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Anchor Tap
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Address: 28, Horselydown Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2LN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 7438) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Tower Hill (0.5 miles), London Bridge (0.5 miles), Bermondsey (0.7 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Tower Gateway (0.6 miles), Bank (1 mile)

Nearest train stations London Bridge (0.5 miles), Fenchurch Street (0.6 miles), Cannon Street (0.9 miles)

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 50 users)
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user reviews of the Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge

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I'm always happy to visit a Sam Smiths pub, nice traditional boozers where the beer is always sold at a good price. This one was very quiet for early Saturday evening, though pleasant enough with a small outside seating area. You know what you are getting with a Sam Smiths - though I have had better Old Brewery Bitter at other London pubs.
dyyony - 8 Aug 2017 12:33
OK Sam Smiths pub a bit off the beaten track (apparently the brewery tap for the nearby Courage brewery).

Quiet on a summer Saturday lunchtime. Only a handful of customers - tourists not locals.

Smallish multi-roomed pub which I am not sure suits the Smiths brown decor.

One draft beer of course (Bitter) which is rarely great.

Worth a visit.
boblarkin - 17 Aug 2016 21:32
A quiet evening on a warm sunny day in this Samuel Smiths pub. It's moments off Tower Bridge Road, yet it feels miles away in the suburbs; you have to know about this place in order to find it.

But once you do, I liked it. Dark, cosy and comfortable inside, and very quiet. Maybe 20 or so people in the pub mid-evening. There appeared to be several small rooms, I'm not sure if there is more than 1 bar as I sat next to the main bar in the entrance area. The customers looked like local office workers.

The beer is the usual Samuel Smith range, I had a cold draught cider. The bitter seemed popular. There seemed to be just the single barman, who was welcoming to well known customers and new customers such as myself.

I can imagine on a Thursday or Friday evening this could be quite a busy place. I'd happily go back here again. I can't comment on the food, I just had a drink.

chrisbates - 4 May 2016 21:58
Classic pub. There's quite a lot of life at the main bar, with the regulars all occupying their stools, while to the right there's loads of seating.

Only downside is having to walk upstairs for the john, but it's not much of a drawback when you consider the price of drink there. Definitely a place to bring someone unfamiliar with London, and even nice for your partner. It's the kind of pub where anyone would like it.
el_bozboz - 30 Mar 2015 13:02
Everything is great about this pub: friendly bar staff, welcoming locals, log fires, Sam Smiths beer... you name it, except for one thing - the bar manager. I'm not sure I've ever had anyone be quite so aggressive or unpleasant to me in a pub, especially after I'd just spent upwards of £50. "Drink up and go. Leave. Now." There's no need for this, and if Sam Smiths would address this the Anchor Tap would be my favourite London pub.
samueldavismiller76 - 7 Feb 2015 00:38

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