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Anchor Inn Beer
Ranked #6 of 9 Beer B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 7, 2010

Stayed here in September and can only say it was brilliant, the room was lovely and comfortable, very clean as was the bathroom and we had great views. The breakfast was lovely with plenty to choose from and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. The beer garden was fantastic with brilliant views and the hotel is right on the coastal path so ideal for walkers. Seaton is a 30 minute walk along the coast and Branscombe an hour in the opposite direction, both lovley walks. Although there is no onsite parking there is a central village car park minutes away. I would definately recommend the Anchor Inn to others and will be returning myself in the future.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

Welcoming & dog-friendly. Very good food, excellent relaxed atmosphere. Good value, obviously used by local community as well as visitors.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

Had a lunch there on a rainy August day with my husband and our 3 young children. We arrived at 11h50 already ravenous and were promptly showed to a table. Arriving this early was perhaps a very good bet as we ordered and the kitchen opened at 12h so were served very promptly. The portions are enormous and the food very tasty. We ordered a selection of starters so that the kids could sample whitebait, squid etc. The harbour and beach of Beer itself are very pretty.

Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

The Anchor Inn at Beer is so close to the sea that any closer it would be in it! The old capstan used to haul boats out of the sea is just in front of the Hotel and the sound of the waves lapping on the shingle shore is a gentle backdrop to all conversations.

It is right on the South West costal pathh and is ideal for walkers of all abilities as there is an excellent bus service back in to Beer going from Poole to Exeter,m si anything from a short amble into Seaton to something more stenuous is possible.

The service of this hotel is excellent with staff who seem to be here for a a long period rather than just passing through. It has the charm and ambience of a family run pub hotel although it is part of Greene King's Old English Inns chain. In keeping with that the food here does vary from the usual Pub fayre encountered at other pubs inthe chain. It uses locally sourced Devon and Dorset fish as well as other more exotic fish as part of its menu

The bar is lively without the aid of piped music and there is always a good mix of visitors and locals service inthe bar is prompt and the wine list is excellent.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

We visited the beautiful seaside town of Beer today. We strolled down the gently sloping main road and at the bottom we found the Anchor Inn. It says it specialises in seafood. When we arrived, we were met by a very helpful waitress who showed us to a table in the window - only for the blond, rather surley waitress to admonish her colleague in front of everyone. Apparently we shouldn't have been shown to this table because it had already been laid for dinner. Now, we'd have understood if there was fine linen table cloths, lovely wineglasses, linen napkins etc. But actually, all that needed to be done was to remove one knife and fork and swap a yellow paper napkin for a blue one!

if the table had been set for dinner, it certainly hadn't been cleaned beforehand. it was sticky to the touch and had a few dollops of wax on it (from the previous evening?).

Anyway, to lunch. We both ordered a crab sandwich on granary bread. We also ordered a glass of mineral water and a pint of Otter Ale. The ale was lovely. The water was served in a "Coke" branded glass and there was a lingering taste of coke in it. No apology from the surley one... simply a "I'll get you another one then"...

Back to the Crab sandwich. We're not sure how fresh the crab was, but it was bound together by a pretty foul-tasting mayonaise and both parts of the bread were lagged in cheap margerine rather than tasty butter. A few crisps were served on the side, no side salad etc. For £6.65 each sandwich, we can't help but think that we were taken for a ride.

We also both used the toilets. The gents was very smelly - like it had not been cleaned/disinfected properly from the previous night.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

I have yet to stay at the Anchor Inn despite having visited Beer many times over the past couple of years. After frequenting the beer garden several times on a sunny evening we decided to have a meal at the Anchor for the first time on our recent visit. The food was delightful, I had the Chicken Supreme and my partner had the Haddock, Chips and Mushy Peas. The food was fresh and tasty and the service was friendly and warm. My one gripe would be that we had to order the food and drink seperately so I found myself queueing up twice and having to make two card payments, but apart from that the Anchor Inn is wonderful. We would love to stay at the Anchor Inn in future as I've checked the website and the rooms look very nice.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

We called in at midday on the off chance of getting a room for that night.We got a cancellation.The girl in reception was very helpful and said we could use the room immediately.
The room was clean ,comfortable ,and at £65 inc.breakfast , good value.
We had a very enjoyable meal in the lounge in the evening and then went across to the beer garden with its lovely views for a drink.
The breakfast the following morning was delicious.Altogether a very enjoyable stay.
Beer is a delightful place to stay with wonderful art galleries and we would certainly like to return and would be happy to stay in the Anchor Inn again.
Would advise parking at the top of the hill where cahrges were £4 for 24 hours.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Fore Street, Beer, Seaton EX12 3ET, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Seaton > Beer
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Beer
Price Range: $78 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchor Inn Beer 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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