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The Anchor in Lydbrook

This former village pub is perfect for large group self catering holidays

Self-Catering in or near Lydbrook - 1 unit sleeping 22


Sleeping up to 22 in 8 bedrooms, The Anchor, which served the village as a pub for over 300 years, might have been designed for large group self catering holidays. The setting is beautiful and the location  magical. If you want to stay home, you couldn’t have a better spot: play games, relax in the hot tub, sit in the garden soaking up the sun, barbecue on the terrace, stroll down to the river bank, and call in at the Forge Hammer for a quick drink and chat with the locals – you’d be hard pushed to find a lovelier spot and if catching up with friends and family is your object this is the place to do it.

We have carefully converted this charming village pub by retaining many of the original features and decor from its trading days. Indoors there’s space to sleep up to 22 in 8 bedrooms, with a couple of cots for the little ones, and you all get your own bathroom: 6 of the 8 rooms are en suite while the others has their own opposite. One of the 8 is the  ground floor the snug housing a sofa-bed with adjoining bathroom and loo which is also handy for evening bath time for children. There is an extra wc cloakroom with disabled separate lavatory as well.

The Dining Room is in the oldest part of the house with vaulted ceiling, decorative lights and its own old bar and barrel holders recovered from the former pub days,  retained for character and convenience. The table can comfortably seat 20 and the whole experience will make you think you’ve stepped back in time.

Above all you’ll be staying in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley surrounded by some of Britain’s loveliest unspoilt countryside.

At a Glance

  • 7/8 Bedrooms sleeping 12/22
  • G F Room with sofa bed and WC
  • Disabled GF lavatory
  • Large kitchen/diner
  • Large Lounge
  • Bar and Servery
  • Hot Tub
  • Games Room
  • Dine 20 round one table
  • Walk to pubs, restaurants, forest tracks
  • Pets Welcome
  • Secure fenced garden and Barbecue
  • Large Woodland garden
  • Large Car Park
  • Linen provided
  • Canoe launch nearby
  • 3 pubs/restaurants walkable
  • Village shop
  • Fish shop walkable
  • Fully equipped Utility Room
  • Full Sky Sports and Film Package


Opening Times

Available all year.

Our change-over days are Friday and Monday.


  • Barbecue
  • Building of historical interest
  • Children welcome
  • Cots available
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Freezer
  • Garden
  • Ground Floor Rooms
  • Large groups accepted
  • Linen provided
  • Microwave cooker
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Self-Catering
  • Sky TV
  • Sleeps 13 to 25
  • Television
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Woodburner


GL17 9SB
O/S Ref: SO 598161

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The Anchor is located in Central Lydbrook on the B4234 road which runs between Coleford and Ross on Wye.

The market towns of Coleford and Cinderfold are both approximately six miles away.
Symonds Yat and Goodrich Castle are both a couple of miles away.

  • Lydbrook
  • Village

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