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The Anchor Hotel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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Kippford, Kippford DG5 4LN, Scotland
+44 1556 620205
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with my fiancée and her parents, it was a special occasion and I had mentioned how great the fish and chips are, steak pie and 3 portions of fish and chips were ordered, my fiancées steak pie wasn't as good as previous times, the fish was fine but the chips were over cooked and difficult to eat, a... More 

1 Thank dmc1974
Keswick, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return trip after a 3 year absence and we were impressed again by the meals we had, good portions and full of flavour. We ate on two separate nights and both times the food was great. Friendly staff as well so a pleasant night in Kippford

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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We love this part of Kippford,this hotel is one of our favourites great food nice cosy fire burning away . Nice friendly staff. You can take your dogs in which is a bonus. Good choice on the menue. Will definitely recommend.

Thank alip6
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Chicken Madras special of the day was simply lumps of chicken thrown into a pre prepared vegetarian Madras sauce and then served on a cold plate. Chicken lumps were still cold in the middle. One staff and one trainee were not very interested and made themselves scarce very quickly after receiving complaint. Would not recommend this place.

1 Thank Colin P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spent a fantastic evening at the Anchor Hotel in front of a lovely fire place sampling the excellent beers and food. A great way to warm up after a winter beach walk. The staff and locals were really friendly and we will be returning soon.

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Called in without booking and were received cordially. Had an amazing seafood platter and real ale which was delightful. Travelled to this inn from Silloth Cumbria more than once. Has an inviting atmosphere which draws one back.

Thank The_Buchans
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We normally drop by here every year for a bite to eat, and we where definitely underwhelmed this time. Admittedly, my burger was ok, but for £11 I'd expect a little bit more. My girlfriend had a chicken mayonnaise baguette, and it was absolutely inedible. As well as being cold, it is was rock solid, stale. My mum had a... More 

1 Thank tenerificon
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Our friend took us there and treated us for lunch. I had half lobstor with sauce for main course. It was delicious. Starter was buttered squid. We are definately going back for good nice food there again for sure.

Thank Anna M
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82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Anchor Restaurant has very good food, better quality than we expected. Service is great and staff are very friendly and helpful. Its busy but you would expect that as the location and atmosphere is great, food is excellent and the place is lovely. Its dog friendly in the bar area as well, although don't panic as the area at... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The helpings were generous and service was prompt. Steak pie and fish & chips particularly recommended. Limited range of real ales available too.

Thank 3FMB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kippford, Kippford DG5 4LN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kippford
  • Phone Number: +44 1556 620205

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?