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The Anchor Inn, Taunton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Hillfarrance
Hillfarrance
Postal town: Taunton
TA4 1AW
Phone: 01823461334
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E TA left this review about The Anchor Inn

Once a lovely village pub with which I was very familiar, it has now undergone a transformation and become yet another commercialised pub/diner/theme park of the sort that gets crowded with coffin dodgers and young families on a Sunday lunchtime in Summer while not retaining enough atmosphere to keep the locals happy the rest of the year. Apart from Mothers’ Day and Christmas, of course. The inglenook has been bashed through and a woodburner installed to heat both bars (one is no longer called a bar – it’s now a ‘lounge’). An echoey extension has been added to provide more restaurant space and a function room; it has its own bar counter. The gardens are extensive, having oozed into what was once a field behind, providing yet more entertainment space including a children’s play area, and there is a smoking pavillion at the front. There are also some B&B chalets. The car park is also much enlarged and there is even an overflow car park on what used to be another field. On the plus side there were 4 ales on, all in average condition – Otter Amber, Tribute, Exmoor Ale and Sharp’s Cornish. Food isn’t particularly cheap, but they have won awards and it’s a cut above the big chains. I suppose at least it’s open and hasn’t been converted to residential, but I’m not in a hurry to drive down this memory lane for a while.

On 28th November 2019 - rating: 6
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Jon Walters left this review about The Anchor Inn

Great country pub. Lovely food, local ales and big beer garden. Friendly staff. Wish there were more like this about. Plan to spend many an afternoon in the beer garden this summer! Fingers crossed for a good one.

On 8th February 2011 - rating: 9
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Anchor Inn

I quite like this out-of-the-way village pub and often visit on a summer afternoon for a couple before lunch. The Landlord always sells fairly local beers eg, Branscombe, Otter, Palmer which make a pleasant change from Cotleigh, Exmoor etc, and no sign of the ever present Doom Bar. It has a large garden and smaller terrace which is a great sun-trap in the summer, real log fires in the winter. There is a small snug behind the main bar and a larger restaurant-type area which is often busy on a Sunday.

On 15th January 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 78 recommendations about 62 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bishop's Lydeard, 4.02 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Taunton, 4.98 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
Tiverton Parkway, 12.51 miles, 4 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Anchor Inn, Hillfarrance
28th Nov 2019, 07:21
Review submitted by E TA
 
6th Oct 2019, 07:47
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 February 2011 by hondo .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 February 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 September 2019 by E TA
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