Anchor Tap

28 Horselydown Lane,

Although this pub is not one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs it is a grade II listed building and the listing description is as follows: “Public house. Early to mid C19, refurbished in late C19. Italianate style. Stuccoed with incised lines to imitate masonry with slate roof and stock brick chimneystack. Two storeys: three windows to front elevation. Moulded cornice and pilasters flank the windows. First floor windows are 12-pane sashes with cornices above and the corner also has a similar but curved window. The ground floor has a wooden bar front with moulded cornice and fascia, a series of pilasters and original curved double doors to the corner. The side elevation to Copper Row has two 12-pane sashes and a central doorcase with half-glazed door flanked by pilasters. INTERIOR: Original bar divisions remain. Early C19 winder staircase with stick balusters. The two front bars have matchboard panelling. Later C19 bar counter with panelling and brackets and the bar back has moulded cornice, pilasters and mirrors. The two front bars have late C19 fireplaces with tiled surrounds. A back bar has the original chimneybreast. The first floor function room has a mid C19 marble fireplace. HISTORY: Built as the Tap to the Anchor Brewery.”

The Anchor Tap featured on the Knocked 'Em in the Old Kent Road: Evening Crawl of Bermondsey in December 2010.