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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 #233 of 1,197 Nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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, Bars
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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San Diego, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
40 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

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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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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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
90 helpful votes 90 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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Zabbar, Malta
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
118 helpful votes 118 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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