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Blue Anchor Inn

) #2 of 95 Restaurants in Barry $$ - $$$ British, ,
East Aberthaw | Situated 5 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
+44 1446 750329
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
East Aberthaw | Situated 5 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a really great meal here, all dishes delicious and the sticky toffee pudding was the best I've ever tasted! Lovely pub, friendly staff. Recommended!

Thank Jane52813
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this lovely pub lunchtime today for a meal with husband to celebrate our anniversary. I am so glad we picked here because the food was outstanding and good value for the quality. I have an intolerance to onions and do often end up with...More

Thank Minky59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was absolutely amazing , worth every penny that we paid for the meal , even with a 45 min wait the staff were so polite and tried so hard to keep us happy , amazing and beautiful place.

Thank lauren_rachel12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Blue Anchor today. We both had delicious gammon. The service was outstanding and it is the cutest pub I have ever visited. We walked to Gileston and it was a pleasant walk through the woods and along the coastal path.

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had decided to travel to Barry for the weekend as a last minute thing to meet up with friends. Never been to the area before so was relying on TripAdvisor to guide us to what to do, where to stay and where to eat....More

Thank joodarb2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely pub! Fantastic old building with nooks and crannies everywhere. Exceptional beer (I had to have a second pint of Old Perculiar just to make sure...) and outstanding food (I had the gammon), friendly staff and a great atmosphere. My only complaints is...More

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the blue anchor I felt I had stepped back in time the whole experience was amazing the food was delicious a real treat

Thank Peryn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint village pub and superb restaurant stacked in history that provides quality food. Ideal for that special occasion in the upstairs restaurant or a pint and some pub grub at the bar. I have visited for a quick stop off with my...More

Thank dave_meadows
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely country pub, upstairs restaurant food is above your average gastro pub and staff are warm and friendly. In the winter time they light real log fires down stairs. The only draw back is getting to the place someone has to be the designated driver!

Thank mark_collins73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely family meal here. Very olde worldy but very nice staff and atmosphere.i would reccomend a visit to anyone

Thank mapcjplep
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Questions & Answers
Greg M
13 August 2017|
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Response from blueanchorinn | Property representative |
Hello Greg, I'm afraid the 27th falls on a Sunday and Sunday is the only day we don't serve evening meals. Serving Sunday lunch instead at 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Regards Rich
Gary R
18 April 2017|
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Response from blueanchorinn | Property representative |
hello Gary, we welcome dogs but there are limited tables in the area where we allow dogs. best to book ahead. Rich
18 January 2017|
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Response from LHO-WA | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I were there whilst on a bus tour of the British Isles. The tour company (Trafalgar) made all the arrangements and we dined on the second level. The building with its thatched roof, was worth the visit for us... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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