The Anchor Inn

Peggs Lane, High Offley, Woodeaves, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20 0NG

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

We have been a CL site since 1969.

There are five  grass pitches situated in a well mown lawn field sheltered by mature trees and hedges. All have electric hook up and plenty of space. Facilities include, chemical toilet and grey water emptying point, refuse disposal, recycling, toilets and water.

The site is a hidden gem in the heart of the country on the Staffordshire Shropshire boarder where there is peace and tranquility alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, yet within easy reach of junction 14 of the M6.

We are surrounded by beautiful country side where you can walk the many footpaths, the canal tow path or explore the area by bicycle.

There are many places of interest within a short driving distance with golfing and game fishing also close by. We can provide permits for canal fishing alongside the site, which are free to Club members using the CL.

The site is within the grounds of our home, "The Anchor Inn", recently awarded heritage status of national importance. The pub has been kept by our family for nearly 150 years. It has changed very little in all that time. Enjoy your drink in the friendly atmosphere seated on the original settles at the old scrubbed tables, which have been used by working narrow boat people since the 1830s. Any entertainment is created by you or the passing canal folk. We are famous for our real ale and scrumpy and have received many CAMRA  pub awards including pub of the year. There is no restaurant but we will happily make you a sandwich to enjoy In the parlour bar or in the pretty canal side beer garden.

Supermarkets can be found in Newport 4 miles away. The nearby ancient market town of Eccleshall is 4 miles away and there is small post office and shop in the local village of Woodseaves, only one mile away. Mementos and gifts can be purchased from our own gift shop.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Coarse fishing
  • Pub
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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ST20 0NG
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The Anchor Inn
other than the large open field to set up on i really can't find anything good to say. the peace and quiet people talk about was no existent due to the owners dogs continually barking. although when loose were friendly and quiet. I found the owners distant and standoffish. getting any information from them was like pulling teeth. the recycling area was full and over flowing as if it had not been cleared in weeks. The pub although quaint and old fashioned at first, soon rub's off and becomes small and run down. the beer garden is well kept and pretty (sorry that 2 good things). it has been ticked off but we will not be returning as there are cheaper sites out there with better welcomes and better kept facilities for less money.

Pineappleray66

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Reviewed on 26/07/2022 13:43

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The Anchor Inn
We had a very warm welcome with choices of where to pitch. There are two sites here. The CL which is grass and at the back, separate, a "private" site of about 7 hard standing pitches. Both fields slope, the rear site more so, although it probably has more "flat" pitches. All pitches, both fields, have electric points. We were on the CL as the grass was dry & firm. Despite the slight slope we managed to find a patch (by not going right up to the hedge, that was flat and we didnt need levelling ramps. There is a very tall hedge along one side, which provided some nice shade for a lot of the day. Water tap was easy to access for the van. Grey water goes into the hedge. You cant see the canal from the site (either one) but the tow path is literally just through the beer garden, and you can watch the barges from the beer garden. Walk for as long as you want along the tow path in either direction. The pub, while we were there, was open from 12 noon at the weekend, and from 7pm during the week. It was quite busy on the Sunday afternoon, but not noisy. The rest of the time the site was just incredibly peaceful. We went for a couple of short walks up the canal, and had a drink at the pub, but didnt move from the site. We had gone to chill out, and that's what we did. It was absolutely great. We tend not to re-visit sites, but if this site was nearer to home, I think we would be regulars!

hja

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Reviewed on 18/07/2022 20:58

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We spent 3 nights at the Anchor Inn CL site The location is very quite . The welcome was very friendly Some reviews have mentioned the lane being narrow , it's a country lane with passing places and we experienced no problems at all Even though our caravan is 7.24 mtrs long plus our tow car being one of the longest and widest estates on the market The amineties are basic but clean and the nesting swollows just add to the charm and charature of this CL site We popped in the pub on the Friday and Saturday nights of our stay and where made to feel very welcome on both occasions So much so we have booked for the jubilee Bank Holiday weekend Elaine thank you so much Rob and Julie Quick

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The Anchor Inn
A charming well-kept site with a quaint pub serving real ale. Lots to see, a great walk along the canal to Norbury Junction to the canal festival. As has been previously mentioned, the road is narrow, however, there are passing places, which could prove tricky for some. We had no problems either arriving or leaving. Nearby Eccleshall is lovely with independent local shops, great pubs and the Indian takeaway was probably one of the best we’ve tasted. All in all, good value for those seeking peace and tranquility.

Furryfen

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Reviewed on 26/05/2019 14:05

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We booked this site because we were visiting relations in the neighbouring village so it was a convenient location. The lanes around here are all narrow so its interesting towing a caravan and I was pleased ours was small and the driver adept at reversing when required. The site was all ready for us, freshly mown and we could choose where to pitch. Fresh drinking water point easy to find and a slightly deeper search identified the sewage disposal point, once again easy to reach. No other facilities on site and we were charged £15.00 which seemed a bit steep compared to other very well equipped sites we have stayed on around the country. The canal on the edge of the site provided a wonderful walking experience and we were impressed with how busy it was. We didn't have time to explore other footpaths as we were only there for one night. We would be happy to stay here again.

Jo and Mark

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Reviewed on 26/09/2018 15:35

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