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The Anchor

The Anchor

The Anchor is a pub and dining room in the heart of Oxford’s Jericho serving simple, honest food. We have daily changing seasonal specials, Wadworth beers and a great wine selection. We have two private dining rooms: The Green Room seats up to 16 people and The Blue Room seats up to 14. We offer a choice of four feasting/sharing menus.

  • Address 2 Hayfield Road, Oxford, OX2 6TT
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One review of “The Anchor”

    Lucy Parr

    26th September 2017

    It was my first visit to the Anchor and was surprised to find this charming gastropub nestled within the leafy Jericho suburb away from hustle and bustle of Walton St. There was even parking – unheard of!

    A light-filled spacious interior with contemporary, clean design. Local village pub meets modern dining. Whether you fancy a pint and a snack after a walk along the Oxford canal or a hearty meal with family or friends, The Anchor is a lovely little spot to try. With a charming patio terrace for al fresco dining in Summer or an indoor open-fire for all the cosiness in Winter – there are even 2 private dining rooms if you’re looking for a more intimate gathering.  

    After receiving complimentary bread and butter and placed an order for our drinks with the attentive staff, we took in the fabulously varied seasonal menu and specials board. They was a wide choice and I’ve no doubt Vegetarians will be pleased that they also have a good quantity of options.

    I opted for a bar snack starter of the warm haggis scotch egg (£6) which had a lovely crunchy coating and depth of flavour. My partner chose the lovely light crispy squid with a rich chilli jam (£6). For mains I opted for the fish pie with tenderstem broccoli and chard (£11) from the specials board and my partner the lamb rump with couscous, broccoli, aubergine and mint yoghurt (£18). The fish pie was wholesome and hearty, with generous chunks of fish and perfectly seasoned veg. The lamb course was perfectly balanced with good, honest portion sizes all round. We shared some deliciously crispy sweet courgette fritters which complemented the tangy fennel yoghurt dip (£4)..

    The highlight for us were the desserts. My partner chose the delectably rich chocolate delice, which came with popcorn, salted caramel and simply the best homemade banana ice cream (£7). I was really happy with my choice of set lemon custard, raspberries and honeycomb (£6) a lovely balance of sweet & sour flavours and beautifully plated – an artwork of autumnal colours!

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