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The Anchor, Southwark

I have never been much of a fan of this pub but was talked into a revisit by some friends recently. It was a fairly quiet midweek early evening and they had security staff which I never really like but given its very tourist oriented I expect they have their share of pickpockets and the like.

I had a couple of pints of GK IPA - a friend asked what on earth I was drinking 'that' for. He had a good point - it was really tasteless which is a shame as it was an enjoyable pint years ago. The Abbot was off as were a couple of other ales. They had a few over-hopped craft beers on tap but not my cup of tea so moved on to draft keg cider - Aspalls, which was fine I suppose.

Had some food - truly ordinary. None of us commented either positively or negatively on the grub so 'mediocre' would be the verdict.

Won't rush back - far better pubs nearby.

Ho hum.

15 Jan 2019 14:35

The Lamb Tavern, Leadenhall Market

Have been coming to this pub off and on for over twenty years and like some of the posters below, I remember well the days when it sold huge, rare, roast beef baguettes carved straight from a massive rib. That's long gone but many other things remain very familiar.

So, paid a visit a couple of weeks ago for the first time in about a year - packed outside as always but some standing space inside was quickly found. I and a friend had a few pints of Youngs Bitter and it went down very nicely, a couple of other mates were on the lager and said it was good!

Perennial problem is the upstairs gents - tiny and often smelly. On this visit the pong was so bad I actually gagged when walking in. Its hard to see what they can do given the age and shape of the building and the fact that the place has far more customers than the bogs can cope with.

Nonetheless, an enjoyable visit to a vertical drinking pub, where despite the 'crowd' service is good!

15 Jan 2019 14:26

The Earl of Eldon, South Croydon

This place had been keeping erratic opening hours for ages then closed down in summer of 2018. Its now boarded up and the upper parts look to be empty too. It has an 'all enquiries' board outside so could potentially come back but from what I can see, this closure will unfortunately not be much of a loss.

Hey ho.

15 Jan 2019 14:15

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