Nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley, set adjacent to the world famous Tintern Abbey, The Anchor Inn is the ideal destination for those exploring the area.
Located on the English-Welsh border, we welcome visitors from all directions thanks to our great location and easy access to the motorway network – only 15 minutes from the M4 and M5 motorways.
Our unique historic location makes Tintern an obvious choice for overseas visitors who are looking to explore the heritage and history behind one of Wales’ most iconic structures. In addition, we host many visitors who are exploring the local area, given we are only 45 minutes from both Cardiﬀ and Bristol and less than an hour from Gloucester.
Set within the heart of Monmouthshire, we are a short 20 minute drive from the historic towns of Monmouth and Chepstow, which are both great places to explore. As the entrance to Wales, those who like to explore the outdoors on foot or by bike, ﬁnd us the ideal point to pause and refuel ahead of their next adventure.
If you’re looking to stay locally or want to explore what the area has to oﬀer, we’ve put together a guide of our preferred local accommodation and top things to do in the area.
"Lunch stop - After visiting Dean Heritage Centre decided to go to Tintern for lunch. The restaurant was busy and told we would have to wait 45 minutes which wasn’t a problem. However the food came out quite quickly. The tuna mayonnaise ciabatta with salad was lovely. Lovely place to sit outside and relax and as we had a three year old with us she was able to go to the adventure park area."
"Dog friendly pub - We visited one afternoon for a pint, very friendly, welcoming dogs and children. Good selection of well kept local beer on tap. Returned for evening meal the next day, generous portions, excellent menu and attentive staff"
"Child friendly - fab food - great staff - The day after a bank holiday you would expect The Anchor to be busy and it was. But even though the queue was long, the weather was gorgeous and the staff were cheerful and hard working. Maria in particular was super-friendly and super helpful. Our 3 year old had a fab time in the playground, and the chicken fajitas were to die for! It was jam packed inside and they were incredibly busy - it's very difficult to keep a smile on your face when your establishment is that crowded - but all the staff were ace. 10/10 would recommend to all!"
"Delicious food, amazing view, family friendly, gluten-free friendly!! - I don’t normally write reviews, but I also don’t normally go back to the same restaurant two days in a row on holiday because they’re so great. I would highly recommend The Anchor Inn for families, and anyone with food sensitivities. The staff is lovely, and they even have a playground for the littles."
"Thank you to the Anchor and all the chefs and waiting staﬀ for our lovely Mother's Day meal, all 18 of us really enjoyed it. We all felt really spoilt, thank you."
"The food was sooo tasty, Deﬁnitely will recommend to all my friends"
"Cider mill over our dinner table! Great food and service!"
"Amazing pub we found by chance on an excursion in the snow. Staff were absolutely fabulous and so lovely."
"Love this place, the food is the best and reasonably priced, lovely atmosphere and staff are really friendly. Looks amazing now it’s been refurbished too."
"Had a lovely lamb Sunday dinner here, friendly staff and quick service despite how busy they were..very welcoming for our dog too, just what we needed after a long walk to devils pulpit..highly recommend"
"It's our favourite place to eat! Came on Mother's Day, which was our first visit since refurb and it's absolutely amazing! Food was as delicious as always and service was excellent as always."
"I took a minibus with 14 people to visit the Abbey grounds and in particular this excellent Pub/Restaurant the staff were very friendly and helpful despite the fact it was busy. My whole group commented positively on the whole afternoon. Well recommended."
"The service and the food were wonderful. The new layout is absolutely brilliant and literally took my breath away. What an improvement!"