About Us

Kath and Karl have been at The Anvil since March 2012 and during that time the pub has quickly built a very good local reputation for both excellent quality food and great local real ales all at reasonable prices. The Anvil team prides itself on always offering a warm welcome to its customers.


Karl Long

Karl has a background working for the civil service so had a complete change when he decided to work full time in the pub. He loves the environment and takes great pride in the quality and variety of his real ales, sourcing many from local breweries as well as many easily recognisable brands. Karl runs the Anvil with great care and pride and believes that, with his team of experienced staff, The Anvil offers excellent service and great quality food and drinks. He has also developed a reputation for providing great live music entertainment at The Anvil on Friday evenings He believes the pub is at the heart of the community, as it should be!


Kath Long

Kath is the Executive Chef in the team, and with her team of  skilled local chefs has built up a varied menu which is great value and all home cooked. Recently adding homemade Celebration Cakes and Cupcakes to the menu and providing these for customers celebrations both on and off site. These are made by our pastry chefs who have many years of combined experience in the industry. Please see the Cakes and Shop section of our site.

Kath’s background is in hospitality and she has worked in and around the pub, restaurant and leisure industry all her working life!