The Blue Anchor Inn

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The art of brewing was once widespread in the Duchy of Cornwall and many Inns brewed their own beer. At the beginning of the 17th Century, when the population of Helston was 300, there were 30  ale houses brewing their own beer.  


Today there are only four in the whole of Great Britain, and the Blue Anchor is the oldest.


The Blue Anchor Brewery produces 4 distinctive beers throughout the year:


 IPA  4.5%

A clean tasting hoppy beer, originally brewed for Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Julilee in 2002.  

 Middle  5.0%

The most popular beer.  Originally brewed to welcome home those men who fought in the First World War.  It is a traditional sweet Cornish bitter, with an unforgettable flavour.

 Bragget  6.0%

Originally brewed in 2001 to celebrate the anniversary of Helston's first charter, which was granted in 1201. The beer gets its deceptively smooth, sweet taste from apple and honey, but beware it isn't a beer for lightweights. 

 Special  6.5%

Brewed for the first time to celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana, this magnificent beer is one of the strongest brewed in Britain today.  Dark in colour and sweet in taste, this is the crem-de-la-crem of real ales.  At Christmas and Easter, an extra special brew is available at 7.6 ABV.


The brewery is just at the end of the passage and is available to view at most times.


The Blue Anchor Inn, 50 Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall, England, TR13 8EL
(01326) 562821