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5040 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL
815-633-2552
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
overall good, not perfect though

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
tc3399
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IL
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
IL
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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 

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Rockford, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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Rockford, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The date is wrong as it wouldn't let me go back farther. I was one of the organizers of a local singles group and we all loved coming here at least 4 times a yr. I saw on FB they were having a comedian around the holidays and called right away and asked if it was going to be free... More 

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Rockton, Illinois
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Being originally from the UK, I made a beeline to this pub on moving to the area! My last visit was the Saturday just gone and as always, I received excellent service and great food! I ordered the chips and curry sauce to start and for my main, the steak and ale pie. As they make the steak and ale... More 

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Sussex, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Went to meet some friends at lunch and enjoy the evening band. We ate at lunch and dinner; food quality and value for money was excellent, but the evening food service wasn't great. The pub had a great atmosphere and we had one of the best nights ever with plenty of seating and heaps of room to dance. As Englishmen... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We love the Hope & Anchor and go on a very regular basis. We take our kids for dinner and sometimes hubby and I go later for an evening out. It is the kind of place where twenty somethings with tattoos and piercings happily coexist with grandparents and everyone in between, just like a pub in England. We consider it... More 

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Clinton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Mostly we order the fish and chips, and it has always been good. The last time we were there, a live band was playing and that was very enjoyable too. They have a good selection of beer, which we enjoy with fish. We intend to keep going back!.

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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is great. We just moved to the area and are trying out all the new places. The food, beer selection and staff are great. We plan to make this one of our go to restaurants.

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Loves Park, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Even though we are locals tonight was our lst time here. Hubby likes Pubs I LOVE Fish & Chips so off we went to try Hope & Anchor. Stepped in Greeted right away and seated. Interior was dark and could probably use some updating but we went to try the food & beer. We were served immediately by Kirstin or... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

So many unique choices on the menu that I had to return. I highly recommend the Crunchy Ribs appetizer and the Fish and Chips...both excellent. The portions were substantial, great value. Lots of premium and craft beers from which to choose. Good service. Try it out!

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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?