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Anchor Hotel, Great Wakering - pub details

Anchor Hotel

Address: 23 High Street, Great Wakering, Essex, SS3 0EF [map] [gmap]


Nearest train stations Shoeburyness (1.7 miles), Thorpe Bay (2.3 miles), Southend East (3.6 miles)

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White Hart, Great Wakering (0.1 miles), Red Lion, Great Wakering (0.1 miles), Exhibition Inn, Great Wakering (0.6 miles), Castle Inn, Little Wakering (1.1 miles), Parsons Barn, Shoeburyness (1.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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And now The Anchor is boarded-up and mothballed by a Heineken subsidiary, called Star Pubs. The last landlord was a decent man, with lots of experience in the licensed trade. He pulled out; he just couldn’t make a decent living, because of the Draconian trading conditions imposed upon him by the “brewery”.
Will The Anchor be developed for residential use? The Red Lion, just 300m up the High Street, is now a small housing estate.
grumpyputs - 28 Feb 2019 20:51
Ezza and I popped in for an early evening mid-week drink - and wished we hadn't.
The place was full of noisy little children, running all over the pub, with drunken screeching mothers and low-life hoodies. A couple were eating chips from the nearby chip-shop - at the bar!
At least four beers were off, including both cask ales and the premium Italian lager, so we were forced to drink Guinness.
The impression is of a rough urban estate pub, but set in the middle of the conservation area of an English village - it's bizarre. We legged-it to the White Hart, after one pint.

grumpyputs - 31 Mar 2017 07:59
Yet another lot of new management!
It looks like two guys and a girl, but it's difficult to tell who's who. The are an altogether more pleasant lot, and seem to know what they're doing. Once more, it's food that they're concentrating on. I wish them luck, but with little passing trade and the pub's poor performance over the last three or four years, they have their work cut out, to turn things around.
grumpyputs - 28 Mar 2015 13:48
The Anchor is now under new management, although the managing couple are temporary, pending a more permanent tenant. Perhaps the best future for this troubled pub is to convert it to luxury flats, with a new-build block to the rear. There's ample parking space for up to twelve or more flats, and the infrastructure's already in place.
In today's economic climate, Great Wakering just can't continue to have four viable High Street pubs. It's a close call between The Anchor and The White Hart, as to who'll fall first.
grumpyputs - 15 Jan 2015 17:52
Great local, great real ale, but unfortunately not many on offer, I don't question the landlord stills just his ordering ability. This pub could be fanatic if the availability was better.
madcatlady - 28 Sep 2014 19:17

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