Eating Out: The Anchor Inn in Seatown, Dorset.
Here at Dimpsey, we never recommend anywhere we haven’t visited recently – what a great excuse to eat out regularly!! Yesterday, I managed to combine checking somewhere out with a meeting over lunch – perfect. We’ve eaten at The Anchor Inn at Seatown before, and the food has always been good but the recent refurbishment has moved it into my “Favourite Places” category.
The Anchor Inn is perfectly situated in Seatown, Bridport in Dorset and next to the Golden Cap which is a England’s only natural World Heritage Site which offers magnificent views at every compass point. On a clear day you can see across Lyme Bay to Dartmoor. This makes The Anchor in a great spot for a pre or post lunch walk, as you can see from the following photos which I took from my seat outside.
There is lots of seating outside although inside the seating is a little more limited. The lunch menu is varied and tempting, and the Specials board had lobster salad, salmon & scapes and about 8 other delicious dishes on it yesterday. The children’s menu was also very good.
We chose the Seafood platter for two which was priced at £22.95 and went down very well. The seafood was really fresh and the portions aren’t skimpy either! The mackerel pate was delicious and the smoked salmon was sublime. Even though they were busy, the service was really friendly and quick.
Definitely a great one to recommend and you can view their website here: www.theanchorinnseatown.co.uk and even better, it’s only a 35 minute drive from The Dimpsey Glamping hut!
Dimpsey Local Knowledge
It’s at Seatown, not Seaton (which is also in the area) – don’t get confused!
It is down a narrow lane, so in High Season, be prepared to reverse at peak times.
You can’t book a table, so best to arrive before 1pm, especially if the weather is bad and inside seats are the only option.
Dog friendly pub.