The Anchor Bankside

3 out of 5 Based on 52 reviews


The Anchor on the side of the river Thames was originally built in 1615. Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London from here and Doctor Johnston wrote part of his dictionary!

As a Taylor Walker pub, we are proud to offer freshly prepared British pub food and high quality drinks. With experienced and friendly staff, whether you are a cask ale fan, love a chilled glass of white wine or a freshly ground cup of coffee, we will serve you in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Join us for a classic British dish such as hand battered cod, chips and mushy or garden peas, a juicy rump steak burger and chips or a roast of the day seven days a week. Our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and jacket potatoes, all served by our welcoming and friendly team.

We have many offers to choose from including our unique fish and chip shop inside The Anchor, for either eat in or take away. We also have a private dining room for a maximum of 18 persons in The Shakespeares Room. Our first floor restaurant offers an A La Carte choice, serving traditional British food and our Terrace Bar overlooks St Pauls and the River Thames.

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34 Park Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9EF

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+44 (0)20 7407 1577

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Open : Mon 11:00 - 23:00, Tue 11:00 - 23:00, Wed 11:00 - 23:00, Thu 11:00 - 24:00, Fri 11:00 - 24:00, Sat 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 12:00 - 23:00

Food Served: Mon 12:00 - 22:00, Tue 12:00 - 22:00, Wed 12:00 - 22:00, Thur 12:00 - 22:00, Fri 12:00 - 22:00, Sat 12:00 - 22:00, Sun 12:00 - 21:00

Book a taxi by app or by phone on 0844 556 0706

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34 Park Street
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3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Anchor Bankside

4.0 out of 5 6 April 2014
by LudicRuss W.

On the bank of the Thames with a lot of outdoor seating. During my many trips to London, I find myself down here at least once near sunset to enjoy a pint on the river Thames. Good food but the view and Pints are better.more

3.0 out of 5 28 March 2014
by Chris S.

Originally a classic and famous pub. It burned down a couple years ago and they did a nice job restoring the facade (except for the ghastly illuminated plastic sign in place of the previous brass one) but the interior has lost its previous charm. Four or five cask ales and many more taps of stuff that shouldn't be poured in a real pub, but it's very busy and I suppose that most of the tourists...more

3.0 out of 5 12 February 2014
by Lauren V.

Pretty good pub considering what a tourist trap it could be sitting right there on the Southbank. An absolute labyrinth of a place, it's got room after room and floor after floor of space, bar and terrace (and even a slightly separated, covered and raised up terrace overlooking the water).

I've ended up here simply to escape the rain (twice), as well as for pre-meditated Friday night work...more

4.0 out of 5 10 December 2013
by Neil S.

We came here for a visit to escape the biting wind of the Thames and to sit down after transporting a couple of heavy bags around through Tower Bridge and the South Bank after checking out of the hotel.

It's very much a "tourist trap" although some of the patrons appeared to be City workers unwinding after a day in the office.

The gentleman who took my order from me was very pleasant...more

4.0 out of 5 28 September 2013
by Jahan M.

I will start by saying I am a shameless tourist. As most people have stated, this is a tourist trap, but we enjoyed it. We walked past it at a point in our day when we were hungry for anything and it wasn't crowded at all, around 1pm on a Monday.

Ordered at the bar and the food was delivered to the table. It was hot and tasted ok. Good serving size filled me up. Bathrooms weren't as dreadful...more