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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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Nice pub atmosphere, food is average

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Elkridge,MD
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Elkridge,MD
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123 reviews 123 reviews
57 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Eastern Norway, Norway
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

When we first came we were told we could only have take-out since we had brought our daughters age 13 and 11 and it was in the evening, but then a server said we could stay so we did. We all ordered fish and chips. The fish was moist and delicious, but the batter was a bit tough. Good service,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very good, old fashioned River side pub serving reasonably priced food, several good beers also joined to the Premier Inn where hotel breakfast is served. Sit outside on the river and watch the world go by.

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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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30 attraction reviews
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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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230 helpful votes 230 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
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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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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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