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The Anchor Inn, Cowes

1 High Street
Cowes
PO31 7SA
Phone: 01983292823
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Anchor Inn

An historic town pub with low ceilings, beams and parquet flooring in the front, leading through to a disguised modern extension in the old stables and a courtyard at the rear. A bit of a touristy feel but with some decent and well-kept ales on as well - Islander, Fuggle-de-dum and London Pride on this occasion.

On 22nd September 2020 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Anchor Inn

Fairly corporate chain place with a bit of imposed character, two aged (1704) buildings knocked into one. Large front bar is fairly bland and open-plan, save for a wood burning stove. Mute TT racing on the telly and awful canned music. There’s a rear dining area in a nice wood panelled room with function room beyond and a sadly basic patio garden. Five ales on with not much imagination; Thwaites Wainwright, Bombardier Gold, Pride, Ringwood Razor Back and Goddards Fuggle. The Fuggle was a very good drop, to be fair. It’s worth putting your nose round the door to see if the line-up shows any variation but otherwise, it’s crawl fodder only. 6.5

On 10th July 2016 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Anchor Inn

GBG12 tells us that this pub was originally called The Trumpeter and dates back to 1704. It 0sconsists of a large, wooden floored bar to the front and a large bar at the rear, which is mostly reserved for diners. Behind the rear bar is an area set up for entertainment which hosts regular live music acts. The pub is friendly towards dogs and families, provided they are well behaved. It's proximity to a marina also makes it very popular with the yachting fraternity. I found the staff very amateurish and one quite rude.Food was really good, and the portions were generous. Five ales on, I had pints of Ringwood Best and Goddard's Fuddle-Dee-Dum, both in tip-top condition. Highly recommended, and I'll certainly be back in future, but please, Landlord, sort out the boys' attitude.

On 25th May 2012 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Ryde Esplanade, 8.06 miles, 2 hr 43 min walk (show)
Ryde St Johns Road, 8.24 miles, 2 hr 46 min walk (show)
Ryde Pier Head, 8.45 miles, 2 hr 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Anchor Inn, Cowes
22nd Sep 2020, 10:12
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
 
22nd Sep 2020, 09:45
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 09 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - But there is a loyalty card available to all - last updated 09 October 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No - Public car park nearby - last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Most evenings during Summer. Weekends only in Winter. - last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 July 2016 by Quinno _
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