The Fox & Anchor serves what is probably the most talked about breakfast in Smithfield and the breakfast is very much of the Full English variety. They also serve a good selection of beers.
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1M 6AA
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Fox and Anchor was recommended to me and I'm really glad that I did. I enjoyed my visit. I had the lambshank pie, which made me feel like I was a character right out of the Flintstone's and some chips. Food tasted wonderful, felt like it had been made with care. Staff were helpful too. I cant remember which beer I had, but it was one of the lighter ones. They come in large "pewter tankards",...more
On the outside, it seems a traditional pub, but the dinner menu and selection of brews make it much more special.
Greatly located near Smithfield meat market. There's comfortable seating inside for drinkers and diners alike. Fox & Anchor has it's own brewery, and I highly recommend their ale.
The oysters were a good size and very salty (but in a good way). The scotch egg with curried mayo...more
With all the great traditional pubs in the area I unfortunately bypassed the Fox & Anchor for way too long. What a fool I was as this is one of the good ones.
Right across the road from Smithfield meat market in happening Clerkenwell, this lush pub is traditional in every sense of the word. It serves a good pint, has gastro pub capabilities and you can even check into rooms upstairs to spend...more
Located in the old industrial part of London, the now-gentrified streets still carry that Dickensian feel. The pub itself was all mahogany and green leather, with "snugs" or small private rooms situated behind the bar. Handcrafted ale was served in quaint pewter tankards, but the biggest surprise was the food which was simply, traditionally, unpretentiously and faultlessly prepared - from the...more
Big fan of their meat pies. A little pricey for a pub, but that's London for you!
Meat pie #1: Rabbit, bacon and cider...oh, yeah! So tasty!
Meat pie #2: Chicken and ham...creamy filling...yum!
If you are staying at The Malmaison, I definitely recommend stopping in for a visit... it is literally 2 doors down from The Mal; perfect for dropping in, grabbing a cider or beer, eating a meat pie,...more