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anchor inn last weekend

On 17 Jun 2009 at 8:53am barnaby wrote:
I have known and used Barcombe's Anchor Inn for years. Last weekend I showed up with my family to find the new owner controlling the traffic. Wwe intended to have a drink in the pub and then hire a boat and have a picnic on the bank. We were disappointed to see picnics were banned, furthermore the atmosphere had changed for the worse. We skipped the drink, then queued for ages for a boat during which the owner suddenly started shouting at a private boat which had anchored at the inn and were embarking up the river. The occupants sheepishly said they lived a short distance upriver! Not much of a welcome! Desite the very poor management we still managed to have a good time once on the river and away from the pub.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 3:39pm riverboy wrote:
Ha ha ha.
Anchor Inn Barcombe, Cash-tacky, queue up to be let down.
How wrong the Anchor Inn has gone almost defies belief. Maybe the owner is having a breakdown or something.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 5:07pm George Doors wrote:
Someone told me he has small man syndrome. Perhaps all he needs is a Harley Davidson.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 6:50pm Purdey wrote:
The food in the Anchor was excellent, the staff a delight, a proper pub to be proud of. I got married there. If I had friends over they would go past the normal early close time in winter of 9pm and keep serving till the law allowed.
On 17 Jun 2009 at 7:00pm Roly Mo wrote:
It is indeed a Barcombe local who now runs the Anchor (he used to run the Winning Post/Sun in Plumpton). My mum went for the opening do on Saturday and said it was absolutley brilliant (and believe me, my Mum does not get enthusiastic about anything and generally finds something to moan about).
On 17 Jun 2009 at 8:43pm First Passed the Post wrote:
'cos I certainly wouldn't go IN it - it is a dive - is that what we have to look forwards to the Anchor becoming?
On 18 Jun 2009 at 8:25am kayaking ken wrote:
It might be an idea to try to find out how recent weddings have gone at Barcombe's Anchor Inn before deciding to have your anniversary there. *Allegedly* the Anchor Inn is being sued by the bride's family of one of the recent weddings. There are also stories about staff (including the main wedding organiser and her assistant) either being sacked or walking out half way through another wedding.
None of this is proven of course and is only hearsay (and this is a particularly nefarious forum where anyone can say anything anonymously and under a variety of user names), so best to make your own investigations.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 6:11pm pilltdown man wrote:
Just to clarify the position on picnics and kayaking at the Anchor. I ran the establishment after the floods a while before the current regrettable incumbent Mr Thomas. Yes you are by law allowed to picnic on the other side of the river and you are legally allowed to launch boats from the other side of the river as well, do not allow Mr Thomas to tell you otherwise. He is perfectly entitled to stop you using the car park of the Anchor Inn and Boating, however park by the old Anglers Rest and it is a nice 20 minute walk up the rail track to picnic, if you are kayaking you are allowed to take your car over the bridge to take it off your vehicle, I understand Mr Thomas puts obstacles in the way so just take your mobile and call the Police should he not refuse them, they will soon tire of his peculiar behaviour.
The regrettable Mr Thomas of course feels he is above the law, rest assured he is learning quite rapidly on various fronts, it is my understanding, that indeed he is a mere mortal and not above it at all.
Fear not, in my opinion should he carry on in his bullish destruction of customer relations his tenure will be very short
On 20 Jun 2009 at 9:33pm Purdey wrote:
Half my post disappeared (On 17/06/2009 Purdey wrote, I attemted to offer a balanced assesment without in flamatory commentary. I can see where other users have commented with good input concerning a future anniversary booking at the Anchor but mention of this and some other points have been removed. Is this normal on this forum or just a technical glitch. ?

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