We stayed here on our way to a wedding in Wiltshire. We wanted somewhere to chill for a couple of days in comfort whilst enjoying gastro pub food and drinks. The Anchor Inn did not disappoint, it completely outshone our expectations.
We stayed in the Rupert Brooke room, which has a gorgeous balcony looking over the pub garden and beautiful Hampshire fields. Despite how close you are to the A31 (which is handy for accessing the pub), you can't hear any traffic, and we spent a lovely sunny afternoon sitting enjoying some drinks on the balcony. The balcony has large fold back doors so it feels like an extension to the bedroom. The bedroom has a large double bed, with v comfy feather-down pillows and duvet (just what you hope from a weekend away), large sofa and coffee table, Samsung tv, lots of interesting reading books should you have forgotten yours. The bathroom is again beautifully decorated, with REN toiletries and the MOST amazing power shower. The only downside is there is no bath, but there simple isn't space.
We opted for the room and meal offer which came to £200 a night (£150 for the room, plus £50 for the meal). We expected to be given a set menu in the pub restaurant but we were in fact surprised to be told that we could order whatever we wanted so naturally we both choose 3-courses!You could have even chosen fillet steak and they wouldn't have minded. It was FANTASTIC value for money. The wine list (all drinks are additional) was really good value. We had a bottle of wine on our first night but didn't finish it, so they let us keep it for the second night - again a nice, generous touch. Service in the restaurant is excellent - young staff who clearly understand the ethos of the Anchor Inn and did all they could to ensure we had everything we needed. To be ultra-critical, our food probably came a tad quickly so didn't give us quite enough time to reflect on and digest fully the previous delicious course.
In the morning, again included in our room rate, we were offered full English breakfast in the pub. Literally anything we could of ordered from black pudding to boiled eggs, as well as all the continental breakfast options. Staying here you will definitely leave a stone in weight heavier - and definitely happier and refreshed from such a relaxed place. I would love to return.
It is worth paying a little extra for the Rupert Brooke room. The balcony and larger living area is...
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