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The Anchor Inn (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - 1381Excellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Franklins - Mama Knows BestExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2016)Excellent1
Wantsum - HengistExcellent1
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Good1
Nelson - Scrum HalfGood1
Otter - SpringfestAcceptable1
Brains - First GoldNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Batemans - Autumn FallNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Not Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent
Picture 2. The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent

Visits Details

08 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Two of us came here for a late lunch. We had a reservation and were offered inside or garden seating. The garden was fairly busy so we chose to sit in the restaurant part of this pub. There had been a problem in the kitchen and we noticed a considerable number of people returning meals and complaining of waiting times. We probably did very well by avoiding the 1pm rush as our food (and beer of course) was excellent.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentOn top form, I had several of these.
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
25 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit, a really nice pub, just what a village local should be like. Fairly quiet at this time of day but there was one chap practicing his darts and a group of ladies having coffees. It was nice to see bar billiards here.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery good Harveys.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
03 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon. Some eaters plus two (mature) drinkers sitting at the bar playing with their phones. I took the opportunity of counting the pewter tankards on display - 44, is this a record? Then sauntered in the garden in the sunshine - it is a decent size and set well back from the busy road.
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00GoodRefreshing and in good condition - but very pale - a few more hops wouldn’t have gone amiss.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
14 Mar 2019 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon bus break en route from Minster to Canterbury. Busy. Disappointed that we had to ask for all 4 pints to be topped up.
Otter - Springfest4.00AcceptableNot really to my taste.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
26 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon. Four or five drinkers in the main bar. Goodys being delivered. Nice feel to it.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2016)4.80Excellent2018 version - spot on, delicious.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
07 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
A really attractive pub this one. Exactly what I want from a village pub; low beams, nooks, crannies, worn wood, deep rich-green furnishings. If I still lived in Wingham I'd be here a lot.
Franklins - Mama Knows Best4.10ExcellentShe cleared the pipes before serving me. Excellent condition. Oakay, rough tar-like malt and black pepper hops.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Batemans - Autumn Fall4.20Not Tried
17 Mar 2017 (Jack William)
St Patrick's day just after 5. Very busy with diddly diddly music from a group of 5 strings giving it their all. Good craic I believe is the correct description.
Nelson - Scrum Half4.00GoodMalty.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
27 Feb 2016 (Andrew)
11:10 am. Just me, the bar maid and the pub dog. Nice proper village pub this.
Wantsum - 13813.80ExcellentGood condition. Light golden bitter. Reedy with rose notes. Nice. This nearly as good as Canterbury Ales Wife of Bath. Nearly :-)
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
17 Jan 2015 (Andrew)
Jane and Isabel were going to get their hair cut in Wingham so I tagged along. I lived here for a number of years so it was interesting to come back. The Anchor is a really nice pub with lots of old beams and hops. 3 beers on now including a Kent micro.
Wantsum - Hengist5.00ExcellentGood condition. Soft in the mouth. Hint of marzipan. Rich light brown colour
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - First Gold3.80Not Tried
06 Jan 2013 (John Kirk)
My visit coincided with the pub's regular Sunday afternoon live music spot. The place was very busy; and the atmosphere was brilliant! Before joining the music lovers in the main bar, I squeezed into the packed restaurant and had a very nice (and reasonably priced!) Sunday roast. The staff were friendly and helpful - A great pub: I'll definitely go back there.

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About The Anchor Inn

The pub sign. The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Wingham, Kent, CT3 1BJ.

Old low beamed 3 roomed pub in the centre of Wingham in High Street.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT3 1BJ