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NOTE: 2009 - The Anchor Hotel and the Ship Inn both closed in January but the Ship Inn has now re-opened. The Anchor has now also re-opened under new management.


The Anchor Hotel is a delightful hotel situated right on the water's edge of this picturesque little harbour and is where we stayed for the duration of our visit to this area in May 2000. It is privately owned and has been in the same hands for 20 years. The central part of the building dates from about 1750 and was originally the local Manor House.

Cars may be parked immediately outside the front of the hotel against the harbour wall and it is a very short walk from there through the front door to reception. The staff at reception were very welcoming and all the staff were unfailingly helpful at all times.

Our room was one of the larger rooms overlooking the harbour and the Bristol Channel. The larger rooms cost more than the standard rooms but were, in our opinion, worth the extra.

The dining room is also a bright pleasant room but, although facing the sea, the view was hidden by the harbour wall. More importantly, of course, the food was excellent.

There is a large comfortable lounge at the front of the hotel where, after dinner, coffee was freely available on a self-serve basis.

We can recommend this hotel and have every intention of going again. It also became apparent that a number of other guests were on repeat visits.    

NOTE: I have heard that the hotel changed hands in December 2003 although it is still privately owned and family run. There have been no staff changes and none are planned, the style of food has been retained although there are now more choices on the menu. Bar prices have been reduced and the Bar Menu has been improved. So there have been some changes but all positive.

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