The Anchor is situated in the very heart of Cowes town centre and its bustling International yachting scene.
Opposite Cowes Yacht Haven and just a short stroll from the Red Jet ferry terminal, it is the ideal place to relax after a hard day on the water.
The Anchor offers excellent food, award winning ales and a warm welcome throughout the year.
A public house has stood on the site for over 300 years. In1704 the Debourne Estate leased some land on which the Anchor now stands. It became known as the ‘House of the Three Trumpeters’ and soon became the principle Coaching Inn of Cowes. Sometime during the 1820s the name changed to ‘The Anchor Inn’ by which it has been known ever since.
Its nautical reference seems fitting for a pub so near the sea where sailors from around the world meet to share their tales.
The Anchor has won many awards over the years including the highly coveted CAMRA Pub of the Year award for the Isle of Wight.
We are open all year round and offer an extensive choice of home cooked food from our full menu as well as a choice of daily specials.
The Anchor is always full of atmosphere and features live music on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening from some the Islands top bands and most talented musicians becoming a destination for music fans all year round.
In the summer time, you can relax in our courtyard Beer Garden that is a real suntrap and during the winter months cosy up amongst the warmth of our open wood stove.
The Anchor also provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in ‘Travel Inn’ style rooms – all with colour TV and tea & coffee facilities. Six twin rooms have an en-suite shower and toilet while our Family Room can sleep four also with an en-suite bathroom.
Food & DrinkThe Anchor is known for its wonderful atmosphere, great traditional food and historic Cowes pedigree. We are open all year round and offer a full menu of delicious home cooked food as well as a choice of daily specials. Our wine list is extensive, affordable and of high quality. We have won many awards over the years for our selection of real ale including the highly coveted CAMRA Pub of the Year award for the Isle of Wight. Read more…
RoomsThe Anchor offers comfortable and affordable overnight accommodation for guests. We have 6 twin rooms and 1 double/family room available. Each room has an en suite bathroom, as well as tea and coffee making facilities and colour television. Our rooms are ideal for working professionals on short term trips to the town or yachtsmen wanting a comfortable night ashore. Read more…
Live MusicThe Anchor is one of the Isle of Wight’s premier live music venues showcasing a vast array of musical talent from some of the island’s most talented individuals. We have live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night throughout the year from funk, jazz, blues and rock at weekends to more chilled out acoustic sounds during the week. Read more…
Free wi-fi in all of our pubs!