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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 #216 of 1,208 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
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...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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DFW, TEXAS
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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San Jose
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This pub is in a great location (along the Thames River) and has "almost 300 years of history." We ordered the fish and chips which were fresh and very tasty. The pub is quite large, the service is excellent and the vibe is wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
3 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

There are many pubs in this area with the same offer in terms of food and drink, but here at The Anchor there is more space for you and your friends - even a large group! - and it's less noisy and less messy than the average. Great location facing the Thames and close to the amenities of Borough Market... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fast good service, a little expensive but hey you are in London on the Banks of The Thames! Been several times , can always get a table.

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San Diego, California
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196 reviews 196 reviews
42 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My husband and I had dinner tonight at this pub. He ordered fish and chips and I ordered a cheeseburger with chips. He enjoyed his food...my entree was average. Unfortunately, the over easy egg in the sandwich was over cooked. I detest over cooked eggs......Anyhow, my husband drank 1 beer and I had a glass of wine. Total price was... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were really looking forward to the Anchor Pub, as both a friend who had lived in London and a travel site recommended it. We were all pretty underwhelmed. The historic building and location on the South Bank were just terrific, and we were looking forward to a real British experience. First, they were loudly playing Motown music in a... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Each time i visit London, i drop by The Anchor. It's a real joy to have a sit outside the place and have a glass of beer or two. Visit and enjoy the view of the river

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
74 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
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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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