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The Blue Anchor

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Bar, British, Gastropub
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Beacon Road, Crowborough TN6 1BB, England
441892654519
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New management and staff are great as is the food and much better than before. I visit quite often and am never disappointed. Staff are very attentive. Garden is great in the summer with kids. Highly recommended.

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Thank zarnd123
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, it's so great to hear our hard work is paying off. See you soon Nick More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This place has improved 100% with new management. Food and wine to our liking staff are a little green but friendly and helpful . All in all a well worth visit we will return definitely

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Thank Langton100
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Blue Anchor and I hope to see you again soon. Thanks Nick More 

East Molesey, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The beef Sunday roast was the worst meat I've ever been served in a pub!! It was as tough as leather - inedible really!! My partner said the lamb was equally poor. However, the vegetables were good!! I wouldn't consider eating here again, unless they change their butcher!

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1 Thank IP1972
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell me about your experience here at the Blue Anchor. I've taken on board your comments and have since changed the butcher. I can only apologise for the inadequate meals you received. I hope you might consider giving us another try and please ask for me personally so I can arrange some complementary... More 

Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here on our way back to Maidstone. We were made very welcome. The young lady behind the bar was excellent, despite the fact that she was rushing around doing double duty as a waitress as they were short staffed that evening. The place appeared to have been recently revamped and a under new management. It was very clean... More 

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Thank Heather L
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Heather Thank you for writing this review. I am pleased you had an enjoyable visit and hopefully see you soon. Thanks again Nick More 

Tunbridge wells
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Called in for an early meal. Still very impressed with the new look. Service very good and food excellent. Hunters chicken was good bbq sauce not overpowering. Hand cut chips delicious. Would well recommend again.

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Thank Julia W
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Julia Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Our Hunters Chicken is definitely becoming one of our popular dishes. I will pass your comments to my staff. Thanks again Nick More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

i visited the blue anchor last sunday with my husband, he went for a mixed meat roast and I went for the lamb, meat cooked perfectly and had an amazing red wine jus. staff very polite and attentive, will definitely be returning.

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Thank LucyMillson
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Hi Lucy Thanks for the review, it's fantastic to hear that you had a great time here at the Blue. Hopefully we will see you soon. Kind regards Nick More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My friends and I ate here on a Saturday night.... The waitress was vey sweet but constantly embarrassed by the fact that many of the items on the menu were unavailable! On a Saturday Night!! There were no pies (a choice of two) no rump steak only sirloin and from a small choice of 3 desserts or cheese, there was... More 

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2 Thank Zoe P
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

We am really sorry to hear about your experience here at the blue anchor. Unfortunately we had a temporary chef at the time you visited. As you know all our food is cooked fresh to order and therefore not having done enough preparation during the day, which is why a few items were unavailable in the evening. We apologise for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Under new management and doing very well. A lot on cash has been shelled out to make this a much nicer place for a drink and the new chef is spot on. Friendly and efficient service and very well cooked, unpretentious food. Excellent daily specials and generous portions. Reasonable wine list and Shepherd Neame excellent beers make this a really... More 

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1 Thank Richard P
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We loved to hear that our improvements have been worth while and our new chef is doing all he should. Its lovely to know you come for both lunch and dinner but also for a drink. Regards, Nick More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I came here a few months ago for a catchup with a friend and there was some live music so the atmosphere was great and it was very busy. We had a two course meal and was very satisfied with all of it, however they did take a while on the main course, but this was due to them being... More 

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1 Thank briony p
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Briony is it much appreciated to see where we can improve and what we are doing well. we are glad you enjoyed your meal while at the Blue Anchor and we apologise for the delay on main course. We appreciate your understanding that it may have taken longer due to being very busy however we... More 

East Sussex
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Popped in for a quick Saturday lunchtime sandwich only to wait 30 minutes before being told our order had been lost (the machine had run out of paper) and another 10 minutes to actually get our sandwiches. The pub wasn't particularly busy either but didn't feel the staff were particularly attentive. We got our chips for free but it didn't... More 

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1 Thank EastSussexSuzy
Nick N, Owner at The Blue Anchor, responded to this review

Very sorry for the delayed reply but We are really sorry to hear about your experience at the Blue Anchor. There is no excuse for a lost ticket and now this has been bought to our attention the member of staff in question has been removed, we really hope you will try us one last time. As a gesture of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beacon Road, Crowborough TN6 1BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Crowborough
  • Phone Number: 441892654519

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?