The Anchor Tap


The Anchor Tap was originally owned by John Courage, who is famous in the British brewing circles, and this was his first pub. There are an assortment of games spread throughout its numerous rooms. Catering for private parties is available upon request and a pool table and darts are provided as additional entertainment.

Venue Details & Map

The Anchor Tap

20A Horselydown Lane
+44 (0)20 7403 4637
Public transport:
Tower Hill, Underground

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 25 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Anchor Tap

4.0 out of 5
20 January 2018
by Mike S.

Great place to have a pint or two after walking around London. The bar area has small rooms that fill quickly with lively people on a Friday after work. Patrons and staff are all friendly and the Gerri, one of the bartenders is great to chat with. more

4.0 out of 5
18 April 2016
by Francesca B.

What a lovely lovely Sam's Smith pub! Friendly bar staff and such good prices on the drinks. You can get a round for 2 people for £8 which is rare these days!

The decor and inside of the pub is old fashioned and classic pub style, it's great. It's a bit of a labyrinth if you walk all the way around the place, it's great fun.

The highlight for me is their darts board! It's a lot of fun to be... more

5.0 out of 5
08 March 2017
by James B.

What a pub! Lots of friendly neighborhood regulars, a great barman (James is one hell of a host), and the Samuel Smith beers were all fantastic. We'll definitely go back for the last night of our trip. more

4.0 out of 5
23 December 2016
by Hillary B.

I so enjoyed getting out of the freezing cold during my trip to London to have a nice cold cider at this pub. The servers were friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful, whatever could you ask for in a pub! more

5.0 out of 5
05 February 2018
by Tony F.

The first tavern I sat down at in London. What a great place, I couldn't get enough of it and not only is it a warm and inviting place, the bartenders, Becky and the owners daughter, sorry I forgot your name :( made it incredible along with several others I met there. I already miss it. more

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