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The Anchor Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3344
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Last weekend I turned 40. My family and I marked the auspicious occasion with a celebratory Sunday lunch in the Anchor. The 18 of us swarmed in at 1pm, to be greeted with a good selection of beers, wines and gins - including Becks Blue for the designated driver. We had booked and ordered ahead due to numbers. I was... More 

Thank Nac F
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasant enough wee place food was nice and reasonable priced parking good across road in donard car park

Thank WayneFlo
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

You will not be disappointed if you go here for food. There is a great menu selection and so very reasonably priced especially if dining as a family as they offer 'children eat free'. Food is absolutely gorgeous. Service is fantastic and there is a toy corner for the kids so they don't get bored waiting on their food. The... More 

Thank Marie C
Kent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

An experience of a real Irish bar: friendly, knowledgeable staff serving a wide variety of local beers. A quiet night while we were in so the barman had a chance to chat a bit. Highly recommended.

Thank Christine J
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink, very friendly and relaxed. Food was being served in the next room which looked lovely so would return for that

Thank Carlsberg2223
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Payed a visit with my partner and her young relations last Saturday and it was just the ticket. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the food was lovely and good value for money too and to top it all the kids ate free.

Thank Camillus F
Balbriggan, Ireland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Myself and five family selected the Anchor Bar based on previous favourable reviews and were not disappointed. The Blts were especially tasty ,the bacon being a stand out,and the French fries were delicious.Service was very attentive and the cost was excellent value.

Thank gerrymccleery
Lurgan, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch. Very friendly staff. Good menu and excellent food. Would highly recommend it and we will definitely call again.

Thank Atoland_65
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Took my wife,son and daughter in law out for a day trip to Newcastle and went into the anchor bar for a meal.(big mistake) Waited an unacceptable 45mins on our order arriving and when it eventually arrived to say it was disappointing is an understatement. The chicken gougon meal was nothing short of a glorified KFC meal it was supposed... More 

Thank mogey43
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Enjoyed a lovely family meal here had the chicken goujons which were very tasty missus had a Chicken burger which she loved and the kids were very happy with their burgers and they love the skinny chips. Staff were very helpful too and the Guinness was quality. Thanks Tom

Thank tommcg36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 3344
We are a century old bar situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains; with a traditional public bar; with all the original fittings. Welcoming to all families, ramblers and climbers. We offer fabulous home made Pub Grub, where Kids eat free and we even have home made Organic baby food for our little guests.We're very keen to promote local produce and boast a whole host of Locally brewed Craft Beer and Cider including the award winning Whitewater Brewery, 8 Degrees Brewing Co, McGraths, Inish Macsaint and Armagh Cider Co.Our weekly entertainment includes a weekly Charity Pub Quiz (Thursday), weekly live music on Friday (Jamming Session) & Saturdays and live Stand Up Comedy shows as well as the odd Movie Night. We pride ourselves on showcasing local musical talent and give local bands the opportunity to run they're own nights.We also screen all live Premier League, Championship, Scottish and Spanish Football, Rugby, GAA, Golf and Boxing in high definition and on our big screen.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?