The Anchor

Local nameThe Anchor
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

The Anchor Bankside is a pub in the London Borough of Southwark. It is in the Bankside locality on the south bank of the Thames close to Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge station. A tavern establishment has been at the pub's location for over 800 years. Behind the pub are buildings that were operated by the Anchor Brewery.The Anchor started life as the 'brewery tap room' for the Anchor Brewery, first established in 1616. Michelin's travel guide incorrectly states that Anchor Bankside was rebuilt in 1676 after the Great Fire of London in 1666 destroyed it. This was impossible as the fire never reached the southern side of the Thames outside ofthe limits of the City of London. The book The Rough Guide to London states that the establishment was first built in 1770. The establishment was also rebuilt again in the 19th century.The establishment has been described as "Bankside's oldest surviving tavern" in the book Secret Bankside: Walks in the Outlaw Borough.

Tags Fish and ChipsBreweryAlePubHistoricalBritish Cuisine
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Opening hours

Mon - Wed: 11 am - 11 pm
Thu - Sat: 11 am - 11:30 pm
Sun: noon - 11:30 pm

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +44 20 7407 1577

Address Bank End

Coordinates 51°30'26.06" N -0°5'34.754" E

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