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The Anchor

Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England (Southwark)
Phone Number: 020 74071577
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Ranked #662 of 2,403 things to do in London
Type: Bars & 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: Bars & 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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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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273 reviews 273 reviews
116 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Stop number three, a really busy pub but that's not surprising as it's right next to the river, the service was slow but I understand it was lunchtime and they were extremely busy. Beer on offer was good, more expensive than usual - but location was excellent. Would be a great place to sit on a sunny afternoon or evening... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have just enjoyed a weekend break in London wandering, sightseeing and stopping at pubs on the way! We found this one as we were wandering down the southbank and have to say it is lovely.! Really olde worlde feel to it. The staff were very friendly and it is so much bigger inside than it looks on the outside.... More 

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Canterbury
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had passed this Taylor Walker pub on the way, having spent the morning walking the sites and as the weather turned showery we decided to stop here for lunch. Good decision. A cosy ambiance and welcoming staff backed up by a good selection of food and drinks. Also a good selection of different seats and table arrangements to cover... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited on a sat afternoon after visiting some nearby attractions. We ordered our drinks at the bar and eventually got a seat (football showing) we ordered a sharing platter for two was nice food came quick and really good service

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We stumbled on this pub on our walk from the Bourough Markets (well worth the visit) along the Thames. I loved it because it's a little maze of floors, mezzanienes, stairs and rooms and we found ourselves sitting at a window table in a cosy room decked out in Christmas decorations while it drizzled outside. It was our last meal... More 

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DFW, TEXAS
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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
11 helpful votes 11 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
3 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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42 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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