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The Blue Anchor

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My favourite pub of 2018 . . .

As soon as I finished my Spingo ale and walked out of the pub, I immediately wanted to return... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Plymouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Quirky old-fashioned brew-pub

Lovely old pub with beer brewed on site. Could do with some improvements, e.g. the loos are a... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Stuart M
Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

As soon as I finished my Spingo ale and walked out of the pub, I immediately wanted to return - almost as if the Blue Anchor had a mystical hold on me. Apart from food, this pub offers absolutely everything; a roaring fire, great atmosphere,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lovely old pub with beer brewed on site. Could do with some improvements, e.g. the loos are a little ropey, and the place could do with more heating.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

So rare to find an old traditional pub that brews its own beers. Great beers, great hosts and great locals propping up the bar. Grab a beer, grab a chair and watch a great piece of Cornish life for an hour or two.. bring a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We come here once a month, Always spend at least 5hrs here drinking there excellent ales my favourite is the Middle the special is also great to finish of the evening, You can also bring your own food in when you get hungry. The staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dickie D
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A trip to The Blue Anchor is recommended as it is a Unique pub. You think you are in a time warp but it is worth the trip. The beer is an acquired taste and is strong stuff.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jimmybird
Reviewed 18 June 2018

A classic English pub, full of character. Has it’s own brewery producing the famous Spingo ales, treat with respect ! Doesn’t do food but pasties can be bought next door A real gem

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tim H
Reviewed 25 May 2018

What a wonderful inn. Comprising several rooms off a main corridor, it is very suitable for larger groups who might disturb those having a quiet drink. On sale was ale from the local Spingo brewery which I found delightful. I do so wish we had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Roger E
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Visited here as a trip down memory lane for hubby and we all enjoyed it. Great atmosphere, nice warm fire, quirky building - and a great pint, Spingo!!! Definitely worth a visit and a taste of their own beer. Fantastic.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Fionafew
Reviewed 10 March 2018

A place to meet old friends and make new ones. The beer is brewed on the premises with an ancient recipie thats been passed down over the years. Old word pub. No tv no background music. No food. Just beer and chat. Covered area in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 386franp
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Visited on Boxing Day 2017, what a great atmosphere, Morris dancing and a good Cornish sing song, absolutely packed with people but my family and I had a seat in the covered beer garden area which was very warm and comfortable, would recommend this pub.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank s_pilkington
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