The Hope and Anchor’s sunday roasts are legendary but I was yet to try it’s evening menu so we decided to pay them a visit on Jacobs Well’s Road.
The pub when you walk in is lovely. The bar staff are friendly – this really is service with a smile. Décor is causal, nothing pretentious but small touches like candles on the tables give it a cosy and intimate vibe. You could easily while away the hours was supping on a few pints of ale or a glass of wine here.
The menu is uncomplicated pub grub and is supplemented with a specials board. From hot lamb sandwiches to fish stew, burgers and scampi – there’s a real selection.
Vegetarians will also be happy to know that there’s an entire page dedicated to vegetarian main meals in the menu – for many veggies I know the default one vegetarian option (usually risotto) can soon become tiresome.
We opted for the burgers. I chose the minor beef burger and Sam, the major chilli burger.
The burgers were home made and tasted great – really great. I felt that the presentation could have been slightly better – the bun wasn’t great and if I would have preferred the cheese sliced not grated. But these are minor points and me being finicky. The meat was beautiful. The chips were well cooked, all in all a great pub meal.
Portions were generous, I found the minor burger was more than enough and Sam struggled to finish his major burger. Prices were reasonable too. Dinner for two and a drink each came to just over £22.
All in all a charming little pub with a welcoming atmosphere, brilliant service and great food. What more could you ask for?!