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“Dull and disappointing”
Review of The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We had read the reviews and were anticipating a lovely fishy treat in a friendly setting. However the whole experience was really disappointing: pretty dismal ambience, amateur service, and lacklustre, watery food. I ordered the hake in a lobster bisque with a crust of crab and cheese. in fairness, the fish was fresh and quite nicely cooked, but the sauce had no flavour at all - a bare trace of tomato, certainly no presence of lobster - and the fish had not been seasoned at all. My partner had the trio of fish, which was supposed to come with a pea & bacon velouté but was served just as a rather dreary pile of fish with no trace of velouté, just a few peas. Altogether VERY uninspired food. No sense of its being prepared with care and taste, let alone love. Almost £20 for each of these dishes: ok, fish is pricey, but when you think what is available at the Beach cafés at half the price, it is quite weird that these guys do business at all.
Really not recommended.

2  Thank Alison C
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Made very welcome on arrival, and let our dogs in, very dog friendly. Good menu , and great service. Puddings amazing!!! Staff were all very good, and helpful

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Thank Tedwestie1
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Stopped off on route home from a day out and went in without a booking around 6.30pm on a Saturday evening. Managed to get only table not reserved. My husband ate the trio of fish and I had hake, chips and mushy peas. Both were generous portions and absolutely delicious. Both felt very full but sadly that did not stop us ordering the trio of puddings to share - just plain gluttony I am afraid, but the strawberry panna cotta, lemon posset and crème brulee were calling to us. They were sublime and we very nearly managed to finish them but no quite. If you are a lover of fish and seafood this is definitely the place for you but to avoid disappointment I would book if you can

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Thank Phast007
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Well what to say: Locally dived scallops to die for cooked to perfection in smoked bacon and light garlic sauce - handsome French fries and Oh La La Garlic bread. Set off with their fine wine list (all at very reasonable prices) what more can you ask for. It's a 100 mile round trip for us but well worth every mile. The BEST scallops in DORSET if not the WORLD!!. Delicious - Oh and by the way the new sharing PUDDINGS (4) on a platter are divine and I don't usually like puddings so go ahead and spoil yourselves and .............ENJOY!!!.

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1  Thank Marcopaulo22
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent facilities even better food
The choice is really good and plenty of it
There was a party of 30 plus and all meals came out together and still nice and hot
Couldn't fault anything will definitely be back again
Good value for money

1  Thank thewestwoodgang
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