The Crown & Anchor

4.4
105 reviews
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Great Beer
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
What 105 People Are Saying
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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Very accommodating staff, good Sunday lunch, child friendly and great beer.

JW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff are friendly and efficient so hard off to them. My roast did have a lot of gravy and the meet was a bit fatty. Otherwise it was pretty good and didn't dent my wallet.

PK
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great friendly and community pub. There is food for all tastes as well as drinks. It has a great atmosphere and enjoy coming back to this pub regularly.

DM
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food very nice, service very good, value good, noise level a touch high - overall, one of our best pubs for Sunday lunch.

MD
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely Sunday lunch with lots of great options

NJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place with great atmosphere. Went for a roast dinner, not the best quality but certainly excellent value for money.

j
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Vegetables too hard, Yorkshire pudding missing, incredibly difficult to split a bill and give tips by card despite it being a card-only pub!

JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service but disappointed with the roast. Beef was over-cooked and too thinly sliced for rib-eye. Veg was al dente but not particularly interesting.

DM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Five friends for Sunday lunch - all very good, staff great, good beer.

BS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely pub with speedy and friendly service. Great range of beers and ciders and amazing food.

I don't like that you can only pay by card but can only tip in cash! This meant I couldn't leave a tip for the great service as I knew it was a card only place.

VP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was quite excited about trying the vegan sunday roast as I saw positive reviews elsewhere. But it was rather bland. Vegetables were simply boiled (and only just cooked enough). Food was tepid by the time it arrived. Looked rather sorry next to the meaty roasts.

m
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value Sunday roast with excellent service. I would go back and would like to try their regular menu.

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always, the Crown and Anchor delivers friendly service and excellent food and drink. I had been a few times before but was with friends who hadn't been before, and they all loved it.

SH
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall lovely lunch with good food and good service. ONLY negative was being sat with the door to the kitchen behind one of us and the direct route to the toilets behind the other. Not the best position for a table. Would eat here again.

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing beer
Amazing food
Friendly and helpful staff.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The roast was so basic! The meat was good but then the potatoes were average and all the veg just plain boiled - nothing special about it at all. Could have made it better at home. It was the same price as amazing London roasts which is unjust. The service was not great - they took away plates whilst people were still eating and then left one dirty plate on the table for ages. We waited ages for the bill. I wouldn’t bother returning!

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing. Nice to have great people dealing with the public

f
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good roast, nice atmosphere and great selection of beers

w
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb Sunday roast! Top service as always. Great atmosphere

MS
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food (especially for the price!) and a lovely atmosphere, with staff who went out of their way to be friendly. The only issue was that when we wanted to tip the staff for the good service, we were told we could only do so by cash (which we didn't have) and we would therefore have to go down the street to the nearest ATM to get some. Seems a shame as I'm sure the staff lose out on a lot of tips this way.

DT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good meeting place for this part of town for Sunday lunch. Sound cooking, hot food, excellent lamb, pleasant service.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only negative is you have to pay by plastic. I get the digital age is being pushed on us but I still want the choice on how I want to pay and who should know I ate there. I hope they change this to give the customer more options.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our group of friends had organised to catch up over a meal the night of 21/12/18. Our table was ordering food, everyone else was able to place an order. When it came my turn to order, I was told they were not taking any more orders, as they had to now cater for another group. I questioned the staff member over this, but I was told this other group were a priority as they had pre-booked for a Christmas party. I was told I could come back to place an order in 30 minutes time.
So everyone else on the table was served food, except me, who had to just sit and watch everyone else eat. We were all in disbelief. Very poor service.

t
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very acommadating staff. Even let us change our baby in their staff area (with lack of baby change)

Would have given full marks for food however there was no stuffing with the turkey (present with chicken) and menu said “pigs in blankets” but there only a lonely solo little swine accompanying the turkey.

Tasty though! Gone are the days from a previous visit where the Yorkshire puddings could be used in warfare, aka boulders.

Lovely place, less stingy with the trimmings please. Or at least put “pig in blanket” on the menu.

Thank you.

Tristan

MF
London
34 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Really great family Sunday lunch. Fantastic range of beer, good choice of roasts, lovely ambiance, nothing pretentious, and superb service. Highly recommended.

HC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good value for a Sunday roast, nice to have more than one vegetarian option also!

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent vegetarian Sunday roast, great ambience, super-friendly service

CA
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a lovely pub - vibrant and buzzy - but not a place we would go to again for Sunday lunch as the food wasn't great really and the staff, although lovely, looked very overworked!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tasty Sunday lunch. Service and value for money was very reasonable

r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, really friendly staff and delicious roast dinners.

LB
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Top venue for a Sunday lunch. Chill vibes with some lovely beers and lovelier staff. Cheers mates

CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. Quick service. Excellent Sunday roast. Great quality and generous portions.

AR
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Sunday roast. Food was great, service was friendly, the beer list was extensive and prices reasonable. Definitely worth visiting.

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went with my husband a friend for Sunday lunch, and can highly recommend the Crown & Anchor after our visit. The Sunday lunch menu was comprehensive, and superb value. The service was very friendly and efficient. We will definitely be returning in the future!

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday Lunch on 04/03 - one of best roasts I've had out in London for a while! Meat perfectly cooked, veg al dente, good portion size for a good price, cheeky puds & lovely service. Also dog friendly 🐶We'll be back! 😁😁

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Will definitely be visiting again.

g
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A big group of us went for a Sunday Roast and had a great time. The food was really good and the portions were generous, there were two veggie options which were both delicious! Would definitely recommend for a boozy Sunday afternoon!

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff makes the place even warmer. Great selection of beers and very nice pub food. We had a lovely evening

H
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at the Crown & Anchor. Great food and really friendly service. The roast potatoes were on a par with my mum’s.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday lunch in a cosy craft beer pub. A real find for Brixton slightly off the beaten track. Will definitely go back.

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