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Hope & Anchor English Pub

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5040 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL
+1 815-633-2552
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Showing 54: English reviews
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've had the fish and chips, baked cod, salads, cottage pie and the fried apples. Everything was fantastic and VERY generous portions. We love to go here!

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Thank vixtr1
Loves Park, Illinois
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I live close enough to walk, we don't go often because we don't want to get sick of it. My husband loves the craft beers. They have specials that are decent. I had the appetizers of pork belly tacos for an entree and it was plenty. I was surprised on how tasty they were. The burgers are good. The prices... More 

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Thank Jen A
Rockford, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The fish and chips here are to die for! The beverage selection is also wonderful. They have trivia every Thursday night which is a lot of fun, and they have darts in the bar area.

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Thank ashep06
Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

I recently started trying to eat more fish. That is no small feat for this burger loving girl. I had a cod sandwich and OMG, if it weren't for the price of easy here often!

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Thank jgjg730
Rockford
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Good place to go for some Old World feel. Great fish fry, & English Pub food. Service is good & it's family friendly!

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Thank Reynrap
Davis Junction, Illinois
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

This place is dark...like the lights need to be turned on kind of dark. That might be part of the appeal I guess. I have never been to England so it might be dark there, too. I digress. It is fun. They have an interesting menu, but I have only eaten the fish and chips. Most tasty. They have some... More 

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Thank IkinFfeur
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for baseball and I always use trip advisor to find a place to eat. This place had good reviews and the menu looked great. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but it's a pleasant surprise. We sat outside on the patio with a jazz trio playing-was great! The inside was English pub like, but... More 

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Thank Granolamama
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

This location has a bar and restaurant with different hours. I walked in one Sunday night to meet a friend at the bar and was yelled at by some young twit who I presume was the hostess : "We are closed. You will have to leave.!" I turned to leave and the bar tender said: "I'm open". My response was... More 

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Thank Michael H
Rockford, Illinois
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Fish and chips were great. It has a unique atmosphere and friendly staff. This is a must for Rockford locals and visitors alike.

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Thank Mindy Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

In Rockford for business and found this place on trip advisor. In the middle of the pack. One word Fantastic! Nice cosy pub atmosphere. Background music, but also TV screens with sports. Two pints, fish and chips with Scotch egg appetizer was $34. WELL worth the money. Not had fish and chips better this side of the pond. Well done!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5040 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-633-2552

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?