Plenty to look at in smart country pub, real ales and good wines; bedrooms


Accommodation available
Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant
  • Sandwiches sold

Bar food times: 12-3, 6-8.30

Typical main dish: Moving Mountain vegan burger with vegan cheddar, guacamole and fries

Typical main dish price: £14.00

Average two course evening meal price: £21.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales

Price of cheapest bitter: £4.00

Name of cheapest bitter: Alton Pride

  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

Number of bedrooms: 5

Price of a bedrooms starts at £0.00

  • Children allowed in the bar
  • Children allowed in the restaurant
  • Dogs allowed in the bar
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms

The good pub guide review

This cottagey, low-beamed inn is perfectly placed for a Hampshire Downs walk. The appealing bar has standing timbers, flagstones, log fires and candlelight, while the five comfortable, country-style bedrooms are perfect for hikers taking on the Pilgrims Way. Elsewhere, there are stripped wood floors, sofas and armchairs dotted here and there and a mix of attractive tables and dining chairs. Throughout are all sorts of interesting knick-knacks, books, copper items, horsebrasses and lots of pictures and prints on contemporary paintwork. High bar chairs line the counter where they keep Ringwood Fortyniner and Triple fff Altons Pride on handpump, 18 wines by the glass (including fizz) and a growing gin collection; background music and board games. Chawton Cottage (Jane Austen's house) is a ten-minute drive away.

The good pub guide food review

Popular food includes lunchtime sandwiches, truffle mac 'n' cheese fritters, seared bream fillet with Cornish new potatoes niçoise, British brisket burger with ruby slaw and fries, roast cauliflower with Persian-spiced lentils, spinach, chickpeas and flatbread, 8oz rump steak with chips and garlic and parsley butter, chicken, tarragon and leek pie with mash and buttered greens, and puddings such as lemon tart and rhubarb and custard crumble pie.

2021 Awards

Licensee Introduction

The Anchor Inn is a traditional country inn offering charming accommodation, intimate countryside dining and a warm, friendly service in the heart of Hampshire. As a true country pub, the menus make the most of the local flavours available from the surrounding rivers, farms and fields and you’ll always find traditional pub classics alongside creative seasonal dishes.Whether you join our locals in our bar for a pint of real ale, dine al fresco in summer in our garden or share a Sunday Roast with your family in our restaurant, the team at the Anchor Inn look forward to welcoming you.Visit our website for more information.The Anchor Inn is part of The Epicurean Collection, a selection of Britain's most iconic pubs and country inns passionate about creating the ultimate countryside experience. are really proud to be part of 'Pub Group of the Year 2016' by The Good Pub Guide.

Name of Licensee

Lee Hart

Contact Details

Anchor, Lower Froyle, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4NA

(01420) 23261