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The Anchor

Runsell Green, Danbury CM3 4QZ, England
+44 1245 222457
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“steak pie” (18 reviews)
“salad” (22 reviews)
“skate wing” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Runsell Green, Danbury CM3 4QZ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent and we were impressed by the range of options on the specials board. Food presentation was good and had a lovely meal. Would certainly go back again and recommend it to others.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lunched Mon 6th Nov with 2 other friends. First of all ordered cottage pie, to which I was none available why not say that when we sat down?? Had to ask for a few minutes to decide again. So ordered chilli con carne, which was...More

Thank southernfoodie
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Previous visit left a good impression. However, 5 family members went for lunch. Coq au vin. Should be a no brainer. Chicken red wine lardons small onions etc. Not done in red wine??? Wtf. Seared ribeye steak. Not seared and overdone like the chicken. Very...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We booked at the last minute on a Saturday evening, and was offered a table, we had a fantastic meal, the food was hot, tasty and very well presented. The atmosphere was welcoming and we were not kept waiting even though it was very busy....More

Thank 123kab
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

The Anchor has always confused me. I dont know anyone in Danbury or Little Baddow who would go there if another choice is available but yet its always busy. Tonight summed it up. My wife enjoyed her meal but mine was like baby food. When...More

1  Thank handy271
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Lovely food. Large vegetarian selection. Large meal. Although I was to full to eat dessert really wish I had the room looked wonderful. Would definitely go here again. The outside looked really pretty with lots flowers although a lot were missing as autumn. I would...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Occasionally visit this pub for lunch with friend. I really like the ham egg and chips as it is always delicious especially when washed down with a good ale. Typical English pub friendly and welcoming.

Thank Undercover_Bear
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Went for Sunday lunch and very disappointed with the inedible food - seriously overcooked lamb, roast potatoes and vegetables.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Went out for a spot of lunch, what a lovely pub great food and good service friendly staff . I had the sea food starter and steak pie hubby had steak and kidney pudding it was full of meat and tasted great . And such...More

Thank sassylady2016
Reviewed August 21, 2017

An anchor is a heavy object attached to a rope or chain, you toss it over board, it floats to the bottom and holds the vessel in place. An Anchor thus gives a sense or indication of what holds something in place... We visited this...More

3  Thank BGA70
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Paula A
February 27, 2016|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
I've seen people with a dog in there before. However they are usually sat in the side room which is just to the left hand side of the main bar as you come in. It's quite a nice Cosey little room actually. That's where they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Runsell Green, Danbury CM3 4QZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 222457
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