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The Anchor (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent2
Portobello - APAGood1
Greene King - IcebreakerGood1
Bespoke - The AnchorGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - FrontierAcceptable1
London Fields - Hackney HopsterAcceptable1
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Westerham - 1730Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0

Visits Details

09 Sep 2020 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- had some time to kill before our booked slot at the Tate Modern to see the Andy Warhol exhibition. Only wanted a drink so we sat outside by the river - unfortunately the bar there only had keg beer. Only noticed the hand pumps when I went in the pub for the loo - didnt really miss much.
Greene King - Icebreaker4.50GoodKeg - pleasant enough.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
22 Jan 2020 (Stephen Harris)
This used to be such a characterful pub. Gives the impression in the main bar these days of being an identikit managed house. And it was £5:20 a pint.
Portobello - APA5.00GoodA rather dry and bitter APA.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
03 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A pleasant evening to be by the Thames and I sat upstairs on the roof garden for the first time. Pleased to find somebody here who, like me, remembered a time long ago when patrons of this pub and the Banker pub directly opposite on the City side used to try to shout abuse at each other across the water. The clientele of each pub used to refer to the pub opposite by a name which rhymed with its real name but began with a ‘W’.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50ExcellentExcellent, crisp, hoppy Pale Ale – much better than the last example I tasted.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
26 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Very, very busy, and it took quite a while to be served. I discovered that different beers are sold in the two main bars.
London Fields - Hackney Hopster4.20AcceptableNot in great condition. Lacked its usual bite and tasted a bit thin.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Frontier4.50AcceptableSoft-tasting keg lager. Over-carbonated. I was given a free third pint sample. Obvious Fuller’s malt taste – but not much else. Not as sweet as most British lagers.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried
Bespoke - The Anchor4.40Not Tried
06 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early Friday evening and the pub is packed, with most people outside. Rather bizarrely in the circumstances, we found a small room all to ourselves. 10% CAMRA discount claimed.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50ExcellentServed with a very creamy head – a big top-up required. Once the pint had settled down it proved to be very tasty.
Bespoke - The Anchor4.40GoodGolden, malt-heavy, house beer.
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Westerham - 17304.00Not Tried

About The Anchor

The pub sign. The Anchor, Southwark, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Southwark, Central London, SE1 9EF.

A large, riverside pub that has been here since at least 1822. Numerous rooms, over several floors. Has its own fish & chip shop, and a ‘craft beer bar’. Best known for its extensive outdoor seating area with prime river views. Was at one time the brewery tap for Barclay Perkins's nearby Anchor Brewery.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 9EF