The Anchor Inn, Faversham

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The Anchor is a handsome old place, it could be a poster pub for travel guides and brochures - it's what everyone imagines a traditional British pub to look like. And the interior doesn't disappoint either, a dark and cosy place, with a long wooden bar, lots of oak beams (some reputedly from the nearby abbey), wooden floors and a log fire. The beer is excellent - Shepherd Neame ales aren't exactly uncommon in the south east and the familiar names - Master Brew, Spitfire etc are all on the hand pumps, but it's worth the journey to sample them here. The beers don't have to travel far - the brewery is only a short distance away, but they are very well kept here and there are often special ales you don't get in other Shepherd Neame pubs. If you're hungry, there's a restaurant, which we haven't yet tried, serving mix of traditional and Mediterranean-influenced food. There's also regular live music, WiFi and a very large beer garden for those brighter, warmer days. Top marks to the landlord - the Anchor's an excellent local.
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Contact details
52 Abbey Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BP
01795 536 471
Opening times
Opening Times

MONDAY 12pm - 11pm
TUESDAY 12pm - 11pm
WEDNESDAY 12pm - 11pm
THURSDAY 12pm - 11pm
FRIDAY 12pm - 12am
SATURDAY 11am - 12am
SUNDAY 11am - 11pm

Food Served

MONDAY 12pm - 2:30pm
TUESDAY 12pm - 2:30pm
WEDNESDAY 12pm - 2:30pm 6pm - 9pm
THURSDAY 12pm - 2:30pm 6pm - 9pm
FRIDAY 12pm - 2:30pm 6pm - 9pm
SATURDAY 12pm - 3pm 6pm - 9pm
SUNDAY 12pm - 3pm
BAR SNACKS: lunchtime only Monday - Saturday
Please check opening times with the pub before making a special journey.
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The Anchor Inn is a beautiful 300 year old pub, just a few minutes walk from Faversham town centre at the terminus of Abbey Street, one of the finest preserved medieval streets in England, and very close to the historic Faversham creek. Some of the beams in the pub are reported to be from the old Abbey in Faversham.

The pub is open all day and serves food at lunchtimes and evenings. The regular menu offers outstanding pub food with a modern slant, and there is a dining room named ‘The Crab Shack’ specialising in fish and seafood.
With the largest variety of Shepherd Neame real ales in Faversham plus live music every Sunday evening and a peaceful garden, The Anchor is well-worth seeking out and a great place to stop when enjoying a stroll through historic Faversham or a peaceful walk or cycle along the creekside.



Detailed Description

A quirky surprise awaits within this traditional looking pub - the Anchor Crabshack and Grill. Don't expect run of the mill pub grub. As the name implies, the menu is heavy on seafood and crab in particular served several ways. The grill section of the menu covers corn fed chicken, bangers and wagyu beef burgers. Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden where food is also available. The first two weeks in August each year is outdoor theatre season and this years productions of 'allo 'allo and The Ruling Class are proving as popular as ever. Faversham hop festival follows in September with outdoor live music, bbq and general frivolity.
The live music tradition is alive and well every Sunday evening - come for Sunday lunch and stay on to hear some great music from great musicians.