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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent pub and restaurant. Outstanding ales. Great atmosphere. Truly unique. Claims to be the oldest pub in Wales. Lots of beams, flag stones, log fires and thatched roofs. The food is first class home cooked pub food.

Thank Graham L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for Sunday lunch as a large family (4 adults, 2 teens), the first thing you notice is the building, it is stunning. Set in a small village and lovely thatched roof it just looks welcoming. Once inside you can tell the buildings...More

Thank RyanHaines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very welcoming, friendly pub with a roaring fire and a great selection at the bar. What more could one want?

Thank laneangell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely setting. Warm and cosy. Very homely. Would recommend a visit here. The food it to a high quality and enjoyed every time visited

Thank kellyday123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday dinner here is treat with a great menu to choose from. Caters for fairly large groups and provides a friendly service. A lovely pub all round.

Thank Luke E
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stopped for a drink in this old and charming historic pub. The thatched roof and stone walls are fascinating to see and it was fun to watch the locals.

Thank Isabel H
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Food was good but expensive. Didn't think the staff were particularly friendly. Went twice first time ate in one part of the bar which was ok and no one said anything. Second time told rather abruptly couldn't eat there despite only one other dinner who...More

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 3 October 2017

been here on more than one occasion with family and friends for a meal upstairs cannot fault it, exhalent food and drink

Thank SteveWoodfin
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had yet another fantastic meal at this Pub, a Sunday Lunch. They do 1,2 or 3 courses. I can highly recommend having a 3 course. Excellent quality and very reasonably priced. Very friendly and efficient staff and a beautiful historic building.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We came here a couple of years ago & thought we’d give it another try & tried to get into the bar area to order a drink but was unable to do so due to so many dogs in there. What do they want in...More

4  Thank Dean H
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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