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The Anchor Danbury

4.6
4.6
1385 Reviews
£25 and under
British
  • Charming
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Good for special occasions
*MOTHERS DAY 2024* Please call to book on 01245 222457.
The Anchor in Danbury is the epitome of an English Country Inn, boasting beautiful traditional beams, quaint shining brass and a warm welcoming atmosphere which has made this pub a firm favourite for many years.
We have a lovely large garden with a fun children's play area, great for keeping the kids entertained while you catch up with friends and family over a relaxing drink or with some great food.
- Four legged friends are welcome at the pub, please ask our friendly staff for confirmation on which areas can accommodate you as we do require that dogs are kept out of the main dinning areas.
- Please note reservations with a dog are necessary, and can only be taken over the phone on 01245 222457 stating you have a dog.
- If you have a pushchair/buggy we ask that you call to make reservation, due to limited space.
- We only take reservations for our INDOOR tables.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–15:30 Tue–Thu 17:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01245 222457
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Chelmsford
  • Parking Details
    Large car park available.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Best Value

  • Essex

    Child-friendly

  • Essex

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Essex

    Great for outdoor dining

1,385 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal with great service I think £8.95 for a starter is pushing it but you make for it with outstanding service

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  2. SteveD

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as usual, good choice of food, one of our favourites .

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  3. GaryB

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, staff and ambience. Superb as usual.

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  4. DianeL

    Essex

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We thought on balance the atmosphere was very pleasant & the staff were friendly & helpful but have to say it was a bit slow for dessert order. Very accommodating for our young child with highchair so overall a pleasant experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely country feel type of pub! We decided to 'pop' in to The Anchor for dinner on the way home from being out all day and enjoyed the food we ate. Service was friendly and on the ball whether it was the two young lads getting our drinks or the lovely waitresses checking to take our order/see if we are ok/happy with our food. We will definitely be returning.

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  6. RichardW

    Essex

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Lovely pub, but be aware to ask for a table in the main bar and not in the dog friendly bar. Not the dogs, but the bar is used as a stacking area for washing pots and the walkway through the tables, is to access the toilets.

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  7. MauriceK

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant restaurant and excellent service. I would strongly recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table of 6, all very happy with the experience. Will definitely come back.

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  9. DonnaD

    Dorset

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable meal. Delicious cheesy cottage pie and mixed veg for me and chicken breast in a Tuscan sauce for my husband. Piping hot and very tasty. Staff helpful and friendly. Lovely old pub!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Visited The Anchor with friends many times with no problems but, this time, very disappointing. Four of us with different meals, Meal 1: Sea Bass, ok but vegetables barely warm. Meal 2: Cod in batter with chips. More batter than cod and chips were tasteless. Meal 3: Cheesy cottage pie. Very nice, but chips bland and tasteless and peas undercooked and tasteless. Meal 4: Jacket potato with prawn dressing & salad. Jacket potato was small, uninteresting taste with more mayonaisse sauce than any prawns and the salad was far from fresh. Deserts and drinks ok but cup of tea was weak and poor quality. The quality and quantity of the food and the way it was cooked easily showed that every dish had been warmed up in a microwave. Always been good value for money but, for £100, certainly not this time!

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FAQs

The Anchor Danbury offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01245 222457.

The Anchor Danbury is rated 4.6 stars by 1385 OpenTable diners.

The Anchor Danbury does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Anchor Danbury

Runsell Green, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4QZ

Additional information

  • Area
    Chelmsford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–15:30 Tue–Thu 17:30–22:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:30 Sun 12:00–21:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Large car park available.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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