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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Apprentice chef required

[May suit school leaver]

Full time position

4 straight shifts

1 day at college

2 days off a week

Christmas opening hours

Monday 23rd December carvery 12.00-14.00 bar 12.00-14.30 night carvery 18.00-21.00 bar 17.30-23.00

Tuesday 24th December  carvery 12.00-14.00 bar 12.00-14.30 night carvery 18.00-20.00 bar 17.30-23.00

Wednesday 25th December closed

Thursday 26th December closed

Friday 27th December closed

Saturday 28th December closed

Sunday 29th December closed

Monday 30th December closed

Tuesday 31st December closed

Wednesday 1st January closed

Thursday 2nd January closed

Friday 3rd January closed

Saturday 4th January carvery 18.00-21.00 bar 17.30-23.00

Sunday 5th January carvery 12.00-20.00 bar 12.00-22.30

Monday 6th january carvery 12.00-14.00 bar 12.00-14.30 night carvery 18.00-21.00 bar 17.30-23.00 open as normal


please ask for an application form at the bar or ring Nyk on 01423 330432

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 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.