RestaurantsSurreyRipleyGU23
High Street, Ripley, GU23 6AE

survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food is always fantastic”“especially for the price” – at this dining pub owned and run for five years now by chefs Mike Wall-Palmer and Dave Adams, who met working at top chef Steve Drake’s former venue in the village.

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “welcoming and genuine gastropub” with an “interesting menu” “delivers what it promises”, in the form of “creative cooking and good value”. Hosts Mike Wall-Palmer and Dave Adams met 10 years ago working at nearby Drake’s, and jumped at the opportunity to open their own place when this charming, wood-framed, red-brick old boozer came their way four years ago.

Summary

£60
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The pub interior is beautiful and garden views are fantastic” at this posh-ish Surrey boozer, albeit “more restaurant than pub”, which has been under new team Mike Wall-Palmer and Dave Adams (who first met at local haunt Drake's) since 2019. Ratings are decent with praise for the “fabulous” burgers and “good-value lunch menu”, but there’s a feeling it “needs to put the work in to ensure it remains a destination”.

Summary

£62
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Upmarket” Surrey village pub that’s “maintained a very good standard”: a meal is “always enjoyable, always good value and a friendly experience”. Young chef Mike Wall-Palmer and colleague Dave Adams have recently bought out the previous owner, Steve Drake, who wants to concentrate on Sorrel, his well-known Dorking restaurant.

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Owner's description

An award winning cosy Restaurant located in the heart of Ripley Village specialising in creative cuisine with a focus on fresh, local & seasonal produce.  
We provide a relaxed environment to dine with friends & family for both casual lunches, special occasion dinners as well as a quick drink & nibble. 

Rich in heritage our building offers historic 15th century style architecture with low ceilings, some of the original beams & fireplaces. Outside we have a small semi-covered Courtyard for use in the warmer months. 

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £24.00 £28.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 70.00 Always available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £22.00 £4.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
9
No dress code
50

The chef

Working to an incredible standard with some of the countries best chefs & Michelin Star Restaurants  Mike & Dave have an unsurmountable talent for cooking. 

In it's first year The Anchor Ripley gained Two AA Rosettes and a Michelin Bib Gourmand, as well as being The only Surrey Pub in The Good Food Guide with Mike at the helm.
8 years retained and more their passion for creative food regardless of style emanates. 

Our Chef Patrons Mike & Dave can be found on site working alongside their team on the creativity of seasonal menus, carefully selected wine and cocktails supported by a high quality and personal style of service. 

Private dining

We offer our Restaurant for hire 7 days a week providing a custom experience to suit all of your needs. From Birthdays to Wedding Breakfasts & Receptions to Business Dinners!
For smaller parties Our Main Restaurant, Bar and Courtyard is available for exclusive use as well as a cosy private room fit for up to 9 guests. 

We offer the option to design a menu with our Chefs & Owners inspired by the current seasonal ingredients, from three courses to Tasting Menus including wine pairings or your very own drinks menu.

The Anchor Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Anchor Restaurant in GU23, Ripley by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Anchor restaurant.
Max H
Good Pub food ...
Reviewed 1 months, 13 days ago

"Good Pub food "

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Simon E
Terrific food in a nice old pub. The set lu...
Reviewed 1 months, 29 days ago

"Terrific food in a nice old pub. The set lunch is exceptional value. I had delightful carpaccio of beef, sea bream in a delicious mussel sauce and a scrumptious dessert . £28. Best value anywhere "

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Max H
Very good food ...
Reviewed 6 months, 22 days ago

"Very good food "

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James F
Never had a meal where anything was left on...
Reviewed 7 months, 30 days ago

"Never had a meal where anything was left on the plate. Consistently good."

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Bernard O
Excellent food in very pleasant surrounding...
Reviewed 10 months, 14 days ago

"Excellent food in very pleasant surroundings served by charming staff. A perfect lunchtime."

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High Street, Ripley, GU23 6AE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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