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Blue Anchor Inn

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East Aberthaw | Situated 3 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
01446 750329
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
A Character-Full local Pub

The Blue Anchor is a favourite haunt and my latest visit did nothing to change my view. Staff are friendly and welcoming, Food tasty and varied and the atmosphere is great. You won't be disappointed if you pay them a visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
IanHoskins
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Chon Buri, Thailand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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194 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chon Buri, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Blue Anchor is a favourite haunt and my latest visit did nothing to change my view. Staff are friendly and welcoming, Food tasty and varied and the atmosphere is great. You won't be disappointed if you pay them a visit

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Have been going to the Blue Anchor for several years. The setting is beautiful, an old country pub, that is as is with no pretentions or aspirations to an invented sense of authenticity. The menu is always excellent varied, with classic pub favourites, and a more bistro-esque selection too. The pub meals are huge, and the prices are pleasant surprise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We celebrated our friends birthday. There were eight of us on a Friday night. We sat upstairs which I found cosy and candle lit. Food and atmosphere excellent and we have been back twice more! We live nearby so will be using more regularly now we don't need babysitters!

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited sat 21st march with 4 friends. The pub downstairs is a lovely warm old style true pub with wood smoke and dog asleep on the flagstone floor. Good choice of ales and decent prices. We were seated promptly and ordered drinks which came right away. On ordering our dishes we waited about 45 mins and then the food arrived.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic venue.great food and service. We go quite often to this lovely thatched pub in Vale. A short distance from our home in Rhoose. Consistent quality .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I visited with a group of friend we sat in a cosy lounge near a fire. Drinks and meals were reasonably priced. And bar staff friendly. They were accommodating and helpful with arranging a meal for someone who has a range of food allergies. All meals were enjoyed. Will return again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been here on a few occasions and have always been impressed. I visited recently for Sunday lunch. They do a 3 course menu for £15.50. Wow! What great value for money. Each course I had was delicious! Lovely setting and relaxed service top this off. Highly recommended

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Cardiff
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are not a local you are treated with complete indifference by the management. The locals examine you as if you may be carrying some sort of plague and mutter under their breath. If you are looking for friendly ambience avoid the Blue Abchor.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A lovely Sunday lunch is served here, good price £15.50 for three courses. The vegetables are served seperate in serving dishes so you can help yourselves. Plenty of food, fresh and hot, what more could you ask for. Service is quick and effiecient and of course friendly. We have bee here on numerous occasions and have never been dissapointed. Even... More 

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South Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Yes, food very good, if a trifle slow after ordering. But the main problem was the congested seating in the restaurant bar. 4 chairs to each small round table. Each table can only accommodate 2. As main meal plates provided are very large. So makes it physically impossible for 4 main meals on such tables. Seating, varied, very hard, so... More 

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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  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Barry
  • Phone Number: 01446 750329

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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