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The Anchor Bar

$$ - $$$, , British
9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 3344
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“chilli dip” (2 reviews)
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, British
$$ - $$$
9-11 Bryansford Road | County Down, Newcastle BT33 0HJ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

great food and service with kids meals for free but beware the portions are large which is not a bad thing.recommended

Thank davesbirdDublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly can't fault the food or service today. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was simply delicious! Some of us had the beef dinner which was perfectly cooked. Two kids had free pasta meals which they loved and good portions. Special mention...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don’t know whether to be sad or glad we discovered this place on our last night staying in Newcastle. I think I’d have to walk 10miles to walk off the wonderful food we had tonight. First of all I’m annoyingly gluten intolerant and they...More

Thank Dramaqueen50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for a bite to eat. Their menu sounded good . When the food was brought out it did not disappoint either. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Myself and my family dropped into the Anchor last Saturday to have a bite of lunch and catch the rugby, the sign outside stated, “ kids eat free “ accompanied by an adult, this suited great as we have two kids, the atmosphere in the...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Came here after a recommendation, the food was very tasty service was good and we generally really enjoyed it thank you

Thank LouPooley
Reviewed 19 September 2017

During the time in the pub we had some food, while the other people in the party had good food I found that mines wasn't that nice. The chicken I received was extremely burnt while the chips were overly salted. The plate also had a...More

Thank Ultimatedaytrips
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

An excellent selection of dishes, well presented and composed with skill and flair. Amazing risotto. Lovely staff surprising location.

2  Thank timeagain
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Just stopped by for a quick pint, about the only place in town that sales real ale on tap. Had a nice pint while being entertained by the local youn'uns playing pool and doing impromtu kareoke.

2  Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We waited over 30 mins for a bowl of chowder. The chowder was watery and thin and overloaded with samphire, which normally is quite nice. This was thw woody, horrible bits of samphire that would choke you. The Guinness wheaten bread served with the meal...More

2  Thank Grrlscout
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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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