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“Holy burgery!”
Review of The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in Tintern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $21
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Burger fans only need read on. Veges beware.

We stopped here on our way home from a weekend away. Went there for lunch today in fact, and was so impressed with the food that I felt moved to write a review straight away. It's lovely day today, so at 12.30 the pub was heaving, inside and out, but we managed to find a table next to the enormous horse powered apple crusher (sadly no longer in operation). The pub was well decorated and being attended to by an army of waiting staff, which was just as well. The queue of people waiting to place their orders nearly reached the door at one point. However, they seemed to have a good system which was working well for them, as our drinks and food both found their way to our table in reasonable time.

Now I'm slightly predictable and usually go for the burger, and stuck to form here, going for the Anchor Burger from the top of the lunch menu. I was not disappointed. Neither was my wife and she's not the biggest fan of the humble burger. It was awesome. I don't know what they added to it (other than the capers which were still whole and delicious) but whatever it was, it worked marvellously. It was cooked to perfection, juicy and tasty in every mouthful, which was bound to include some crispy bacon, tomato relish and fresh sliced tomato, lettuce and a hint of the Boursin which had been spread lightly on the top of the focaccia bun. All together a winning combination, and head and shoulders above the burger from Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Bath. I would go back to Tintern just for the burger - stuff the magnificent and striking abbey in whose shadow the Anchor is nestled.

Thank gnjames
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

After spending a couple hours on a windy Saturday morning Easter weekend seeing Tintern Abbey's majestic ruins, we walked over to the Anchor ready for a hearty lunch. Happy to find it open midday. Could have been seated quickly in the new garden room but preferred to wait a bit (maybe 10 min) for a table in the older building. We had been here once before in 2003, when it was a pub with a small restaurant and recalled having some great ale and cider (restaurant wasn't open at the time), so definitely looked forward to dining this visit. Partner had a fine mushroom-ale beef pie with plenty of veggies on side while I had an 8oz burger with Boursin cheese and bacon, everything delicious. Great cider on draught. Friendly server who filled us in on all the renovations. Terrific place for lunch, dinner, or just a fine ale. Hope to return before another 10 years!

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Thank vaughnsdv
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

At fist glance my wife and i were pleased with the area. However, our thoughts went down hill when we had to pay for parking. The anchor inn looked quit nice and we sat down to a sunday lunch. My wife and i turned pale as we noticed the beef that we ordered was that uncooked we were afraid that it would escape off the plate. The veg was also uncooked and my dentures broke at the first bite of a carrot. The red cabbage mixed with the little gravy that we had turned our stomachs and we had to walk out. We will not be returning to this barbarrick inn unless they learn to cook a decent meal.

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4  Thank pugwash0297
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

An amazing and friendly place, with great food and great beer. Even during busy times food was tremendous and tasty.
Service was lovely and surroundings were great..

Thank leanne h
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Excellent food, imaginatively presented, with a variety of specials on offer. The service is great too. We were there on a busy Saturday night, but the waitresses were friendly and efficient. Good beers too: try the Otter. A scenic feature inside the bar is an old cider press wheel, which I think is original. Outside is the River Wye on one side and Tintern Abbey on the other. It was too cold to sit outside, but on a summer evening it would be very pleasant. Geoff, the owner, is very enthusiastic and works on the principle that he just tries to give everyone what he'd want himself. It seems to work!

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Thank Steve_Eddy_12
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