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The Anchor Inn, Milton Keynes

The Square
Aspley Guise
Postal town: Milton Keynes
MK17 8DF
Phone: 01908582177
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Komakino . left this review about The Anchor Inn

A Charles Wells house just off the main road in the centre of the village which had a bit of money thrown at it of late. There's a well-kept mini beer garden out front with pub benches and entry from here offers the choice of bar to the right and 'Eatery' to the left (even though both areas are accessed from the L-shaped bar). The bar area is a mix of mustard-coloured wood panelling, exposed brick, dark jade-coloured butchers tiles and herringbone wooden blocked floor, with the bar itself wooden-faced with a copper counter and purple underlighting. The room to the left is similarly decked out and extends ahead towards the rear, leading to a landscaped patio decked out with tables and chairs for al fresco dining. Three ales - CW Bombardier, Eagle IPA and Young's Hummingbird (£4.15 a pint and very good). Requisite funky music which was actually pretty good and obligatory good-looking bar staff. Bizarrely, if you want to log onto their WiFi you can only do so via Facebook (so I didn't bother).

On 28th August 2017 - rating: 6
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Anchor Inn

A good sized pub in the centre of the village, it consists of two bars, a garden area at the front with a few picnic benches and a car park to the side. There were several locals chatting in the public bar, whilst the lounge was more in use by diners, however it was a refreshing to change to find the tables not all laid up for food so clearly you’d be welcome to just have a drink in here.

The lounge bar had a blue patterned carpet on the floor and a mixture of cream and dull red paintwork with a wood panelled bar counter to one side. There were a number of beams on the ceiling and a small brick fire-place that looked to be laid up with logs ready for the colder weather. A number of old black and white photos of the village were on the walls. The public bar to the right had a mottled tiled floor and a Northamptonshire skittles game.

Food wise, the menu offered a decent selection of “pub grub” dishes with options such as Hunter’s Chicken, Lasagne, Scampi & Chips, Sausage & Mash, Burgers, etc., as well as a few pie choices. Most of the main courses were somewhere around the £8 mark. My Chicken Curry was described as homemade and that did indeed seem to be the case which makes a pleasant change, and it was a decent enough dish.

Beers on tap were just Wells London Gold and Eagle IPA whilst the solitary cider was Strongbow, unfortunately. All in all, whilst nothing spectacular this struck me as a decent local pub with friendly staff that offers good value food but does not make it a primary focus.

On 23rd October 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Aspley Guise, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Woburn Sands, 1.37 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Ridgmont, 2.11 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Anchor Inn, Aspley Guise
28th Aug 2017, 01:21
Review submitted by Komakino . amended by Komakino .
 
28th Aug 2017, 01:20
Review submitted by Komakino .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 October 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 October 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Darts : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 October 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 October 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 23 October 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
  • WiFi : Yes - Via Facebook!? - last updated 13 June 2017 by Komakino .
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