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“Mixed bunch.”
Review of Anchor Inn

Anchor Inn
Ranked #73 of 525 Restaurants in Exeter
Price range: $12 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Mixed bunch.”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Lovely location by the water. Lovely staff. Have had good and not so good bar food but not yet tried the restaurant, which looks lovely and romantic.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Pub and good food”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Suggest you pre book a table if you are going down in the holiday period. The mussels are fantastic. Great for fish
Enjoy

Visited May 2014
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Thank Christopher S
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Farnham, Surrey, UK
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Overpriced with dreadful service”
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Very sad insight that a pub in such a good location merely rests on this. As a local haven't been in for 6 months because the last meal was so dreadful. However met friends who booked a table there this weekend as the Ship was full so had to try it again. Food so much better and 3 out of 4 of us enjoyed the meal. The 4th person had gammon that was like leather so when the waitress was told she merely said sorry. We were charged for all 4 meals so didn't leave a tip but told the waitress why. The problem is they use young girls to serve who are clearly not trained and at several points during the evening we nearly said something as to their indifferent approach to service. We were the last people to leave the upstairs restaurant at 10:00 and the waitress rang our bill up before we asked for the bill as she clearly wanted to go home. Sadly this restaurant is owned by someone who doesn't know what good service is and perhaps some customer service training from a professional may empower staff to engage more with customer and this is so sad as we and our neighbours and friends could go there much more but instead go to where we are welcomed and the food is better - The Ship!

Visited April 2014
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Quite simply the best”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Love this restaurant. Great service, extensive menu. Highly recommended. Great for kids, they love the decor and the kids menu choices.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Julie H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Anchor Inn”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Went for a meal here on the last night of our family holiday, saw people sat outside and nearly drove on as I thought pub was full, very large inside, service was fantastic as was the food, only wish we had tried it on the first night instead, will certainly be back

  • Visited April 2014
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