Jan 29 2011

Anchor Inn – Gargrave

With a fabulous walk to Sharp Haw done and dusted we were ready for a drink to celebrate. Our original choice didn’t open until midday so the Old Swan’s loss was the Anchor Inn’s gain.

We walked in to be confronted by one solitary bloke behind the bar and nobody else. I guess it was only 11.30am but even so it still seemed weird. I hadn’t realised until we entered that it was joined on to the Premier Inn that is hidden very well away from the road (so well I never knew there was one!).

We bought some drinks and some Comic Relief special edition crisps and as we had pick of the tables, chose one under the window. The light beaming through the glass was nice but the constant passing traffic didn’t really add much to the whole experience. I guess we knew about that before we sat there though and it wasn’t really a drawback. In fact everything about the place was clean and tidy but being a Brewers Fayre it had that chain feel to it. The guy behind the bar was very polite and the drinks were cold and did the job. We agreed that “Steak and Al Pie” were better than “Stephen Fry Up” ones. All in all the pub was nice, tidy and the one staff member was polite, I think sometimes though, it is nice to finish in a pub with a country feel to it. That been said, the Anchor Inn was open and that can never be a bad thing.

Review submitted by

Sir Edmund


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