Welcome to the Anchor at Whixley – home of the Anchor Inn carving table
Owners Nyk & Victoria Snook extend a warm welcome from this traditional inn with open fires, low ceilings and oak beams.
This friendly free house offers traditional cask ales, freshly cooked food and cosy accommodation. The well-known Anchor Inn carving table provides a varied choice of freshly prepared quality regional favourites sourced from local producers and prepared on a daily basis. Homemade hot & cold sweets are always available.
Families are always welcome with hi-chairs provided and a small children’s play area situated outside adjacent to the ample car park. We also have baby changing facilities.
Functions are welcome in the garden room which can seat 90 and the library 26.
We offer a range of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.
Christmas opening hours
Sunday 23rd December carvery 12noon to 8pm bar 12noon to 10.30pm
Monday 24th December carvery 12noon to 2pm 6pm to 8pm bar 12noon to 2.30pm 5.30pm to 11pm
Tuesday 25th December carvery closed bar closed
Wednesday 26th December carvery closed bar closed
Thursday 27th December carvery 12noon to 2pm 6pm to 9pm bar 12noon to 2.30pm 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 28th December carvery 12noon to 2pm 6pm to 9pm bar 12noon to 2.30pm 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 29th December carvery 12noon to 2pm 6pm to 9pm bar 12noon to 2.30pm 5.30pm to 11pm
Sunday 30th December carvery 12noon to 8pm bar 12noon to 10.30pm
Monday 31st December carvery closed bar closed
Tuesday 1st January carvery closed bar closed
Wednesday 2nd January carvery closed bar closed
Thursday 3rd January carvery closed bar closed
Friday 4th January carvery closed bar closed
Saturday 5th January carvery 6pm to 9pm bar 5.30pm to 11pm
Sunday 6th January carvery 12noon to 8pm bar 12noon to 10.30pm
Monday 7th January carvery 12noon to 2pm 6pm to 9pm bar 12noon to 2.30pm 5.30pm to 11pm
return to normal hours
There is full disabled access throughout the building including a large disabled toilet.
Below are just some of the things people are saying about us. Visit TripAdvisor to read more.
Reviewed 10 December 2017We were recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Must be the best carvery I’ve had for a long time. Lovely selection of meats and other dishes, good selection of vegetables. The mash potato was delicious, the beef also. Generous helpings of everything. We’ll definitely be returning to this little gem.
Reviewed 31 October 2017Have been here now on 3 occasions and have never been disappointed. Great choice of roast meats or if not your cup of tea plenty of other choices at the Carvery. Always plenty of meat on the plate. Good choice of vegetables and quality Yorkshire puds! The deserts are also yummy. Although it’s a bit of a drive for us would always go there. Friendly staff. Always book a table to avoid disappointment.
Reviewed 16 October 2017We love coming here for a carvery, the food is always top notch and better than most carvery’s for the price. I’m a pescetarian and they always have a great fish choice, I had the cod in white wine sauce this week, the fish was so fresh and cooked really well. The hubby had the lamb shank as always as it’s favourite on the menu it falls off the bone and he says it’s so tasty.They always have a lovely veggie option also and it’s great that the roast potatoes & Yorkshire puddings are done without animal fats. The bar staff were really friendly and the owners were as professional as always, they run a very busy inn so well as we never have to wait to long for our table. They do make sure you don’t sit for too long after finishing your meal as they have to fit so many customers in, but there is seating else were to have a drink.
The Anchor Inn is set in the award winning village of the year Whixley where, the annual open gardens, flower show and scarecrow trail takes place. Whixley is ideally situated for an easy journey to York, Harrogate, and Leeds and of course the fabulous Yorkshire countryside. Horse Racing features highly in this area with Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby and York race courses each within 20 minutes journey time.