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The Anchor

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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
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19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
01394 382649
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Showing 238: English reviews
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in with friends for lunch with no expectations and was treated to possibly the best roast beef and horseradish sandwich I have had the pleasure of eating and washed down with a cracking pint of st Edmund.

Thank Matt T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just left Latitude festival and decided to get some lunch on the way home.. Proper knife and fork kinda stuff. Looked at the map for potential watering holes and the trip advisor and previous reviews landed us at The Anchor.. Three sausage and mash and one roast beef dinner later. We left very impressed.. Polite efficient service. Cracking... More 

Thank Steve A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and excellent food at reasonable prices. I would recommend to anyone going to Woodbridge and wanting excellent food

Thank John M
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit as we are new to the area. Staff lovely, friendly and efficient. Menu enticing ranging from a huge burger, to some excellent fish dishes. I had pork belly at £14 and my partner had hake at £17. Good portions, nice presentation and value for money. The interior was rustic and I would imagine with the... More 

Thank Crisj
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucked in here on spec last Sunday, 3rd July after forgetting the Riverside didn't do Sunday night food. Grabbed the last table but one & enjoyed a mixture of continental and heritage dishes: mixed antipasti, Dingley Dell belly pork. ditto loin Sunday dinner, and good old cod'n'chips. The pub is small, friendly and obviously very popular. Having had too many... More 

Thank Paul T
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely evening at The Anchor, good atmosphere and service. Food was very good but for the main there wasn't enough. A few more potatoes or veg would have been satisfactory.

Thank andycaseydesign
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

...don't order the curries. Have made that mistake twice and both times have found them bland, thin, lacking in depth and virtually no heat. Perhaps I was a bit naive to expect them to be good, in an English restaurant, but the quality and standard of everything else is very high and very tasty. So go, enjoy ambience and the... More 

1 Thank alijnaqvi
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm a Woodbridge local and love eating here! The food is great with plenty of choice and gluten free options available. Been several times and always enjoy! Also has things like open mike night on a Sunday which is good fun!

Thank BenjaminBaumguertel
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited the pub today for lunch to meet a friend, we both ordered a drink fr the bar sat down and looked at the menu, both opting for the asparagus salad started which was absolutely lovely! Did not wait long for food and staff were very quick to clear away empty plates, a very enjoyable visit to a lovely pub!

Thank Laura B
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Freshly cooked food and an interesting and varied menu; not the often-served frozen stuff here. The staff are friendly and the surroundings are olde worlde pub in style, refurbished sensitively. You need to book a table, it gets very busy; rightly so as the food is really good. We've eaten here lots of times and never been disappointed.

Thank Helen K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $33
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: 01394 382649
We are a traditional quayside pub boasting old world charm, a roaring fire, dark wooden and flagstone floors. A warm welcome awaits you.We produce all our food freshly on the premises, sourcing as much of our ingredients as locally as possible. We are happy to cater for large groups to individuals, bespoke menus on request.We serve a selection of Greene King cask ales and have been awarded the Cask Marque for their qualaity and are members of The Greene King Head Brewers Club, a collection of superior Greene King cask ale pubs chosen by their Head Brewer John Bexon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?