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Crown & Anchor

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  • Stockwell
  • price 2 of 4
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
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Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

A sedate distance from the jumble of loud music and fried chicken around Brixton station, the Cranchor’s bright sign glows enticingly. This smart pub’s long-but-narrow layout means that when it’s busy it feels very full indeed, but claim yourself a table (inside or on one of the picnic tables outside) and you’ll soon feel a part of the crowd. Visiting at off-peak times will allow you to spend time googling the niche breweries which feature among the many brews on tap and in bottle (or asking the helpful staff) – this is one of the best beer and ale pubs in London, which makes its incongruous location on an otherwise unloved section of Brixton Road even more incredible. A super place.

Written by Ashleigh Arnott


246 Brixton Rd
Tube: Stockwell/Brixton
Opening hours:
Open 4.30pm-11.30pm Mon-Thur; 4.30pm-12.30am Fri; noon-12.30am Sat; noon-11.30pm Sun. Meals served 5-10pm Mon-Fri; noon-10pm Sat; noon-8pm Sun
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