The Anchor Tap

 
 
ADDRESS
23 Horsleydown Road, Bankside, Bermondsey, London SE1 2LN 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm
 

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The Anchor TapSituated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the fish and chip suppers served, to the string of clearly designated separate rooms, upright piano, games room and open fire this pub effortlessly captures old-fashioned England. Within the dark, oak walls of this late 18th century, former dock-workers pub, one of the most quintessentially English inventions took seed. Dr Samuel Johnson compiled his English dictionary in a special room inside The Anchor Tap. Originally a place for brewery employees to sample the fruits of their labour, a Tap Room was traditionally set up near its parent brewery. The Anchor Tap was the first such establishment set up by British brewing legends, John Courage, and was located in close proximity to the former Anchor Brewery and the old Hop Exchange on Borough High Street. The Anchor Tap is an unpretentious, wharfside treasure offering a simple taste of a bygone English age.

 

Opening and closing times for The Anchor Tap

Today (Friday) The Anchor Tap closes at 23.00

Monday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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22.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Anchor Tap Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
1 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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