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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Up for let

The Blue Anchor, Ashford

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Hamstreet Road
Postal town: Ashford
TN26 2NY
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Manky Badger left this review about The Blue Anchor

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.

29 June 2008
Popped in mid afternoon for a quick pint - You can always spot a "local pub for local people" because the requlars are sprawled all over the bar making it very difficult (if not physically impossible) for anyone else to get to the bar. One of our number navigated his way through the locals and we got served. The locals seemed a nice enough bunch, but I for one felt as though I was intruding, so we took our beers into the garden and watched the ducks.
It's a nice enough place, and a lovely garden, but if you're not a local there are other more welcoming places not very far away.

On 25th July 2009 - rating: 5
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Latest updates View all updates for The Blue Anchor, Ruckinge
21st May 2015, 13:38
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
21st May 2015, 13:38
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Other: Up for let

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 July 2009 by Moby Duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 25 July 2009 by Moby Duck
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 25 July 2009 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 July 2009 by Moby Duck
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