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Hope & Anchor English Pub

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5040 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Loved this place!!

Had a wonderful meal of the onion and cheese pie. Strongbow on draft. The scotch egg appetizer is good, but served cold, and I prefer mine warm. Otherwise, will most definitely be back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal of the onion and cheese pie. Strongbow on draft. The scotch egg appetizer is good, but served cold, and I prefer mine warm. Otherwise, will most definitely be back!!

Thank Sandra L
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always love a night out at the Hope and Anchor! Interesting menu options. Always more than satisfied. Some favorites include the salmon, onion rings and fish and chips.

Thank spbrktrvlrs
Algonquin, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

2 of us had the fish and chips. Both felt it was just fair. Mine was over cooked and batter was to "heavy". We asked waitress about chips and she indicated they were "chips" which is what my brother wanted but they were really fries. One had the lamb/scalloped potato pie. No flavor and lamb was tough.

Thank Ruby H
Rockton, IL
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We took the kids to see a friend who was playing in the band that night expecting to get typical bar food. What a spectacular surprise! My husband & I had the fish and chips and the flavor was amazing. The boys had cheeseburgers and they said they were very good. The service was excellent, from the perfect pace of... More 

Thank jenjmurray
Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great food and service! Fun band playing that night. The fish n chips are the best we've ever had. We'll be back!

Thank Jill R
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

We went with friends for a supper and drinks. This was the first time here for me and I thought they had a wide range of beers. I had there fish and chips and my wife the baked cod, I will say I,ve had much better. We went outside for a few drinks then, and that was very nice. The... More 

Thank BigTlk
Oregon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I've been to this jernt a number of times and have never been disappointed. The decor is silly and kind of fun, the food is always as billed, and the service excellent. A large number of craft beers in cans and bottles. We always get Fish and Chips and my son has attempted to eat the Fat B burger several... More 

Thank AnxiousTravels
chicago, IL
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158 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I think this could become one of my favorites in the area without question for relaxing, grabbing a few beverages and catching up with friends. Admittedly, I am not a huge bar goer and have not been to every bar in the state line. However, of the ones I have been to, I think this has been my favorite. We... More 

Thank ntlwhlr
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246 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I really do want to like this place, there aren't any other similar options in the area. I do like their food and the menu choices are very good. But the service is slower than almost anywhere else I've been. Last week, there were four tables of customers during lunch, even with that small of a crowd it still took... More 

Thank tc3399
Rockford, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited Hope and Anchor right after Christmas, after we heard that the Lurrie Bell Blues Band was going to be there. We've seen Lurrie before, so we new it would be a good time. The place is everything you'd expect from a "pub" style bar/restaurant, including a good selection of beers and pub-style food. If you go to this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5040 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: 815-633-2552

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?