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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 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Marta Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank gingerpiglet
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bouncer was dreadful, lying about last orders being over to try and make everyone leave early to give him an easy life.

Thank Dan A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this pub by accident due to location of our hotel. Was busy at the time however managed to secure a booth. Staff were quick to offer friendly assistance and food arrived promptly. The food was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed. Prices were reasonable for London. The atmosphere was great in this pub as well and would definitely dine here... More 

Thank Alannah J
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The crew of our City Cruises recommended this pub for dinner. We had the fish and chips and they were very good. You order at the bar and then the food is served to your table. There are plenty of beers to try as well.

Thank Deb W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We popped in to The Anchor after visiting the Shakespeare Globe Theater. I went with 3 of my adult children. We ordered two of the Favorites Platters. The food was incredible and the service quick and courteous. Drinks were great, both tea and alcohol. I highly recommend both for the vintage atmosphere and the great food!

Thank Lori T
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We called here while on the Southbank for a drink. The pub has a lot of history being one of the oldest pubs in London. It is a Greene King pub and has quite a few real ales and a good selection of wine. There is a sererate area for fish and chips which is said to be some of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Just finished walking around Tower Hill and we stopped in this pub right during the evening rush and still found a seat upstairs. Service was quick and food was good. Great ambiance and classic pub feel. It's a big place so finding a seat or room to stand wasn't a problem! Great location as well!

Thank OttawaJules
Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Unlike our first visit, the weather has changed, so an inside seat was required. Always a busy pub but you can always find a table somewhere. Friendly people so sharing can be fun and you never know those other sharers may like a chat, especially if they are visitors and want a little help with the ways of London. Plenty... More 

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