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The Blue Anchor

50 Coinagehall St, Helston TR13 8EL, England
01326 562821
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Ranked #2 of 9 Activities in Helston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If there is a pub with more character and better beer I would be very surprised. If ever you wanted a defininition of a proper pub look no further than the "Blue Anchor" and as for the "spingo" superb is all we can say.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

From the sturdy Cornish granite exterior to the beer garden out back, you won't find a more hospitable, atmospheric pub. I visit Gweek 4+ times a year, and I have to make the pilgrimage to Helston for a pint of Spingo, the ale of the gods, brewed on site. The staff are friendly and the locals will always recommend a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

They had a nice range of real ales we went of course for the Spingo, which was fantastic. They have a large beer garden but also, the landlord allowed us to buy fish and chips from down the road and eat them in the garden. How good is that? Fantastic place, a proper pub!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Well, if I said it was brilliant, I'd be inviting yet more punters to fill "my" seats wouldn't I! At the other end of the country is Tan Hill Inn. That's another ale imbiber's holy land, but it's not quite got the Blue's vibe, doesn't brew its own ale and eschews Black Sheep Old (available from down the road at... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Spingo Ales are fantastic. Our surf instructor recommended we try a pint of spingo and we weren't disapointed. The Blue Anchor is full of character and we were made to feel very welcome. Brilliant!

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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302 attraction reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Two years since our last visit........just a bit out of our way but we found a parking place and dropped in for lunch. Now this is a real pub,a famous pub for its home brew and atmosphere but add to this good grub at a fair price and it is a place that you should make a point of visiting.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is just our third visit in over 13 years, but some things you can rely on. A visit to The Lizard or Penzance would not seem right without a call in here for a pint and a fill of our carry out.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This pub is absolutely amazing. It feels very comfortable & cozy. A good selection of beers (brewed on the premises) & friendly staff. We were visiting Helston, and chose this pub almost at random to go for a drink. We had heard about the pub before, because of its brewery, but we were very pleased with our choice. We hadn't... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

No question - The Blue Anchor and Spingo are iconic, an absolute must if you're in Helston. But beware: the 'Special' (>6% ABV) is deceptively easy to drink.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

stayed for 3 nights in room 3 very bright and airy huge comfy bed at very reasonable rates. Kim the owner cooks a big nice breakfast, the pub next door is a real ale drinkers paradise and is dog friendly. The locals are friendly too watch out for fibber john and his friends luring you into a game of spoof!... More 

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