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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Fox & Anchor
115 Charterhouse StreetClerkenwellLondonEC1M 6AA
- +44 (0)20 7250 1300
- Public transport:
- Farringdon, Underground
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American tourists trying to track down MI5's temporary housing in the nearby West Smithfield carpark must stumble upon this pub and think they've died and gone to heaven. Quaint, atmospheric, wood-panelled, and awash with empty Veuve Cliquot jeroboams, it's what an olde-worlde British pub ought to be. And on the two occasions I've visited it's been nigh-on empty, so it comes across as...more
I found the Fox and Anchor experience to be a slightly disappointing one of a terrible Sunday roast and mediocre IPA, offset by a charming interior, good service and some surprisingly good desserts.
I'll be honest: we came here because the Old Red Cow on the other side of Smithfields had stopped serving Sunday lunch. So the friendly reception with which we were greeted at the Fox and Anchor...more
Summary: Good food, decent space.
Came to this gastropub on a weekday night. Tried a bunch of small plates. They unfortunately were out of two of the things I ordered (cracklings and pickled egg), which was surprising.
I ended up getting the cockles, soup of the day (watercress), Welsh rarebit, and Scotch egg. All of the food was good, and reasonably priced.
Would come again if in the area.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