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Blue Anchor Inn

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East Aberthaw | Situated 3 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
441446750329
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Blue Anchor Inn was one of the first pubs in South Wales to produce...
The Blue Anchor Inn was one of the first pubs in South Wales to produce quality bar meals back in the 1980's. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, winning awards including the South Wales Food Pub of the year for four years,2013, 2011, 2008 and 2006. We are Egon Ronay recommended and are included in the Michelin Eating out in Pubs guide since 2007(the only South Wales entry in the guide), as well as the AA Pub Guide 2013, where we appear as Pick of the Pubs for the Vale of Glamorgan.As well as food who could forget real ales! we have always been a forerunner in the promotion of real ale in South Wales. We were the first winner of the CAMRA pub of the year award back in 1983 and we have maintained our position to the present day by being included in the current 2013 CAMRA Guide.
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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best mothers day meal ever

This is the second year that we have been to the Blue Anchor for mothers day, the 3 course meal is excellent, all home made & the price is brilliant. I love the quaintness of the pub & the intimate atmosphere. The real open fire adds to the homely surroundings Will definately book to go again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Julie P
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Barry, United Kingdom
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Barry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the second year that we have been to the Blue Anchor for mothers day, the 3 course meal is excellent, all home made & the price is brilliant. I love the quaintness of the pub & the intimate atmosphere. The real open fire adds to the homely surroundings Will definately book to go again next year

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This quaint 14th Century Inn is a gorgeous thatched pub and restaurant which offers a brilliant Sunday lunch. A Fixed price offers a choice of four starters, four roast meats and selection of vegetables, and normally up to 9 desserts! Our family love it, so much so that we visit regularly and often take friends and family. The staff are... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Six of us went for Sunday lunch. The place itself is so interesting, with the main pub section dating back to the 14th century. The dining room is newer but designed to fit in with the original section. The meal was excellent. One of the few places in Wales that doesn't overcook its vegetables. I had a roast lamb dinner,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Blue Anchor last night with my family of ten. This is a charming old place, really lovely inside and out and there is a nice warm atmosphere. From the moment we arrived the waitress and waiter were very attentive and did many trips to the bar for our drinks. The wine list was pretty good, we had... More 

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We love this pub so much and regularly visit for their wonderful food, lush wine and guest ales. Every night they have a specials menu, which introduces a mixture of lovely food for everyones taste. This visit we had the beef strogonoff. It was so creamy and delicious - I could eat it again and again. We also love their... More 

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Brisbane
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This quaint Inn was originally two cottages built in the 14th Century. The atmosphere, food ( extensive pub menu) and service were excellent. A lovely place to spend an evening with a restaurant for more than casual pub dining.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I've been going to The Blue Anchor for many years and I never tire of it. The food is always wonderful and very creative. It's not cuisine beyond recognition but it is off the culinary beaten track. The actual building lends itself to tranquility being so steeped in history and set in such a remote spot. I've made the journey... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Such a quaint place and the staff were so helpful and friendly, would recommend to anyone who is close to try this beautiful little place.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First time eating at The Blue Anchor, East Aberthaw. Not disappointed, as the food was top quality, and price was reasonable for what we had. We arrived early on Friday evening before they started cooking (6pm), so pre-ordered our food (which was helpful because the place soon filled up). Best to reserve a table if you plan visiting at the... More 

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Cardiff, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Wonderful experiences here, just love it, great food, open fire, great staff good menu, comfy atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: East Aberthaw | Situated 3 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Barry
  • Phone Number: 441446750329

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub, Pub

Description

The Blue Anchor Inn was one of the first pubs in South Wales to produce quality bar meals back in the 1980's. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, winning awards including the South Wales Food Pub of the year for four years,2013, 2011, 2008 and 2006. We are Egon Ronay recommended and are included in the Michelin Eating out in Pubs guide since 2007(the only South Wales entry in the guide), as well as the AA Pub Guide 2013, where we appear as Pick of the Pubs for the Vale of Glamorgan.As well as food who could forget real ales! we have always been a forerunner in the promotion of real ale in South Wales. We were the first winner of the CAMRA pub of the year award back in 1983 and we have maintained our position to the present day by being included in the current 2013 CAMRA Guide.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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