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The Anchor

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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19 Quay Street, Woodbridge IP12 1BX, England
+44 1394 382649
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for a meal with a group of close friends. The service was very good and the waiter/waitress were very good. The food I had was rather mediocre and wasn't something that a reasonable cook couldn't have knocked up at home. Prob not bad for a couples visit and we had a nice evening as a group of... More 

1 Thank JimJenn
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal,local mixed breads and dips. Followed by Panang chicken curry with coconut rice, Service was really good and friendly with a great atmosphere

Thank MCT52
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had cod fillet with cider and mustard papardelle, lacked a bit of salt but absolutely delicious. Hubby had 'probably the best steak ever', lovely fresh salad and crispy chips. Hubby's pistachio and raspberry Bakewell tart had not quite enough raspberry but was very good and the custard excellent. ( Funnily enough this recipe was Monica Galleti's skills test on... More 

Thank knmc
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for a meal and didn't have a very good experience. The staff were good but the quality of the food was not as expected, just average! Noodle soup which was very salty and puddings were a real let down. We spent £40 on a simple meal out and customers on the table next were vaping at the... More 

1 Thank Dizzymax
Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met up with an old friend from Woodbridge who managed to snap up a last minute table at The Anchor.The decor was unfussy and not F&B'd or gentrified .We enjoyed an informal evening by the fire . My steak came under attack as soon as it was placed on the table .But that was fine as it was a... More 

Thank 606barbara
East Dereham, Norfolk.
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are a number of restaurants in Woodbridge offering rather elevated cuisine, with prices to match, but if you have a less adventurous palate there are several excellent local pubs that will more than satisfy your hunger. We tried the Anchor in Quay St one Monday evening. Surprisingly, for a Monday evening the place was very busy even around 7pm.... More 

Thank Norfolktraveller77
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch in half term with family. Excellent service and tasty local food. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Lynda T
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've had mixed experiences at The Anchor. First of all, the food generally dictates this as a destination pub. On occasion we've been disappointed, mincemeat curry comes to mind, i.e. Kheema Curry. Ok it's authentic, but the accompaniments for Kheema on the Indian sub continent are not boiled rice and a poppodom! An unwillingness on that ocassion almost left it... More 

Thank agb55cs2016
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We popped in this Saturday for lunch.We chose the crayfish cocktail sandwich,beef samosa and bread with dips.My husband really enjoyed his open sandwich which had a good portion of fresh salad,granary bread with the crayfish on top!the dips were delicious one being the classic houmous but we had never had better and the other was smoked aubergine which we really... More 

Thank Jenny S
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was the first time we had eaten at the anchor and were not disappointed. The food was tasty and well presented and has a decent selection although only one choice for vegetarians which was a surprise. Desserts were particularly good.

1 Thank Fairysparkle2013

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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$31
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?