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The Anchor

Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
Phone Number: 020 74071577
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Ranked #256 of 1,195 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
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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.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We dropped by without a reservation. It was a lovely warm Friday lunchtime and we were lucky to get a table outside so we could people-watch and take in the views of the river. I thought the food was OK considering the location of the pub and how busy it was (I had the pie, which was supposed to be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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74 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Charged about GBP 13.00 for Cod & Chips with mushy peas. Same price for self service or brought to the table. Cod had large visible bones in it. This would have been dangerous if a child was eating it. Nice location but very mediocre quality of food. Lots of wait staff but all running around in a disorganised manner. Watching... More

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Duxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I went last night with my wife and a friend. We booked a table quite a few days ago. When we entered the pub there was noone to ask where our reserved table is. We looked around for about 15 minutes to find someone from the shop to help us, but we did not have any success. We ended up... More

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Zabbar, Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is THE PLACE TO VISIT for the best Fish and Chips in town and the best Bramley Apple Pie! Simply Delicious! Was there for the second time and it was brilliant as much as the first time was! :)

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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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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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141 attraction reviews
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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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