• A traditional pub offering
    fine food and drink

    Nestled in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, you and your family will receive a warm welcome at the Anchor Inn, a 15th century manor house owned by the Thompson family since 1982.

  • Blending local produce with contemporary cuisine

    Our Head Chef sources local and seasonal produce to appeal to a variety of tastes. And we’re equally proud of our traditional cask ales, which always include Larkins, Harveys and High Weald Brewery, plus a weekly guest ale.

  • Enjoy live music at The Anchor

    Come and be entertained by live music, including our Jazz Night on the last Thursday of each month, or one of the many other events we hold at The Anchor.


Welcome to The Anchor Inn

Church Street, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4AG

Dating back to the 15th Century, The Anchor Inn is a family-friendly pub in the village of Hartfield, East Sussex – best known as the home of author AA Milne.

For the hungry, our chef combines fine local foods with traditional pub fare, served alongside regional cask ales, spirits and carefully selected wines.

As well as the spacious dining area we have a vibrant front bar and a more cosy back bar alongside the restaurant and function room, which features an inglenook fireplace.

We have guest rooms available for those who want a comfortable and welcoming base for exploring our beautiful countryside.

Whether you’re joining us for a pint, a quiet meal or a family celebration, you’ll always find a warm welcome at The Anchor.

Sample our menu


10oz Anchor Burger

Streaky bacon, mature cheddar cheese, gherkins, mixed leaves, chunky chips


Cumberland Sausages

Mashed potato, onion gravy, seasonal vegetables


Beer Battered Cod

Chunky chips, salad garnish & tartar sauce


Vegetarian Lasagne (v)

Mixed salad & garlic bread

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What's On At The Anchor

Gourmet Burger Night

Gourmet Burger Night

every Wednesday

Fresh Fish Friday

Fresh Fish Friday

every Friday evening

Jazz Night

Jazz Night

last Thursday of each month from 8pm

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

last Wednesday of each month from 8pm

Live Music

Live Music

most weeks

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