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The Blue Anchor, Reigate Town, Reigate

27 West Street
Reigate
RH2 9BL
Phone: 01737669497
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Rex Rattus left this review about Blue Anchor

There were two ales on in here - Sharp's Atlantic and Harvey's Best (£3.85 a pint). We were hoping for a Pilgrim Brewery ale in here, as the brewery is next door, and one of our number had seen it in here in the past. The Harvey's was in excellent shape though. I didn't see any sign of food, but to be fair we weren't looking for any as we had already eaten at the Bull's Head.

As others have already said, it appears that the cottage to the right has been incorporated into the pub. Inside the pub, the area on the right - which would have been in the erstwhile cottage - down a step or two is carpeted, framed by dark wooden posts, has a couple of sofas with low tables in front of the wood-framed brick-built fireplace. The main area of the pub runs back down the left hand side of the room, and is furnished with a row of normal tables and chairs. But the pub's best feature is indeed the garden, which looks out over a low wall to the neighbouring cricket ground. We were looking forward to sitting outside on a late August day, but of course the British summer weather prevented this.

This is a rather nice pub. It was very quiet when I was in there - my group were the only customers in there - but I hope it gets busier in the evening or at weekends. This is another Reigate pub which I would be happy to revisit - in the hope that it would be nice enough to sit outside and would have a Pilgrim beer on.

On 9th September 2017 - rating: 6
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Graham Coombs left this review about Blue Anchor

A bit unprepossessing at first, this pub has a rather stripped-down, basic appearance, apart from a snug area off to one side with sofas. Most of the clientele seemed to be out in the large paved garden to the rear. Disappointingly, the only ale available from a row of pumps at time of visit was Sharp's Atlantic but it was drinkable enough. The menu was also not hugely exciting, however the chicken burger that appeared was excellent and genuinely home made. By the end of the session I had warmed to the place a bit. Overall, pleasant enough but has the potential to be much better.

On 8th August 2017 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Blue Anchor

The exterior looks like a once historic pub (I see C.17 quoted elsewhere) but the inside is pretty battered and dingy. The windows are original and the open wood burning stove is welcome. However the knocked through L shaped interior and tatty bar (seemingly fashioned DIY style from plywood) massively detract. The only real start of the show (and it is a star) is the garden, a patio that has an enviable view over the cricket ground. Four pumps at the plywood bar, at first glance there appeared to be nothing on as two of the pumps were undressed and the other two had turned clips – however this was because the barmaid was busy cleaning the pumps. On enquiry there was a decent choice of Twickenham Naked Ladies and Purity Gold. Unfortunately the Twickenham was murky and went back. The replacement of Purity was, in fairness, a good drop. Noted that during my 20 minutes here the pump clips never did get re-attached properly. So a single serviceable ale (on a Friday evening!), a DIY bar and a ropey sense of professionalism makes this a massive disappointment but the building blocks for better are here. Will anyone use them? Judging from reviews elsewhere, this place has been below-par for years so probably not.

On 16th March 2016 - rating: 5
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 September 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 September 2014 by Steve C
  • Darts : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 September 2014 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sun - last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 September 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 March 2016 by Quinno _
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