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“Love the Place”
Review of Blue Anchor Inn

Blue Anchor Inn
Ranked #4 of 122 Restaurants in Barry
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Brings back memories from decades ago, food very tasty although a bit on the small size. Real Ale Pub, loads of character

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Thank Soulman4u
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We live about ten miles away from the pub but are regular visitors.
That's because of the superb food, bar meals usually, and the well kept ales.
The Old Peculiar in particular is worth the journey.
Its £4 a pint but worth it.
The place is always clean and the history makes it an interesting pub to visit.
We have always had a friendly welcome and hope to visit for many years to come.

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Thank Codinbatter13
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had been recommended the Blue Anchor and on a spur of the moment decided to stop here for a quick sandwich but ended up staying a lot longer!
Once reading the menu we decided to try the steak and the line caught haddock and it was a great decision as the food was lovely. (Added delight no cooking dinner later just a snack required).
Staff were very friendly and the pub it's self is full of character .
One on the list to revisit .

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Thank MrsM46
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We visited Blue Anchor prior to going to Heineken Cup rugby final in Cardiff. Good quality food embracing both meat and fish together with very good value wine and an excellent range of real ales all made for a memorable lunch. We hope to come back!

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Thank Seamus C
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Three generations family lunch.
Good quality family friendly afternoon gastro pub.
All of us loved it. Low beams and horse brasses. Speciality ales on tap. Food - really good.
Not sure hoe you'd be passing but if you are, pop in.
Sword Fish - perfectly cooked. Fish and Chips - very well received by Grandma and Grand Daughter.
If you'll excuse the bad analogy, thatched cottage pub delivers does exactly what it promises on the "tin". And that's unusual these days. Here's to the next 300 years ..

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Thank trecynon
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