The Anchor Inn, Oakerthorpe Reviews

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★☆☆☆☆

“Expensive , poor quality and not a home cooked roast...”

Written on: 06/07/2014

Ordered 2 roast beef dinners for £9.99 each. The advert on menu said home cooked Sunday roast dinner. The owner appeared friendly whilst placing the order. Two mins later the food arrived and it was awful. The roast beef was in fact pan fried steak it was thick and tough and was clearly not a roast beef joint like advertised! The veg consisted of purred carrot like baby food and onions and peppers! There was not traditional veg like one would expect on a Sunday lunch! The mash potato was two… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Very very cool place”

Written on: 07/12/2012 by JamesRal (5 reviews written)

For lunch or dinner we've always gone here as it is such a nice place. Anyone thinking of going for lunch int he area I would 100% recommend!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“good food; good beer; good value and friendly.”

Written on: 29/01/2012

Went to Sunday lunch with wife and kids; beer from Cropton brewery was great; good selection of soft drinkgs for wife kids; had carvery-- really good well cooked good quality food, the portions were generous the whole thing was really good and they were friendly; that was the best bit; down side cant think of one apart from the fact there were no peas with the Carvery. I would recommend it to all and sundry… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Stumbled upon this place whilst looking for a local...”

Written on: 19/04/2011

Stumbled upon this place whilst looking for a local venue to have friends and family get together for the christening of our daughter. We have been regulars ever since! The food is delicious and was the first draw! Much more than this though, you enter an atmosphere of genuine warmth and regard. The hosts take pride in their work and enjoy meeting people - a rarity in thus industry these days! Our growing daughter is always made to feel welcome and loves the carvery on a Sunday. I was sad to… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“We visited for Sunday lunch and were directed to the...”

Written on: 03/04/2011 by CoreDefence (1 review written)

We visited for Sunday lunch and were directed to the carvery area. Greeted by the person we took to be 'mine host' we were invited to take our time before visiting the carvery, a menu was not offered for starters or other main course options, we had to ask. Our order was taken eventually and we were again recommended to take our time and relax. 45 minutes later we felt we were not the only ones who were taking their time relaxing, having still not being served with starters. The soup was home… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We regularly eat at the Anchor; the atmosphere is...”

Written on: 12/12/2010

We regularly eat at the Anchor; the atmosphere is lovely and relaxed, bar ans restaurant area always impeccably clean. Staff are very friendly but not intrusive. The food is lovely, you get what you pay for, all homemade, delcicious and never disappointing. Sunday Carvery is £8.95 (October 2010) and the quality of the food and service make it a good deal. Extensive menu of desserts both hot/cold are homemade, very well presented and again delicious. We eat here regularly and have never had a… Read Full Review

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“We phoned rather late on saturday evening but were...”

Written on: 26/09/2010

We phoned rather late on saturday evening but were told they had a table..no wonder. The barman was very pleasant and we ordered from a very appetising though rather pricey menu. I chose salmon and cream cheese parcels. There were 4 very small ( half a cork size) rolls of salmon with some thick cream cheese.I ordered cod steak with minted peas and chips. The fish was packed with bones and skin and a greasy batter(the tartare sauce and peas were ok)but no vinegar or lemon were in sight. I asked… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I find it hard to reconcile the views already...”

Written on: 14/03/2010 by Krayol (1 review written)

I find it hard to reconcile the views already expressed with my experience. Perhaps it has changed?

The menu is extensive (larger by far than the one on the website), fairly modern and varied. It is not cheap, but is very good. On the last visit my wife had venison: "The best I've ever tasted" and I had chicken on skewers (not called that, but essentially, a *very* sophisticated chicken marinated kebab!). Both were perfectly presented and cooked to our wishes.

Service is always superb -… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We stumbled across The Anchor Inn whilst trying to...”

Written on: 21/02/2010 by Farreste (2 reviews written)

We stumbled across The Anchor Inn whilst trying to locate another nearby pub for a Sunday carvery. This place seemed very quiet, probably on account of the heavy snowfall the night before. We were greeted by pleasant courteous staff, and were not disappointed by the quality of the food. We were offered a choice of 3 roast meats as well as a number of vegetable dishes with a slightly modern twist. At the time of writing( Feb 2010), the cost of the carvery was £8.95, which was very good value for… Read Full Review

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“The service at The Anchor Inn in Oakerthorpe was...”

Written on: 29/11/2007 by gaelowen (1 review written)

The service at The Anchor Inn in Oakerthorpe was great, and the food was excellent! At that time, smoking was allowed in every pub we visited in England. Perhaps because it was noon and not later in the day, we didn't notice the smoke smell. We are all non-smokers… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We booked a table for 4 at the Anchor Inn, on the...”

Written on: 03/07/2005 by paceym (1 review written)

We booked a table for 4 at the Anchor Inn, on the basis of an imaginative menu shown on the website. This menu did not exist in the restuarant itself, which was simply expensive pub grub. Whilst the meat was passable, it was accompanied by a lump of toasted bread (allegedly bruschetta), overcooked wild mushrooms, uncooked chunky chips, and was so dry, it was difficult to eat. Spicy chicken supreme was neither spicy, or supreme. Deserts were evidently from frozen, with a treacle sponge of… Read Full Review

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Missusw's Response to 200247_paceym's Review

Written on: 08/05/2007

Well done so far as actually sitting down to eat! My husband and I have walked in to The Anchor on a couple of occasions, caught a whiff of the pungent, stale cigarette smoke, and gone up the road to The Peacock instead!

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Chris Vardy's Response to 200247_paceym's Review

Written on: 18/08/2010

I found this review not helpful because...
<br/>It is well out of date and while I have to agree this was not the place to eat it is now one of the best resteraunts in our area.

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Welsh Foodie's Response to 200247_paceym's Review

Written on: 08/08/2007

I found this review helpful because... I have driven past The Anchor Inn in Oakerthorpe a few times and been tempted to stop. Now I shall just keep on going.

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Misterw's Response to 200247_paceym's Review

Written on: 13/05/2007

I agree with paceym's comments.
<br/>To add, this is probably why the car park is more often than not, empty! And the Peacock (200 yards down the road) is usually packed!

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