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The Anchor, Battersea, SW11

Pub added by Alexander Kapp
61 Holgate Avenue
SW11 2AT
Phone: 02075851105
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Anchor

This former two bar estate pub has now been knocked through into one internal space around the central large square serving area, but it still retains the feel of being an Irish back street local.
Eclectic mix of clientele when I visited which I put down to the Anchor being the only traditional pub experience for a sizeable chunk of this part of the Battersea Thames path which has undergone serious regeneration in recent years. And on this fine weather weekday afternoon office workers from the nearby completed glass palaces mingled with local old boys and a serious amount of builders obviously working on the glass palaces yet to be completed.
Although one internal space now it still feels like two different ends of the pub, both with large flat screens and the northern end has a photo and memorabilia homage display to Chelsea FC, the centre piece of which looks like a genuine Stamford Bridge SW6 road sign.
As well as copious chrome draft pumps with the usual Lager and Guinness suspects there are two ale hand pumps, one on each end of the bar, meaning you have to walk round the entire bar length to see what on. Sambrook’s Wandle and Doombar were on for my visit but frankly neither of these was up to much and I got the impression that this place moves a lot more lager than it does ale.
Not a destination pub by any means but scores by being the only traditional offering for quite a distance on this south bank side of the Battersea section of the Thames path.

On 17th August 2014 - rating: 6
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michael jones left this review about The Anchor

Just called into The Anchor Pub last night, had heard it was under new management and has recently been refurbished. I was very is now a cosy, welcoming bar with very relaxing atmosphere. Am delighted to say this will now be my new local, staff were great. Looking forward to spending a few relaxed evenings here. Good luck to the new governor and well done on taking "The Anchor" out of the stone ages!!

On 16th February 2013 - rating: 9
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Anchor

This is a backstreet locals’ pub a short walk from Clapham Junction station. It’s still a two-room pub, with no connection between the separate rooms other than via the street. The rooms looked fairly similar to me – carpeted, banquettes, normal tables, small stools – although I suspect that the bar in which I spent my visit was effectively the Public Bar as it contained the dartboard. This room had some trophies on display on the wall by the dartboard, plus some framed nautical knots and cheap-looking hunting prints on the wall. There was also a large TV on the wall, but switched off during my midweek lunchtime visit. A selection of slogans graced the bar counter – such as “there are no strangers here, just friends you’ve yet to meet”. My favourite was “no takeway’s allowed in here – chinese, pizza’s ect”.
There was no real ale, just standard lagers, and keg Courage Best and John Smith’s. There was no sign of any food or menus, at least in the “public” bar. This struck me as a friendly, clean and well looked after pub. A decent ale would improve it no end.

On 21st February 2011 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Clapham Junction, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Clapham Junction, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Clapham Junction, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Anchor, SW11
17th Aug 2014, 08:14
Review submitted by Steve of N21
10th Jun 2014, 19:18
Request to add pub to area Battersea by ROB Camra approved

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 21 February 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 21 February 2011 by hondo .
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