Riverside pub with beer garden, food and rooms in Exmoor

John, Karen and family welcome you to the Anchor Inn a family run pub in Exebridge with beer garden, good food and 6 comfortable en suite rooms in Exmoor.  We welcome families and well behaved dogs and have a large car park.

We have 6 comfortable double en suite bedrooms at The Anchor Inn.  All our rooms have been recently refurbished to provide stylish, warm, clean and comfortable accommodation in a quiet and scenic rural location in Exmoor National park. All our rooms are reasonably priced. Single dogs are welcome in one of our rooms by prior arrangement only.

Our lovely pub has a traditional bar at the front and our riverside room is the perfect place to eat our lovely food – we serve a menu of pub classics and a popular Sunday Carvery. Booking on Sunday is recommended as we can get very busy.

Our dining room can be separated to create a great space for functions, including birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, christenings and funerals.

We also serve hearty breakfasts (not on Sundays) and make our own delicious and great value gelato on site with up to 28 flavours available.

We host events throughout the year for details of everything that happening at the Anchor and to keep up to date with all our events and offers please like our facebook page here

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We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The History of the Anchor Inn – The Legend of Tom Faggus

In popular legend, Tom Faggus was the ‘Robin Hood’ of Exmoor who took to a life of crime after losing all his property in a lawsuit.

He was born in North Molton and worked there as a blacksmith in a forge which stood until the last century.

His constant companion on the road was a strawberry mare called ‘Winnie’. Time after time they outwitted the authorities and between them there seemed to be a magical link.

In evading law officers, he is said to have jumped the horse off barnstaple bridge into the river Taw and off bridges in Exford and Exebridge. There is also a tale of how he persuaded a farrier to turn the shoes on Winnie ‘front ways afore’ in order to evade his pursuers.

He was eventually captured in The Anchor Inn at Exebridge, when he gave alms to an officer disguised as a beggar.

They shot Winnie immediately and took Faggus to be tried.

He was hung from the gallows in 1671.