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The Anchor Inn, Cowes - pub details

Anchor Inn

Address: 1, High St, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7SA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5518) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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Reasonably nice pub with a selection of real ales at the southern end of the High Street in Cowes. It's clearly an old pub with low beamed ceilings. There are a couple of rooms inside and a courtyard at the rear. Seemed to be popular with diners and the tourist trade. Ales were Goddards Fuggle Dee-Dum, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Fullers London Pride, Sharps Doom Bar & Theakston Lightfoot. Moved on from here to the Rum Bar (formerly Bertie's) a bit further up the High Street, where you'll find some more unusual ales. It's not listed on the site.
blue_scrumpy - 23 Aug 2015 12:36
On the reccomendation of the Good Beer Guide we visited The Anchor but the most I could say about it was "alright". The beer range is pretty standard so I had the Goddards which again was "alright". This is a large pub which has several drinking areas and an outside seating area at the back. The decor is "tired alehouse" and I think we were lucky as we got a seat and had no hassle but I would imagine it would be a bit more "in yer face" on weekend evenings. So overall - "been there done it" No need to go back.
mcroyal - 12 Aug 2012 09:38
Stayed the night here last week, dull beer selection other than a Goddards offering, accomodation was clean but tired, very overpriced at 55 quid a night and NO breakfast provided. Would not nother again.
Hodge1 - 5 Mar 2012 16:27
My partner and i had a great time in the Anchor, sadly at about 2300hrs it got too busy, we decided to sit out-side on the front, It was quiet, until, a doorman approached and told me and told me i had to have a "plastic glass for my alcohol", i asked him if he "could get me a glass" to which his response was, "Im not your Servant" I questioned his Attitude,i handed my Drink to my partner and nipped into the Anchor pub {Cowes} to obtain a plastic Glass.Whilst i was inside the Pub the Dooman had Snatched my drink out of my Partners hand and threw it away, after about Ten Minutes he reappeared with two other colleagues, i challenged his behaviour, this was greeted with move on, get off the Anchor Property, i replied "no, now call the Police", i also asked for his ID Number,{to which he said"NO"} as i am wanting to file a complaint, i am being called an idiot, i believe their tactics was to push me into an uncontrollable and foul mouthed state, the Police arrived, they done what they could do, i did have my moment, by expressing my views of this being so unfair, that a dooman can tell you to go and get a plastic glass and whilst you are doing that, he takes your drink and throws it away.Sadly the Anchor is a pub i will never set foot into again. The Bar Staff are nice and friendly, The Atmosphere is Ok"ish" The Doorman-nasty person, The other two Doormen, well they had to back his colleague up, right or wrong!!
ex2royalgreenjackets - 20 Aug 2011 07:47
A kind of okay town pub, okay in the fact of it being on a touristy High St. They had five ales on, which sounds impressive but was a choice of Pride, Ringwood, Goddards Fuddle de whatever and two "guest" ales in the guise of Youngs and GK IPA. If you go for the Goddards stuff (as most people looking to try something local would) you would be disappointed in what was served up here and put it down at best as an 'acquired' taste. Ignore the GBG - this ISN'T a pub to go for a decent pint of local ale.
anonymous - 21 May 2011 23:25

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