Status: Open
Address: 34 Park Street, SE1 9EF (streetmap) (osm) (gmap) (bingmap) (streetview)
London borough: Southwark
Former name(s): Blue Anchor
Castle [same site]
Former address: [also listed as 1-2 Bankside]
1 Bankside (1971)
Historical parish: Southwark St Saviour
Dates open: by 1479-
rebuilt c1775
Good Beer Guide: 1986
Owner: Greene King
Spirit Pub Company [Taylor Walker] (former)
Punch Taverns [Spirit Group] (former)
Courage (former)
Barclay Perkins (former)
Website: Website
Notes: The Survey of London suggest that evidence points to an open date in the "last quarter of the 18th century" rather than the one given by the pub itself, but the site was the location of the larger "Castle" pub (or "Castell upon Hope") until c1770, at which point it was rebuilt and possibly renamed.
Photo taken in June 2008
Sources: Open date/Rebuilding: Survey of London
OS 1875/1896/1919/1952/1961/1970
PO 1839 (as "Blue Anchor")/1841 (as "Blue Anchor")/1856/1869/1882/1895/1915 (all as "Anchor" except where noted)
References: ACC/2305/01/1344
MS 11936/517/1099096 (as "Anchor")
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