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The Anchor Danbury

4.6
4.6
770 reviews
£25 and under
British
Please note reservations with a dog are necessary, and can only be taken over the phone on 01245 222457 stating you have a dog.
Four legged friends are welcome at the pub, please ask our friendly staff for confirmation on which areas can accommodate you as we do require that dogs are kept out of the main dinning areas.

We only take reservations for our INDOOR tables. OUTDOOR tables are available for walk-ins, but cannot be be pre-reserved. We have 40 OUTDOOR tables available.

If you have a pushchair/buggy we ask that you call to make reservation, due to limited space.

The Anchor in Danbury is the epitome of an English Country Inn, boasting beautiful traditional beams, quaint shining brass and a warm welcoming atmosphere which has made this pub a firm favourite for many years.
We have a lovely large garden with a fun children's play area, great for keeping the kids entertained while you catch up with friends and family over a relaxing drink or with some great food.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01245 222457

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 770 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    British

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  1. HS

    HeatherS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good comfortable surroundings only issue was choice of vegetarian dishes was poor. I have always found good options on the board but not this time
  2. JU

    JanetU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a good meal here, come here often. Very quick service and food fresh and plentiful. Lovely place for a family as children are welcome. Thank you again everyone at the Anchor!
  3. NC

    Now2Children

    London

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely meal at the Anchor where we ate from the specials menu. I had the whole crab and my friend the mackeral salad. Both were delicious.
  4. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    good service, position and food well done will be back
  5. JW

    JoyW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good choice of food attentive staff food well presented
  6. PF

    PeterF

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food at a reasonable price Staff are great...
  7. S

    Shaz

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food at The Anchor and the waiting staff are polite and efficient. I had chicken Souvlaki, with rice and a greek salad and it was really tasty. We have eaten here many times and are never disappointed.
  8. LS

    LisaS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been before and will go again, really friendly staff and great service Food is lovely!
  9. MT

    MargaretT

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good & nice pub, however we had to wait 50 minutes for our food and customers who came in after us were getting their food prior to us
  10. B

    Bozz

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent friendly service, good menu choice. Will return.
  11. KS

    KevinS

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a lovely meal as usual. There was a minor problem but this was quickly and efficiently dealt with to everyone's satisfaction. We will definitely be returning and in the not to distant future.
  12. CH

    ChrisH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always first class food served in a first class pub. Great place to eat out and no complaints whatsoever. Chris Hill
  13. KD

    KarenD

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Been to The Anchor many times. Food and service always excellent. Unfortunately the waitress we had yesterday was rude and abrupt and had the wrong attitude to serve customers. The waiter on the other hand was very helpful and pleasant.
  14. AA

    AngelaA

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    All excellent but on this occasion the service was a bit slower than usual but we weren’t in a hurry fortunately
  15. LC

    LisaC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Not the best Sunday roast. Disappointing
  16. B

    Bebo

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful revisit. Delicious food & beautiful surroundings.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good meal and great portion sizes.
  18. SM

    SheilaM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, nice atmosphere, excellent attentive service. A good lunch venue. We will come again
  19. CL

    ClarkeLJ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I would definitely recommend. The staff are lovely; the food nice and hot. I had the poached salmon which was moist and not over cooked. Thank you!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal as always . Great service always polite with a smile. In a great location in the middle of Danbury Essex.
  21. MK

    MauriceK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as normal, great staff and owners. Strongly recommend
  22. SB

    StephenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at the Anchor. EVERY member of the team was SO friendly - a really warm welcome - and the combination of the Specials Board and the main menu gave a fantastic choice of food. All four of us really enjoyed our meals - in fact, even though the Anchor isn't that close to where we live, we are already trying to engineer a good excuse for another visit.
  23. CB

    ClaireB

    Spain

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    What an absolute hidden gem!! Lovely food and atmosphere! The front of the pub is beautiful with all the flowers! Will definitely be returning!
  24. AT

    AnneT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Gone to the anchor for years i know how things are with food and cost but not the same standard.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, professional and lovely pub food. Would like another healthy dish on the menu - maybe a poached salmon salad not covered in dressing or similar. Great portion sizes. Thanks for doing a child’s meal for my mum too much appreciated. We will definitely come back soon.
  26. m

    marcb

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow found by accident and what a find. Lunch was truly exceptional and great value for money. Will definitely come back here
  27. J

    Jessie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you yet another lovely meal with friends We have been coming to this pub to eat & drink for just over 41 years Keep up the good work B.
  28. SC

    SueC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Very pleasant staff. We were in the dog friendly bar which was perhaps not the best but we appreciated being able to have the dogs with us.
  29. LM

    LeeM

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, delicious food at a reasonable price. Would recommend anyone to visit 👍
  30. AS

    AdamS

    Essex

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good ❤️
  31. HE

    HelenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at the Anchor. Had the lamb koftas on the daily specials and they were gorgeous! Waiting staff are all lovely.
  32. JB

    JordanB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Seems to be one of the only local places open on a Monday - very nice.
  33. GM

    GeoffM

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were attentive & welcoming. The food was excellent & my friends want to return as they were visiting me for lunch!
  34. P

    Partyof3

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food great service and great value. Thank you
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were impressed by the service and quality of the food. It’s been a long time since I visited the Anchor but it certainly improved since my last visit.
  36. JR

    JeanetteR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and meal excellent! Haven't been to the Anchor for a long time but will be back! A lovely pub and restaurant
  37. A

    Alan

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice surroundings, good service and good food. This was a lunch time mud-week.
  38. MP

    MargaretP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A good selection on the menu and very well presented
  39. MB

    MarieB

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Service was very slow and the beef tough this Sunday but we always come in.. food always spot on so may have been an off day but service mostly slow
  40. SA

    SheilaA

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been to The Anchor since before the pandemic and I wasn't disappointed. The service and the food were excellent. Had a really enjoyable evening. One of my party could feel a draught from an open door and they closed it immediately. Brilliant staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Anchor Danbury offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01245 222457.

The Anchor Danbury is rated 4.6 stars by 770 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Anchor Danbury

Runsell Green, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 4QZ

Additional information

  • Area

    Chelmsford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Fri–Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Large car park available.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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