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Submitted on Thursday, 30th November 2023
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The Anchor, Leatherhead

161 Lower Road
Bookham
Postal town: Leatherhead
KT23 4AH
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Anchor

An old fashioned sort of pub with a dark woody interior round the central bar. I don't know what on earth they had been cooking, but the smell was quite overwhelming and seriously detracted from the charm of the place, so we left fairly quickly. Ales on were Surrey Hills Ranmore and London Pride.

On 29th November 2023 - rating: 6
[User has posted 3353 recommendations about 3290 pubs]


Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Anchor

Located a little way out of the village centre, this was the nicer of the two pubs we visited in Great Bookham. It deserves its place in the Good Beer Guide.

Inside, seating wraps around the central bar, which was presided over by the friendly landlady. However, we had our child in tow and with children not allowed inside, we sat on the pleasant front patio area. This also appears popular with smokers and those with dogs.

Just the 2 real ales were on - London Pride & Ranmore.

On 19th September 2023 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Anchor

This is a pleasant pub with a real country feel having a low beamed ceiling, lots of exposed brickwork, a boarded floor and a real log fire burning in an inglenook on an end wall. This was most welcome after an enjoyable but chilly walk around Bookham Common. Toby jugs hang from hooks along the fireplace mantle, there are a few brasses, a case of clay pipes, frames containing wartime medals, brass plates and I noticed a fine picture of the pub on a back wall. A CAMRA mirror reinforces the pub's commitment to real ale of which four were on, shared across five pumps (2+2+1), Doom Bar, Jenning's Cumberland Ale x2, Courage Best and Brakspears Bitter. I went for the Cumberland which was in good nick. Signs of the old Courage era remain along the bar back.
They do food but it was probably past serving time when I was in at around 4pm on Sunday as there were no menus out. A TV on a back wall was switched off, no music was playing just the sound of conversation.
There is a bit of a garden at the front which also has a pond containing carp, it wasn't really the weather to sit out though, the fireside was much more inviting.
I liked this pub very much and a bit more of an adventurous ale range would ensure a high rating indeed. Certainly the pick of the pubs around Bookham.

On 9th February 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by elizabeth mcgraw
Bookham, 1.2 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Leatherhead, 2.19 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Effingham Junction, 3.01 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Anchor, Bookham
1st Dec 2023, 15:38
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30th Nov 2023, 23:26
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Darts : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Jukebox : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Karaoke : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Pinball : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : No last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 09 February 2015 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 June 2020 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 September 2023 by Blue Scrumpy
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