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The Anchor Bar

$$ - $$$, , British
9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3344
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“caeser salad” (2 reviews)
“goujons” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, British
$$ - $$$
9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

During the time in the pub we had some food, while the other people in the party had good food I found that mines wasn't that nice. The chicken I received was extremely burnt while the chips were overly salted. The plate also had a...More

Thank Ultimatedaytrips
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent selection of dishes, well presented and composed with skill and flair. Amazing risotto. Lovely staff surprising location.

Thank timeagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stopped by for a quick pint, about the only place in town that sales real ale on tap. Had a nice pint while being entertained by the local youn'uns playing pool and doing impromtu kareoke.

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We waited over 30 mins for a bowl of chowder. The chowder was watery and thin and overloaded with samphire, which normally is quite nice. This was thw woody, horrible bits of samphire that would choke you. The Guinness wheaten bread served with the meal...More

Thank Grrlscout
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

In Newcastle for the day I took my family in for a meal. We waited maybe a half hour on food but that's not a complaint as I enjoy a pint before food & it also tells me it's cooked fresh. The staff were very...More

Thank big-e-taxitours
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant bar! - tasty cocktails, cool crowd, great music and super friendly staff�� My 'local' away from home!� Highly recommended*****

Thank Ozden O
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Went in the Anchor a few times while staying in Newcastle for the week and have to say it was one of my favourites in the area. Had a lovely real ale on as well as a really good selection of Irish Whiskeys. The bar...More

Thank Neilh1878
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Going off the outside, I wouldn't normally have gone in this pub. But as we were on a group crawl, in we went. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful and made recommendations, they had four craft beers on tap and a blackboard with...More

Thank lancysue
Reviewed May 1, 2017

If you are looking for a great pub experience, don't miss the Anchor. We stayed in a local hotel and they suggested we try the Anchor. We sat down and ordered pints....as we sat and talked, musician after musician walked in and pulled up a...More

Thank Aunt P
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

We went for tea on a Sunday evening with our three kids, 10, 8 and 6 after reading favorable reviews. We were pleased to get a table and the waitress took our order as soon as we were ready ( it was nit veru busy)....More

Thank pjsme
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $10
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 3344
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We are a century old bar situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains; with a traditional public bar; with all the original fittings. Welcoming to all families, ramblers and climbers. We offer fabulous home made Pub Grub, where Kids eat free and we even have home made Organic baby food for our little guests.We're very keen to promote local produce and boast a whole host of Locally brewed Craft Beer and Cider including the award winning Whitewater Brewery, 8 Degrees Brewing Co, McGraths, Inish Macsaint and Armagh Cider Co.Our weekly entertainment includes a weekly Charity Pub Quiz (Thursday), weekly live music on Friday (Jamming Session) & Saturdays and live Stand Up Comedy shows as well as the odd Movie Night. We pride ourselves on showcasing local musical talent and give local bands the opportunity to run they're own nights.We also screen all live Premier League, Championship, Scottish and Spanish Football, Rugby, GAA, Golf and Boxing in high definition and on our big screen.
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