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The Anchor

South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 74071577
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Ranked #273 of 1,176 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Owner description: Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a romantic and atmospheric neighborhood of narrow, winding streets, and has... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

II have been going to this Pub regularly for many years and always had drinks on the terrace and food inside. For the first time last Sunday had food on the terrace. Plastic glasses for the beer, washed and recycled. Don't they know that that is unhealthy and dangerous? The food was OK but the lack of condiment is amazing!... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went there for some pub food to enjoy close to the river. Food (some sliced meat they called 'beef') was a disappointment, but the historical atmosphere was quite nice. Probably could stop there for a pint another time, but not for food.

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County Clare, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

thought this would be a lively busy bar at 9pm on a Sat eve, but disappointed. no atmosphere at all. 1 drink and left.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This pub has a great location - you can sit outside right by the river. It looks great and always seems busy but is outrageously expensive. £3.15 for a bog standard coffee is just too much. Friends had alcohol...also pricey.

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Ankara, Turkey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

it's a nice place to grap a drink and hang outside overlooking Thames. always crowded in the afternoons,but you should pay a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited this pub last night with a few friends, for after dinner drinks. We had finally sat down and started enjoying ourselves when an abrupt bouncer came over and told us we had to be out in 10 minutes. To our shock, it was only 10.20PM, baring in mind this was a Sunday night on a bank holiday. He then... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Always fancied this pub given it's location and views across the Thames. However me and my girlfriend were very disappointed in the pub, especially as the standard of pubs in the area is very high. The outside seating area is spacious and the heat lamps and umbrella's are most welcome. The outside bar was open too, however paying over £13... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is where diarist Samuel Pepys saw the Great Fire of London in 1666. He wrote that he took refuge in "a little alehouse on bankside ... and there watched the fire grow". He couldn’t have picked a better spot as the view over the Thames to the North Bank is perfect. The beer is very good and by the... More

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Chestnut hill, ma
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The view is great, the food undistinguished and a pickpocket took my wallet from my purse while it was hanging on the back of my chair. We were there in February on a Thursday afternoon around two pm for a late lunch. We can't prove it but the waiter distracted us with some nonsense about moving the extra chair at... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Found this pub whilst walking along the bank. The bar staff were friendly & welcoming and the beer was good. Lots of space and different areas to sit, including outside.

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