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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a...

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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OK but be prepared to queue

I've been to the Anchor regularly and its a cute pub in a great location. Herein lies the problem. It's very popular not only with after work drinkers but tourists too so actually... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful looking building that really attracted us to go in, we wernt disappointed! It was lovely inside, with a outdoor terrace to sit out and look over the river Thames. They also had a large outdoor area opposite the actual pub on the Thames with its own bar! The staff were polite and friendly and the food was really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to the Anchor regularly and its a cute pub in a great location. Herein lies the problem. It's very popular not only with after work drinkers but tourists too so actually getting a drink is a bit of a trial - not for the faint hearted! Expect to wait typically half an hour - the bars - all... More 

Thank Heather t
Antioch, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked passed and had to stop for a drink. Friendly staff, drinks a bit pricey, but worth it for the experience. Love that you can walk outside and have your drink by the river, and come on, who does not want to have a pint in a place that's been around for 300+ years!!

Thank Josh R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch at this interesting and old pub. Built in 1615 the Anchor has a history and a great selection of ales on tap. We decided to try the menu as it looked interesting, old English fare. We settled for Sunday roast pork dinner and the Ultimate fish and chips. service was good bur when the meals arrived... More 

Thank John C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historic, Thames sided pub but food was extremely average. Had pulled pork burrito that was clearly pre made and reheated which is fine but burrito all soggy and the rice inside was dry. Disappointing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Uninterested staff, on the phone to friends. Good was expensive but cheap in taste and lack of preparation. It was a nice day and properly organised could be a top notch location

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east end
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice historical Thames side pub, drinks were the usual London prices staff were friendly just one niggle in a historical pub please do not play music, it does not quite fit the location.

Thank londonerallmelife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub and food with special english charm on the Thames river. Fish and chips are specialty with craft beers available

Thank Ronald W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a drink at the anchor as we were walking down the Thames. It was quite quiet so we were able to get a table quite near the river. For London the drinks were reasonably priced and the Pimms was gorgeous, full of fruit. Would definitely stop here again.

Thank L7290W
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a traditional meal with great English beer on tap, this is the place. Go there after visiting the Tate Modern.

Thank Jack K

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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