The Pub

The Anchor Inn is situated in the village of Canewdon in the North Rochford District of Essex. It is approximately 4 miles north east of the town of Rochford. Canewdon is situated on one of the highest hills of the Essex coastline from which St. Nicholas church affords wide views of the Crouch estuary. East of the village lies the island of Wallasea, popular for sailing, and a wetland sanctuary for wildlife.



A number of ghost stories give the area a reputation of being one of the most haunted places in Essex. The Anchor Inn has been part of Canewdon village since the 16th Century. It is believed to be the home of one Sarah, a woman who was put to her death in 1666. Her ghost is said to haunt the inn to this day, with knives and glasses seen flying across the kitchen, and unexplained smells of perfume, as well as mystery babies crying!



The Anchor Inn is an historic Grade II listed pub in the heart of the village. Internally the property boasts a wealth of exposed beams and brickwork and character throughout.


The pub is recently under new management, and Brian and Natalie are exicted to make the pub the hub of the community once again. 


Functions, club and group meets are all welcomed, and catering can be provided on request. Please contact us to discuss our requirements.


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