The Anchor is situated in the very heart of Cowes town centre and its bustling yachting scene. Opposite Cowes Yacht Haven and just a short stroll from the RedJet ferry terminal, it is the ideal place to relax after a hard day on the waves. The Anchor offers good food, fine ales and a warm welcome throughout the year.
A public house has stood on the site for over 300 years, refreshing passers-by and offering its hospitality to Island visitors. In 1704, the Debourne Estate leased some land called St Mary’s Mead, on which the Anchor now stands, for 99 years to a certain Ladowyke Brandenburg, a victualler. It was originally called the ‘House of the Three Trumpeters’ and soon became the principle coaching inn of Cowes. Some time during the 1820s, its name changed to ‘The Anchor Inn’, by which it has been known ever since – or colloquially, just as ‘The Anchor’. Certainly, its nautical reference seems fitting for a pub so near the sea, where sailors from vessels of all shapes and sizes may sink their anchor for a short while and enjoy some time out on land.
Traditional ales and hearty fare make The Anchor a great place to eat and meet up with friends. We are open all year round and offer a choice of daily specials from the blackboard. The Anchor is always full of atmosphere and often features live music on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening. In the summer-time, you can dine al fresco in the stable yard; but during the winter months, you may prefer the cosiness offered by our blazing fire and snug seating.
The Anchor also provides comfortable, clean and affordable accommodation in Cowes, in ‘Travel Inn’ style rooms – all with colour TV and tea & coffee facilities. Six twin rooms have an en-suite shower and toilet while a Family Room can sleep four, with an en-suite bathroom. For more information call Paul on 01983 292823 or e-mail us!
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