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Fox & Anchor

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, European
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115 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6AA, England
+44 20 7012 3700
08:30 - 20:45
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Sun 08:30 - 20:45
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:45
Sat 08:30 - 21:45
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our smoked haddock au gratin in this quiet oasis near Charterhouse Sutton building. Charming and efficient Spanish bar staff.

Thank babyboomer1066
Kent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many good old fashioned pubs/restaurants left in this area , but this has stayed true to the same traditions .

Thank 149colin
.Fox a, Manager at Fox & Anchor, responded to this review

Dear 149Colin, Thanks for for taking the time writing a review, tradition and quality are our main values at the Fox & Anchor. we also have a boutique hotel at the top, please have a look at our website if you would like some extra information. Kind regards, David C Deputy Manager More 

Delft, The Netherlands
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557 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Most important of this pub is the ambiance, it is a beautiful place! The food is ok, but pricy as well as the wines. We met London friends here and spend a good night at the pub.

Thank jooplent
.Fox a, General Manager at Fox & Anchor, responded to this review

Hi 'Jooplent', Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Fox and Anchor. I am glad that you enjoyed your evening with friends at the pub and enjoyed the ambience of the pub. I do hope to see you again in the Fox in the near future. Warm regards, Thomas Winfield General Manager More 

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Visited on last Friday before Christmas with a group of colleagues for our traditional 'Xmas Eve' breakfast in this Smithfield pub. Our usual venue has closed down in 2016 and reopened as something else and having been here many years ago and being in close proximity it was an obvious choice but will not be returning. As a group of... More 

Thank dg2007_10
Fairfax County, Virginia
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great Old School Pub near the meat market. Excellent beers and food is also excellent, mainly old English dishes.

Thank pmurphy2016
.Fox a, General Manager at Fox & Anchor, responded to this review

Hi 'pmurphy2016', Thank you for taking the time to write a review after visiting the Fox and Anchor last month. I am very pleased to hear that you found the beers and food at the Fox to be excellent. We strive to rotate our cask ales regularly and update our menu seasonally so please do pop back again for something... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My first visit - but not my last! This is a comfy pub with prompt service and excellently kept ale. I was only there for a drink with a friend, so I can't comment on the place as a whole, but it was very busy for a Sunday afternoon. That must say a lot for the attraction of the place.... More 

Thank David C
Geneva, Switzerland
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237 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

typical Londoner pub for hanging out and enjoying a good eat out. wasnt impressed by the food, but the atmosphere definetely was typical for me!

Thank paulandre1984
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Fab atmosphere and nice place to have a drink and meal and watch London go by. Just what you need after a day of sightseeing.....

Thank Jean G
Grand Isle
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We like going to historic sites and don't seek out the sleek and modern. We loved this pub the first time we went - at that time they served the pint in pewter tankards and it was great! Now, unfortunately, Health and Safety makes them use glass. Its still a nice old pub with good service, nice atmosphere, and decent... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We went to Fox & Anchor for a late breakfast, by recommendation. The breakfast was really good and well cooked, generous portions and not very pricey compare to what you get. We were also here in the evening to grab a pint, the place was then fairly crowded, but we managed to find a place to sit, big + for... More 

Thank MrOLZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:45
07:00 - 21:45
07:00 - 21:45
07:00 - 21:45
07:00 - 21:45
07:00 - 21:45
08:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Charterhouse Street, London EC1M 6AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7012 3700

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Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site of an ancient meat market which remains in operation today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough time wondering through the area's maze of streets and you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky models passing between Clerkenwell's handful of fashion houses. Far outnumbering the models are craftspeople and designers, many of them are more than happy to welcome visitors into their studios and showrooms.
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