Anchor InnHigh Street
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This family-run, traditional English 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 was 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 real cider is Stan’s Big Apple cider from Thatcher's.
The Anchor is renowned for its acoustic/eclectic music events, which includes 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.
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