Above: The Wheel House Restaurant
saw the addition and opening of
The Wheel House doubling our
capacity and enabling us to meet the demands of our always ever
increasing popularity. This gave us space for a delightful dedicated
stage and entertainments area.
A feature of this new extension, arranged at ground floor and at gallery
mezzanine level, are the handsome, chunky, wooden tables - some of them huge -
making it an ideal venue for
parties. Sea-faring paraphernalia
abounds, which combined with low beamed ceilings, atmospheric lighting and great
food, makes for an unforgettable dining experience.
This charming Inn,
specialising in sea-food but offering a menu to suit all
tastes is reputedly over 450 years old and was originally
opened as a Seamen's Mission.
At that time Brunel had not built the Atmospheric Railway, and the
water used to go nearly up to Dawlish. We are told the Anchor was a
haven for seamen and smugglers and is still haunted by a friendly
ghost and his dog.
Add to all of
this, the unique charm of the quaint little harbour of Cockwood, just a
few steps away - edged by a low cobbled stone wall, surrounded by baskets of
flowers in summer, fairy lights in winter - and you have a truly magical setting
for the Anchor Inn.
Sit outside and watch the Cockwood swans whilst soaking up
the last of the setting sun in the evening, enjoying one of our great draught
beers; and in summer, relax and, whilst still within sight, let your kiddies
fish for crabs under the duct of an historic Brunel bridge; or watch the steam
train (Torbay Express) and other noteworthy trains which travel the Brunel
railway, a veritable train-spotters paradise.
The charming village of Cockwood
boasts a large and lovely village green, also home to canadian geese,
ducks and other wild birds, the green being edged by a natural
well as our extensive a la carte menu,
bar snack menu and choice of
daily specials, we also have Fish of the Day and details of this
will be found in the restaurant area.
The a la carte is available in all areas, but you might like to
take advantage of the exclusive, intimate atmosphere of our smaller,
candlelit restaurant, located away from the stage and
entertainment area. It is wise to make a dining reservation. If you
require assistance with the contents of any of our food i.e. nuts or
flour we will be pleased to assist. All of our food is specially
prepared for you and therefore may take a little time before it is
ready. We are certain however you will find this short wait well worth