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The Blue Anchor

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Address: 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston TR13 8EL, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 562821
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00

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If you like real ale this is the place for you

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Gail E
Grand Baie
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Grand Baie
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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

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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 21 September 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 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 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 8 August 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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Brilliant venue for a family friendly festival with great bands and ambience. Every year this pub hosts a festival and each year its friendly staff and great beer- Spingo makes the event enjoyable

Thank liz L
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Seems to me, when you visit somewhere new, you finish you visit with a pint, well, what a surprise this place was, a little bar, lots of little rooms either side of an ancient alleyway, the service was friendly and welcoming, drinks a little excessive prices wise, but the experience makes up for that, pay a visit, you'll love it... More 

Thank Alan Keith H
Penzance, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Enjoy the beer, the ambiance, the people, the singing. A proper pub with no airs and graces and absolutely no "sympathetic modernisation" to be seen - thank heavens!

Thank Madrongirl

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