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The Anchor

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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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The meal was so big

We had a cup of tea and a meal, it was a nice meal just Way to much food on one plate, it.was nice just could not eat it all, staff was lovely, the only propeller was the toilet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The website says that you cannot book the outside tables so our pre-booked table was reserved inside, but as the weather was hot we sat outside as there was availability. The service was abysmal. Staff were wondering around but no one taking orders. Food went back to the kitchen as it was cold and our party were all served at... More 

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Guiseley- Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Plenty of seating in and out. We chose to use the roof garden which was very pleasant. Drinks were reasonable staff fast and efficient. A lovely pub would use again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We had a cup of tea and a meal, it was a nice meal just Way to much food on one plate, it.was nice just could not eat it all, staff was lovely, the only propeller was the toilet doors are to close to the actual toilet I got my leg stuck, which was funny because I am not a... More 

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Elkridge,MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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Additional Information about The Anchor

Address: Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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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