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Blue Anchor Inn

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$$ - $$$
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East Aberthaw | Situated 5 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
+44 1446 750329
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Blue Anchor Inn for a Saturday day out lunch.Easy to find and park.The pub was lovely,full of character from the 13-14th century.A few Open fire places! You can choose a cosy seat place everwhere.Great menu with lots off different food,meat or fish. Very kind and polite staff. To return in the summer to enjoy the tables and... More 

Thank LucySB11
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been having Sunday lunches here for more years than I care to remember, always first class food and excellent service. Not a large choice, but 'less is best'

Thank llangrallo
Barry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bar food always good, tasty, and reasonably priced. Lovely pub to visit at any time of the year. Also has a lovely restaurant upstairs if you're looking more a more formal restaurant atmosphere.

Thank Phil S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for Sunday lunch upstairs in the restaurant. Loved the atmosphere straight away with the low beamed ceilings and low doorways and the smell of roaring fireplace. Lots of parking available too. The food was really lovely and for a decent price too. Three course Sunday lunch for just over £15.00 each. Noticed the gluten free options to marked by... More 

Thank racheltW7246KC
Barry, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was on a Monday night when many restaurants are closed. Our daughter arrived too, to help with the celebrations. The restaurant isn't open on Monday nights but the same menu is available in the bar. We all very much enjoyed our meals.

Thank Heulwen04
Rhoose, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best traditional pubs around. Great food. Thatched roof and open fires. It's old and stuffed with character. If only the walls could talk.

Thank crabbitbill
Barry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good typical country inn with loads of character. Easy to get to and park. Good choice of drinks and great food.

Thank grafona
Bath, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought it better to book, expecting the restaurant to be busy on a Friday night. Instead there was lots of room so would just go on the off chance next time. The bar was busy and very cosy, felt very inviting. We went upstairs to the restaurant with it's huge open fire and just loved it. Very warm welcome... More 

Thank UponATime
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Blue Anchor tonight with a couple of work colleagues, we booked ahead after hearing they had recently won a local award, 'Pub of the year'. Let me tell you it was well deserved. The staff could not of been more friendly and courteous, the atmosphere was just right music, lighting, decorations in classic English pub style was perfect.... More 

Thank Tom L
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Blue Anchor with a couple of friends for Sunday lunch. The pub is full of character and atmosphere. However it was a very cold day and although the open fires were lit they were not sufficient to heat the place and our table was in a cold, draughty corner. The nearby radiator was not very hot and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Aberthaw | Situated 5 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Barry
  • Phone Number: +44 1446 750329
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.