After walking around the lovely village of Bosham, pronounced Bozzum, and the inlet we decided to go into the Anchor Bleu. As we approached the pub the blue skies turned to grey skies and rain. Unfortunately we arrived 5 mins too early and had to wait outside. Just as they were opening the doors at 5 minutes past mid-day we realised that one of our (miniature) dogs was minus their coat. As we went off in search for it the heavens opened. When we returned 10 minutes later there was a roaring log fire but miraculously instead of the 2 people who were there when we left, there was a whole pub full of people. Where did they all come from? Sodden to our underwear we were unable to get near the fire but a nice couple allowed us to drape coat and pullover over the back of a spare chair. Eagle eyes were waiting for the slightest movement of bum from seat. It was jampacked by the time we left. We already had Sunday lunch in the oven or we would have tried the food. The menu looked good though. The beers were good too. I was tempted to buy the locally made jams on sale but changed my mind when I saw that they were quite pricey at £5 for a small kilner jar.
We returned the following Saturday, attempted to go into the Anchor Bleu but it was so full that we decided to give it a miss and go elsewhere. It was also very smokey so perhaps the chimney needs sweeping. Moral of the story is to get there as they open the doors as it seems the only way of guaranteeing a seat.
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