Crown & Anchor

Ham, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1488 503040
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In a chocolate-box village just an hour on the train, and a short hop in a taxi, from London is this foodie inn with pretty bedrooms


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Retreat from life as usual for a couple of days and feel completely cosseted here by the lovely team and superb cooking. The creative kitchen team do good things with fish, pheasant and venison – all local produce. The menu is varied enough that you can tuck into pub classics or something more elaborate depending on your mood. Bring a party and eat in the bright dining room.

Pull on your boots and head out for a stomp – there are great walks from the door: join the Wayfarers Walk or the Test Way; The Kennet & Avon Canal (hop on in nearby Hungerford); and the Wessex Ridgeway, which takes you past the mystical Avebury Stones.

Once you’ve blown the cobwebs away settle down in front of the roaring wood-burner; on fine days sip your G&T on the terrace at the back. Stay the night in pretty bedrooms (antique furniture, velvet headboards, peaceful views) and savour a whisky nightcap. Dogs are welcomed with open arms too – find treats on the bar and beds and bowls for those that stay over.

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We think you'll love

  • Cosying up by the fire with the papers or a good book
  • Hopping on the Great West Way for some super walking
  • The delicious food
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You should know

  • Evening meals are not served on Sunday and Monday nights
  • There's no disabled access to the bedrooms (although there is downstairs for those wishing to dine)
  • There's no tea and coffee in your room but there is a cubbyhole on the landing with everything you need for a cuppa (or a tot of whisky)


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
EV charging available.
Monday & Tuesday.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £7.50. Mains from £14.50. Sunday lunch: 2 courses £24, 3 courses £29


Nightly price
from £100
Child bed available from £10 per night.
3 Twin/doubles
From £110
2 Doubles
From £100



We chose to visit the crown and anchor after seeing them in the sawdays awards and had such a wonderful time! The staff were knowledgeable, relaxed and friendly, the village is gorgeous (quintessential thatched cottages everywhere) and we had the best roast pork we have ever eaten sat in the sun outside. We would highly recommend visiting - and make sure you eat!

Samantha, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Shalbourne, just over a mile away, is your nearest place for a shop and post office. Well-heeled Hungerford is a five-minute drive - spend a happy day browsing antiques, stroll down the canal, have a bite to eat. There's a well-connected train station here too if you prefer to leave the car at home.

Local points of interest from

  • Imagine quintessential England, rolling countryside, thatched cottages, country lanes, chalk downs - one of the most beautiful unspoilt places in the UK! Come and relax & and get away from it all....
  • Fantastic walking & cycling country at the heart of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • Wonderful walks from the doorstep - from a stroll to day walks - a book of local walks to choose from Or to use as a base for a long distance walk like the Mid Wilts Way, Test Way, Ridgeway, Kennet & Avon canal or the new Pewsey Vale Ring..
  • Delight in exploring the array of exciting antique shops in nearby Hungerford Or visit the castle & gardens of nearby Highclere the setting for the hugely popular Downton Abbey and see the amazing Egyptian artefacts!
  • Fancy a flutter ? - why not visit to coincide with race days at nearby Newbury racecourse!
  • A brilliant base from which to explore the unique World Heritage Neolithic sites of Avebury and Stonehenge or the award winning Wiltshire museum in Devizes - small but a real gem, with gold from the time of Stonehenge.!