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Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH, England
+44(0)1803 859373
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  • 16
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Me and my partner visited the pub on Tuesday afternoon. It was very cosy to say the least!! Had a laugh with the great lady behind the bar, the locals that were in joined our conversation and everyone had a smile on their face. It was happy hour and the beer was good, well kept and obviously clean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Sandra H
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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English first
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Me and my partner visited the pub on Tuesday afternoon. It was very cosy to say the least!! Had a laugh with the great lady behind the bar, the locals that were in joined our conversation and everyone had a smile on their face. It was happy hour and the beer was good, well kept and obviously clean pipes and... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good old-fashion looking pub, which we like, went Friday evening for food and few drinks, no need to book, just fine a table and order at the bar, pub was busy, only disappointment was when I ordered 2 mixed grills, was told only 1 left, so we had 1 fish of the day and 1 mixed grill, food was fab,... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

we walked into this pub with our 10 year old ( which it clearly states on a board 10 years and over) to be challenged by the bar lady across the entire pub how old was our daughter ? To which I replied 10 which she is , for her to roll her eyes and continue to have a conversation... More 

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Emma K, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

I was present on the occasion in question , my staff asked you nicely how old your daughter was and as the bar is very small some of the other customers comented that THEY didnt beleive she was 10. The coment was then made that we don't ID children and were happy that you had told us the truth. Unfortunatly... More 

Pahoa, Hawaii
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a few days break, with family, we ate one evening in the Blue Anchor. It was busy but one would hope it was. There were fresh fish dishes available, as you would expect, being on the sea front. The food arrived fairly swiftly was served up by a kitchen hand, in a polyester football shirt who was less than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Nice little drinking pub with a good atmosphere, especially when there is good quality music. Have been before and enjoyed it a lot, however, on this occasion was disappointed by the service from the barmaid/land lady over a slight misunderstanding that could've resulted very differently having been dealt with differently on her part. Maybe that's one reason why they are... More 

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Emma K, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Service was refused because it was believed that one of your party had had enough to drink - I don't think that as you were leaving shouting vile obscenities including the c word and then trying to start a fight with the people stood outside the pub could have been delt with in any other way ?. and as for... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

How refreshing to find a real pub filled with and staffed by real people - many thanks to the lady in Tourist information for pointing us in the right direction when we asked for a real old fashioned pub. Lots of banter, involving the tourists with the locals plus good ale and cider all contributed to the experience. Even the... More 

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a typical old style Pub where the locals like to go and drink. Can be very crowded around the bar area where they like to sit and can be rather reluctant to move when trying to order drinks and food. If you like that sort of thing then it is a good place to just sit and listen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Just returned from a wonderful weekend in Brixham Devon. After reading some of the reviews on here, I felt compelled to also make a review. We also visited The Blue Anchor pub/restaurant. Our first visit was so enjoyable, we frequented it several times during our 4 day stay. The staff and locals/visitors were really welcoming, even our pooch was spoilt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went for a pint with my mum and a friend. What can I say? The staff and locals alike were wonderful. You turn up as a stranger and walk away thinking you have a new group of mates. What a fantastic place. Really recommend.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Quirky little pub on the harbour. Staff & customers are characters! But food was less than average: Brown & white meat baguette was crammed full of too much brown crab meat, no white, actually a bit off putting & difficult to eat & the pub & toilets felt unclean. I'd go again for a quirky pint but not to eat.

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

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  • 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, Pub

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