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The Blue Anchor, Ruckinge - pub details

Blue Anchor

Address: Hamstreet Road, Ruckinge, Ashford, Kent, TN26 2NY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 11755) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Ham Street (1.7 miles), Appledore (4.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 19 users)
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other pubs nearby:

White Horse, Bilsington (1.0 miles), Dukes Head, Hamstreet (1.5 miles)

user reviews of the Blue Anchor, Ruckinge

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Maninblack1 - 13 Apr 2015 20:39
New landlord, Paul ,at The Anchor. Looks like Doombar and Harvey's Sussex Bitter will be the regular ales for the time being. Timothy Taylor's Landlord was the guest on Sat 19th Oct. All in good condition. The kitchen is being renovated and food will be back on from the 28th Oct. Things are on the up at The Anchor. Good luck Paul.
Maninblack1 - 20 Oct 2013 13:46
I visited on Saturday 20th October and had a few excellent pints of Doom Bar at only 3.00. Courage Best was also on offer and in great condition, best pint of Courage I've had for some time. I wouldn't usually drink Courage Best but it looked so good I had to try it and was glad I did. Steve the landlord knows his stuff, he actually asked why I wanted to swop just to make sure there was nothing wrong with the Doom Bar. The food looked good and is very reasonably priced. Dog friendly, Julie took a shine to our dog and went out of her way to make sure he was fed and watered. Great service, very friendly, highly recommended, we will definetly be back.
Maninblack1 - 28 Oct 2012 13:22
This pub was closed if I remember correctly up until the very end of last year. As I was driving through Kent on a journey back to London I stopped off for something to eat on a Saturday evening. I was pleasantly surprised to walk in a see a welcoming pub and an open fire and a warm hello from a chap called 'Steve' behind the bar, who turned out to be the new Landlord. I enjoyed chatting with him and a glorious half of Directors (I was driving) and sat down to a really excellent curry in the restaurant. I have to say, this pub is unique in the way that it's quiet enough for me to enjoy but also has the jovial atmosphere from the locals. Next time we go back, I want it to be the summer as the beer garden is really the main attraction for me here, that and the large duck pond where you can feed the ducks. In the summer after taking in some of Kents finest countryside I could think of nowhere finer to relax with a good pint of ale. This is not a new pub or a fancy wine bar, more traditional with good beer and food so take that on board and you will really enjoy this pub.
JamesGeorge - 12 Jan 2012 12:45
I'd received a message from the new owner asking me to reconsider my review of last year, so a group of us cycled down. Quite a long journey to find the kitchen was closed - everyone had gone to a wedding. What are pub websites for if not to impart that information?
The ale (Adnam's Green thingy) ran out after three quarters was pulled, and the backup (Broadside) wasn't all that.
And as you walk in, you are still confronted with the locals on the pool table.

I stand by my review of a year ago - it's a pleasant enough place, but there are a lot of more welcoming places nearby.
MankyBadger - 25 Jul 2009 16:30

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