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The Blue Anchor

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Gastropub
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Beacon Road, Crowborough TN6 1BB, England
+44 1892 654519
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to The Blue Anchor several times in the last few years and to be honest, none of my visits were particularly memorable.....until this visit. The pub now has new owners and is under new management. Wow! What a difference this has made. The outside is now a lovely space, a fabulous garden which has now been opened up... More 

Thank divar66
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been let down by the Crow and Gate pub nearby, we decided to try The Blue Anchor as we were nearby and was not disappointed. We both had the steak and it was full of flavour, was warm and I can honestly say was one of the best I've ever had. The service was prompt and efficient and the... More 

Thank Richard S
Crowborough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I came today for what we hoped would be a nice pub lunch and a pint. No bat menu on Sunday which was disappointing but we ordered camanbert to share which was excellent. There were too many staff with no direction a lot of wandering about by them. No real attempts to make sure customers were happy.... More 

2 Thank suzannemcintosh
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub Saturday. Last night. Had a really good meal. Steak was cooked to perfection. Tried different beers as well. Staff were very knowledgeable. Great service. Will certainly visit again.

Thank Craig D
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Craig Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit. I will pass this onto my team. So pleased you enjoyed your meal, it's great to hear. Thanks again Nick More 

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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us went here for a meal last night, we had pre-booked and advised that one person was gluten intolerant. We all ordered our food, they advised us they had worked round the gluten free order (which was a chicken burger) by not providing the bun as they had run out of gluten free! Two of... More 

1 Thank Christine S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I booked a table for 8 on 16/4 when The Blue Anchor held their Easter celebrations, which included egg hunt, crafts and kids eat free. We were very pleased with the food, drink and service. But best of all, the staff. Hillary's egg hunt was fun and engaging for the children, with chocolate eggs at the end. The craft table... More 

Thank Diana B
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Diana It's was a fun day for us too, so pleased you enjoyed your visit and took advantage of the garden. I completely agree it's so much better for children, they can run around freely now. See you again soon Thanks Nick More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our dear friends treated us to a lovely meal at the Blue Anchor as a treat for my partners 60th birthday. We had not been to The blue Anchor for years and were so surprised , the décor was excellent and all clean. The food was superb three of us had the fish and chips and would highly recommend, the... More 

1 Thank Teresa P
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Teresa Thank you for this terrific review and we all hope to see you soon. Thanks again Nick More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

I must have visited this establishment eight times in the last year(see previous reviews) and been full of praise,but it never took off the way it should have. I think it has now been sold and is under new management and what a difference. The menu has been pared to just a few pub favourites. We were the only people... More 

2 Thank Mark T
Hartfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Had a lot of good ,lunches and meals here in the past,but haven't been for some time for no perticular reason

Thank janetdawson
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Janet So pleased you took the time to write a review. Hopefully you will be returning for lunch or dinner soon. Thanks again Nick More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Friendly staff and warm atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and 're visit. Plenty of parking space. Ideal for passing through or just for locals.

Thank AustenMerritt
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Austen Thanks for this review, so pleased to hear to enjoyed your visit to the Blue Anchor, hope to see you again soon. Thanks again Nick More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beacon Road, Crowborough TN6 1BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Crowborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1892 654519

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?