The Crown & Anchor

4.4
147 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Great Beer
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Welcome to the Crown and Anchor, South London's premier Real Ale, Cider and Craft Beer House. Sister pub of the Jolly Butchers in Stoke Newington - CAMRA nominated after only one year in business and one of the Guardian's Top 10 pubs in Britain; there's loads of reasons for you to pay us a visit, including up to 25 taps at any one time, a fantastic range of Real Ale, Cider and Craft beers, an open kitchen where you can see our chefs creating great pub classics with a twist, and plenty of outside seating for those who fancy it.
We work closely with many of the top brewers in the country; our range of Real Ale, Cider, Craft Beer and Premium Lager has something for everyone, and we are constantly adding new brewers to our portfolio.
Great beer deserves to be paired with great eating. Our Head chef knows this, and aside from being delicious, our food menu has been to designed with great care to provide you with such a range of flavours and elements.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 147 People Are Saying
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India
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge delicious roasts, great value and so tasty!!!

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Sophie
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and helpful staff that makes the overall experience of sitting in the cold worth it.

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kelp
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I've eaten Sunday lunch here twice in the last 2 months. On one occasion I had the nut roast and on the second I had the lamb Sunday lunch. Neither meal was good quality or enjoyable. Here's why....

The nut roast was dry.
The lamb is lamb shoulder and 50% of it was fat.
The veg consisted of 3 under done potatoes (you couldn't call them roasted as no crispness to them), 3 slices of carrot (OK but inadequate), a massive amount of cabbage and brocoli.
No parsnip.
Gluten free gravy was acceptable but not tasty.

The experience of my co-diners was similar and we left dissatisfied with the food.

It gets 2 stars for environment but zero for food

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AliceD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really good value for money and lovely service. Have been a regular and recommend this place for everyone. They have lots of choices for vegans too.

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LuciP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice staff and nice atmosphere - great place for a substantial meal

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KristiW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best local, a Londoner can have. Yummy food and a great selection of beer and other drinks. Friendly staff.

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Devin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent taps and changing food menu - great neighborhood vibes.

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BeatriceC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. We used the Monday night hotdog deal, really good value. Friendly staff.

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FloraO
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn't eat but the staff were friendly and fun and the drinks were good as always.

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vipSheLikesToEat
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Sunday roast. Extremely good value and excellent service. So good we’ve already booked to come back in a few weeks.

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Sallie
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday dinner around, came around two years ago to try out the Sunday dinners and so glad we returned. The service is still brilliant and value for London is unbeatable also, we can't wait to return soon :-)

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RosieF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there during the pub quiz so it was noisy and full. Excellent beer in what felt like a pre-Covid atmosphere - a nice evening!

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Kate
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great gravy, great pints, great atmosphere!!

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jules
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great pub to eat and drink lovely staff very friendly and helpful. they did not have their normal menu because of concerns they may have to shut down but the alternatives was good and great value. great range of beer and not expensive wine list
i had booked a table which was there waiting for me
was a be a bit noisy but it was a Friday night and people out to enjoy themselves why not

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Astroman
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice food, beer, ambience and friendly staffbut you have to understand I am an old guy. My purpose in going to the pub is to stave off the day when I am sitting in the Care Home in my high-backed chair waiting for my medication. Interestingly,, the government is encouraging workers in Hospitality to move to the social care sector, so I may see members of the Crown and Anchor staff again sometime.

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RobS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I have been several times & I am a big fan. The only negative was that the beers were not as impressive as the previous times I have come. The taco though was incredible

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vf31
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the C&A. A brilliant pub, with friendly, helpful staff. Love the fish tacos!

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Deb64
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There is only a limited menu of tapas here at the moment - I don't know whether this is Covid related or a permanent feature - so we were disappointed not to be able to have a full meal. However, the food we did have was tasty and prices were reasonable.

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SandraO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were exceptionally friendly and welcoming, the food came quickly and the large portions were definitely value for money. Cool, relaxed atmosphere

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LeanneW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so special, Sunday lunch to die for

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Slimmed down menu (understandable, currently) but really decent food. Quick turnaround. Good value. Service was fine (even though it came in rather tight rugby shorts...)

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colinJ
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday roast is always delicious with very good portions. The staff are friendly and helpful and very lovely to my little dog
Well worth a visit

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GrahamH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Didn't eat here just went for drinks and quiz. Service was very slow initially waiting to order drinks.

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colinJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Run by a great team very friendly and welcoming great experience overall

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Adam
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Avoid this place. Upon arrival was told to write my details down using a pen that everyone uses, no offer of hand sanitizer afterwards. Even though they had all my details from the on line booking. No social distancing whatsoever. The food portion was terrible and when we questioned the manager, she said, it is what it is and we are the only ones complaining and the price is 50%. She fails to understand that the government pays the 50% from my taxes back to them. So no discount to the pub. Very dodgy.She then walked off while I was speaking. She was sweating, very hot so no worries but she was wiping her sweat with her hands then touching plates and serving drinks. No hygiene no social distancing and no sanitizer. Shameful. Horrible Food. Rude and dirty manager.

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GraemeFK
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service great, very relaxed, felt very welcome.
Food a little limited compared to last time I was there (pre-COVID) but that's the only reason to not grade "5" - presentation and quality were fine.

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lizh
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff did not wear masks, which I would have preferred. Airy and open inside area with well spaced tables. Most of the food was good (calamari rings to die for) but the nachos were dry and not up to standard. Excellent value under the half-price government scheme (!), though they were busy and it took ages for the food to arrive despite the limited menu.

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Angie
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, super clean and covid safe and I would definitely rebook soon!

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Huge Sunday roast - the perfect hangover cure. Staff were very friendly and there was a relaxed vibe. Food itself was fine; portions were massive!

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Eefa
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Whilst I understand things are difficult re-opening post lockdown, our server made the situation quite uncomfortable by being a touch standoff-ish. This may have been him and us just settling into the "new normal" which let to the odd feeling, but it just all seemed a bit "off".
Despite this, the food was, as ever, delicious and I cannot wait for the menu to be further extended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Friendly staff,good food value for money 😁

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MichdB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know this place for a bit more than 6 months and love to go there for either just drinks or also food - especially the Sunday roasts. They cater for meat lovers, vegetarians, as well as vegan friends, hence for everyone there is something. The staff is very pleasant, and there is a good atmosphere. On sunny days it's great to be on the terrace, on rainy days it's lovely to sit indoor, with the brick-wall adding to the atmosphere. I can definitely strongly recommend this jewel!

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RitchieX
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly atmosphere from the moment I walked through the door. Also, a lovely selection of drinks available

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RegineM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, with great portion sizes! Staff were so attentive, helpful and courteous.

Will deffo come back again.

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LindaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and customer service. Excellent value for money.

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DarenE
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast and staff really friendly, didn’t feel rushed. We will return

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GrimeSceneSaviour
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local pub for anyone who lives around SW9 - which I've found difficult to find so close to central London.

Good selection of beers to cater to all tastes and the staff are welcoming. Doesn't take long to get a drink either.

The quiz on Tuesdays is good fun too.

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DavidM
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

All good except that the "rib eye" beef was almost certainly topside. Staff lovely, good beer.

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reviewer
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Sunday lunch and friendly staff, definitely book in advance for a Sunday

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ElenaM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I'd appreciate service and beer but I didn't like Sunday roast.. sorry

FAQs

The Crown & Anchor is rated 4.4 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.