Kent riverside pub to reopen after £1.2m refurbishment

Kent riverside pub to reopen after £1.2m refurbishment

Shepherd Neame pub The Anchor in Yalding is to reopen at the end of April as The Boathouse following a £1.2m refurbishment.

The property, which is located on the river Medway nearby the village of Yalding, is being renamed due to its setting and its renovation aims to make the most of its riverside placement.

New nautical themed decorations will be installed, as well as fresh lighting, new furniture and a new glass fronted restaurant that will offer views across the river.

A raised exterior terrace is also being built, allowing al fresco dining on a large decked area.

The work, which started at the end of January, includes a new kitchen being fitted, so the pub will offer a new menu of traditional pub classics with a contemporary twist, using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

“We are delighted to be embarking on this exciting development,” comments director of retail and tenanted operations at Shepherd Name Nigel Bunting.

“The Boathouse boasts an enviable riverside location, and we are confident that this major investment will maximise its potential, creating a stunning environment in which to drink and dine.”

The Boathouse will serve food from 12 noon to 9pm, Monday to Sunday, and also offer brunch from 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

Shepherd Neame is currently advertising for 35 new full and part-time bar and kitchen staff to work at The Boathouse.