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The Anchor, Bristol

60 Ham Green
Pill
Postal town: Bristol
BS20 0HB
Phone: 01275372253
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Reviews of The Anchor (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Blackthorn _ left this review about Melbournes BYO At The Anchor

A good sized pub just off the A369, this was taken over by the rapidly expanding Mezzé chain a year or so ago and was extensively refurbished. Following their financial difficulties, it was sold on again and is now run by the guy who had Melbournes BYO restaurant in Park Street many years ago, and this name has been resurrected in the restaurant at the pub. The bulk of the pub runs along the front of the building, with the restaurant at the rear being housed in what may have been a skittle alley in a former life. Next to this is an attractive garden, again heavily renovated with decorative lighting and such like. The decor style is now very contemporary, which to me makes it debatable whether it really feels like a pub anymore. As I recall from a previous visit many years ago, it had quite a traditional pub ambience so this is rather a shame, although it is of course no fault of the current incumbents.

Flooring is mostly wood strip with much stripy wallpaper around as well as patterned banquet seating and plenty of cushions. A free standing chimney breast covered in slate tiles contained a wood burning stove, although I’m not convinced this was a genuine wood burner despite the pile of logs stacked next to it. A similar chimney and fire was in another corner. A small room off to the right might be described as a snug, and this was covered in “bookcase” wallpaper and also had an old type-writer on the window sill. Various miscellaneous objects were dotted around to add to the decor such as miniature topiary bushes, various different coloured umbrellas hanging by the door and coloured water beakers on the tables.

Food wise, the bar menu offered a reasonable, although not especially extensive, selection of pub grub dishes such as fish & chips, ham egg & chips, burger and a prawn curry. These were mostly priced around the £7/£8 mark and there were also a range of pizzas for around £9 and wraps for £7. Deals are available on some nights such as 50% off pizza on Mondays and Steak Thursdays. There is also a separate restaurant menu which is a little more expensive. My American pizza with Chicken Breast, Hickory Smoked Bacon, Spicy Sausage and Monterey Jack Cheese was a generous portion and quite tasty.

Beers on tap were Gem and Doom Bar whilst ciders were Thatcher’s Dry and Thatcher’s Gold. This is a tricky one to mark. Food wise it certainly shows some promise, and I will no doubt return to check out the restaurant. But for a pub, it really didn’t have the right ambience for my taste.

On 30th January 2015 - rating: 6
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Anchor

Becoming another "Mezze at the" pub location so currently being refurbished.

On 25th February 2013 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 354 recommendations about 335 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Avonmouth, 3.03 miles, 58 min walk (show)
Shirehampton, 3.21 miles, 1 hr 1 min walk (show)
Sea Mills, 4.56 miles, 1 hr 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Anchor, Pill
1st Oct 2016, 15:10
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1st Oct 2016, 15:10
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Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 01 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by David McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : Yes - 1 st Thursday of the month 7.30 - last updated 01 October 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - code on Wall next to the bar - last updated 05 September 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - 10pm
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