Eat. Drink. Relax.
Fabulous food & drink with entertainment in the heart of Constable Country
The Anchor at Stratford St Mary, near the A12 and convenient for Ipswich & Colchester, not to mention the nearby beauty spots of Dedham & East Bergholt, is the place where great cooking and fantastic vibes meet.
Our food is nutritious, delicious, and affordable, and we welcome diners young and old. We have room for functions and parties, plenty of free parking and we're pet friendly too! Why not try us for yourself—book your table or stop by today - brand new menus now available!
Afternoon Teas by Reservation
A beautiful old pub full of surprises!
In part dating from around 1400 this ancient coaching inn oozes history and traditional pub charm. It was lovingly refurbished and improved in 2021/22 by villager owners careful not to lose the spirit of one of the best pubs in the area. The refurbishment has added a modern garden bar, function rooms and live music venue in the barns and a covered dining area complete with firepit, to give the ambience of al fresco dining with warmth for the colder months.
We can cater for everything from a quick and impromptu drink to a well-planned party, wake or celebration for up to 100 people. Please call us or call in if you'd like more details!
Our opening hours are 9.30am-10pm on Sunday and 9.30am-11pm Monday to Saturday. Last drink orders are 20 minutes before we close, and last entry is an hour before we close. Breakfast is served from 9.30am to 11.30am, daily and after mid-day we serve food all day.
We also have a wide range of takeaway items, pastries, sandwiches made to order and drinks to go.
With regular live entertainment, a huge selection of food & drink, large garden & terrace, function and party areas and open fires for cosy indoor and outdoor dining, we've got everything you'll need!
DRINK - DINE - DANCE
Our freshly cooked food is sourced locally wherever possible, we have a wide range of liquid refreshment and regular live entertainment.
We serve food all day from 9.30am, starting with our lovely Breakfast Menu
and with last orders/reservations at 8pm Sunday to Tuesday and 9pm Wednesday to Saturday.
Our Main Menu is available from midday until 8pm Monday & Tuesday and until 9pm Wednesday to Saturday. Complete with old favourites and interesting twists, it has over 40 choices! From Steak, via Fish & Chips to DIY Chicken Fajitas and a delicious Thali Board of Indian flavours and relishes, plus a day-time selection of sandwiches and lighter meals, there's definitely something for every taste and pocket.
Our comprehensive Sunday Menu offers 4 roasts plus a full range of other meals, including our lovely warm roast meat sandwiches.
On a tighter budget? Monday to Thursday we also have a great value Fixed Price Menu, throughout the day.
We also have a special menu for children accompanying their parents here and once the savoury food is safely eaten, we've got some fabulous desserts and sweet treats to tempt you here!
Not into eating out? Eat our food at home! Our Takeaway Menu offers a wide choice of dishes to collect.
In addition to all of this, every Wednesday we have a very special Menu for that authentic Indian restaurant experience complete with poppadoms and chutneys.
Our menus change regularly, plus we have daily specials, so it may all be a bit different when you visit, if that is important to you please call us first.
The Anchor Inn
Stratford St Mary
Dine In or Take Away
9.30am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 9.30am to 10pm on Sundays.
Breakfast is served from 9.30 t0 11.30 daily, main menu and lighter bites from mid-day, with the main menu available all day until 8pm Sunday to Tuesday and until 9pm the rest of the week.
Sandwiches, bread, cakes, pastries and bakery goods are served until 4pm Monday to Saturday.