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Anchor Inn

High Street

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Premises Description

Traditional wood-beamed pub.

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Opening Times


Monday11.30 am - 9.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm or later
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm or later
SundayNoon - 8.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 3pm, 6pm - 9pm
Sun noon - 4pm

About the Pub

This family-run, pub is located in the heart of Wingham. The rambling, multi-roomed interior with dark beams and wooden floors together with its separate public bar make for a comfortable, welcoming environment for all, in which to have a drink or a meal.

The licensee’s passion to preserve the vibe and history of the traditional English pub is abundantly evident. The pub has won a number of high-profile industry awards which is testimony to the work and effort that has been put into this successful pub.

There's a good selection of real ales, with usually at least one ale from a Kent brewery.

The Anchor is renowned for its acoustic/eclectic music events, which include live music on Sundays, ad hoc shows from international touring artists and an annual music festival. A fun quiz is held every other Thursday.

The function room/Arts Centre is available for hire and is a community resource for use by local people. It hosts a number of clubs and social/charity events including Tai Chi, open mic nights, Pigeon Shows and 2 Ukulele Clubs.

To the side and rear there's a very large garden where the Bat & Trap and Petanque pitches are located together with an outside stage.

Although the pub is not fully-disabled friendly, ramps provide access to the pub and garden and the toilet is accessible.

There is limited parking in the front of the pub, a free public car park across the road and ample on-street parking. The Anchor is also adjacent to a bus stop with a regular service to Canterbury and Sandwich.

Recent Awards:
Great British Pub Awards: Best Live Entertainment Pub finalists.
KALC Community Awards 2021.
KM Group: Top 5 Pub Gardens in Kent 2021.
Kent Life: 10 Best Pub Sunday lunches 2020.
Trip Advisor: Travelers Choice 2020.
Canterbury College: Outstanding Employer Award 2020.
CAMRA Branch Summer Pub of the Season Winner 2018.
Historic England Entry: 1070128
Kent’s Public House Archive: Anchor Inn, Wingham

Historic Interest

Grade II Listed Building.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter

Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Ramsgate --varies--
  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

With usually one ale from a Kent brewery.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Ales from Hopdaemon and Old Dairy are featured.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals


  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking

    8 spaces in front of the pub.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz nights are held on alternate Thursdays and local clubs including Tai Chi and Ukulele.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Holds around 60-80 seated and 120 people standing. Has its own bar.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Petanque, bar billiards, darts. Bat & Trap is played during the summer.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Open mic nights, live music events on Sunday and an annual music festival.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Seating around 16 guests.

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Major sporting events broadcast on terrestrial channels.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Anchor Inn

High Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.273593, 1.214754


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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

Stagecoach: 11, 43

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Anchor Inn, Wingham - External © Tony Wells

Anchor Inn

High Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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