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Hope & Anchor, Brixton, SW2

123 Acre Lane
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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 771 recommendations about 771 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 6529 recommendations about 6529 pubs]

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Steve C left this review about Hope & Anchor

This place has the usual décor and dim lighting of the Grand Union chain. There is a plasma screen, but it was off during my visit and I didn't spot any sport advertised, not that I expected to in a place that advertises itself as a bar and grill.

Bombardier and Youngs Ordinary were available alongside Addlestones cider and standard/premium draught selection. I cannot comment on the standard of the beer as I left before the excruciatingly slow young barmaid had finished labouring over a couple of glasses of wine for the customers before me.

I'll not be returning.

On 15th January 2009 - rating: 3
[User has posted 3592 recommendations about 3572 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Steve C
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
24th May 2021, 15:41
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
9th Mar 2018, 23:27
Picture submitted by Rex Rattus approved

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  • Function Room : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 15 September 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 06 February 2018 by Tris C
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