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Blue Anchor Inn

$$ - $$$British, ,
East Aberthaw | Situated 5 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
+44 1446 750329
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
East Aberthaw | Situated 5 minutes from cardiff international airport, Barry CF62 3DD, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard good reviews about Sunday lunch here, so booked for a family birthday celebration. I would definitely recommend booking, as even though there are 2 lunch sittings, it was busy! We had a table for 7 and all three courses were served at...More

Thank Cheryl E
Reviewed 6 days ago

popped in for a drink as we had already booked for evening meal next night. dogs were allowed in small, tiny bar area only and we had one small well behaved schnauzer who just sits under table. we were only customers in there and asked...More

Thank Hev999
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dined at the Blue Anchor on a number of occasions before and had a good experience, but the last time will be our last! Only the one waitress was in attendance, who appeared rushed off her feet (although there were only a few...More

Thank FirstEpistle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been lucky to have known this place for over twenty years and have been coming here yearly as a birthday treat for the really good food , excellent real ale and amazing atmosphere. Theakstons Old perculier , Wadsworth 6x are always on tap as...More

Thank 180anthonyj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting this pub for many years and was even taken there as a child. It’s steeped in history and is really cosy in the winter and a lovely sun trap on the summer. It’s a wonderful pub for drinks and ales and...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for evening meal. I had line caught Cod which was nice but I had anti pasta for starters this was really very good but no bread with it. Wish they had told me. But next time I shall order bread with it.

Thank deepsky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Anchor Inn has an excellent reputation and one that is well deserved. I live In the next village and often use it for a drink or lunch. On a week day lunchtime it's usually not too busy but at the weekend, especially in...More

Thank Gareth J
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We went for a drive and ended up stopping at the Blue Anchor for an evening meal. Really excellent food, good proportions, great service and reasonably priced.

Thank FairWales
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for a family meal. A good menu choice which was excellent value. fmFood was excellent as was the service.

Thank Mystic66
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely pub, they serve fantastic beers, wines and spirits and I’m led to believe the food is good. We booked in for Sunday lunch and what lets this place down is the shear arrogance towards vegetarians. The only meal available on the...More

1  Thank Steve R
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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