The Anchor is situated in the very heart of Cowes town centre and its bustling International yachting scene. Opposite Cowes Yacht Haven and just a short stroll from the Red Jet ferry terminal, it is the ideal place to relax after a hard day on the water.


A public house has stood on the site for over 300 years. In 1704 the Debourne Estate leased some land on which the Anchor now stands. It became known as the ‘House of the Three Trumpeters’ and soon became the principle Coaching Inn of Cowes. Sometime during the 1820s the name changed to ‘The Anchor Inn’ by which it has been known ever since.

The Anchor is always full of atmosphere and features live music on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening from some the Islands top bands and most talented musicians becoming a destination for music fans all year round. It is open all year round and offering an extensive choice of home cooked food.

In the summer time, you can relax in the courtyard Beer Garden that is a real suntrap and during the winter months cosy up amongst the warmth of the open wood stove.

The Anchor also provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in ‘Travel Inn’ style rooms – all with colour TV and tea & coffee facilities. Six twin rooms have an en-suite shower and toilet while our Family Room can sleep four also with an en-suite bathroom.