See where Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London from and Doctor Johnston wrote part of his dictionary. The Anchor Bankside was originally built in 1615 but today serves classic British fare, seven days a week; and has a terrace bar overlooking the river Thames.
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34 Park StreetSouthwarkLondonSE1 9EF
- +44 (0)20 74071577
- Public transport:
- London Bridge, Underground
Beautiful looking from the outside, lot of character from the outside and brilliant location - as many before me have written.
Lots of space inside, but maze like in the ground floor and a nice out door patio to sit. Went after dark so the view was so so.
From the fare perspective - while the bar tenders were friendly they didn't have basic single malts we asked for, asked for a double gin...more
I went here for lunch with my sister and dad, and it was a great spot for classic pub food. We had the steak and ale pie, fish and chips, and veggie burger, and all were amazing! It was a Saturday afternoon so it was busy and hard to find a table, and crowded to order drinks and food at the bar, but we weren't in a rush and really enjoyed the meal.
It is a neat pub with lots of small rooms,...more
Went in here before we saw our show at the Globe and had a Sunday roast while watching Wimbledon on the TV. The staff was a bit rude, especially when compared to the others at comparable locations...but seeing how this is in the "tourist" area, I'm assuming they get real tired real fast.
The food was delicious. Chicken, veggies, gravy, and whatnot washed down with a lovely cider.
Hopelessly touristy but the offerings are steadily consistent. You can't beat the location -- sublimely planted on the south bank of the Thames, near the Shakespeare Globe, The Anchor's facade embodies everything about charming London pubs: beautifully potted outdoor flowers, stone scaffolds, chalkboard signs, cask ales and MEAT PIES. The steak and ale pie was surely frozen and then heated -...more
Stopped in for lunch on our first day...very charming exterior, a bit touristy inside (the pinball machines don't harken the 1800s so much ;o)
However, we had a nice time here....food was tasty, especially the Big Ben Burger. Several nice cider selections for me...aka the drinking lightweight.more