ANCHORS aweigh for the city's newest micropub as it officially opens its doors to customers. 

The Cocky Anchor, welcomed its first load of customers aboard its Broad Street pub after its launch on Tuesday (November 21). 

The watering hole is in the historic Grade II listed building on Broad Street, which used to house Phone Guru and is opposite Wetherspoons.

The building has been completely restored and transformed, with the main bar on the ground floor and an orangery with a retracting glass roof to the rear.

The first floor of the venue includes a cosy snug and intimate space for more relaxed socialising.

Upper floors house hireable conference rooms, a dedicated private bar for exclusive events and a VIP Cupula Suite incorporating the rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city and the Malvern Hills beyond.

Worcester News: The Cocky Anchor boasts a traditional pub theme.The Cocky Anchor boasts a traditional pub theme. (Image: The Cocky Anchor)Ian Paxton, owner of the new establishment, said the unique features of the Cocky Anchor set it apart as a must-visit destination for Worcester residents and visitors.

"The Cocky Anchor is not just another micropub; it's an experience," he said.

"Our aim is to provide a one-of-a-kind setting for people to enjoy great company, wonderful views and a unique historical atmosphere."

Worcester’s new pub offers a wide selection of drinks and snacks and embraces a dog-friendly policy, inviting customers to share the experience with their furry friends.

The venue is set to host monthly events such as quizzes, live music nights, Meet the Brewer, and more will be part of the lively offerings.

The outside of the former phone store has been transformed into a traditional-looking pub with green-painted walls on the outside and slim wooden window frames.

Plans to turn the empty five-storey building and former phone shop were backed by Worcester City Council more than a year ago but only a handful of details about the new watering hole have since been revealed.

The Cocky Anchor also has another pub in the Hampshire market town Romsey, which opened in 2021 and is owned by Anchor Real Estate.

The building was formerly known as Cupola House and dates to 1740.

From around 1831, it was the home of naturalist and printer Edwin Lees.