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Lower Guildford Road
GU21 2EE

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm


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About the Pub

Former Gales pub, taken over by Fuller's and subsequently leased to Merlins Inns. There are plans to convert the pub to residential use, which led to Asset of Community Value status being applied for and secured in July 2016. This was rejected on appeal on technical grounds in December 2016 and resubmitted in January 2017. In April 2018 a planning application was approved to convert part of the pub building into residential use, whilst still retaining an area for a pub, cafe or restaurant. For the time being the pub continues to trade as usual.

The Anchor was built in the late 1700s as a hotel, one of the first buildings to be built, when Knaphill grew rapidly due to the development of Brookwood Hospital. It was converted to a pub in the 1930s. Painted in a striking mustard yellow colour, the pub is now known as the 'Sandcastle pub' catering for a primarily local clientele. The hand pumps remain in place but are not always used. There is small garden to the rear and live bands play every Friday evening. No food served.

A planning application to redevelop the site, including the retention of a pub as part of the redevelopment was submitted in November 2017 and is still under consideration by the Council. The pub remains open and continues to trade.

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Anchor, Knaphill




  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool & darts.

  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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Lower Guildford Road
GU21 2EE

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51.318835, -0.615524

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Nearby Bus Routes (70m)

Buses Excetra: 28; Arriva: 34, 35, 91; Abellio: 39a; Dickson Travel: 48

Knaphill Shops (NE-bound) Stop ID: surgdpap (SW-bound) Stop ID: surgdpat.

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