The Anchor Inn
Salty breezes, a sun terrace & a funky barbecue bar add to the outdoor delights at this smart Arts & Crafts dining pub-cum-hotel. Sophie Dorber’s globetrotting repertoire uses local, seasonal & home-grown ingredients, & she has bought a restaurant touch to her comfort-zone cooking – consider wild mushroom & spinach strudel with root mash & a melting Stilton cream sauce, or lamb noisette served with red cabbage & rich dauphinoise potatoes. Husband Mark’s beer & wine expertise was garnered over many years running the White Horse, Parsons Green (aka the Sloany Pony), so expect distinctive speciality bottled beers & Adnams cask ales plus a well-considered wine list; there are also grape & grain recommendations alongside every dish on the concise menu. Spacious courtyard bedrooms are great for sandy & muddy feet, big or small.