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The Golden Anchor

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Caribbean, Bar, Pub
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1 Hwy | Opposite Folkstone Marine Park, Holetown, Barbados
+1 246-248-7572
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our recent stay, the food was fantastic and with drinks as well it was great value for money. Both weeks we chose Friday night with the reggae band, the atmosphere was brilliant and Karen and IWayne made our party of eight feel very welcome. If you love mixing with the locals and want a night... More 

Thank Boscar
Bridgetown, Barbados
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the Golden Anchor numerous times, it's super laid back. "Stress free zone" as Wayne (one of the owners) calls it. If I had to describe it in one word, that word would be "Fusion" This place is amazing for bringing so many elements together! At the Golden Anchor you see both millionaires and regular people off the... More 

Thank A_Murray79
Frenchburg, Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE HAD A BLAST! My boyfriend and I had a great time at the Golden Anchor on Karaoke night. It was amazing with lots of locals coming out to sing and dance. Boyfriend sang several songs. Very laid back, owners were awesome and friendly. We stayed with Carol and Dick (owners of several rental houses at Westerlee check it out)... More 

Thank WhitneyWatercutter
Toronto, Ontario
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Owners are welcoming, food is delicious, we had a great time. Definitely recommend if you're down for some low-key fun.

Thank shannonmcdonald86
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321 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Classic laid back Bajan bar. Great music, great people and very tasty food. Usually something happening every night eg quiz, karaoke, music. Even though we were in an all inclusive hotel, we went back most nights for the crack.

Thank paulspod
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here Saturday night, karaoke night what a night full with locals belting their songs out, take a visit and enjoy

Thank rich052016
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Golden Anchor was recommended to us by a couple we got talking to on Mullins Beach (as you do). We were in Barbados, staying at Villa Bruadair (worth checking out as this was an idyllic location and walking distance from all the amenities in Hole Town - would definitely stay there again!) with a group of friends. From the... More 

Thank Gill W
isle of Skye
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Friday nights they have a live band, the pace is full of locals and visitors, and very lively. We ate there the food was good food and a good price. definitely worth a visit, even if you are at Folkstone and need some food.

Thank Stuisleofskye
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

For those who are used to the lonestar/tides etc it is easy to be put off by the exterior and basic tables if you are doing the drive by in the day. But take your nose out of the air and head down in your casual clothes and flats and have the best night. We went for the live music... More 

Thank Jazzy365
Ascot, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This bar was opposite where we were staying and looked like fun It was Saturday night - karaoke 🎤 The locals were welcoming and a few half decent singers, we decided to pop back after dinner and the place was still rocking although the drink hadn't helped all the artists! Definitely go back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Hwy | Opposite Folkstone Marine Park, Holetown, Barbados
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint James Parish  >  Holetown
  • Phone Number: +1 246-248-7572

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?