The Blue Anchor
With the pub close to Ashdown Forest and set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s the perfect place for walkers to find respite and refreshment - and it’s a dining destination in its own right too, thanks to our homemade food.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Food was lovely although half the table ordered from the shack and the other half the main kitchen this meant they came out at different times. (We didn’t realise this before hand) so found that half the table were eating while the others waited. The seating was lovely under a large marque and they provided blankets and hot water bottle for if cold when outside. I would recommend eating here just be aware of the two different menus.
Nice to have a covered seating area before rules are relaxed again. The service was great and the food was fabulous. We all had something different but the meats just melted in your mouth - Steak / Lamb Rump / Short Rib, then we had dessert which was just as good. Great pub, food and location. Looking forward to our next visit
Although a limited menu the food was excellent
Service was a little slow
I would certainly recommend it and will be going back again
We always enjoy visiting, the staff are very welcoming and friendly. It was lovely sitting out in the marque. It was very cosy. My friends had burgers which looked awesome and were very generous in their portions. I am a vegetarian so had the spring risotto which was really great and tasted lovely and fresh however I would have liked a bit more of it especially seeing my friends portions. It also would have been great to have had a drinks menu on the table with prices as we got a bit of a shock when the bill came. But overall we had a lovely time celebrating my husbands birthday and catching up with friends
Food is lovely couldn’t find anything negative to write!
Big garden and covered area too, great BBQ and Pizza shack. This pub is going from strength to strength and the food was excellent! Well done to Amy and her team - great service and a most enjoyable lunch out.
Great early evening drinks and bar snacks - Amy and crew somehow managed to make a freezing cold evening with lashing rain fun
Sorry but the food was not to your usual standards. 3 out of the 4 of us had burgers. One was very over cooked. One had no cheese and mine was slightly over cooked and we did wait a while before they came.
Excellent service and food. Definitely returning
We were made very welcome,the food was very good,all the staff were excellent,lots of attention paid to our puppy who was given a carrot and treats. In these circumstances it was a pleasant way to spend our Golden Wedding Anniversary .
Thank you for your kind review. We love a puppy coming in to see us! Hope to see you soon and Happy Anniversary too!
Very accomodating and friendly staff. Excellent wood fired pizza. Will definitely return.
Dear GFS677 Thank you so much for your lovely review. Kind Regards Amy & The Blue Anchor Team
I had a great chicken burger. Sat outside but food was lovely and hot. Great burger, big bit of chicken. Chips were hot and crispy too. Big marquee set up for COVID times. Good, attentive service.
Always a great meal and fun experience at this pub, would alway recommend.
Lovely sunny garden and food was good.
Had to query the bill, as hugely over charged with our drinks - £30 over!
Was told this was the correct price until they said they would double check.
All changed to correct price, but a shame it happened as we did worry , not everyone would check either.
Dear DaniC Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! Apologies again over the confusion with the bill. We have taken on new staff members since reopening and are in the process of training them on how to use the till system - so we anticipate a few mistakes will be made! Going forward we are asking customers to double check their bills when they are taken over to the table for this reason. Hope to see you all again soon so we can make it up to you! Amy and The Blue Anchor Team
The food was very good. All of the people in my group enjoyed their meal. The service was good and the waiting staff were friendly. Will go back and will recommend.
Hi Kazlet, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Glad to hear everyone enjoyed their meals, look forward to seeing you all again soon! Amy and The Blue Anchor Team
Lovely food and great service! It was lovely and sunny in the garden so we had a lovely lunch.
Good weather and good service made for a pleasant lunch. However the menu was pretty limited, and food didn't seem to match menu description. i. e avocado puree missing from smoked salmon and avocado salad. Dealing with new rules very well. Well done.
Hi LornaW, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback! Glad to hear you had a pleasant lunch, apologies for the confusion with the food. Upon reopening we started with a new smaller menu to get things up and running again, which we have now expanded, and have been getting back into the swing of things with the new dishes. Look forward to seeing you again soon, now we are up and running properly! Amy and The Blue Anchor Team
I was looking forward to my first 'Pint of Draught Biitter' for almost a year.
Disappointed to discover they could only serve bottled beers. (The choice was Budweiser or Peroni!)
Hopefully, they will be back to their former glory soon.
Hi MarkW, Apologies about the lack of draft beer - we ordered more than are usual amount of in preparation of reopening, but are happy to report that we were even busier than we anticipated! We hope to see you again soon, and assure you we will be pouring your next pint with us out of the tap rather than a bottle! Amy and The Blue Anchor Team
Amy and her team have been so resourceful over the last year. They now have great eating area complete with cushions and blankets and the food is of an excellent standard.
Lunch with friends on a Sunday just after the Covid lockdown. Great food, well organised social distancing, plenty of space in the garden, happy staff. 👍 Pizza breads to start, Blue Anchor burger to follow. Brilliant!
Hi DavidR, Thank you for your feedback - lovely to see you all again, and glad to hear you all enjoyed your food! If you liked the Blue Anchor Burger, make sure to try our new Moroccan Spiced Romney Marsh Lamb Burger next time you are in! Amy and The Blue Anchor Team
Everything was was briiant the service the food we had hot water bittles and blankets when it got cold. My only critism is that when we got there they were out of pizzas and all but one beer on tap. As we booked, prior notification would have been nice. However, as i said above, its was all good and i would highly recommend it. Absoultely lovely.
Decent pub food, nice pizzas, good atmosphere, great garden for kids. Even more than the play equipment our daughter loved climbing the trees and the big tree stumps.
Hi LizT, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review! Glad that you and the kids enjoyed your time with us. Look forward to seeing you all again soon! Amy and The Blue Anchor Team
First time in the pub for months - everything I hoped for and more!
Great food and well adapted for covid. Will return.
Considering the circumstances with restrictions overall we enjoyed the evening. The staff were friendly and very helpful.
Great to be back in the pub. Great food and service. Outside area is lovely and they had hot water bottles and blankets to help when it got cold. Very covid safe.
Amazing tasty food!! First day of opening and it was super!
Best fish and chips I've eaten for years. Well done to the chef! Very friendly service and all efforts made to make lunch enjoyable in spite if the inhospitable weather.
First time in a long time at the Blue Anchor and a good choice it turned out to be.
Despite the Tier 2 restrictions we had a very pleasant evening. The food was well prepared, of exceptional quality and good value. Service was attentive and welcoming.
Fantastic as ever. Highly recommend venison bourguignon.
Very nice food and good service.Worth every penny.Will visit again
The outside marquee was fantastic. Not too cold and it was decorated so nicely with Christmas trees and decorations. Tables were positioned far apart and had comfy cushions and blankets. The service was outstanding. We had a great evening.
Delicious, as always! Had Jerusalem Artichoke Soup again, surprise surprise, but it really is SO yummy! Xx
Went out for a meal and drinks on Thursday, the pub was lovely, nice Christmas atmosphere, my mum was cold as was in a short sleeve top and lovely lady behind the bar moved us to a table by the fire and came back with a rug, food was delicious and drinks where reasonably priced, thank you for a lovely evening!
Delicious food. Amy and her staff are great. Felt very safe
Had a lovely lunch.Great service.The room was a bit on the cool side.
Great evening. Felt safe with all precautions. Good good but might have appreciated wider menu and salad garnish with scotch eggs and burger. Thanks
Absolutely gorgeous meal. Had delicious Jerusalem artichoke soup and hake with lentil daal for main. Superb flavours. Love the nasturtiums! X
Friendly staff, service was very good, my meal was delicious.
The Blue Anchor is rated 4.5 stars by 199 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.