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Hope & Anchor, Brixton, SW2

123 Acre Lane
SW2
SW2 5UA
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Tris C left this review about Hope & Anchor

This pub has been here since at least 1815, leased to Young’s in 1891, rebuilt with a bowling green in 1899, bought by Young’s in 1933 and rebuilt in 1937 in the brewers’ Tudor style presented today.
This is still a Young’s pub, though you’d never guess it on entering; perhaps a good thing, given their obsession with ruining pubs. There’s much pink fluorescent signage to the exterior and also inside. The floor’s bare boarded, walls being either bare brick, black tiled, dark grey painted, bare brick and a black wall with dayglow ‘graffiti’, then floral wallpaper. There’s no bar back as such, but the front is field panelled and painted a vulgar shade of Barbie pink, a colour mirrored to the windowsills (see photo); décor is absent, silent F1 was showing on a TV and an awful soundtrack played; lighting is mixed retro, furniture mixed, low and tall and the four other customers at the time of my Wednesday 9.30pm visit (who left before me) were young, undiscerning and nothing like the pretty models depicted on the website; to the rear, the enormous beer garden was empty, despite the balmy weather. A trip downstairs to the loo elicited an increasingly strong smell of garlic as I descended; on entering, I encountered a friendly barman who warned me not to go into the cubicle as the stench was even stronger.
There’s no cask, so it was a pint of Neck Oil, £7.20, served by another friendly barman.
I can’t see how this place could get any worse, so a return visit is not on the cards; no good will come of it.

On 14th June 2024 - rating: 3
[User has posted 2057 recommendations about 2022 pubs]


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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Hope & Anchor

Bouncers on the door of this pub early on a weekday afternoon was not the most hopeful sign. Once we'd negotiated them and all Covid formalities, we were requested to scan a QR code to order drinks.

There's no real ale here. The most exciting prospect seemed to be Little Creatures Pale Ale on keg, but that was off. Therefore, it was a rather unexciting Brixton Reliance Pale Ale for me. Others I recall were Camden Pale, Beavertown Neck Oil, Guinness & Orchard Thieves.

The garden area at the rear looked interesting, but it was too cold to be seated outdoors. So we sat at the rear indoors.

There is a central island bar and some rather strange lighting features, but it really wasn't worth the effort of stopping here.

On 24th May 2021 - rating: 2
[User has posted 2613 recommendations about 2612 pubs]


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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Grand Union

Dismal American-style diner, with limited seating around the island bar, and a narrow front terrace that you can't take drinks out onto. The only point of interest is the large fairground-style 'Pleasure Garden' to the rear featuring brightly-coloured illumination and a series of wooden cabins. Also has a function room upstairs (not visited). Of course, none of the three handpumps was on (although reversed clips for Bombardier and Addlestone's cider were noted). With nothing of interest on the bottled front either, opted for the Peroni (£2.25, half) but at least I got an apology for it being served in a Becks Vier glass!

On 13th September 2015 - rating: 4
[User has posted 8268 recommendations about 8268 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Strongers .
Clapham High Street, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Brixton, 0.76 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Wandsworth Road, 1.12 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hope & Anchor, SW2
14th Jun 2024, 17:58
Review submitted by Tris C
 
14th Jun 2024, 15:53
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Baby changing. - last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky Sports/BT Sport. - last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays. - last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 June 2024 by Tris C
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