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The Anchor

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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7407 1577
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Good pub, great history behind it! Definetly worth checking and and going in for a beer. We went to watch an EPL game but the tvs were not great quality, that would be the only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ben C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good pub, great history behind it! Definetly worth checking and and going in for a beer. We went to watch an EPL game but the tvs were not great quality, that would be the only negative about my experience.

Thank Ben C
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a drink whilst walking in London with friends. Place was buzzing (Xmas week) and we couldn't find anywhere inside to sit so went to the roof garden. Nice vibe to place and friendly bar staff.

Thank turkey03
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice now..first time had gammon egg n chips ..went again tues and decided on that again..other half ordered the same...they serve the most delicious gammon ive eaten anywhere..bloody amazing..its our go to pub wenever we are in london now for sure..and the prices are very good for a riversidw pub..clean..friendly staff..perfick😊

Thank debastar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family arrived at our hotel around 8:30p, tired and ready for dinner. A hotel staff member suggested The Anchor and we were not disappointed. We had a beautiful walk along the Thames to get there. Food service was quick and portions were large. 3 of us had the fish and chips. 1 had a steak and another had a... More 

Thank Pam M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends for a long walk along the South Bank, & stopped for a drink here. Been here before & very pleasant, steeped in history. Bit early for us to eat, but saw the food coming out, looked good - decided to continue our walk & eat on the way back. On return, it was very busy, but managed... More 

Thank Ron R
Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Anchor is a cozy pub & restaurant located at the south bank of the Thames, very near the Modern Tate and Shakespeare's Globe. Spend your morning getting to know Shakespeare and enjoying great art. Then, take a break, seat down and treat yourself with the best poured pint of Guinness and freshly made, crispy fish & chips with mushy... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited here whilst on a weekend in London a few years back and we go back every time we are in London. Again we visited a couple of weeks back and it did not disappoint! Such a quirky place . It does get very busy but I am not surprised as it is very pretty and olde worldwide. The... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I visited this place for dinner with 2 friends and we had good time. We had some beers (local and other ones like Stella Artois), my friends had fish and chips and I had vege-burger. We liked everything. Fish was nice - not greasy, very crispy. Vege-burger was surprisingly filling with all the vegatables in it, and I really liked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in here which is next door to the premier inn I stayed at. Also used for breakfast for the premier in. Firstly, the breakfast were excellent buffet style with fresh coffee, tea and juices. Pastries, cereals and English breakfast if preferred. All fresh and hot. The pub itself, had two meal here which consisted of steak pie which was... More 

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Great atmosphere, not far from shakespeares Globe Theatre. Lovely old pub circa 1615. Very characterful.

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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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