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The Anchor

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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Two sides to any coin,

We visited last Sunday 22nd and found the pub an interesting place with a mix of rooms. It was busy but as we waited a very large family party left meaning we could actually get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Oradea, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

With a bright view at the Thames, including also the Millenium Bridge and the St. Paul Cathedral, it is one of the best pubs in London. Inside there are plenty of rooms designed in a classic british style. The rooms are looking like the ones in the movies with a lot of wood and bricks, a fireplace, nice couches and... More 

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Hebden Bridge
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited last Sunday 22nd and found the pub an interesting place with a mix of rooms. It was busy but as we waited a very large family party left meaning we could actually get a table by the fish bar. Others took nearby tables some only drinking in an area clearly designed for eating. Our food was very tasty... More 

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Eight of us were down from Inverness to enjoy London and watch the rugby on TV in a good pub. We found The Anchor on Friday afternoon and booked two good TV viewing tables for our supper the next day. Although the pub was very busy our tables were waiting for us and all eight of us enjoyed our food.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Pretty much what it says on the tin, it's a good pub. We came here for dinner on a Sunday evening. It wasn't too busy. We decided to sit out on the patio area upstairs as it was a nice evening. When it got a bit chilly we discovered that hardly any of the heat lamps worked so that was... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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395 reviews 395 reviews
190 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Stop number three, a really busy pub but that's not surprising as it's right next to the river, the service was slow but I understand it was lunchtime and they were extremely busy. Beer on offer was good, more expensive than usual - but location was excellent. Would be a great place to sit on a sunny afternoon or evening... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have just enjoyed a weekend break in London wandering, sightseeing and stopping at pubs on the way! We found this one as we were wandering down the southbank and have to say it is lovely.! Really olde worlde feel to it. The staff were very friendly and it is so much bigger inside than it looks on the outside.... More 

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Canterbury
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had passed this Taylor Walker pub on the way, having spent the morning walking the sites and as the weather turned showery we decided to stop here for lunch. Good decision. A cosy ambiance and welcoming staff backed up by a good selection of food and drinks. Also a good selection of different seats and table arrangements to cover... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited on a sat afternoon after visiting some nearby attractions. We ordered our drinks at the bar and eventually got a seat (football showing) we ordered a sharing platter for two was nice food came quick and really good service

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stumbled on this pub on our walk from the Bourough Markets (well worth the visit) along the Thames. I loved it because it's a little maze of floors, mezzanienes, stairs and rooms and we found ourselves sitting at a window table in a cosy room decked out in Christmas decorations while it drizzled outside. It was our last meal... More 

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DFW, TEXAS
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We happened upon this pub as we visited the so called Christmas Markets that weren't to far from it and on our way to The Whisky Exchange. We decided that we needed to sit and actually eat and it looked pleasant from the outside and nice inside and very busy. We did not have to wait very long for a... More 

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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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