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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bath Ales - Gem BitterAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Franklins - Mama Knows BestExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent4
Nelson - Santa's SalvoAcceptable1
Otter - SpringfestAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2016)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood2
Tonbridge - RusticGood1
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Good1
Batemans - Autumn FallNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Not Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent
Picture 2. The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent

Visits Details

31 Mar 2022 (Jack William)
Cycled here in wintry showers for a cycle meet… senior member of the group, Brian, was 85 today. I was the only mug that cycled! Two good log fires on the go at lunchtime, good number of customers in, mainly drinkers.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
03 Mar 2022 (Jack William)
Lunchtime cycle meet. Dover CAMRA branch on tour here as well. Good atmosphere.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00GoodVery tasty ruby ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
03 Feb 2022 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - another cycling meet. Good to see the beers change here. Pleasant session, good feel to this pub.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10AcceptablePossibly not at its best, or maybe the first one out.
06 Jan 2022 (Jack William)
Lunchtime cycle meet. About ten of us taking over the front bar - we were made very welcome.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentNew Year, old favourite- didn’t disappoint.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Nelson - Santa's Salvo4.50Acceptable4.3 version. New Year, new beer. Not really to my liking though.
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

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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 21 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT3 1BJ