Anchor and Hope

Welcome to the Anchor and Hope Public House located in the village of Ash, Kent, about two miles from Brands Hatch Racing circuit and four miles from Bluewater.

Our family run pub is owned by David Thain and run by our new management team of Andy Thain and Daniel Morgan. They lead a team of great people who’s main aim is to ensure that you have a good time, whatever your reason for visiting us.

Recently extended and refurbished, our pub and restaurant combines a modern contemporary feel with the beauty of a 16th Century coaching inn.

The menu is prepared fresh to order by our new London Trained Head Chef Rob Skinner (formerly of ‘The Savoy’ and ‘London Hilton’). He has combined modern contemporary dishes like Apple Stuffed Pork Belly, Baked Salt Cod and Guinea Fowl with traditional pub favourites such as Ham Eggs and Chips or Sausage and Mash with Red Wine Gravy.

We also have an extensive Specials Board so there is something for everyone. We have an extensive range of beers, wines and spirits and always have three well kept real ales for those of you who enjoy a good pint – Our current range is Harveys Sussex Ale and Adnams Southwold.

We have a large patio area to the front and side of the pub and a very large garden. There is also plenty of parking so whatever your reason – A holiday or day out in Kent, a shopping trip to Bluewater, or a trip to Brands Hatch, why don’t you pop in and see us? You can even stay the night in one of our en-suite bedrooms.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Anchor and Hope in the near future.


Our menu is available thought the Anchor and Hope so you can choose to eat in the more contemporary restaurant or in the traditional setting of the pub area.

All our dishes are prepared to order and we have a wide range on offer from modern main courses to traditional pub favourites. We also have an extensive specials board. On Sundays, we offer our full menu and specials board, as well as three traditional Roasts.

Finally, we have some great meal deals available including a lunchtime special and a great free wine offer. For further details, click here.


The Anchor and Hope is ideally situated to provide access to some of Kent’s best attractions. We’ve listed a few on this page but we’re happy to give our guests lots of advice on where to go and what to see.

We are situated exactly 3.7 miles from Brands Hatch Race Circuit and 1.3 miles from the prestigious London Golf Club (Host of the Senior PGA Tour 08 and 09).

Our pub is very popular with people attending both Brands Hatch and The London Golf Club, whether for a meal or drink or for accommodation purposes.

Heaver Castle and Gardens (TN8 7NY) is only 30 minutes away and provides a great day out for all ages with the castle itself, 30acres of gardens, yew and water mazes and an large themed children’s play area. The castle also runs events throughout the year

Leeds Castle (ME17 1PL) once described as “the loveliest castle in England” is also only 30 minutes away.

Its has extensive gardens and parkland and boasts an aviary, falconry displays, Knights Realm Playground, Maze, Grotto and Turf Maze, golf course and regular themed events throughout the year.

Bluewater Shopping Centre is also only 8 miles away.

So whatever your reason, why not pay us a visit?


Here are the contact details for us here at The Anchor and Hope:

We’ve also provided a Google map to help with travel directions.

Click here to view the map on the Google Maps pages.
Postal Address:
The Anchor and Hope
South Ash Rd.
Ash, (Nr Sevenoaks)
TN15 7ER

01474 872 382


The Team:
Proprietor; David Thain
Manager; Andy Thain
Head Chef; Phil Pearson
View Larger Map

© The Anchor and Hope 2012

Categories: Uncategorized