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The Blue Anchor

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Address: 50 Coinagehall St, Helston TR13 8EL, England
Phone Number: 01326 562821
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Quirky old pub full of local color

When read about this place, it made me choose Helston as our starting point for a five day walking trip through Cornwall. It was a good place to get a taste of the local culture... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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137 reviews 137 reviews
9 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

When read about this place, it made me choose Helston as our starting point for a five day walking trip through Cornwall. It was a good place to get a taste of the local culture. I liked the different cozy rooms, the uneven floors, and the appearance that the place has been cobbled together over the last couple of centuries.... More 

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Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The whole pub was buzzing, great staff, great beer, really friendly locals. The beer exceeded my expectations, visited six times in seven days. Travelled ten mile round trip to do so, parking in Helston is at a premium, but well worth a visit. The Middle and Special were very tasty and moreish.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

"The blue" as its affectionately named by the locals is a historic pub and allegedly has one of the oldest locally brewed beers dating back however many hundred years, which is great. However I would describe the pub akin to a drunk old man. It smells, it's full of locals that are not the friendliest of people and I don't... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Great beer brewed on the premises, real old Cornish folk in the bar, it's an absolute must if you are in the area!!!

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Stubbington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Thank you for a lovely stay in your B&B, bedrooms were lovely,great value, breakfasts room a bit chilly, breakfast was freshly cooked and lovely, needs a full length mirror in the bedroom......warm welcome, please update your website, current one does'nt do it justice!!!!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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