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The Anchor Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Hampstead Lane, Maidstone ME18 6HG, England
+44 1622 814359
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Hampstead Lane, Maidstone ME18 6HG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading through the reviews, it seems the standards of food and service here go up and down with the weather.... I obviously came here on an up day... It was pretty good. A good midweek lunch, good service and a decent pint. I have no...More

Thank Barry_Cullum
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Empty on a Sunday lunchtime, which speaks volumes. The chips were great. Not so great were the staff who were more interested in chatting than serving and the fact that half the menu was unavailable with little apology. They even only explained that some elements...More

Thank Polly W
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visited this little gem of a pub after a day out in the sun, and what better place to come across then this place in Yalding, Kent. It's location is superb, sitting right on the riverside, as we entered we did notice it could do...More

1  Thank Alex C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Went picking asperagus and strawberrys in Goudhurst, after that the wife and I decided to have a spot of lunch. The Anchor in Yalding has new owners since 16 May 2017. Thought we give it a try as previously the food was not too great....More

1  Thank firedog238
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Getting much needed renovation this winter. The bar tender told us, they had received planning, and where waiting for after summer to begin.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this public house, great location you couldn't ask for a nicer spot, pub could do with a bit of redecorating but not the end of the world. Staff where very friendly and food was a good standard.

Thank Jim98533
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Why am I drinking and eating here? Well my son's is off Kayaking with his seascout group so I have an hour and a half to kill on a Monday evening......what better place to spend the time than The Anchor. Good beer and great food....More

Thank David E
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Disappointed. Tired pub in serious need of refurb. Underwhelmed...food ok but blighted by venue. Landlady could be more hospitable! Won`t go back!

Thank lunchclub78
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We ate here after a visit to Teapot Island (next door). Lovely location by the river, a few places to stroll nearby, and access to the river for boating To the restaurant itself - we were there on a Sunday so a couple of roast...More

Thank tripadv461
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We wanted to leave a review as we have been visiting the Anchor this summer and wanted to share the experience. We've only eaten bar snacks so far but the service & quality has been spot on....and the setting, well what can i add to...More

Thank Mark G
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Paul S
3 August 2015|
Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in my reply. Yes we have a secure lock up that you can store your kayak in
Shirley M
12 July 2015|
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Response from eatalot12 | Reviewed this property |
When i ate there the other day, i had a burger and my soon had a Caesar salad. they were both very good. i am sure it is a fixed menu. but it is now under new management and it ay be best to contact them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hampstead Lane, Maidstone ME18 6HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 814359
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