Shoal Of World-Class Fish Chefs Back Reopening Of 17th Century Inn.
A top-class revamp of a dilapidated rural pub in Devon has been given a helping hand by two of the UK's premier celebrity fish chefs.
The 17th Century Anchor Inn at Ugborough reopened its doors on Friday after a massive refurbishment that sees the pub bursting into life again after a year's closure.
Seafood champion Mitch Tonks, one of the leading seafood chefs and restaurateurs in Britain, has created a new menu featuring simple wood-fired cooking showcasing local meats and seafood.
And award-winning Rick Stein's famous barbecue oven, transported from his fish and chip outlet in Falmouth, takes pride of place in the kitchen.
Mitch Tonks says: "I think this is going to be one of those places that people travel miles to be at, it captures what Devon is all about, beautiful scenery, cosy stylish interiors and fabulous food sourced from pretty much right outside its doors!"
The 17th Century pub is situated in the heart of Devon on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It has been completely made over, transforming the run-down building into a contemporary, stylish pub with restaurant and elegant accommodation in the Inn and around the courtyard.
The Anchor's low-beamed bar, full of genuine character is warmed by a roaring log fire in winter whilst outside you can expect a blaze of colour with hanging baskets in spring and summer. It sets the style for a place to stay which is easy, relaxing, warm and welcoming.
The extensive investment and refurbishment has been masterminded by the team behind renowned hotel, South Sands at Salcombe. They have tastefully incorporated all modern comforts into its historic surroundings and, as at South Sands, rooms are individually furnished with carefully chosen fabrics.
Stephen Ball, General Manager at South Sands and The Anchor: "We're really excited to see customer's reactions to the refurbishment as the pub was in a terrible state of repairs when we took it on and we have made many major improvements but kept true to the character of the building".
The Anchor re-opened on March 22 2013.
Close to the A38 Expressway and with easy access to the South Hams to the south and the Dartmoor National Park to the north; just an hour's drive from Bristol and less than an hour from Exeter.
There will be a choice of 11 rooms (6 at the moment) from small doubles through to large Courtyard Rooms. Call 01752 690388 for reservations. http://www.anchorinnugborough.co.uk