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The Anchor

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
+44 1394 382649
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having tried to eat here in the past (unsuccessfully), we decided to book a table. The mistake I made was not to inform the restaurant that one of our party is 6ft 5ins tall, as the setting is quite snug. That aside the service & food did not disappoint. We chose off the main menu & specials board & all... More 

Thank MagsB57
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Risotto of peas and spinach and goats cheese, just one plate of slosh mainly of peas any child could have knocked that up and a few leaves with a dressing urck. Complained to waitress also man taking the money not one said sorry. Just a number visiting there pub and noise from the table next door could not hear... More 

Thank gill s
Level Contributor
154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

As a group of 5 fairly vocal ladies we wanted good food, a lively pub scene but didn't want to upset romantic couples.. WHAT A FIND. I had fish cake to start which was piping hot and smokey - just lovely. To follow I had the special of turbot with spinach and new potatoes - just wonderful. Fish was crispy... More 

Thank Sarah C
Lanzarote, Spain
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Anchor delivers some really great meals from a changing Specials board . Using locally sourced fresh ingredients they deliver meals that are full of flavour and a delight to eat . The restaurant is small and cozy . It's best to book . Good wines , beers and desserts too . Excellent !

Thank william h
Dudley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Food is great and so is the atmosphere. Staff efficient and friendly can highly recommend for food and a pint

Thank blackcountrymon15
Level Contributor
67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice pub with great atmosphere especially in the bar area. Good beer, locals and dogs share the informal bar environment. The food is not gastro pub....more good hearty food..Great for meeting mates and passing the afternoon with the odd pint or three

Thank Paul O
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
426 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Good location opposite the rail station.reasonably priced and friendly staff. Food is very nice but only had a light lunch. Would like to return for dinner as the menu looked good. Nice ambience.

Thank daveinkent44
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A great pub with a good selection of Adnams beers and wide selection of food. Sunday lunch and you would expect only a roast. But not here, a full menu for a all tastes. We went with the roast beef, good size portion which stayed hot. We ate the lot! I fully recommend this pub, but book as it gets... More 

Thank keith2cups
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Thursday evening: Three course meal with a relatively inexpensive wine was over £100 for two, which didn't feel like value for money. Particularly as the desert did not live up to the description and the service could have been better. The ambience was good, the dining area has lots of character and was candle lit.

1 Thank GlennCYates
Rendham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Three of us ate here recently , as a pre cinema meal.Quite large portions.Nothing special or memorable about the food.Service friendly but slow and not well co-ordinated.Rather gloomy and shabby dining room..needs some T L C and fresh paint. Venue of last resort.

1 Thank PaulS2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 382649
We are a traditional quayside pub boasting old world charm, a roaring fire, dark wooden and flagstone floors. A warm welcome awaits you.We produce all our food freshly on the premises, sourcing as much of our ingredients as locally as possible. We are happy to cater for large groups to individuals, bespoke menus on request.We serve a selection of Greene King cask ales and have been awarded the Cask Marque for their qualaity and are members of The Greene King Head Brewers Club, a collection of superior Greene King cask ale pubs chosen by their Head Brewer John Bexon.

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