Anchor | Southwark, Greater London
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Anchor
Good based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

Bankside, 34 Park Street, Southwark
Southwark, Greater London England SE1 9EF [ print map ]
020 3582 4803

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Hours: Mon-Wed 1100-2300; Thurs-Sat 1100-0000; Sun 1200-2230


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13 reviews for Anchor
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  55%
 Selection  45%
 Food  62%
 Value  60%
 Overall  60%
 Rating  60%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe  (1234) Hebden Bridge, England | May 3, 2013
On the main Thames path of the south bank of the Thames, it is impossible to miss as you approach or appear from under the railway bridge. The appeal from the outside is its Victorian appearance, a relic of a Charles Dickens era London. The pub is popular for its location and serves food and although the interior isn’t quite from the same period of the building, it is a classic mix of soft and wood furnishings and cosy for it, although it can get uncomfortably crowded at peak times. If the weather is good the terrace area for the pub is situated across the cobbled road and offers views right across the Thames and of the trains crossing the river to Cannon Street Station. Ales available.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
Boudicca  (671) London, England | June 3, 2012
A mediocre pub, despite its attractive appearance and location. The plus points of the Anchor are that it looks good inside - several nice rooms arranged higgledy piggledy – and it has a heated terrace with great views over the Thames across to St Pauls and the Millennium Bridge in one direction and Tower Bridge, framed under London Bridge, in the other. The bouncer on the door was also very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Unfortunately these advantages are outweighed by the downsides. Firstly, the beer selection is limited and probably won’t hold much of interest to most Ratebeerians – they had just Wells Bombadier, London Pride, Adnams Broadside and one other when I last visited. It was a Tuesday evening and by no means busy. Few of the tables were occupied and only one of the two bars was open but the customers were five deep at the counter and the service was abysmal. One woman serving was downright rude and a man wearing a badge saying he was the bar manager was merely incompetent and clueless. The food was passable but not great. My pasta (pesto linguine) had lots of olives but was swimming in oil; my companion’s roast chicken dinner looked as if it had been deep fried from frozen rather than roasted and parts of it were stone cold. I’d had a pleasant evening here many years ago celebrating a friend’s marriage but I can say for certain that I won’t be returning in a hurry. (Last visited 21 March 2012).
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Aniela  (48) Göteborg, Sweden | September 27, 2011
Big old genuine english pub. I love the atmosphere :-)
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk  (268) Göteborg/Jönköping, Sweden | June 22, 2011
Nice location along the Thames. Decent beer selection in a classic english pub-environment. Had fick and chips and it tased like fish and chips does in London.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime  (45) London, England | June 12, 2011
OK - kinda touristy and not a huge selection, but a nice location and you can get real ale.
52
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd  (213) Brussels, Belgium | June 14, 2010
Pub I had been to many times in my former life as a journalist. Enjoyed a pint of Youngs Gold on cask and a Dixie bottle.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 14, 2010
A few common hand pumps on offer so not really worth going out of your way for. The pub itself holds some charm and traditional pub fare can be ordered. A pleasant location on the wharf and because of that you’ll pay hefty for the privelidge - the most expensive half pint I paid for in London.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb  (463) Woodland, California | June 9, 2008
Ever changing, but still a creaky old historical kind of place. Food has always been good, standard. For ale variety it’s the nearby Market Porter. For things to gawk at while downing a pint it’s the Anchor. Good view outside as well.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado  (297) Zagreb, Croatia | December 28, 2007
Very lovely place on the banks of Thames. Reasonable prices, lots of people and only two new beers for me (Courage Directors Bitter and Jennings Worlds Biggest Liar).
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34  (38) Winnipeg, Manitoba | November 13, 2007
Stopped here when we couldn’t get into The Rake (just too crowded). This place was pretty packed too. Nice enough atmosphere, but the service and condition of the beer left quite a bit to be desired.

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