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Hope & Anchor, E14

14 Newby Place
E14 0EY

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Steve C left this review about Hope & Anchor

The Hope and Anchor is a back street boozer with an interior that is split into a bar area to the right and a seating area to the left. The bar is stocked with standard draught products and during my recent Friday afternoon visit one of the hand pumps was unused leaving Ruddles County as the cask option. Beyond the bar in the right hand corner is a pool table and on the left wall is a dartboard and a plasma screen that was playing Gold FM. There is a jukebox that was turned off as I was the only customer. Before I left I noted the presence of a live music advertisement for the upcoming Saturday night.

Out the back is a concreted beer garden and there are a couple of picnic tables on the path out the front.

I found the barmaid to be very friendly, but this pub is not on my revisit radar.

On 29th April 2015 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about Hope & Anchor

Basic backstreet boozer. Single real ale - Stonehenge Pigswill - that was fair. Very cheap (£2.85pp) and I'm told the current landlord is free-of-tie so there's different ale every few days. Interior is similar to Rex's description below, with the addition of a basic rear patio sporting an alarming crack in the rear wall party wall. Banquette seat fabric could do with a steam clean. Pool table and TV's spotted. Was here as part of a function so won't leave a rating.

On 7th October 2014 - no rating submitted
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Rex Rattus left this review about Hope & Anchor

This is a Jack Beard pub, so my expectations weren't overly high on entering this pub. But it did have one real ale on - Greene King IPA Gold, at £2.80 a pint. There was no sign of any food on Monday afternoon.

This struck me as a fairly dismal pub. It's gloomy inside because much of the frontage is taken up by the ladies toilet (strange place for it, but there it is) and a private entrance, leaving just relative small areas either side of this obstruction to let in natural light. The interior is fairly characterless as well. There's a bit of carpet on the floor, and some modern light coloured replacement boarding Furnishings are normal tables and chairs, a bit of banquette seating, and a couple of armchairs in the bit of space to the left of the ladies/private entrance block. There were a few prints on the wall, but I didn't get close enough to make them out.

Maybe I caught this pub on a bad day and that it would be more welcoming in appearance if it was a bit busier. But maybe the locals like it the way it is, in which case good luck to them.

On 18th December 2012 - rating: 4
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