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Blue Anchor
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Address: Blue Anchor, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6JP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31006) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 16 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Smugglers Inn, Minehead (0.3 miles), Washford Inn, Washford (1.6 miles), Butchers Arms, Carhampton (1.6 miles), White Horse Inn, Watchet (1.7 miles)

 

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Visited this pub on a late afternoon in January.

It was fairly quiet, but those there gave a friendly welcome to me and the family and the dog.

There was a fire in the grate but the pub was very low lit. From the outside one might not have thought that it was open.

Two ales on handpump, Bays Brewery "Jingle" ale, which was a typical malty Christmas brew...not too bad. The other was Doom Bar, so the less said about that the better.

There was a pretty sizeable menu available but we weren't eating (see my reivew of the Washford Inn elsewhere on BITE).

I've seen some really variable reviews of this place, but it strikes me that it's decent enough, it just looks a bit like the Overlook Hotel in the Shining...ie underattended. We went to the Smugglers pub down the road the day before and that lacked any atmosphere whatsoever. I can imagine that the Blue Anchor can get pretty busy in summer, but no doubt it is a bit hamstrung by the encroaching Bristol Channel which must throw doubt on the continued occupation of this site.
captain_ralph - 2 Jan 2015 20:19
A well worn but welcoming pub perched atop the cliff at the far end of the esplanade, sadly the cliff edge is eroding quite rapidly putting some of the pubs garden out of bounds.
A split level interior has lots of secluded seating areas including a small conservatory with great views out to sea.
A couple of real ales & a pair of decent ciders were present on a recent visit, friendly staff and locals at the bar too, on previous visits the place has been doing a good trade in food during the day too.
Steve_Smythe - 19 Sep 2014 19:43
This pub has a great location high on the cliffs overlooking the Bristol Channel. But sadly it has seen better days. 2 ales were on - Exmoor Gold & Wadworth Red, White & Blue. We sat in an area near the entrance door that looks more like a store room than a bar. I believe the main bar did have better views. Amusing to see the childrens' climbing fram out of bounds as it has nearly gone off the cliff!
blue_scrumpy - 2 Aug 2013 19:36
tommo5 ...your profile says that you are a bar billiards guru! Is that true? I LOVE bar billiards!

Yes, I bet this pub has always been this way for the last 40 years.
whatsgoinon - 2 Aug 2011 15:14
From the sound of it, the place hasn't changed since I stayed here on honeymoon in 1970 ! Would like to re-visit sometime while it's still there.
tommo5 - 30 Jul 2011 23:02

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