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The Anchor Bar

) #17 of 39 Restaurants in Newcastle $$ - $$$ , British,
9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3344
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“goujons” (4 reviews)
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant bar! - tasty cocktails, cool crowd, great music and super friendly staff�� My 'local' away from home!� Highly recommended*****

Thank Ozden O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in the Anchor a few times while staying in Newcastle for the week and have to say it was one of my favourites in the area. Had a lovely real ale on as well as a really good selection of Irish Whiskeys. The bar...More

Thank Nakes1878
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Going off the outside, I wouldn't normally have gone in this pub. But as we were on a group crawl, in we went. The bar staff were very friendly and helpful and made recommendations, they had four craft beers on tap and a blackboard with...More

Thank lancysue
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you are looking for a great pub experience, don't miss the Anchor. We stayed in a local hotel and they suggested we try the Anchor. We sat down and ordered pints....as we sat and talked, musician after musician walked in and pulled up a...More

Thank Aunt P
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We went for tea on a Sunday evening with our three kids, 10, 8 and 6 after reading favorable reviews. We were pleased to get a table and the waitress took our order as soon as we were ready ( it was nit veru busy)....More

Thank pjsme
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Last weekend I turned 40. My family and I marked the auspicious occasion with a celebratory Sunday lunch in the Anchor. The 18 of us swarmed in at 1pm, to be greeted with a good selection of beers, wines and gins - including Becks Blue...More

2  Thank Nac F
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasant enough wee place food was nice and reasonable priced parking good across road in donard car park

Thank WayneFlo
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

You will not be disappointed if you go here for food. There is a great menu selection and so very reasonably priced especially if dining as a family as they offer 'children eat free'. Food is absolutely gorgeous. Service is fantastic and there is a...More

Thank Marie C
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

An experience of a real Irish bar: friendly, knowledgeable staff serving a wide variety of local beers. A quiet night while we were in so the barman had a chance to chat a bit. Highly recommended.

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink, very friendly and relaxed. Food was being served in the next room which looked lovely so would return for that

Thank Carlsberg2223
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 3344
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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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