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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thai curry” (6 reviews)
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
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 4 weeks ago

Took my father to the Blue Anchor for his 81st Birthday, recently. We ate in the upstairs restaurant and received a really warm welcome - despite being a little early for our table. We had a wonderful Sunday lunch - enjoyed by all (ages 14-81!)...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joe C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We have been using the 1380 Blue Anchor as our go to occasional/regular 'local' pub for about 35 years, although it is 5.8 miles away as the Google bird flies. The welcome is always genuinely friendly, the beer good and the food also. We mostly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SamBrook1950
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant family meal for 14. There was plenty of fresh veg supplied as required. The deserts were very nice as well. It has very friendly staff and is a warm setting. We have had numerous family meals here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed December 2, 2018

On our way to the airport, we remembered this lovely pub - it is quinessentially the pub of pubs, the sort of place Hobbits meet, or the setting for a costume drama where characters from a Thomas Hardy novel (Aberthaw Annie?) meet to smoke clay...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank king-nowhere
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Quaint thatched country pub with lots of character and plenty of parking, although a bit difficult to find being off the beaten track. One Monday night a group of eight of us had a three course meal and a nice time. Arrived there 6:30 and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lyn_Devonport
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Have not been to the Blue Anchor for many years, but I can certainly reccomend this venu.Cosy place, a great atmosphere, and best of all tasty food. Staff helpful,and friendly, we ordered the beef and ale pie, which came with chips and vegetables, and gravy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nantlais
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 6, hadn’t booked but staff happily squeezed us into the bar area. Food was lovely, my husband said the steak was the best he’d had in a long time. Make sure you book in advance as you may not be at lucky...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank amberjspiller
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Went to the blue anchor on the recommendation of the guesthouse owner with whom we were staying. Visited two consecutive evenings because we thought it was great the first time so why look further. Splendid brains beer, poured properly with staff letting drinks settle and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for myself, husband and son. On arrival it was very busy and we were told to go into the room next door, there was a table with our name on it but we had to wait for another table to be cleared...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 743jacquil
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Our daughter and her boyfriend wanted to treat us to a meal a belated 50th birthday meal and they wanted to take us somewhere we haven’t been to for years as they had eaten there recently and had a nice meal, on arrival we entered...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MikeyGreen68
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Questions & Answers
Emma D
December 8, 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
August 27, 2018|
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Response from HarryFromBarry | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for reading my review.
Angela L
March 11, 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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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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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