The Hope and Anchor is situated in the hamlet of Blacktoft on the banks of the tidal River Ouse close to its confluence with the Rivers Humber and Trent. Built in 1829 to serve the local ferry and ships using this tidal part of the river the pub has a great deal to offer the visitor, with superb views over the river to the Blackfoft Sands, a nature reserve for waterfowl and also situated directly on the Eastern leg of the popular Trans-Pennine Trail. We offer a warm welcome to all, be it to enjoy a refreshing pint of ale in our bar or beer garden or to fill up with a hearty meal.

We are a Free House. Our bar is stocked with a selection of fine cask conditioned ales with a rotation of guest beers on a regular basis. We serve home cooked food made, where possible, with locally sourced ingredients. We offer a separate Sunday Lunch menu featuring the traditional Sunday Roast. Sunday is a busy time so booking is highly recommended.


For TWO WEEKS commencing Monday 1st October until Sunday 14th October we will be operating reduced opening hours due to holidays


Day Bar Food
Monday 5pm - 11pm Closed
Tuesday 5pm - 11pm Closed
Wednesday 5pm - 11pm Closed
Thursday 5pm - 11pm Closed
Friday 12 noon - 3pm
5pm - 11pm
12 noon - 2pm
5pm - 9pm
Saturday 4pm - 11pm 5pm - 9pm
Sunday 12 noon - 10.30pm 12 noon - 7.30pm


Our bar area is where visitors and locals can socialise in a friendly atmosphere where everyone is greeted with a warm welcome.

Sit back, relax and enjoy your well earned drink.

We have a rotation of fine cask ales from the likes of The Pennine Brewery Company and The Morland Brewery as well as locally brewed ales. We also offer a range of lagers, ciders and soft drinks and not forgetting perfectly kept Guinness.

We are listed in the Camra What Pub Guide.


  • “Beautiful oldy worldly pub by the riverside definately worth a ride out to Blacktoft food choice very good we had the haddock and chips fish was superb and very fresh. Lovely added conservatory staff very friendly recommend. ”

    Trip Advisor Review.
    30th August 2015
  • “Visited last Sunday for a lunch and about to have another one a week later. Fabulous value for money and the portions are very generous. I have visited this pub for years, the owners and staff are friendly and the food is always delicious.”

    Trip Advisor Review.
    2nd August 2015
  • “Visited the pub a few days ago, and the meal was gorgeous. Had a beef roast dinner, and it was lovely. One of the best meals I have had, the service was really good and it was a nice atmosphere too. Definitely a hidden little gem, and would highly recommend :).”

    Trip Advisor Review.
    15th June 2015
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