Anchor Tap (Sam Smithís) | Tower Bridge, Greater London
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Anchor Tap (Sam Smithís)
Above Average based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

28 Horsleydown Lane, Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge, Greater London England SE1 2LN [ print map ]
020 7403 4637

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Hours: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.00 Sun 12.00-22.30


Mayor: Theydon_Bois (6) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 28


Anchor Tap (Sam Smithís)

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Beer Available At Anchor Tap (Sam Smithís) (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter (Cask) 48, Samuel Smiths Organic Cherry Fruit Beer 48, Samuel Smiths Organic Raspberry Fruit Beer 76, Samuel Smiths Double Four Lager 35, Samuel Smiths Wheat Beer 51, Samuel Smiths Extra Stout 86, Samuel Smiths Alpine Lager (2.8%) 17, Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale 90, Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout 97, Samuel Smiths India Ale 81, Samuel Smiths Taddy Lager 19, Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout 99
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12 reviews for Anchor Tap (Sam Smithís)
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  61%
 Selection  53%
 Food  60%
 Value  73%
 Overall  58%
 Rating  62%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (970) London, England | June 30, 2015
The Anchor Tap was originally the brewery tap for Courage, whose Anchor Brewhouse was opened in the late eighteenth century and closed in the latter part of the twentieth. The brewery sprawled over a large area and itís been renovated and refurbished to accommodate flats, shops and bars although the area still retains a Dickensian feel. The Anchor Tap is now a Sam Smithís pub and itís like a time warp - a completely unspoilt warren of rooms, all with dark oak panelling, nicotine stained walls and chocolate brown ceilings. There are only two hand pumps but the beer was in excellent condition and itís well worth a visit just to soak up the atmosphere even if, as when we were there, itís as quiet as the grave. (Visited 18 June 2015).
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham  (504) Halden, Norway | March 18, 2015
WoW. I did not think places like this existed in central London any more. Lovely BROWN pub that seems to be unspoilt from ugly music and dozens of tv screens with sport. Small rooms to relax with your friends and enjoy your beer. Mostle Sam Smith ale. But that works really fine! The place is kind of hidden behind the main road to Tower Bride. No tourist (like me hehe)
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | January 7, 2015
Visited around 3pm on Saturday 3rd January 2015. Trad old boozer in the typical Sam Smiths mould, a rabbit warren of rooms largely formed around a central bar, lots of wood and pretty dark. Old Joannah in the room at the rear where we camped out. Usual Sam Smiths range, OBB on cask, 3 or 4 kegs, half a dozen bottles which are not good vfm compared to the tap range - think upwards of £5 a bottle for shitty fruit beers etc! The place was pretty quiet but still a nice vibe, service prompt and friendly. Decent back street boozer of old and worth a look if in the area.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g  (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | December 13, 2014
Visited a few times over the years and most recently over the summer. Feels worn and tired which comes as no surprise considering the foot traffic that must pass through this pub. Friendly barman. Not far from Dean Swift and Draft House but could be a worthy stop on a crawl around Tower Bridge for a pint of stout.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Arek  (40) Zielona Gůra & Wrocław, Poland | December 8, 2014
Very nice pub very near to Tower Bridge. Samuel Smithís beers are served over there and they are in very good price.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork  (88) Southampton, United Kingdom, England | August 11, 2012
February 3, 2005. Updated February 15, 2007: 6 different rooms. Sombre wood panelling. Dirty brown embossed wallpaper. No crowds. No cask beers - all keg or bottles. Interesting place. August 2012. Update: There are more rooms upstairs, and now serves Old Brewery bitter from the cask. Wooden cask as well. Food is cheap, but you get what you pay for. Itís fresh, but not top quality. The cabbage, for example, will be more stalk than leaves.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Bierkrug  (312) , | April 26, 2011| Updated May 1, 2011
This was also off the tourist area. Some nice beers that you cannot find at other bars in town. I really liked the small place with garden and many areas to relax. the staff was top notch. A nice old English Pub. No food when I was there.
50
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd  (224) Chevy Chase, Maryland | June 14, 2010
Took me a while to find this all Samuel Smiths brewery and got into discussion with all walks of life here. Enjoyed Three Samuel Smiths beers on tap, of course.
42
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE  (99) Perth, Australia | August 9, 2006
Good for a laugh and just a social visit. Now with S. Smith in the saddle everything has gone Tadcaster. You can have a fine blended Samuel Smith Whisky or Cognac, maybe some Samuel Smith lemonade or perhaps one of their beers. I donít suppose they use Samuel Smithís toilet cakes in the menís rooms. Good for the odd tasting but a little too much of the mother-load can give you a nasty headache.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
seeknay36  (16) DC, New York | July 15, 2006
We went here after a Christmas party for work years back, it was good fun. I would revisit for the memories.

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