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The Blue Anchor

Bar, British, Pub
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Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH, England
441803469165
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wales
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with family. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. All meals very good. Service a little slow as new staff but all in all very good.

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Thank Sunkissed_cpl
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a decent harbour side pub with a good selection of beers and a good menu. It has a bar area plus 2 other rooms and seems comfortable and snug. On my visit it seemed welcoming and my beer was well kept and tasty; a beef sandwich appeared very quickly but was not exceptional and, at £5.25, was overpriced... More 

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Thank John B
Ontherun1975, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for your review of our beers. I appreciate the point that you made about our beef sandwich. I can explain the reason for the cost. Our beef is our own from our own farm. We hold a high welfare standard and don't produce industrial levels, as such there is an added cost.... More 

harlow essex
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in there whilst on holiday in Brixham. The place was quite full, had one drink then went to order a second, the rather large barman in there refused to serve us for absolutely no reason at all!! charming... got the impression that unless your local your not welcome.. would never step foot in there again!!

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Thank janHarlowEssex
Ontherun1975, Manager at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you are upset that we take licensing laws seriously. Unfortunately if any of my staff feel that a persons behaviour is unacceptable or they feel that a potential customer is far too intoxicated they have been trained and told not to serve that person. I am proud of my staff and this just goes to show... More 

Neath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I called in for lunch on 5 April 2016 and ordered gammon, eggs, chips and salad. Alarm bells started ringing when the folk on a nearby table were served with the wrong meal, while one member of the party was not served at all. We were the only other diners present, but the food still hadn't appeared... More 

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Thank David W
Ontherun1975, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

I am truly concerned by your review. Our gammon is from a local butcher and we strive to deliver quality. Can I ask you to call me to discuss this matter? I appreciate you were constrained by time to catch the ferry and assume that is why you didn't talk to any of my staff at the time and raise... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small quiet pub right on Brixham harbour that has a varied menu and at reasonable prices. I was part of a small group that had been on a coastal trip from Exmouth to Brixham on one of the best sunny days so far this year. After our voyage we decided to have a meal before returning home.,A friend wanted... More 

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2 Thank BelleVue2
Ontherun1975, Manager at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I will ensure that the team are made aware of your review. It is always nice to hear such nice feedback with regards to our staff and quality of service. Thank you again. More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a proper pub with a good selection of beer.live music three times a week food served in separate bar situated just off the harbour

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1 Thank Victor H
Ontherun1975, Manager at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

We try our best! Thank you so much for the review. We are pleased you felt our beer, pub and music were good. It is always appreciated when you hear that you are doing things right. The team work extremely hard at keeping the standards high. Thank you More 

warrington
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited brixham in July 2016. Suarez with friends. We'd into this lib and found it charming, friendly and full of character. Dog friendly too. Staff were very friendly and full of life. some good singers doing traditional music. All in all this is a must to visit all year round.

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2 Thank philukWarrington
Ontherun1975, Manager at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Our staff are extremely motivated and try to meet all the customers expectations and I am extremely happy that they met yours too. We are very dog friendly and all but the bad behaved ones (mine are not perfect at times) are always welcome. We have music every weekend and try, where possible, to encourage local acts. Thank you for... More 

Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very pleasant evening here Live music provided by Tom. Cocktails provided by an excellent barman coupled with excellent beer. A friendly welcoming local.

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1 Thank Corynfrances
Ontherun1975, Manager at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Tom is an up and coming musical legend, he also works here!!! Rog, the cocktail barman is also a rising star. I will ensure that both are to,D of your kind words. Thank you for your review. More 

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Believe or not on my visit to Somerset and Devon recently this was the first pub I found serving Proper Job and not Doom Bar. I know that taste is a personal thing but come on get some good beers in. This was a lovely visit out of the rain, with the large but very friendly Rotweiler milling around checking... More 

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2 Thank Ken B
Ontherun1975, Manager at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I may even give the boy an extra treat for his tea! We have an ever changing ale selection but proper job is always on the menu. Thank you once again More 

Ludlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on the off chance of a table, basic pub food but excellently cooked and served. Very reasonable. Open mike night added to the experience stayed a lot longer than anticipated

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2 Thank sheila6275
Ontherun1975, Manager at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Open mike is every Thursday and am so glad that you enjoyed it. I will let Colin and Tom that run it that you enjoyed it. I will also let Ali know in the kitchen that you enjoyed the food. All our beef is supplied by our own, award winning, family farm in Devon. Thanks so much for your kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: 441803469165

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?