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Name: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge

Address: 28, Horselydown Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2LN [020 7403 4637]
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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #1 on: Dec 16 - 2010 »
This pub is tucked away near the bottom of the steps from Tower Bridge.

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #2 on: Dec 17 - 2010 »
This pub is tucked away near the bottom of the steps from Tower Bridge.

I liked this pub...went in on a Sunday about 10pm and the place was just heaving...and then everybody got chucked out and a lot of business was lost.

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23 - 2011 »
Popped in here a couple of times last week.

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #4 on: Nov 23 - 2011 »
Somebody had gone to a lot of trouble making the chalkboards look really nice and appealing.

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23 - 2011 »
The pub had a main bar, with games room, pool room and snug with also a side-bar.  Upstairs was a number of rooms, mainly for dining in.  Some people were coming in asking for food, but then it was dinner time.  There were two stairwells.  One I particularly liked, which can be seen in the photos below.  I would not liked to have gone down them after a few pints, while carrying a pint!

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #6 on: Nov 23 - 2011 »
Pool room.  Note the chalk board.  More than just a lazy effort.

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #7 on: Dec 14 - 2011 »
Found this review for this pub.............................

http://www.best-london-attractions.co.uk/best-pubs-in-london.html

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #8 on: Dec 15 - 2011 »
Pool room.  Note the chalk board.  More than just a lazy effort.

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they pay for blackboards done;)

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #9 on: Dec 15 - 2011 »
Found this review for this pub.............................

http://www.best-london-attractions.co.uk/best-pubs-in-london.html
fantastic looking pub;)

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #10 on: Dec 16 - 2011 »
New one for me SSOB paying someone to paint the boards. When food was available the managers wrote the boards themselves.
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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #11 on: Dec 16 - 2011 »
Found this review for this pub.............................

http://www.best-london-attractions.co.uk/best-pubs-in-london.html

Hmmm.
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An interesting fact about The Anchor Tap is that Dr. Samuel Johnson compiled his famous dictionary working at a room here.

I'm pretty sure this is complete hogwash and there is no known connection between Dr Johnson & The Anchor Tap. To the best of my knowledge the dictionary was compiled in Dr Johnsons lodgings in Gough Square, now a museum (worth a visit), just round the corner from the Olde Cheshire Cheese.

They've probably confused it with the Anchor at Bankside by Southwark Bridge which used to be the Thrales Brewery Tap. Dr Johnson was close to the Thrales (especially Mrs Thrale :-X), so probably did go there.

Also, unless it's improved dramatically the Anchor Tap is a very, very long way from being one of the best pubs in London.

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #12 on: Mar 2 - 2014 »
I started my walking from here this morning and planned to walk along the river Thames to Kingston and the Sam's pub there. But due to bad weather and me being knackered I jumped on a train at Barnes Bridge back into London,  I getting too old and unfit for all this dashing about.

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #13 on: Mar 2 - 2014 »
The last photo is the view from the beer garden.   :D

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Re: The Anchor Tap - Location: Tower Bridge
« Reply #14 on: Mar 5 - 2014 »
Good that the cask OBB is making a comeback into this lovely pub. Food always seems a little funny for this place, but is does have a dining room upstairs so might as well use it.

Not sure what Humphrey would make of the modern art that is on display here  :HJH

Ian may I suggest that you make more use of your bus pass  :WF
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