Fox & Anchor


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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+44 (0)20 7250 1300

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Fox & Anchor

115 Charterhouse Street
+44 (0)20 7250 1300
Public transport:
Farringdon, Underground


4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Fox & Anchor

4.0 out of 5 29 April 2014
by Mason H.

The foxes den - located in the back - is no less than small, cozy, intimate... it is supposed to be a nod to the 'drinking unseen' trend of the past.. (that the story we were told when my mates and I originally went - been back several times since). It really is a great place to drink with a few people and converse without competing with speakers and multiple teles. It is also a great place to...more

3.0 out of 5 22 October 2013
by Robyn J.

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

3.0 out of 5 12 October 2013
by Peter S.

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

3.0 out of 5 1 May 2013
by Gary Y.

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

4.0 out of 5 12 March 2009
by Thomas W.

I am surprised there are not more reviews of the fox and anchor on here as it is a real little gem in central London.

It is one of London's older pubs and was part of the central London boozing scene for years until it was closed down and then rescued by Malmaison. Its age is shown in the character it exudes and the beautiful decor - tiles, wood panelling, oak bar, the works.

The inside is...more