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Royal Anchor
- Adrian (12th Jan 2019 @ 14:39:36)

There been a lot of comments about the Anchor after the refurbishment.
I went on Monday 7 January for Steak Night and had a brilliant meal. 12 Ounce Rump for £7.50.
Only slight problem couldn't find the door on the way out, why did they move the front door.

Re: Royal Anchor
- A.R (12th Jan 2019 @ 15:01:17)

Ha ha, That happened to me the first time we went for a meal. I looked like I had had one too many. Would agree the food was good. Had a very good roast and the veg was "real veg "

Re: Royal Anchor
- Jo (12th Jan 2019 @ 15:33:06)

Adrian.

I went in for a meal last week. First time since the refurb. Meal good. I too did the same and couldn't find the door lol

Re: Royal Anchor
- D (12th Jan 2019 @ 19:53:41)

Tried the Fish & Chips - DISGUSTING !

Re: Royal Anchor
- A.R (12th Jan 2019 @ 20:18:02)

Here we go, trying to degrade the Anchor when there is absolutely no reason to. I suspect there is an ulterior reason here.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Jen (12th Jan 2019 @ 20:19:04)

I also couldn't find the front door on my way out!

This is clearly a problem shared by many. It occurred to me that it could have serious consequences in an emergency situation. The exits should be clearly indicated, surely? A large exit sign, preferably illuminated, would be a good idea.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Louisa (12th Jan 2019 @ 22:34:30)

You exit from the same door you entered. Surely it’s not that hard

Re: Royal Anchor
- Curly Watts (13th Jan 2019 @ 00:24:55)

Should have gone to Spec Savers!

Re: Royal Anchor
- oldie (13th Jan 2019 @ 11:07:14)

They're going to rename it Hotel California, apparently..

Re: Royal Anchor
- RA (14th Jan 2019 @ 14:12:59)

The door has moved as the place it used to be is now an over 18's area (very much need and appreciated) and its now central to the bar. The back-lit dart board is behind the screen where the door used to be, and is a great addition to the pub. You simply just need to leave via the door you walked in through - it's quite amusing watching the number of people go to the old doorway!

Re: Royal Anchor
- Jen (15th Jan 2019 @ 00:15:08)

RA, it would be considerably less amusing if there was a fire and people couldn't find their way out! The exits should be clearly indicated with illuminated signs.

Re: Royal Anchor
- A.R (15th Jan 2019 @ 10:27:18)

Good grief Jen can you not see how funny it is. Most people go on auto pilot and aim for where they used to go. It really is not that big a deal. It takes seconds to realise and the door is a few feet from the original. There are also plenty of other exits in the establishment, more so than in other places.
It is no different from going into any building you have never been in before.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Wane & Chazza (15th Jan 2019 @ 13:12:45)

Chill man. Once ya old peeps have been on the booz and powder it is normal ya can't find the door.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Birdie (16th Jan 2019 @ 09:05:36)

The big illuminated fire sign lights above every door not clear enough either?

Re: Royal Anchor
- Curly (17th Jan 2019 @ 18:35:54)

Birdie:
I thought that too but....... they only light up if there’s a fire or a problem.
However, there is a big bright light in the entrance to show the 2 doors.
Most times I have been in there, the pub, not the entrance, there have been people playing darts so surely one must wonder why people would be throwing darts in that direction.
Some might say that some people deserve it, having darts thrown at them, I wouldn’t dream of saying it.
Any how, well done to the team for making The Anchor, a good place to go

Re: Royal Anchor
- Waynetta (17th Jan 2019 @ 20:12:07)

Haven't bean too the knew refurbished hoarse.
Do that still do piza and are the doors at the back still there so I can go for a fag while the kids are having there pud.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Helen (17th Jan 2019 @ 20:28:08)

It’s all very well to have a value pub catering for those on a tight budget. But surely the fire exits need to be clearly marked. Especially for those with poor eyesight. Poor Adrian can’t even find his bananas for his custard so I expect his eyesight isn’t all that good.


Re: Royal Anchor
- Ann (18th Jan 2019 @ 11:46:06)

Waynetta, do you leave your children unattended whilst you go out for a cigarette?

Re: Royal Anchor
- Waynetta (18th Jan 2019 @ 13:03:56)

Ann,
I try and get a table by the window so I can keep an eye on them.
There is 5 of them so sumone keeps an eye on baby.
Anywey usually one of the dad's is usually around inside you can see most tables from bar.

Re: Royal Anchor
- PR (18th Jan 2019 @ 15:11:03)

Anne

She probably means her eldest - Spudulike

Re: Royal Anchor
- liz (18th Jan 2019 @ 16:20:53)

Ann

Of course she does! But actually, something tells me this particular Waynetta is not a real person.....

Re: Royal Anchor
- Roger McCavity (18th Jan 2019 @ 18:39:01)

Waynetta must be fake. I doubt anyone local who fequents this budget establishment can spell so competently.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Ann (18th Jan 2019 @ 19:00:54)

Liz, I think you could be right. If it is a real person she/he ought to get some tuition in grammar and spelling!

Re: Royal Anchor
- Phil Mehole (18th Jan 2019 @ 20:03:12)

Ha ha Love waynetta, shes a daaarlin.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Waynetta (19th Jan 2019 @ 09:09:37)

I say wat wat wat!!!
You is being rather rude don't you fink, Ann and Liz!
No need to try and mak yourselves feel beter, buy being meen to me.
My spelling ain't great, but I'm good at other fings.
Phil Mehole you made me laugh, bet you a bit of fella.

Re: Royal Anchor
- Ginny Goulding (19th Jan 2019 @ 09:43:29)

My friends and I had the misfortune to to the Anchor just before Xmas on a Monday night looking forward to the steak menu. Unfortunately due to a large party on the Sunday they had completely run out of steaks !! I went in a few days later and spoke to Richard and Sabrina and said how disappointed we were, as we had gone for the Monday special, the steak.. He was full of apologies and offered us a free meal which we duly had last Monday. The meals were superb and the service was great. When we went to pay for our drinks and desserts Richard said it was all settled. Thank you both very much for a lovely evening, and my friends and I have already decided we will go again in a few weeks. I have come to the conclusion that the people who spend their lives complaining about the Anchor have probably never had a meal in there. If it is so bad how come it's packed even on a Monday night !!

Re: Royal Anchor
- Dave (19th Jan 2019 @ 09:51:02)

Unfortunately Waynetta, although probably fake, is in fact a realistic symbol of the type of people that increasingly now live in the village.

Re: Royal Anchor
- sidge (19th Jan 2019 @ 17:53:10)

Oh dear not enough people seem to remember Harry Enfield's delightful Waynetta Slob, I hope to see the 'exotic' Frogmella at the Anchor.....

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