Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Anchor Inn

We drove pass this cute looking old pub many times and finally got a chance to go for dinner. The place seemed very popular on a Friday night and we soon found out why. My husband's chargrilled scallops (8.50) were big and juicy and cooked to perfection.
There are close to 20 different sauces on the mussel page. You can even have mussels as a main and it comes with fries. I picked French style (8.95) as a starter and they are basically cooked in a white wine and tarragon sauce. Great creamy sauce and the mussels were fresh.
We decided to try the day's special: brill in butter and lemon sauce (15.95). Very simple but delicious.
Too bad my lobster and prawn thermedor (24.95) was not as nice as I thought it would be. The cheese sauce was nice but the lobster pieces were too little in size and in quantity. There were also frozen micro-prawns in the mixture and they tasted like the frozen sort.
We (especially my husband) loved the oversize chips.
There are different treacle tarts to choose from and we picked amaretto (4.25). It was sinfully perfect with the clotted cream.
And the best dish had to be the sticky toffee pudding (4.25). Moist, rich and sticky my diet plans were long out of the windows. We shall be back!
The Anchor Inn
Cockwood, nr Starcross, Devon, UK. Tel: 01626 891-203

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