About The Anchor

The Anchor Inn is a friendly, family orientated 15th Century Inn that prides itself in providing a blend of traditional and contemporary pub cuisine. The pub offers a fantastic selection of locally sourced cask ales such as Larkins Traditional, brewed by Larkins brewery in Chiddingstone, Kent, and of course Harveys Sussex Best, brewed by Harveys brewey in Lewes, East Sussex. We also always have at least one local guest ale on at any one time and more in our busiest periods. We also have a range of popular lagers on draught and a broad selection choice of wines.

The pub is lucky enough to have two bars: our front bar is the hub of the local Hartfield community where you can find our friendly locals, young and old enjoying a pint and discussing tales of old and new. Our back bar provides a more intimate setting with inglenook fireplace and a small library area; very cosy in the winter months. Adjoining the bar is a spacious dining area that can cater for up to 40 people. This facility can also be booked for private events. Please contact us for more info.

As well as great food and accommodation, The Anchor also provides regular entertainment nights including Live Bands (usually on the last Saturday of each month from 8.30pm), Themed Food Evenings and much more. For more information as to what's coming up soon then please click here.

With a great atmosphere for both locals and visitors alike and a fantastic location in the heart of AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh country, The Anchor is the perfect place to stop, either to enjoy a quick pint, to have a meal with the family or to even stay for a few days in the Bed & Breakfast.


Hartfield is a village and parish on the northern edge of The Ashdown Forest, midway between East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells on the B2110. There are many local attractions near to the village including Hever Castle, Groombridge Place and Lingfield Racecourse. The village of Hartfield itself was of course the setting of the Winnie the pooh books and Cotchford Farm in Upper Hartfield was the home of the author AA Milne and later Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones. If you're keen on outside activities then Hartfield is the perfect base as not only is it a stones throw from the Ashdown Forest but there is also a disused railway line (the Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central Line, also known as the Forest Way or National Cycle Route 21) which is used by cyclists, walkers and runners alike. If you're a golfer then you need look no further than Sweetwoods Park Golf Club, Holtye Golf Club.

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday 12pm-10.30pm

Food service hours

Monday to Thursday 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm

Friday 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9:30pm

Saturday 12pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm

Sunday 12pm-6pm