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The Anchor

South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 74071577
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Ranked #240 of 1,143 nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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 neighborhood of narrow, winding streets, and has... more » 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. « less
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Found this pub whilst walking along the bank. The bar staff were friendly & welcoming and the beer was good. Lots of space and different areas to sit, including outside.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an amazing pub. Never eaten but the place always seems pretty busy with diners. The beer is excellent I can vouch for that on many an occasion. But simply the best bit is exploring there are nooks crannies, passageways, galleries, hidden rooms, roof terraces and even a fish and chip bar !! You just have to visit

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a filling lunch and a friendly coffee at the Anchor London. Shame the staff seemed miserable.

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Carlow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went here over Christmas and really enjoyed our few drinks here. A group of us had mulled wine served in pretty glasses which was warm and suited the mood. Others in the group had a range of different beers/ales. We sat outside for a while under the heated lamps as the views were very beautiful and when it got... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Food was the standard pub food found everywhere, waiter was rude. We were forced to leave by a pushy waiter mid meal. I advise against going to this place. You can get the same food with better service through out London.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed at The Anchor the night of St Jude and the next day all trains home were cancelled, we were stuck! The receptionists went beyond their call of duty to find an alternative way home for us. They were so kind! We travelled by coach to our home town. Incidentally we could hardly hear the storm, the double glazing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Very impressed with the Anchor! Amazing location on the River Thames, with polite staff, great food, great beers and a good atmosphere. Will definitely return on my next trip.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good place to have a few beers and eat looking at the river. Highly recommended while sightseeing. We had a few favorites, English pot pies. Great stop!

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London
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35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

As I'm sat outside this pub at this very moment I will say that I wish I'd kept walking and found somewhere else. The drinks are very over priced, the bar inside and out are sticky and a bit grubby and the toilets are foul! The location right on the river is lovely but that's it's only saving grace -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Managed to snap up a table on the very busy terrace which was lucky as inside is very dark and depressing. Drinks come in a plastic glass which immediately lowers the class. The food was just average by taste but lots of it. The Big Ben burger is BIG but wasn't tasty. It filled a hole and that was it.... More

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