Millers at the Anchor

Porlock Weir, Somerset

+44 (0) 1643 862 753

Porlock Weir, Near Minehead, Somerset TA24 8PB


What people say

What people say
Sarah Johnson Stayed August 2015, travelled solo

This family run hotel is set in the most breath taking location. You are met with a very warm welcome and the staff are super attentive. The hotel is an eclectic mix of antiques and what nots. No matter where you look there is something new each time! The rooms are beautiful and well presented. The food is first rate. I could not recommend this little gem more. It's an experience not to be missed.

Roundy March 2015

“Quirky Gem of a Hotel” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago NEW We've just returned from 2 nights at The Anchor, booked via a Secret Escapes deal - mainly on the basis of it being willing to take dogs, and being in a suitable countryside location for walking. However this hotel offers so much more than the average hotel base. Staff are so friendly and welcoming, and the hotel is lovely and warm (it must be difficult to manage this at this time of year too, with single glazed sash windows). The decor is mad but interesting, with an incredible number of pictures and ornaments (we counted around 100 items in just the lounge area). However somehow it works, assisted by numerous candles which always seemed to be lit, plus log fires, and this creates a comfortable environment to relax. The hotel feels upmarket, but is not pretentious, so although we had a dog we were still able to take him in the lounge with us, as well as the bedrooms (dogs are just banned from the dining room but you can have food in the lounge if you don't wish to leave your dog in your room or car). Our bedrooms (harbour view rooms 4 & 5 on 1st floor) were very comfortable with great four poster beds and good comfortable mattresses and duvets plus cushions. There was a welcome tea and coffee making kit. The ensuite bathrooms were clean and decent if nothing special. We had just 2 issues. No TV reception for any channels in either room (not a problem, as good to unwind from everyday life here - guess its the remote location - and they do have a big range of DVDs to borrow). Also initially we could not get any water out of our showers in both our rooms. There was a sign advising to turn on the hot bath tap first, but this didn't have any affect. As soon as we realised we had a problem on our first night at 10.30pm and reported it, one of the staff came and showed us that you needed to turn both the sink taps and the bath taps on and off several times to get rid of air locks, and then the shower would work. They do suffer from old plumbing (as explained amusingly on notices on the back of the bathroom doors), but it's somehow part of the charm and you just have to be patient and you do get a nice hot shower in the end, once you know the tactics! Food is good here too - we ate at the next door Bottom Ship on our first evening, which is very nice pub fare, and then on our second night ate in the hotel's dining room which was excellent. We all enjoyed our mains and desserts which were beautifully presented and tasty. A little on the pricey side but you do feel you are in an upmarket restaurant with silver service. Drinks are reasonable and we were on a deal whereby we received 2 Millers G&Ts per room in our package. Breakfast was a very good selection of juices, fruit, yoghurts, cereals, pastries, toast and then a menu of hot breakfast dishes which included traditional Full English, Vegetarian English, and kippers. We really enjoyed everything we ate. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, my mother in law felt she'd had a real treat for the Mothering Sunday weekend, and the dog also had a lovely time paddling in the local Exmoor streams and sea, then relaxing flat out in the lounge whilst we played Cluedo after dinner! We would all happily stay again despite the 4 hour drive from home. Millers have something special here which is hard to explain until you experience it for yourself. Note that none of us are fans of antiques so don't be put off if you're like us.

Nichols, 12/09/13

Fantastic relaxing break,hotel and staff excellent!

Selina & Steve , 06/08/13

A little bit of heaven on earth!!! We will be back

John & Val Hughes, 25/07/13

Fabulous stay, view awesome, food fab , staff very smiley!!!

Jane & Chris Syner , 01/07/13

Lovely stay, great place and food.Thank you!

David & Karen Jones , 09/06/13

Food was great, staff where super friendly.Will come back again

Caroline Ryan & Marek Durka, 28/05/13

What a lovely place, staff are so welcoming.We will be back!!!

Josi & Neil (again) , 26/05/13

Sooo good, we had to come back!!!Thanks to all for a wonderful stay

Sylvia Prevast , 25/04/13

Absolutely lovely!

Mark Nicholson & Bridget Wilford March 2013

Amazing first anniversary and birthday.You are all so lovely!!!Thank You SOOOO Much!!!

F.Sabena Norman March 2013

It reminds Maldives a bit with the lovely sea around and enjoy it the lovely antiques

Simon & Diana Tosswill Feb 2013

Lovely spot, we will be back!

Janine Hesdock 1.1.13

Only way to spend a very special New Year!

Paul & Anna Preston 14.12.12

We had an amazing relaxing break. Hotel was outstanding and staff fantastic. We will be backxxx

Janet & Roger Miliaus 2.12.12

Definately has the wow factor! Our type of place and friendly staff made it extra special.

Gareth & Sue Duddridge 30.10.12

A hidden treasure trove! We will be back and bring others, Thankyou!

Cary Grewcock 28.10.12

Staff so friendly and polite, nothing ever seemed too much trouble!

Greg-Judy Hill 16.9.12

What a fabulous place and such friendly staff!

Mo and Jan Sacre

Popped in on a Sunday morning off chance of coffee. Lovely chocolate croissants all served by the sea. Excellent!! Definately surpassed expectations. Many Thanx . 02.11.2011

David - Manchester

Superb - a work of genius and the most friendly staff! Brilliant. 23.09.2011


Fabulous stay and hospitality for our first year wedding Anniversary!! Thank you x 04.09.2011

Willie & Jaynie Abbott, New Zealand

Absolutely sublime, stunning views, room, hospitality x 21.06.2011

Jason & Reena Sinclair

Beautiful unique hotel with amazing staff. Thank you! 26.04.2011

Paul & Diane Mee

Service & Quality by all the staff excellent, very outstanding, comfortable & friendly! Tasha loved her dog basket! 13.04.2011

Goodchild family - Pucklechurch

"Loveit here - fantastic stuff - so accomodating - children loved it too & found the statue in the room a great source of amuzement."

Roger & Caroline Leader

Great Place, Fun and Quirky. We celebrated a Special occasion here and it was the perfect location. 07.05.2011

Stoneham - London

"wonderful plac and a fab location" 28/08/2010

Cameleo - Wanischshire

"excelent hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, had a fab weekend" 02/05/2010

Susan & Kevin Watkins

Gorgeous place to stay, a real birthday treat! Thank you! 04.12.2010


Many Thanks, a good break for us and a wonderful position. Deliscious meal and very pleasant staff too. 21.03.2010

Wright Family

"Excellent, sweets everywhere!" 23/07/2010

Lester - Minehead

"Excellent stay, great service a wonderful place for our Honeymoon." 09/08/2010

Vanschil Family

"We had a wonderful room, great meals and very friendly service. Well be back!"

Camp - smorecombe

"wonderful weeekend, another Millers gem"

Ricksam - London

"UKs equivilent of lourdes!! Came in with a bad back, now skipping!! :) Great place!!"

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