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.

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Christmas & New Year 2016 shutdown


our opening hours will be:

Saturday 24th Dec  Christmas Eve  open, carvery finish at 8 pm.

Sunday 25th Dec  Christmas Day  Closed.  Bar open 12-2 only

Monday 26th Dec  Boxing Day  Closed.

Tuesday 27th Dec  Bank Holiday  Closed.

Wednesday 28th Dec  Open.

Thursday 29th Dec  Open.

Friday 30th Dec  Open.

Saturday 31th Dec  New Years Eve open lunch, Closed evening.

Sunday 1st Jan  New Years Day  Closed.

Monday 2nd Jan  Bank Holiday  Closed.

Tuesday 3nd Jan  Open as usual.



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.

Where service, quality and value are as large as the portions
Nick B – December 2013

The bar had a good selection of real ales at reasonable prices
jimmac48 – November 2013

Way better than your standard carvery. Great range of meat, duck, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, fish
alk3ste – August 2013

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.