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Hope & Anchor English Pub

5040 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL
815-633-2552
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Ranked #6 of 61 restaurants in Loves Park
Cuisines: British
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
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
2 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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rockford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Number of complaints with no resolution after 2 hours of waiting for a response. Complaints consisted of wrong orders, raw meat, being re-served food that had already been chewed on and management refusing to address the situation.

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Loves Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

unique menu of british specialties,fantastic ale and stout on tap,overall a pleasant evening out.fish and chips are the best.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Best fish and chips ever. We traveled to Ireland last summer and ate a lot of pub fish and chips but nothing was as good as our neighborhood pub at home in Loves Park! They also have amazing pot pies. Eating here is like eating home-cooked amazing food. Though more on the pricey side, also a great selection of beers... More

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Rockford IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is a great place to eat! I think they have the best chicken wings in Rockford. On the weekend they have live entertainment which is nice to eat dinner to. Very friendly waitstaff with good service.

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Rockton, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Although this English Pub is a bit pricey, they have great portions. The fish isn't greasy at all, very crisp!

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Westchester, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Passing by this place it almost looks like an old English Tudor home , something just drew us to the place while on vacation so we tried it, we were not disppointed the food and atmosphere were great not to mention our waitress Marsha who made my 50th Birthday and Fathers Day memorable. Very good specialty Beers and the staff... More

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Rockford, IL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Fun English pub with really great fish & chips. Nice selection of beer on tap as well. They often have live music as well.

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