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The Anchor

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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Description: Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a...
Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a romantic and atmospheric neighborhood of narrow, winding streets, and has been featured in movie productions such as Mission Impossible.
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Great Pub To Watch The Thames Traffic

Have sat here several times when the sun is out enjoying a drink & watching the busy Thames with all its boats. Typical London pub. At every visit, including this my most recent... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Have sat here several times when the sun is out enjoying a drink & watching the busy Thames with all its boats. Typical London pub. At every visit, including this my most recent it was very busy. So can take a long time to get served. Have only had a drink there. But,food looks tropical pub grub of average standard.... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just passing by on a Sunday lunch time. Staff are friendly and welcoming, great views of the Thames and gear in the sunshine. Food is good too. Very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Just a short walk from The Globe, this pub was a great place to eat. It was established in 1615, so that in itself makes it worth checking out. A fine selection a beers and ciders. A small but good menu. Limited menu for gluten free patrons-probably not a good pick for that. The food was good.

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Williston, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after a stroll on the South Bank and a visit to the Tate Modern. Decent beer selection. Even though it was very busy outside we had no trouble getting a coupel of seats in one of the many nooks and crannies of the place. Fun and historic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Spent very enjoyable evening with friends having a drink looking out over Thames. Despite being very busy staff remained happy and cheerful.The inside of the pub also had plenty of seating so would also be cosy for Winter.Loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The website says that you cannot book the outside tables so our pre-booked table was reserved inside, but as the weather was hot we sat outside as there was availability. The service was abysmal. Staff were wondering around but no one taking orders. Food went back to the kitchen as it was cold and our party were all served at... More 

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Guiseley- Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Plenty of seating in and out. We chose to use the roof garden which was very pleasant. Drinks were reasonable staff fast and efficient. A lovely pub would use again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a cup of tea and a meal, it was a nice meal just Way to much food on one plate, it.was nice just could not eat it all, staff was lovely, the only propeller was the toilet doors are to close to the actual toilet I got my leg stuck, which was funny because I am not a... More 

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Elkridge,MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Okay so I have to say that I really like the look of this pub and its location. The burgers are very good, but like I told my girlfriend who didn't listen, don't eat the fish and chips. They really had no taste and I was unimpressed, but that's often the case in London anyway. It can be a very... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We sat outside on a busy Saturday, sunny afternoon and used the out door bar. Pleasant stop and nice atmosphere.

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Additional Information about The Anchor

Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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