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“NEVER AGAIN”
Review of The Anchor Bar

The Anchor Bar
Ranked #20 of 60 Restaurants in Newcastle
Price range: $3 - $10
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Food really disgusting.... Open prawn..... Under wilted salad prawns couldn't be found and popcorn scampi were just puffs of batter. Must have new chef....new to get another .

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2  Thank MONCHON30
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great bar with good music and a friendly atmosphere well done to the proprietress ,the drinks good to

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I met two friends in Newcastle yesterday (13.8.13) and we decided to dine in the Anchor Bar. Bad choice I'm afraid. The place was practically empty, despite the fact that it was lunchtime, and the décor leaves a lot to be desired - tatty upholstery and dirty windows just to mention a couple of off-putting items. We ordered tea and sandwiches - the tea arrived OK, the smaller teapot with a crack, also the milk jug was cracked (don't think it would pass health & hygiene check). There was only brown sugar on the table and when asked for white sugar (for tea) were told that they hadn't any... Unbelievable ....After approx. 5 minutes the waiter appeared with about half a dozen little sachets of sugar which he said 'he went across the road to get it' With hindsight, we should have left the premises and walked round the corner where we could have enjoyed a more appetising snack in a more inviting environment. We paid our bill and left, with the intention of Never Returning or Recommending.

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5  Thank Helen W
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Very very small portion for a roast dinner...two small circles of carrots, two runner beans and a small (tiny) broccoli head, a very small portion of mashed potato ( my son who hates eating veg would have beed happy, it would have all fitted in one mouthful) and a little piece of meat. We asked for more gravy...and they charged us! Not a Yorkshire pudding,
stuffing or roast potatoes in sight...how exactly is that a roast dinner? I felt a bit conned ,so we just paid left and won't be back.
Was annoyed to be charged for gravy for a roast dinner & wasn't really Sunday lunch as advertised in the flyer.
The staff were friendly and the atmosphere is good, shame about the food .

2  Thank paulatrainor
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Rob M, Owner at The Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Hello

Thank you for your recent review and feedback. I am thoroughly disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us and would like to apologise on behalf of the management and staff.
We will take your feedback on board and offer larger portions to our clientele going forward. I also hope that one day you may return in the future so as we will have the opportunity to redeem ourselves.

Kind Regards

Rob Manley
Proprietor

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Went in thinking the kids free meals would be worth it but there was no real choice on menu and food was poor quality and not worth the cost would of been better taking them to KFC and alot cheaper

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1  Thank Nyreecarbury
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Rob M, Owner at The Anchor Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Hello

Thank you for your recent feedback and I would like to apologise for your recent visit to The Anchor Bar.
Its very disappointing to hear a bad review but it also gives us the opportunity to improve our service and standards. Being a father of three boys myself we have in the past had a wider healthier selection of meals for the little ones. But again from customer feedback we found that very few families chose the healthier option. We do strive to improve our service all the time and seems we have let ourselves down in recent weeks. Any further feedback on children's meal options would be invaluable to us and if you could find the time to let us know what you would expect from a children's menu then we are certainly open to suggestions.
Again I would like to whole heartily apologise for your disappointing visit with us and hope you will give us the opportunity in the future to redeem ourselves.

Kind Regards

Rob Manley
Proprietor

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