The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn - The Anchor Inn

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The Anchor Inn description

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The Anchor Inn is a beautiful Sussex country pub and restaurant set on the west bank of the River Ouse, one of the most unspoilt parts of rural Sussex, four miles upstream from the county town of Lewes.

Built in 1790, the Inn has a long history, and today offers two cosy bars and two restaurant rooms, serving real ale, bottled lagers, fine wines and freshly prepared food from our menu. Boats can be hired to explore the surrounding countryside. There are also rooms and a marquee available for any type of function.

The Anchor Inn is licensed to hold cilvil wedding ceremonies. These and private receptions are catered for either within the Inn or in a riverside marquee. For additional information please ring or email us. Our wedding brochure can be downloaded as a pdf from the Weddings and Functions page.


The Anchor Inn at Barcombe offers you the ideal setting for your wedding day, set in the heart of the country overlooking the River Ouse with beautiful surroundings it makes a wonderful country wedding venue in sussex.

The Anchor Inn has a licence to offer Civil Ceromonies in the Longford Room or cater only for the reception party from buffets to sit down meals. Offering boating facilities for the wedding party on the river Ouse, beautiful gardens and a stylish marquee catering for up to 180 guests. It is possible to have both the wedding ceremony and the reception on the premises which been approved by East Sussex County Council for the solemnization of marriages in pursuance of section 26(1)(bb) of the Marriage Act 1949. Ceremonies can only be held in our newly refurbished wedding room seating up to thirty-five guests. The marquee is available for functions from 40 to 180 guests. It is beautifully lined and comes with flooring and a dance floor. It is positioned in the rear garden, which provides riverside seating for guests. The sides of the marquee can be lifted to provide views to the river and open countryside. Boating is also available for the wedding party and makes an excellent feature for your day, this can be done by the hour and we have enough boats for 70 people to be on the water at any one time.

The Anchor has boating rights over two miles of the most beautiful stretch of the river Ouse which extends from the Anchor to the attractive fish ladder falls just below Sutton Hall. For the evening, party-style buffets can be arranged and entertainment can be provided by either disco or live band, or just the bar if you prefer. The Anchor can also arrange a late licence for your party.

For private functions there is a separate room set away from the main restaurant which is capable of holding up to 24 poeple at a time.

We offer full event packages for weddings and special occasions, with a varied menu including buffets, on site spitroast, three course meal, facilities in the marquee and garden, accommodation and ample parking. Please download our wedding brochure here and feel free to ring our friendly wedding planning team to discuss your individual requirements.

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