We were invited to pop along to The Anchor Inn to try out some of their delish food. I’ve recently passed my driving test so it was our first little drive out to somewhere for a review – even more exciting.
It was booked for my daughters last day of school, so we used it as a mini celebration too.
There was a Christmas menu available but we opted for the normal main menu instead. When we parked up, the first thing I noticed was the warm welcoming signs on the door! Muddy paws and boots are welcome there, and as we entered we saw a huge fluffy dog. Already this is my kinda place. The pub was warm, with an open fire, lots of warm toned lighting and a hum of conversation. Once we were seated it wasn’t long before our waitress, Amber, was over taking our drink orders. As I was driving I opted for a coke. The girls had a fruit shoot and Hoa had a lemonade.
Anywhere that really caters for kids makes any meal so much more enjoyable for the parents, there were crayons and a menu which the kids could colour in. Bonus.
I spent most of the last year vegan, but have recently gone vegetarian, so I was happy to see veggie options. My husband on the other hand was looking for the meatiest items available. The girls decided on pizza, and fish.
Here is a rundown of the food we ordered and the price:
Kids Pizza meal: 5
Kids Fish and Chips: 5
Roasted butternut & Portobello Mushroom Tart: 9.95
Wagyu Burger: 12.95
Side Sweet Potato Fries: 3
With the drinks on top we came to a total of 44.20.
The flavours in the tart were phenomenal, with caramelised red onions and Blacksticks Blue cheese sauce it was rich and creamy, not too heavy either. The onions gave a sweet kick through the cheese, the mushrooms were cooked perfectly to my tastes and the roasted butternut on the top was sweet and gave a great texture. The pastry was crunchy and flaky, not a soggy bottom in sight.
As you can see from the photos above the kids meals are so well sized! It was great value. The pizza was a thin based margarita, and there is only so much you can say about cheese and tomato. However, my daughter loved it and she has been to many a pizza joint in her 6 years – she enjoyed it, said the tomatoes were sweet and juicy and the chips were chunky and tasty too.
On to the Wagyu, the meat was so tasty, in the end he was glad he didn’t add-on the cheese and bacon. It was a filling burger, the brioche but brings a sweetness to the dish and the homemade onions rings were brilliant. The salsa and horseradish give a little heat to the dish, but in truth the meat of the burger is outstanding.
The fish on the kids fish meal was such a great portion, Ivy loved the batter and the fish itself was meaty and well cooked. She prefers really seasoned food, the batter was super light on flavour which would probably suit most kids but she wanted to add a little pepper. She loved the chunky chips, they were a hit. A side of mayo was ordered for her chip dunking and she left a very happy lady.
After our meals we didn’t have room for pudding, which is not like us at all. Especially the girls, so we sadly didn’t get to try any of the dessert menu, but it is now on our list of things to do next year.
Overall? If you like a welcoming, warm atmosphere with an eclectic patrons, great food, brilliant service and some family time – this is one for you.
The Anchor Inn – Brewood Road, Cross Green, Wolverhampton, West Midlands,WV10 7PW
Our meal was compensated but all thoughts are my own.