bank holiday! But excellent on this visit.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Ok Sunday roast but not the best we have had. It was an enormous Yorkshire with the meat inside which was more like a gimmick than a normal Sunday lunch. Vegetable sparse and wishy-washy. Not much flavour to it all in fact very bog standard.

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Plymouth
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We walked here from Bantham for Sunday lunch. We decided to have the roast dinner and were not disappointed. My beef was tasty, the Yorkshire pudding was lovely and soggy, the veg were Mediterranean and lovely. Really enjoyed the meal. However, the pub is closing for renovation on 23 November 2014 until March 2015.

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Cradley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Having drank here as visitors for 30 years we were really looking forward to a drink and meal at the Hope and Anchor. The beer was ok, the food was just average, and the lack of control by the staff to stop children running around did not help. We left straight after our meal and have not been back. Such... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was a little apprehensive of visiting the Hope & Anchor at Hope Cove in Devon. Reviews I'd seen were certainly not good. As noted in another Trip Advisor review, the place seems to have changed hands in recent years. I have to say that in the present incarnation I struggled to find any fault. Staff were friendly, keen and... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at The Hope and Anchor, responded to this review

Dear Alan H, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and I am very happy that you enjoyed your meal with us – and also that you have taken the time to notice what was going on around you and with our customers. We always try our best to ensure that every customer is happy with the... More 

Salcombe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Sorry to say that after a change of ownership the food has gone downhill. We are regular visitors in the winter after walking our Labrador on the beach or walking from Thurlestone via the cliff path or Bolberry but we won't be going back. My wifes soup (Spicy something or other) was so spicy neither my wif or myself could... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at The Hope and Anchor, responded to this review

Dear Cookee101, Thank you for your review, and I am very sorry that your experience with us was a disappointment on this occasion. As I have mentioned in other responses, there has not been a change in ownership of the pub – just a change in Manager. The kitchen team are also the same team that have worked for the... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The H&A has been our local pub for a number of years. If we want a pint and a few games of Pool then it is ideal. Walking distance from home and usually not too busy in the bottom bar. Sometimes we decide we don't want to rush home and cook dinner so check out the menu. There is always... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Have been coming to Hope Cove for 15 years now and always supported the Hope and Anchor. It's been through several changes over the years but feel its lost its edge of late. Just returned from a weeks stay. Went to Hope & Anchor first night as children tired and hungry. We all pretty much had the scampi and chips,... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at The Hope and Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments, and I am very sorry that your meal with us was a disappointment – it is not the sort of impression that we wish our customers to leave with. There is no excuse for the overcooked food, and I have forwarded your comments on to our chefs. Please accept my apologies for this. We... More 

Worldwide
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Reviewed this place a while back and gave it a glowing review. Revisited today and how things have changed. Myself, wife and 4 Y.o. Visited for lunch, I had Hope burger, Better half had lamb roast, nipper has sausage and chips from lite bites menu. Hope burger was absolutely uninspiring, nothing more I can say about it really. Lamb roast... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at The Hope and Anchor, responded to this review

Dear Airmech, Thank you for your review, and I am sorry that your experience was so different to your last visit. We do appreciate all feedback from our customers as it helps us to adapt and to learn where any problems may lie. It is always worth speaking to a member of the team at the time of your meal... More 

East Bergholt, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed near by and used the pub on a number of occasions. We ordered from the light bites menu one day which was very nice food. Nice location when sun is shining. Service was very friendly but not enough staff. Many times we would have to wait at the bar for staff to turn up to serve us. On... More 

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StAustellManagement, Manager at The Hope and Anchor, responded to this review

Dear Jesseboyonhistravels, Thank you for your review, and I am very glad to see that you enjoyed the food and the service during your time here. There were periods towards the end of September when the weather caught us out with our afternoon staffing (the only time we have one member of bar staff is between 2:30pm and 6:00pm). The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hope Cove, Salcombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Salcombe  >  Hope Cove
  • Phone Number: 01548 561294

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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