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“Stunning”
Review of Blue Anchor Inn

Blue Anchor Inn
Ranked #3 of 113 Restaurants in Barry
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
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“Stunning”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

My family and I had a three course meal here for Sunday lunch, lovely food, great atmosphere staff friendly its becoming a regular place for us to go.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“well worth a visit”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

went the sunday before christmas for lunch, three courses for £15. The food was excellant, staff very attentive, and the food was served quickly. The creme brule was excellant. only problem was the restaurant is upstairs and therefore access for people who have difficulty walking may be dificult

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank hugh j
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blueanchorinn, Owner at Blue Anchor Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hello Hugh,
im delighted you had a good dining experience with us, thank you for your kinds words.
With regards to access for disabled people or people with walking difficulties, when you make a reservation just let us know that there's someone with you that can't tackle the stairs and we will accommodate your party downstairs.

Regards

Rich
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“Brilliant Old Pub Great Beer & Food”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Visiting my Daughter in Cardiff and she took us to the Blue Anchor - what a treat to be in a fabulous old pub atmosphere with great food & beer. As I now live in Canada and visit UK once per year I like my pub visits to be great as I can't afford a mediocre one! Blue Anchor did not disappoint

  • Visited December 2012
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Cardiff
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“Christmas party fun”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

To cater for over 70 guests is a feat in itself and every meal came out (where appropriate) piping hot and well cooked and presented. Crackling fires added to the warm atmosphere. Well done!

Visited December 2012
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Thank Drastic
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Worcester UK
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“One of a Kind”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Recently called in for dinner - the first time I had been here in over twenty years and pleased to see that the place had retained its unique charm and individuality - it just smokes atmosphere. Food was good, not too pricey and the service was efficient - well worth a return visit and thoroughly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Steelstrings
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