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Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH, England
+44(0)1803 859373
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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Welcoming and happy to refer other places for us

Having read varying reviews from other sites I am compelled to provide a positive experience from a visit on a weekday lunchtime in March. We were welcomed with a small dog in tow by some local looking types and having a chat with the barmaid and finding they were not serving food today, she was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Michael W
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London
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  • Late Night
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English first
London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Having read varying reviews from other sites I am compelled to provide a positive experience from a visit on a weekday lunchtime in March. We were welcomed with a small dog in tow by some local looking types and having a chat with the barmaid and finding they were not serving food today, she was happy to make a recommendation... More 

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Staffordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We always visit the Blue Anchor when on holiday here in Brixham Was disapointed to learn last November they have stopped doing Sunday lunches, something we hope they will re-instate soon. However have eaten in the evenings since then and would recommend the cottage pie. A good hearty meal reasonably priced .

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went for a pint. Certainly an old fashioned, locals type boozer. Friendly enough. No real ale on (impression it might be changing hands?) OK pint of Guinness. The overriding smell of old cooking oil/fast would not entice me to eat there.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We happened upon this place by chance and were glad we did. The beer and wine were great, the atmosphere very friendly and there was a real character behind the bar who regularly broke into song in true Thespian style. Wonderful and highly recommended! I agree with one other reviewer, the lights could be dimmed a little but that's advice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderful old pub by the harbour, full of great characters and with a fabulous, roaring fire to help banish the winter chill. Great ale and very decent rioja. Highly recommended! Only slight quibble, the lighting could have been a bit less bright.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went in for a drink and found a really great welcome from both the locals (and their dogs) and the chap behind the bar. Would have loved to stay for a meal in the cosy restaurant but were dining elsewhere

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a locals pub but offers great welcome to friendly tourists. Warm winter fire we will be back

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Enjoyed a drink in here on Friday evening. Must say that it does seem a local orientated pub although thankfully it is not clicky

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We found a warm welcome in this charming, down to earth Brixham Pub. A roaring fire blazed in the hearth and the locals obviously knew this was a great venue. Good, Honest and Unpretentious

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends and our dogs. Nice food, good value. The restaurant area is aside from the main bar giving a quieter dining experience. The only slight down side is that this is a very popular pub that fills up in the evening and you have to go to the bar to order food and drinks. Early... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1803 859373

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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