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Anchor Hotel, Shepperton

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I might have been dissappointed with the Kings Head but I was truly shocked at the Anchor. My notes from last century talk of a vibrant pub with lots of real ales and stuffed full of customers. On a Saturday lunchtime there were 3 less customers than the Head i.e 1. No staff to be seen. The building is fantastic on the inside with oak pannelling everywhere. I was almost excited til looking at the bar saw London Pride (yawn) and a Fullers rugby badged ale. We were looking to eat but with that choice in what resembled a morgue we left. How the mighty doth fall. So there are two lovely pubs in a glorious setting both selling almost exactly the same nationally avaiable beers and are virtually empty. Somebody some pub somewhere is creaming off the business. Whoever runs these places needs to go look seriously at the competition and see where they are going wrong.
Steamer1 - 20 Feb 2013 09:41
Odd place. A 400 year old pub that looks seeped in history. All the punters on a Monday night were male and intensely watching a nothing game of championship football in total state of unexcitement. I popped to the loos and there was some sort of octogenerian meeting going on, which had more excitement than the football. Would love to know what they were plotting.
Mappiman - 20 Sep 2011 11:26
My husband and i visited The Anchor On Saturday 30th May 2009 and really liked it. It is an old building, lots of wooden paneling and beams. Everywhere is nicely carpeted. The toilets were clean. The young man serving behind the bar was pleasant and welcoming.
We had a drink in the afternoon sitting at a table outside enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the little square with the old church at the side and the King's Head pub and Warren Lodge Hotel opposite.
It was a quiet backwater, a wonderful place to enjoy the unusually sunny afternoon. The only downside was the beer, London Pride, not our favourite.

But we returned to dine there n the evening and enjoyed a glass of Grolsch and an excellent meal- lasagne and garlic bread for my husband, tasty gammon chips and a beautifully fried egg for me.
The food was served promptly after our order and the man bringing it was also very pleasant.

Before we visited we had read the earlier reviews which had rather put us off visiting the Anchor. But we are really glad we did and would happily recommend a visit there.

gkilb - 1 Jun 2009 06:59
The Royal George in Hersham is a lovely local pub.All but the landlord are great people to be served by especially Simon who seems to run the place as landlord and lady are always intoxicated,Rude and unwelcoming people.There is also a lady who works on a sunday evening.She is fast with service,jovial, and very welcoming with a good sense of humour. The pub has a great heated outdoor area for smokers of which im not and great Thai food 6days a week.
anonymous - 27 Oct 2007 19:57
This place is one of the worst hotel bars i have ever been in but not as worst as its sister hotel across the square The Warren Lodge Hotel. The management is so bad and the place is dirty and lacks stock. I want a peroni and a large glass of white wine, i got a warm beer and told sorry we don't have any large glasses so i got a 175ml of warm wine.

Sort it out!!!!!!
anonymous - 6 Aug 2007 09:14
The Anchor, is firstly hotel, and pub/bar second! I like the secluded location, in an old village square type atmosphere, but I visited recently at 8pm last friday, and the place was dead! Tables for 50 people, and there were 4 customers! By 8.30pm a small family group of 6 had appeared sitting outside. The bar-food was quite adequate (Chicken Ceasar salad & chips) and I like the dark wood panelling and old fashioned wood doors, etc. There's a small car park for patrons for about 12 cars at the back; or if you're lucky spaces at the front (but you'll be lucky!). There's a 'Blubeckers' restaurant immediately opposite this pub, and really, you'd be better off eating there, and then finishing in the Anchor for a drinky or two!
There's also a more lively pub opposite in The Square, where i guess all the action is (The Kings Head) i suggest you try that pub! TJ
TeeJay - 25 Jul 2006 02:10
If you're going for a drink here there is NO ATMOSPHERE! Its a shame because the surroundings are very nice. The chap who works behind the bar is friendly enough but there is a woman there in her 50's who thinks she really is doing you a huge favour. She is very miserable and makes you feel the same!
I think this place could be great - apparently it used to be the place to go in the Church square area. Usuallly pretty empty unless there is a function on there. Ok for a quick drink if you're fed up of the kids in the Kings Head but its generally unfriendly. Beers are ok, nothing to shout about but there is often a choice of ales. Prices are average from memory.
petemeaden - 10 May 2006 11:57
Agree with Ray, the service is chronically bad.

What is it with these people - Do you think they really think that service does not matter?
TheGP - 10 Mar 2005 07:44
I have visited this hotel and used it as a local pub on two occasions since moving to Shepperton in May 04. I will not go back due to the worst, slowest and poorest pints of Guinness anywhere. I took a mate to this hotel with me thinking it would be good, but how wrong I was and this resulted in embarrassment due to pathetically slow service and awful end product. Slow meaning having to wait 20 minutes and the tactile complain about this led to no change in their attitude with the manager leaving me feeling that I was on another planet daring to carefully ask when I would receive my already paid for pint. This place is worth avoiding if you want a quick drink with any semblence of service. Pity, because this limits my choice of good local pubs, although hotel guests will probably tolerate the delays and choose to save their comments, but may never return?
Ray. - 30 Sep 2004 13:46

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