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The Anchor, Colchester

Upper Street
Stratford St. Mary
Postal town: Colchester
CO7 6LW
Phone: 01206322143
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Anchor

Quite an elongated, low, two-storey building of some age (as indicated by the ceiling height within). Refurbished in a semi-traditional style with just the perspex Covid-19 screens protecting the counters in the bar and separate dining area really hinting at modernity. Also has a row-and-a-half of wooden picnic tables along the frontage. With two of four handpumps in use, I found Greene King IPA and Old Speckled Hen (£3.95) being served.

On 2nd August 2020 - rating: 6
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ken lellow left this review about The Anchor

Fantastic...The anchor has now changed management.
Warm friendly welcome... great beers and fantastic food
What more do you want

On 1st March 2018 - rating: 10
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Graham McCarthy left this review about The Anchor

Terrible disappointment.

After a lovely long walk around the beautiful Stratford St Mary and by the river, we were looking forward to dinner on a pleasant Tuesday night.

The other pub was only serving lunchtime food (the Swan closed up), and when I walked into the Anchor, the shifty looking manager behind the bar rudely told me to 'hang on a minute, let me get the key in the door!' And when I asked if we could get food (it was 7pm, just opening), I was abruptly told 'just about, in a minute, give me a chance!' Followed by a roll of the miserable eyes, then walking away leaving me standing in the middle of the room. I turned around and walked out. We had a lovely dinner in the much more impressive Ardleigh Crown.

I don't recommend anyone to go in the Anchor. Many pubs are tragically closing, and with an experience like this, sometimes it's not a surprise. Support decent pubs, go in the more welcoming Black Horse for a decent pint and lunch.

On 29th July 2012 - rating: 1
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Manningtree, 4.25 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Mistley, 6.04 miles, 1 hr 56 min walk (show)
Colchester, 7.08 miles, 2 hr 16 min walk (show)
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2nd Aug 2020, 09:52
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