The Anchor Danbury

4.5
281 reviews
£25 and under
British
**Physical Distancing measures in place to protect staff and customers**
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 during busy periods, and can only be taken over the phone on 01245 222457 stating you have a dog.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 281 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at the Anchor. The staff are very friendly, everything is clean (and Covid protocols followed). I am torn between their steak pie, which is packed with steak, and the steak and kidney pudding - both delicious with a selection of vegetables/salad and chips/new potatoes/mash. Usually too full to have dessert but we shared the minty After Eight torte.

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Ronna
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Anchor is a short walk and therefore very convenient. After many years of mediocre food etc. It is wonderful to eat in a pub that produces a very good standard of cuisine. The service was very good with the staff very willing and jolly. A difference much appreciated and barring Covid We will be regulars from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and lovely staff.
Would highly recommend.

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GlennS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit, this time for Sunday lunch. Good range of options, great food and good size portions. Staff are very friendly and happy to make the dinning experience a good one. Will be back soon as we are able!!

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paigea
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely visit! Gorgeous food and lovely staff. Also loved the interior and atmosphere. Will definitely be returning!!

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DavidA
Norfolk
8 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience - nicely decorated for Christmas, warm atmosphere, good food and service. Great evening!

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GrahamR
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch in a friendly m COVID safe atmosphere !

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DawnS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good quality. Love the modern dining area decorated beautifully for Christmas.

CM
ChrisM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely setting, great fresh food and very good service

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Jacqui
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very comfortable and everything was good cant wait to go again. Very very nice evening

BK
BrianK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good meals at the Anchor,we have never been disappointed

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peterC
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smashing old country pub, good ale selection and great food

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SheenaE
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the snug bar and enjoyed a roast and scampi and chips. Took away lasagne for our daughter. Everything was piping hot and delicious. Thank you everyone at The Anchor 10/10. .

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RonC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pub Staff & Food all Good, Great Christmas Dec's..

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Joanne
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and fabulous service. Will definitely be going again.

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jmjm
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, we all had fish and chips. Plaice and haddock were delicious. Large portions aswell . This pub is a favourite of ours.

CJ
CeeJay
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good pub food, great atmosphere and staff. Which is why we keep going back.

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Christophe
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, lovely people. Will be returning when next in the area

KW
KarenW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff always very friendly and provide good service. Well cooked, nicely presented meal.

GR
GrahamR
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table when lockdown ceased, glad we did, the Anchor has made great provisions for a COVID safe environment,the food was of a high standard and the service and ambiance were exceptionally good.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience,food and service .

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LauraC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Our favourite last meal out before lockdown 2!

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JohnL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly, the setting was rustic and clean giving a fantastic ambience. I would highly recommend visiting if you are in the area.

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TraceyM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and excellent food. This was our first visit, but we will definitely be going back.

DF
DanielleF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and food was fabulous as always. Will always come back here.

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NormanL
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are not regular custom due to the distance we have travel, but have been coming here for at least 8 years, on and off. Have never been disappointed when we have may the effort to dine there. They alway have a good selection of real ales and all the food served, is great. We also feel comfortable going there in these strange times (Covid=19)
Friendly staff with exceptional service.

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RogerT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to book, friendly welcome, excellent Covid precautions, felt very safe, excellent service, good food and drink. Second visit in lock down situation

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PhilC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very covid safe. Lovely staff. Great Food!
We were very satisfied with our visit.

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Daggers
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good friendly service and food also excellent. We sat in the old conservatory which has been rebuilt and redesigned. Very relaxing decor and really pleasant atmosphere.

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JamesK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Anchor, Danbury, is a jewel in the Crown that is Essex. Don't let on, but The Anchor is just a wonderful place to eat. The food is great and the ambience perfect. If the staff smiled a bit and were a tad more friendly, the whole experience would be just as good as it gets. Tell them to change the sweet menu, though, as it's been the same for several years!
I recommend this place to everyone that will listen.

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FNFN
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food and friendly service. Beautiful decorated throughout.

NK
NicolaK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and following social distancing very well. Had a super lunch again and will def be returning!

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vipNearly2Children
London
119 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my fortnightly visit to the Anchor. Also I have never sat or even been in the saloon area before!

Since it felt like autumn we both ate from the specials menu. We both had the pork steak with a leeks and bacon creamy sauce. I had mash and my friend a jacket potato. The food was just divine.

Service was great per usual and we look forward to being back in 2 weeks.

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GeoffM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Atmosphere was quiet due to Covid-19 restrictions but food was very good

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RonS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice welcoming entry with no problems,shown straight to our table and given menu also informed about the day’s special board for nice alternatives.
This is a lovely welcoming pub restaurant with staff making you feel at home and attending to all your needs. Pleasant ambience and comfort.
Will definitely return

SC
SheilaC
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service really good as usual. Menu little limited but understandable. Good Covid practise.

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BradH
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easy to book a table at short notice, the roast dinner was nice only beef was available but as mentioned was short notice and late in the day on a Sunday.

Nice size pub, staff all friendly- just hope these government restrictions get lifted and can enjoy a normal pub again!

GB
GeorgeB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for late lunch with 4 friends and had a lovely meal would definitely recommend and will be going back in the future!

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RogerT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

COVID precautions very good and encouraging. Welcoming staff, tables arranged in a safe manner.
Waiting staff very attentive and efficient. Food well presented and good value. Enjoyed the current guest ale.
Returning this week with friends

RS
vipRebeccaS
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a lovely meal and the staff are always very helpful

FAQs

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

The Anchor Danbury is rated 4.5 stars by 281 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 bookings at the moment.