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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
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British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Welsh
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really fantastic pub with very good beer quality food and and very professional friendly staff the fish and chips was superb also very dog friendly cant wait to go back 10 /10

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to this establishment, absolutely Beautiful building. We booked as a group of 5 but were 20 minutes late arriving as we took a wrong turn but the staff were unfazed and so accommodating after giving our apologies which made us feel at...ease. Lovely menu not overflowing with main evening dishes but enough to choose from. Food was all lovely and fresh the homemade pies went down particularly well. Service was excellent from the friendly staff a lovely evening & meals had by all.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After over 25 years absence we decided to try and re-ignite fond memories, and we weren't disappointed. We had booked a table in the bar. Superb food and superb beer - all in all very good

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021

The chips did not appear to be hand cut as stated on menu. They also were flowerey. Mushy peas did not seem right. Beer ok. We visited a few weeks ago and standards have slipped.More

Date of visit: May 2021
blueanchorinn, Owner at Blue Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello There, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'd just like to clarify that our menu clearly states that our chips are 'home cut' and not 'hand cut'. We buy sacks of potatoes, they are rumbled to remove skins, they are...More

Reviewed 7 September 2021 via mobile

The Blue Anchor doesn't disappoint. The service was amazing and food was really tastie. One tiny thing was that the chips weren't home cooked and out of the freezer which was disappointing as they were advertised as home cooked. Other than that, all good and...the people working there were so friendly and attentive to our dining needs. Thanks for a lovely meal Blue Anchor. Hope to see hand cooked chips next visit ;@)More

Date of visit: September 2021
blueanchorinn, Owner at Blue Anchor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello There, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and i'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. I'd just like to clarify that our chips are home cut and home cooked. We buy sacks of potatoes, they are rumbled to remove...More

Reviewed 31 August 2021 via mobile

Great pub never been before came with friends, really friendly staff helped with food and wine choices. The food was excellent and reasonably priced thank you for a great evening

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021 via mobile

Brilliant staff lovely food highly recommended will deff be returning prices great too,if it’s a family friends couple or even single visit you won’t be disappointed

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

What a Cute Little Old Country Pub Found out about this place on SpookyIsle... its one of the oldest buildings in the whole of wales and used to be used by Smugglers. We had a drink in the beer garden looking at the beautiful thatched...building with it castle like features. We asked if we could go in and have a look and the staff couldnt be more helpful!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

Lovely place, great atmosphere, stunning food. Recommend the Thai green curry it was lush. Definitely going again soon.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

Arrived for Sunday lunch with a party of 9 with ages ranging from 5 to 70+ - all with differing tastes and preferences as is usual. We were treated to a thoroughly enjoyable lunch that no one could fault! The choices, quality, and the service...were exceptional. And at £20.75 for three courses represented excellent value for money. A very memorable visit that we'd repeat without hesitation. A big thank you to all concerned.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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9 December 2018|
Response from blueanchorinn | Property representative |
We are! Best to phone ahead and book a table if you were wanting to eat. There are limited tables in the area of the pub where we allow dogs. Cheers Rich
Angela L
11 March 2018|
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Response from Hev999 | Reviewed this property |
why is someone asking me this question. surely a call to pub is common sense
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Blue Anchor Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5