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The Anchor Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Thurstaston Road, Irby CH61 0HA, England
+44 151 648 1698
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Thurstaston Road, Irby CH61 0HA, England
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

Had a meal at the Anchor last night, it was one of the specials. It was so tasty - roasted salmon with saffron mash, asparagus and butternut squash, yummy! Service brilliant, staff so friendly and helpful. I am so glad it is on our doorstep!

Thank Patricia R
Jen C, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2016

Hi Patricia, Thankyou so much for the excellent review, we are delighted you enjoyed our delicious food. As we are on your doorstep, I am looking forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed November 4, 2016

My son-in-law took us here for lunch. It is a lovely olde worlde country pub with a real fire. It is lovely and quaint. Very clean and neat, The food was very good and served quite quickly. We all enjoyed the food which was hot...More

Thank stringey
Jen C, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2016

Hi Stringey, Thankyou for the great review! I'm so glad you love our little country pub as much as we do! And the best thing about winter being here (apart from the fact its nearly Christmas) is that we get to put our gorgeous fire...More

Reviewed November 1, 2016

We recently visited The Anchor for Sunday lunch. Could not fault the food or the service. We had the roast beef which was delicious as were the vegetables and all the trimmings. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the pub itself had a...More

1  Thank Childwall020
Jen C, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2016

Hi, Thankyou for the excellent review! I couldn't agree more that our Sunday Roasts are fabulous! Especially the beef (my favourite)! Our staff are thrilled with the positive feedback, it is always nice to see there hard work rewarded by our guests kind words. Hoping...More

Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Low lighting for that cosy relaxing feeling with olde feel decor. Lovely traditional delicious food. Calm atmosphere. Lovely helpful staff that take there time to talk to you and the younger members of the family. This was our 1st time visiting, the duty manager served...More

2  Thank Mike G
Jen C, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2016

Hi Mike, Thankyou for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit with us, our management team and our staff always do there best to interact with there guests and ensure they are having the best possible time! Unfortunately sometimes things happen...More

Reviewed October 31, 2016

Went here to attend a funeral reception. All the staff were very friendly, the food was amazing. The toilets were very clean. A good range of drinks behind the bar, especially a wide range on the wine list. Would definatley visit again.More

2  Thank Nichola H
Jen C, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2016

Hi Nichola, Thankyou for the excellent review! Its always nice to get positive feedback from our guests! We always try our best here at the anchor to ensure every one of our guests feels welcome and has the best possible time.. Especially in sad times...More

Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a few friends for a roast. It was superb! Extremely tasty and good sized portions. Recommended.

2  Thank Heidi C
Jen C, Manager at The Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2016

Hi Heidi, Thankyou so much for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Looking forward too seeing you again soon!

Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for lunch having never visited before and unfortunate my had a pretty terrible experience. We ordered food from the bar, albeit after a wait as the barman had to show people to their tables due to only one other member of staff...More

Thank BellaHoll
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were treated to Sunday lunch at the Anchor Inn recently and determined to go again soon. It was out first visit there and we were pleasantly surprised by the large car park, spacious bright Dining Room and especially cheerful efficient service. My vegetarian roast...More

2  Thank A H
Reviewed October 19, 2016

The best thing about this pub is that it offers excellent food and atmosphere right on your doorstep. You feel as if you are in the country enjoying a weekend break only an hour after leaving work in Liverpool. The ambience is friendly, relaxed but...More

2  Thank Curlywurlycamera
Reviewed October 16, 2016

The pub was very welcoming with a lovely atmosphere.The staff where friendly and the food served hot. I had the steak and mushroom pie and my wife had the sticky chicken. Both of us enjoyed our meal.We will definitely be returning for another great meal.

2  Thank eddie585
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I had a very bad experience there and don't intend on returning. Sorry I couldn't help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Thurstaston Road, Irby CH61 0HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Merseyside  >  Wirral  >  Irby
  • Phone Number: +44 151 648 1698
Sensitively restored and brimming with countryside charm, The Anchor Inn - Wirral offers British pub hospitality. Mixing classic recipes and modern dishes, the menu is dictated by the seasons, with daily-changing specials also on offer. The bar is amply stocked with fine wines and smooth cask ales, and chunky wood furnishings and quirky décor make for a homely, relaxed ambience in the dining room. A menu just for kids offers fun yet nutritious choice for younger diners.
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