Blue Anchor pub
Blue Anchor pub
Blue Anchor pub

Welcome to The Blue Anchor

The Blue Anchor

The Blue Anchor is a super spot to ‘moor up’ for a few hours - with locally sourced ingredients and freshly cooked food, delicious drinks and friendly service on offer.

With the pub close to Ashdown Forest and set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s the perfect place for walkers to find respite and refreshment - and it’s a dining destination in its own right too, thanks to our homemade food.

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Blue Anchor pub
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Blue Anchor pub

Come on in

Even if you’re just after a quick drink, there’s a great wine selection here, and a number of superb ales from Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame.

You can cosy up with your pint by one of two real fires, or head out into the spacious garden and patio when the sun shines. You’ll still be able to pick up the wifi signal outside, so a working lunch is a distinct possibility!

In summer, you can hold a garden party or barbecue - or hire space inside for parties, celebrations and wedding receptions all year round.

In the 18th century, the pub was said to be the resort of smugglers, poachers and other lawless inhabitants - but now, you’re greeted by a somewhat friendlier crowd! 

Historic buildingHistoric building
Outdoor areaOutdoor area
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Wheelchair accessWheelchair access

Great vegan options

We visited as a group on a sunny afternoon with a new baby and a dog - we felt very welcome! The staff were lovely and even gave our dog a couple of treats. The vegan options were delicious...


Great experience

My wife and I, tired and hungry after a long day out in the Spring sunshine, called in here, quite by chance. We had never visited before and it was the first pub we passed on our way home. We are SO glad...


Sunday lunch

Booked a table through OpenTable. Greeted as we arrived and were led to a table straight away. Sunday lunch - good size plate, with plenty of meat. Gravy was nice and condiments brought out quickly. Service was very pleasant and attentive...

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