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The Anchor

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
+44 1394 382649
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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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Rendham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three of us ate here recently , as a pre cinema meal.Quite large portions.Nothing special or memorable about the food.Service friendly but slow and not well co-ordinated.Rather gloomy and shabby dining room..needs some T L C and fresh paint. Venue of last resort.

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Thank PaulS2012
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for a quick lunch. Served quickly and food arrived without too long a wait. Sausuage flatbread lovely. Good sausages and just right amount of side salad. Good selection of beers. Never disappoints.

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Thank Peachey68
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in at lunch yesterday and it quickly filled up. Staff were very friendly and helped to create the atmosphere which has old men sitting reading at the bar, families eating, couples having lunch and business meetings. Afghan stew was lovely and range of other foods was good as demonstrated by people waiting for tables. Only slight criticism is that... More 

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Thank 608taff
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on 15th December for our pub quiz team Christmas meal. We all ordered the Christmas turkey dinner. I can honestly say it was the best Christmas meal I have ever had. The red cabbage was absolutely delicious but everything was cooked to perfection. The Christmas pudding was also wonderful Can't recommend this highly enough - great pub and... More 

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Thank Pinksta66
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This pub has tables you can book at the back or just for a drink in the bar. The food is typical pub grub, but is very well done. I shared a meze platter and olives and bread with friends then had a very good fish pie. Others had soup and fish dishes with lovely veg and chips. All said... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Popped in here for a meal with a group of close friends. The service was very good and the waiter/waitress were very good. The food I had was rather mediocre and wasn't something that a reasonable cook couldn't have knocked up at home. Prob not bad for a couples visit and we had a nice evening as a group of... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal,local mixed breads and dips. Followed by Panang chicken curry with coconut rice, Service was really good and friendly with a great atmosphere

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Thank MCT52
woodbridge
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I had cod fillet with cider and mustard papardelle, lacked a bit of salt but absolutely delicious. Hubby had 'probably the best steak ever', lovely fresh salad and crispy chips. Hubby's pistachio and raspberry Bakewell tart had not quite enough raspberry but was very good and the custard excellent. ( Funnily enough this recipe was Monica Galleti's skills test on... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We went here for a meal and didn't have a very good experience. The staff were good but the quality of the food was not as expected, just average! Noodle soup which was very salty and puddings were a real let down. We spent £40 on a simple meal out and customers on the table next were vaping at the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We met up with an old friend from Woodbridge who managed to snap up a last minute table at The Anchor.The decor was unfussy and not F&B'd or gentrified .We enjoyed an informal evening by the fire . My steak came under attack as soon as it was placed on the table .But that was fine as it was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +44 1394 382649
Description
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?