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Blue Anchor (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Blue Anchor - Flora DazeAcceptable1
Blue Anchor - Spingo Jubilee IPAAcceptable2
Blue Anchor - Spingo MiddleAcceptable1
Blue Anchor - Spingo SpecialNot Tried0
Blue Anchor - Spingo Easter SpecialNot Tried0
Picture 1. Blue Anchor, Helston, Cornwall

Visits Details

25 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon and the pub is busy. Visitors are being ‘encouraged’ to use the overflow marquee at the back, but we take over the middle room on the left hand side and soak up the atmosphere.
Blue Anchor - Spingo Jubilee IPA4.50AcceptableGolden in colour. Smooth and creamy with a subdued hop flavour.
Blue Anchor - Flora Daze4.00AcceptableBrown-coloured Bitter with an unusual, herbal flavour.
Blue Anchor - Spingo Easter Special7.50Not Tried
Blue Anchor - Spingo Middle5.10Not Tried
25 Apr 2007 (Andrew)
This pub is legendary. I expected a lot. I was disappointed. The pub interior was outstanding but the atmosphere was not really that pleasant. Also, the beers wasn't up to much!
Blue Anchor - Spingo Jubilee IPA4.50AcceptableCloudy and acidic. It was touch and go whether I gave this a 2 out of 5 but the acidity matched that of the 'Middle' so I'll be charitable and say it was apple-y rather than off. Pale gold in colour.
Blue Anchor - Spingo Middle5.10AcceptableDark brown beer with an initial rich malt flavour and an apple-y body and apple finish. Jane liked it but I didn't think it was up to much.
Blue Anchor - Spingo Special6.60Not TriedGiven its price of £3.20 a pint Jane pointed out that it would have to be 'special' to warrent buying some. Given the quality of the other 2 beers I took a guess that my money would be better spent elsewhere and didn't try it.

About the Blue Anchor

The pub sign. Blue Anchor, Helston, Cornwall

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8EU.

The pub consists of 4 old rooms separated from each other by a (now covered) passage-way that splits the pub in 2 and leads to the garden at the rear. Own historic brewery in the back yard. One of only 4 home-brew pubs left when CAMRA's first Good Beer Guide was printed.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 5 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TR13 8EU