We are looking forward to reopening our Carvery on Wednesday 19th May

Our temporary opening hours will be:

Wed – Sat12 noon to 2.00pm
5.30pm to 8.30pm
SundayAll day
12noon to 8.00pm

We anticipate resuming our 7 day carvery when the lockdown restrictions are eased later in June

We will be reopening two twin rooms and one double room Wednesday to Sunday from 19th May

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.

There is full disabled access throughout the building including a large disabled toilet.



Trip Advisor

Below are just some of the things people are saying about us. Visit TripAdvisor to read more.

Reviewed 10 December 2017
We 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 2017
Have 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 2017
We 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.