The Anchor Tap, Bermondsey

Our rating: FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings      User rating: Community Rating 4 - Click for an explanation of our ratings   (3 reviews)
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FAP Rating 3 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
The Anchor Tap is another pub we've known for yonks. Tucked away in the alleys of Shad Thames this is a genial and ever hospitable little Sam Smiths. True to form, they have kept this pub as it always has been resulting in a pub that the words 'nooks' and 'crannies' could have been invented for. There are four separate rooms, including two games rooms - one for darts and quiz machines, and one for pool - a piano room, and a room for simply pinting in as well as the main bar area, yet despite this the pub maintains an intimate feel. The staff here are invariably excellent; one long-serving barman stands out for his ability to serve numerous rounds on the bounce while still affording a friendly word for each of his punters. The locals are warm and friendly too - the 1-a-throw numbers lottery pinned to the wall a telling testament to their seats at the bar. Out the back there are plenty of places to perch and it has never been a problem bagging a seat when we've dropped in. In all, lots to recommend it in an area where there is little else to recommend. Still a cracker.
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03 Dec 2012
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This is a great pub tucked away down towards the river just south over Tower Bridge. It used to belong to the The Anchor Brewhouse which is the amazing brewery building that can be seen on the riverside.

It has a nice outdoor seating area, multiple different rooms inside, including a pool room and a games room with draughts/chess boards and dart board. It has a nice lounge area upstairs and a couple of seating areas on the ground floor too. The bar staff seemed very friendly and it had a nice atmosphere in general. Being a Sam Smith's pub the beers a pretty reasonably priced as well.

Worth a detour for a couple of pints. I'll definitely be going back next time I'm over that neck of the woods.
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27 May 2010
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One of the better Sam Smith's, I'd argue. The Anchor Tap retains a real old school pub feel to it, and there's plenty to keep you entertained. Appears busy, but there always seems to be a personal space for everyone.

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28 Horselydown Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2LN
020 7403 4637

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