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The Blue Anchor

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Address: 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston TR13 8EL, England
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+44 1326 562821
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am

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Fab place any time of the year

We have stayed at No 52 for the Beer Festival at the Blue for last 10 years, even came to the Blue for my 50th in Jan 2009. Kim at the B&B is great nothing is ever too much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jill W
Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at No 52 for the Beer Festival at the Blue for last 10 years, even came to the Blue for my 50th in Jan 2009. Kim at the B&B is great nothing is ever too much trouble for her, the locals are friendly and the music great. Spingo is the best !!!!!

Thank Jill W
Wrotham, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Went with three friends, none of whom had visited the Blue Anchor before, and my last visit was almost 40 years ago! The beer was excellent and the bar staff extremely friendly and helpful. Two minor problems were no food and parking is some distance away.

Thank kenbaines
Helston, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

A regular visit here is a must. If your in holiday you must pay a visit and try the locally brewed ales. My recommendation "Flora days". Live music nearly every week. Quiz night Mondays. Jam night sometimes too! Relaxing, not clicky with great ales to enjoy in many nooks and crannies of this traditional proper old tavern!

Thank Rebecca K
Grand Baie
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We always make time to come here to drink the Spingo - as our father and grandfather did before us! A real old-fashioned pub with the best ale in Cornwall

Thank Gail E
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123 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Hadn't been in a few years and spent weeks looking forward to it. Still something to behold. A rarity in the day and age of chain pubs etc and a welcome change to the normal. As always, fantastic Spingo and also, the amazing 7.4% special ! I hope this place never changes. If you are in Cornwall and you enjoy... More 

Thank Knobjunior1974
Truro, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A great pub with all the old world charm and good ale brewed on the premises. A must whenever in Helston and if your lucky an impromptu Cornish sing that can happen whenever. Top marks also to the barmaids who are welcoming and service is great.

Thank Ron E
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely old fashioned local pub, tried the ale made on premise's called middle, a lovely smooth pint 🍺 very reasonable price to ,local's very friendly felt very welcomed and a warm atmosphere would def visit here again and would make it my local if I lived here no loud banging music either

Thank Fussy E
St Keverne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

I call in whenever in Helston. I buy a pasty or sandwich just up the road at Mother's and enjoy it with a drop of Spingo 'Middle'. This pub has more atmosphere than any I have ever been in. You must give it a try.

Thank Graham S
Adelaide, Australia
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120 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Very old hotel still with thatched roof. Has variety of beers which have been brewed on site for well a long time. If you are a beer lover Visit and do some sampling. Also visit the gun room and open fire if it is cold.

Thank Doug R
Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this brewery / pub. The music festival was enjoyable and the locals were hospitable. Worth a visit for their brew but not if you like draft Guinness.

Thank manofironbridge

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