Perched on the riverbank, the Anchor has been serving the Dedham Vale for over 500 years
A traditional country pub with a warm welcome, The Anchor Inn offers a fine selection of cask ales and fresh, home cooked food.
Set in the beautiful village of Nayland, open fires and a cosy atmosphere make the Anchor a wonderful winter bolthole, and the banks of the River Stour provide glorious al fresco dining throughout the summer months.
Nayland CO6 4JL
Mon-Sat 11am - 11pm
Sun 11am - 10pm
Monday - Friday
12pm- 2.30pm; 6pm - 9pm
12pm - 4pm; 6pm - 9.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays
12pm - 6pm
Dogs welcome in the bar area.
Committed to great beer...
It wouldn't be a village pub without a great selection of real ale on the pumps.. The Anchor always has top quality ales on the pumps from local and national brewers and with our Cask Marque Award of Excellence it is guaranteed to be a great pint.
Alongside the ales, craft and European lagers, local cider and an extensive wine list to enjoy in both the bar and restaurant.
Seasonal, locally sourced & home smoked specialities
The Anchor Inn Menu
A seasonal à la carte menu featuring home smoked produce, Flame to Fork specials and sharing dishes.
Make time for a proper Sunday meal with family and friends. A selection of roasts, grazing to share, smokehouse specials and pub food.
Don't forget your Little Sailors! Kids' menu available daily.
Please note our menus change regularly as we take advantage of the best seasonal and local produce.
THE ANCHOR SMOKEHOUSE
Tucked away beside the river, our chefs create the most tender and flavoursome home smoked PRODUCE.
The Anchor Chefs regularly stock the smokehouse with a range of locally sourced meats, fish and cheese. Curing to smoking can take weeks, but it is worth the wait.
Our traditional cold smokehouse is 100% natural and the chefs carefully cure and brine, adding herbs to the wood chips to develop smoky flavour depths.
Try smoked specials including our signature smoked platter, low and slow delicacies, and the best smoky BBQ ribs in the valley.