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The Old Anchor Inn

The Old Anchor 1 St. Helens Wharf | 1 St. Helens Wharf, Abingdon OX14 5EN, England
+44 1235 412669
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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The Old Anchor 1 St. Helens Wharf | 1 St. Helens Wharf, Abingdon OX14 5EN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On arrival we ordered a drink and our food at the bar,we ordered​roast pork which arrived at our table within a few minutes by a very pleasant and friendly gentleman who i believe to be the landlord. The meal was as the menu described, home...More

Thank lynnwebb461
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

While i was visiting friends in Abingdon over the Xmas period we thought we would try the Anchor after hearing the food was good, so we thought we would give it a try. Unfortunately the welcome from the owner/manager on duty was less than impressive,...More

1  Thank Artur d
Reviewed December 26, 2016

We were invited by family to attend the pub quiz at the Old Anchor Inn. Never been to the pub before so thought we'd try it out. Having worked in the pub trade before, you tend to notice things from a different view than others...More

2  Thank Grace L
Reviewed November 16, 2016

My party of 4 have previously eaten at the Old Anchor Inn, and we had very much enjoyed it. We decided to book in for Sunday lunch as I had seen the menu on Facebook, so I chose the duck and my guests chose the...More

Thank jayvar
Reviewed November 10, 2016

From the outside you would never guess how good this pub is. Inside the service is genuinely welcoming, run by a young couple who learned their trade in a trendy London area. They have a range of excellent well kept beers and the food was...More

1  Thank Anchope
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We were really impressed with the Old Anchor, they did a great Sunday lunch and were very accommodating of our last minute booking for a large party. They were very good at catering for our young children too. Lovely cosy pub in a great location...More

1  Thank Jenro092016
Reviewed October 4, 2016

It has been a long time since this has been worth a visit, but with a new landlord now is the time for all you Abingdonians to give it another go. We have just returned from yet another wonderful meal at the Old Anchor Inn,...More

3  Thank okepa
Reviewed October 1, 2016

I have been holding fire on my review, in part due to, allowing time, to get a gauge of the new revamped pub and it's young owners. So here goes.... Last Sundays roast beef, was excellent, the Yorkshire puds, light and tasty, the veg ,...More

Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I came for Sunday dinner and it wasn't quite up to what I was expecting but the staff were very lovely and friendly, the location is good and a new head chef is being brought in so top notch food should be coming soon.

1  Thank TravellingSarah40
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Really like what has been done with this cosy pub which has its postcard setting by the river. A really good selection of beers so well worth seeking out for a pint or something to eat.

2  Thank ze64
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George L
Do you have an accessible mooring that we can tie up at on the Thames within easy walking distance? Also what are the car parking restrictions nearby?
May 16, 2017|
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jacqui a
Hi are you open on boxing day for meals at 7pm ?
December 25, 2016|
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Can you park a rented boat within an easy walk?
April 27, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Old Anchor 1 St. Helens Wharf | 1 St. Helens Wharf, Abingdon OX14 5EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Abingdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1235 412669
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We are a friendly local pub serving fresh, home made food. Set along the river Thames, and have a lovely beer garden with a view. In the winter come and enjoy our cosy interior with two log fires. We have our wine club on a Tuesday, and pub quiz on a Thursday.