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The Anchor, SE1

34 Park Street
Bankside
SE1
SE1 9EF
Phone: 02074071577
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Tris C left this review about The Anchor

The Anchor dates from the late 15th century but was rebuilt around the 1770s though the exterior appears to be modern, sporting hanging baskets and oriel windows. It also features a raised railed off patio by way of a beer garden, with views out towards the Thames and Cannon Street railway station.
Employed are much in the way of gastro colours with plenty of wood panelling and glass partitions as well as brick fireplaces with some bare brick and nogging along with wooden rafters; windows feature tie-back curtains with artificial light coming from a variety of lamp styles, from Wellington lanterns to sconce lights and downlighters inset into the white Anaglypta ceiling.
Furniture is traditional and eclectic with armchairs, conventional chairs and stools in the bar area, the bar itself appearing to be modern but traditional with a brass footrail and tiled bar apron, punctuated by an ugly ATM, games machines and TVs, combined with prints to the walls. There’s food, but it’s all a bit chicken wings, burgers and fish ‘n’ chips rather than gastro.
Typically very crowded, I've never really taken to this place, with its all things to all people approach to hospitality and tourist trap location. The patio isn't too bad, but there are better riverside pubs outside touristy areas and better pubs south of the river.

On 16th November 2020 - rating: 3
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Brainy Pool left this review about The Anchor

it certainly looks the part from outside, but the corporate branding everywhere gives the game away. This is just the pub equivalent of those dreary chain restaurants that dominate this stretch of the Thames. it has probably the best outdoor seating location in London with the view of St Pauls etc so it’s naturally the mother of all tourist traps. It’s nothing special anyway.

On 17th May 2019 - rating: 4
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Anchor

Still has the Taylor Walker branding outside, but the menus and other printed material inside is all Greene King. Otherwise, little seems to have changed in the split-level interior since my last visit some nine years and two incarnations ago in its Spirit days. However, the service seems to have improved and the beer choice which is (marginally) better - I found 1730, IPA, London Glory, Old Golden Hen and (thankfully) Scary Man from Long Man Brewery from the two banks of four handpumps in the main bars (plus the solitary upstairs example). Great riverside location though, so inevitably very much a tourist trap.

On 5th November 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
London Cannon Street, 0.42 miles, 8 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
London Bridge, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Anchor, SE1
17th Nov 2020, 08:54
Request to add pub to area Southwark by Tris C approved
 
16th Nov 2020, 19:30
Web Link submitted by Tris C approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Terrace and nearby patio. - last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 25 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 January 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 January 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 January 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 January 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Multi-level floors. - last updated 16 November 2020 by Tris C
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