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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 #225 of 1,189 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This great pub is full of character plenty of local workers go there for drinks food. good atmosphere plenty of tourists as well and everyone seemed to be enjoying. Decent food and decent prices . Good staff very helpful and friendly . We went to the top floor and had the steak this time, very good and good helpings. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Really like this pub with its outside area on the riverside. I like the atmosphere with a mixture of city folk and tourists. If you want to sit in the outside area or the roof you need to book in advance as it gets manic in the summer. Only issue is when it gets busy getting your drinks can take... More

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Swansea Wales UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Had an evening meal in The Anchor (upstairs) whilst working in the area. We decided to have a beer downstairs first whilst wandering around looking for somewhere to eat and then decided just to go upstairs. The stairs were a bit narrow so could be a slight hassle if you have mobility issues. We were seated promptly and served quickly... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I would give this place 3 1/2 stars if I could. Located right on the river Thames with a sizeable seating area outside. It's within easy reach of various tourist landmarks and attractions. Had fish and chips; nicely cooked and the fish was lovely and fresh. Mushy peas ok but have had better. The staff should think about wiping down... More

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northumberland
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270 reviews 270 reviews
137 attraction reviews
509 helpful votes 509 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Seen this pub on trip advisor and the look of the pub appealed to me as it looks full of character. We were staying not far away so one Sunday night went for a stroll across the bridge nearby. The pub was getting busy but we still managed to get a table and there were seats upstairs. I think also... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were exploring the South Bank, and came across The Anchor. It was quite showy from the outside with its Red walls and the flowers. We enjoyed sandwiches and some beer, but we did have to share a table with a couple of other men. Later in the week when we wanted to eat a Traditional English Sunday dinner, we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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