Very popular dining pub specialising in seafood (other choices available), with up to six real ales

The good pub guide review

This village pub on the River Exe estuary has an enviable location, with much prized tables on the sheltered front terrace looking over the small harbour with its bobbing boats, swans and ducks. Inside, there are several small, low-ceilinged, rambling rooms with black panelling and good-sized tables in various nooks, a snug with a cheerful winter coal fire, and an extension made up of mainly reclaimed timber and decorated with over 300 ship emblems, brass and copper lamps and nautical knick-knacks. There are up to six real ales on handpump from West Country breweries such as Dartmoor, Exeter, Otter and St Austell with a couple of guests (they hold beer festivals at Easter and Halloween), 16 gins and 20 malt whiskies; background music, darts, cards and board games.

The good pub guide food review

They pride themselves on fresh fish and seafood, including several mussel dishes, a shellfish platter to share, skate wing with black butter and whole grilled mackerel, but offer non-fishy choices too: sandwiches, gammon steak with pineapple and chips, chicken balti or five bean curry, Sunday roasts (including a veggie version), and puddings such as vanilla and rasberry pannacotta and home-made sticky toffee pudding.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Anchor, Cockwood, Exeter, EX6 8RA

(01626) 890203

Pub Group: Heavitree

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Sunday: 11.30-10.30