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The Anchor Inn

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Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3ET, England
+44 1297 20386
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went there once. Dirty tables, arrogant staff, rubbish food and overpriced. The only thing of any note is the beer garden with fantastic views. This could be a great place but mired in brewery chain mediocrity.

Thank JonathanHWoking
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Anchor Inn is a lovely hotel in a superb seafront location with good food and accommodation; of special note were the very friendly and attentive staff; a absolute credit to Old English Inns and somewhere to be recommended.

Thank guyfolwell
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped into Beer for a quick look round, found the village delightful and visited this pub down by the beach. They staff were very hospitable and food was great. Good quality and good value. Clean and tidy. Has wifi. Allows dogs into bar area which was nice as we had one of ours with us. But not into restaurant.

Thank PeterUnimog
Somerset, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here for a Sunday Roast and offered a choice of three meats so we chose Pork which was very good with a nice assortment of fresh vegetables. They also have a very wide variety of dishes on their main menu as well as a comprehensive specials board. The Staff were friendly and no long wait for your food... More 

Thank Trevor J
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I came here for dinner on a busy Friday night. We were shown to our table quickly by a very pleasant young man. Our food order was taken and whilst we waited were offered drinks. The food arrived quite quickly and the pate with cherry compote was absolutely beautiful. Hubby had the mixed grill which even he... More 

Thank Rachelmumof5
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I called in for lunch on a day out in this beautiful village. The weather was warm( 31st October, felt like June) . Otter bitter and Aspalls cider a great start followed by sea bass,scallops with prawn risotto and the ultimate fish and chips (plaice,prawns,scallops and scampi). excellent service.Will definitely be back.

Thank teignwolf
Old_English_Inns99, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience here with us at the Anchor Inn. We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Ben More 

Dania Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Stayed the night at the Anchor Inn. As soon as I walked in I wished I had booked to stay for a week. Lovely comfortable room, huge bathroom and a beautiful view. My friends and I ate dinner in the restaurant and everything was delicious. I had fish, which was fresh and tasty. Breakfast was the normal Greene King Inn... More 

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Old_English_Inns99, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be passing this on to the team and hopefully next time you can stay with us for a week! We look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Ben More 

Ely, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This established and busy Inn is perfectly placed for a view of the coastline, fishing boats and the cliffs around Beer. Very popular, child and dog friendly, with lots of space inside for large or small groups. We were disappointed by the choice of beer, but what was on offer, was well kept. Our initial wine selection was not available... More 

Thank mynonnaEly
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

WOW! Must admit this was one of my favourite holiday dinners. We popped in to Beer to visit the lovely village. Checked reviews on best places to eat and The Anchor Inn was one of them. This didn't disappoint, plenty of food, cooked well and tasted great. We had two mixed sharing platters to start these were yummy! Main courses... More 

Thank Louise B
Bath, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Stopped here for drinks - as lunch was very busy and said it was an hour's wait . But lovely staff who were very helpful with the children and we sat in the garden overlooking the Beer and the sea perfect .

Thank Bumblebea1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Seaton  >  Beer
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 20386

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?