The Anchor Inn & Boathouse

“Foodie pub with a waterside beer garden” - AA Inspector



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A towpath leads from the city centre to this pub overlooking the picturesque Diglis Marina on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal, close to its junction with the River Severn. First-time visitors to the city should make it part of their itinerary. For a pleasant interlude, enjoy one of the five real ales or a real cider in the canalside garden; or eat as well, perhaps braised beef, mushroom and stout suet-crust pie; Moroccan chicken, fragrant couscous with chick pea tagine; or roast sweet potato and mushroom gnocchi. Fish and shellfish from Devon is delivered weekly, ensuring continuing supplies of haddock, prawns, and lemon and Dover sole. Sunday roasts are all served with roast parsnips, cauliflower cheese, sautéed buttered vegetables, braised red cabbage and 'lashings' of meat gravy. Children and dogs are welcome.

The Anchor Inn & Boathouse
Phone : 01905 351094


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Sports TV
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of ciders

About the area

Discover Worcestershire

Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.

Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.

Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.

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