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Hope & Anchor English Pub

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5040 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5809
+1 815-633-2552
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
“scotch egg” (4 reviews)
“cottage pie” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
5040 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5809
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Went for Corned-beef and Cabbage. Three plates came out of the kitchen and you could look at it and see the the gristle in the corned-beef. You could not cut it, there was no way to eat it. The waitress thought it was a joke...More

Thank TJL2016-2017
Reviewed December 10, 2017

We arrived at the Hope & Anchor at around 6pm to have dinner. We were greeted at the door by a gentleman who informed us that there was a cover charge for a band that appearing that night. I am not opposed to a cover...More

4  Thank Sam B
Reviewed July 13, 2017

This English style pub rocks. The 12 oz. Cod fillet was huge and the chip are wide and crisp (all the better to soak up the malted vinegar). Great English and Irish beers on tap and I enjoyed a Well's Banana Bread Ale. Very nice...More

Thank Art48455
Reviewed July 12, 2017

There is not one thing we have ever ordered here that we could complain about. Everything was been very tasty and the service has been good.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed May 21, 2017

That was the motto on the restaurant menu - Food you won't forget - Drinks you Can't Remember. This is a British pub, complete with a tired and slightly faded double-decker bus in the parking lot. We were here for Blues night - once a...More

Thank AvWriter
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

My wife and i were going out for a date night and happened to know the band that was playing that night . Anyway we arrived early to take advantage of the food and beer menus. We both ordered the Fish & chips , excellent...More

Thank Darrin L
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I met some friends at the Hope & Anchor pub for lunch for my first time trying that restaurant. The inside has a nice English pub feel (complete with working fireplace), and while there weren't many people eating lunch at 11:30 AM when we were,...More

Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Consistently great beverage program and food is awesome. However, the staff (particularly bar) are not very friendly. Visited on Sunday 4/2 around 12:30...for having only 3 tables in the entire place, the beverage service to the table was painfully slow. Wait service was very slow...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Service is normal depending on how busy they are. weekends are slow. Food is good with an English touch. Nice selection of craft and foreign beers. All in all a nice place to go.

Thank Arnie B
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Party of 5 on busy first Friday in lent, we arrived about 6:30 and had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. We were taken to the upstairs dining room. It was a nice room with about 6 tables in it. It was enjoyably quiet...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5040 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-633-2552
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