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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived around 7.30 on a busy Saturday night. There is karaoke which is great, and a lively atmosphere! We got drinks and sat down and ordered food. When it came the food was great but it took over an hour! I think they had a lot of food orders at once but it did kind of spoil the experience.... More 

Thank Reason8
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ended up spending most of our nights in here. This is an authentic little rum shack which is fabulous! They often run themed nights like quiz night, karaoke and band night. If you are looking for a fun cheap bar with lovely people you must go! We even bumped into Chris Evans the DJ in there! Can't wait to... More 

Thank Hollie B
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Quiz Night which we didn't know until arrival. Packed with mostly Brits. Lucky to get a table. Although it took a long time to get our meal, Karen was very obliging and apologized profusely by making it up with some fish cakes while we waited. Would have played quiz but as restaurant accepts cash only we didn't have... More 

Thank Jodmeister
United Kingdom
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221 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us had a great night out here recently . After all the fine dining this is welcome change . it's more a rum shop than a restaurant but they do serve some great snacks . As well as rum and cokes we had flying fish , crab cakes and chips all great as part of a fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here following other reviews. Is exactly as described, fun, great value food and drinks. Opposite a bus stop so easy to find. Would definitely go again. Karen was very helpful and obliging.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great! We walked in to a drunk male Brit who proceeded to intrusively kiss my girlfriend & grab her bag, slap our young waitress on her bottom, rub my locked brother's head, and ultimately tried to reach for fries on my plate! That was it for me! Done deal, South Bronx defense mode in effect! No excuses for... More 

Thank Geechi56
Braunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for live music and drinks (all things rum or beer!) Great value and all welcome. We will definitely be going back!

Thank Bethski
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A nice place to visit for a true Bajan meal. We had flying fish with all the sides and it was really lovely. Good value for money and the service is spot on. Don't be put off by the appearance of this place from the front!

Thank kylekylekyle
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The Golden Anchor is a tiny rum shop on a busy main road and looks un-inviting to the uninitiated. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed. Yes its not Sandy Lane, but it serves some of the best local food in Barbados. Their macaroni pie is the best I have tasted in 31 years of visiting Barbados 2... More 

2 Thank David347
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

If you want some authentic local food well prepared and good value for money then this is well worth a visit. The owners are really friendly and welcoming. Shame about the hoard of drunken British women looking to pick up the locals otherwise it's good fun

Thank KDW26

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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
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?