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“Nice pub, great location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Anchor Inn at Seatown

The Anchor Inn at Seatown
Seatown, Chideock, Bridport DT6 6JU, England
+44 1297 489215
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Ranked #37 of 100 restaurants in Bridport
Price range: $9 - $43
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: We serve the finest Palmer's Ales and fantastic food with ingredients sourced from the best local producers.Our cliff top terrace comfortably seats 100 and the views are arguably some of the best in the country, if not the world!During the summer months we serve a great selection of fresh fish & shellfish caught from West Bay and Weymouth, and lobsters straight from our beach!In winter, the emphasis changes to hearty stews, slow cooked meats and watching the storm waves crash in with the comfort of our roaring wood burner.So whether you're after a light bite, a full on lunch or dinner, or just a pint or two, then The Anchor Inn at Seatown is the place for you!!
cambridge
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Nice pub, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I guess unless you get lost the only reason you will end up at the end of the road is the location and the pub. The adjacent hill was large and I was assured there were excellent views from the top as I sat trying to get through a very large ploughmans in one of three smallish bars. We made the mistake of having four ploughman(two types a three cheese one and ham,scotch egg and pork pie) plus a couple of large bowls of chips between 4. We struggled! The anchor has palmers beer on the handpumps which is ok but not spectacular as a brew. However beer was well kept. The pub has a standard menu and a specials board. The fresh fish that day was whiting.

Well worth making a detour to walk along this stretch of coast and stop in for a snack.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Weymouth
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18 restaurant reviews
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“I love this pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We first found this pub after climbing Golden Cap. It was recommended by friends. We returned yesterday during a walk from West Bay. When we saw the Anchor in the distance, we practically galloped down the hill, knowing how good the food is when you get there!!
The Anchor is on the beach in a tiny hamlet. Inside there are wood burning stoves, old photos, happy staff and a clock that tells the time backwards.
The food is substantial with lots of choice. We had pork steak with black pudding and blue vinney sauce - this came with a lovely selection of roasted mediterranean vegetables. Main courses average about £11 and are very good value for money. There are daily specials as well as pub grub favourites.
The pub has a lovely atmosphere, very olde worldy, and is worth return visits.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A great eating experience after climbing Golden Cap!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had lunch here after climbing Golden Cap, its very well located for lunch if you are walking from Charmouth to West Bay. We took advantage of the October sunshine and ate outside, which was lovely. A great atmosphere with a lot of families and ramblers. Excellent food and puddings.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Great location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We returned to this pub after finding it last April, the location is fantastic, the beer is great and the food we had was brilliant. I had the the fish stew which was outstanding, my wife had the scallops, they hit the right spot. Two days later we returned and we took the advise of the barman and ordered the fish chowder - exellent. Take the car park ticket with you and they refund that if you spend over £20 on the lunch bill.
I believe they have planning permission for improvements/extension to the premises, I hope they don't ruin the atmosphere by modernising too much.
We will return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely position”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This pub is in a wonderful position by the sea and has lots of potential. The food is OK if not cheap and the Palmers' beer is pleasant if nothing to write home about, although I think that is down to the beer not the pub.
They seem to have plans to develop it, lets hope they don't spoil the atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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