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Hope & Anchor English Pub

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Great little hidden gem!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
jenjmurray
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Rockton, IL
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English first
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 NEW

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 

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

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

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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Oregon, Illinois
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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chicago, IL
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 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 

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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 

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Rockford, Illinois
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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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Rockford, Illinois
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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
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?