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Hope & Anchor English Pub

5040 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5809
+1 815-633-2552
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
“scotch egg” (4 reviews)
“cottage pie” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
5040 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5809
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

We arrived at the Hope & Anchor at around 6pm to have dinner. We were greeted at the door by a gentleman who informed us that there was a cover charge for a band that appearing that night. I am not opposed to a cover...More

2  Thank Sam B
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This English style pub rocks. The 12 oz. Cod fillet was huge and the chip are wide and crisp (all the better to soak up the malted vinegar). Great English and Irish beers on tap and I enjoyed a Well's Banana Bread Ale. Very nice...More

Thank Art48455
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There is not one thing we have ever ordered here that we could complain about. Everything was been very tasty and the service has been good.

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 21 May 2017

That was the motto on the restaurant menu - Food you won't forget - Drinks you Can't Remember. This is a British pub, complete with a tired and slightly faded double-decker bus in the parking lot. We were here for Blues night - once a...More

Thank AvWriter
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and i were going out for a date night and happened to know the band that was playing that night . Anyway we arrived early to take advantage of the food and beer menus. We both ordered the Fish & chips , excellent...More

Thank Darrin L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I met some friends at the Hope & Anchor pub for lunch for my first time trying that restaurant. The inside has a nice English pub feel (complete with working fireplace), and while there weren't many people eating lunch at 11:30 AM when we were,...More

Thank ViktorTrue
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Consistently great beverage program and food is awesome. However, the staff (particularly bar) are not very friendly. Visited on Sunday 4/2 around 12:30...for having only 3 tables in the entire place, the beverage service to the table was painfully slow. Wait service was very slow...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Service is normal depending on how busy they are. weekends are slow. Food is good with an English touch. Nice selection of craft and foreign beers. All in all a nice place to go.

Thank Arnie B
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Party of 5 on busy first Friday in lent, we arrived about 6:30 and had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. We were taken to the upstairs dining room. It was a nice room with about 6 tables in it. It was enjoyably quiet...More

Thank transamdude
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Finally tried it...food was excellent and staff was so friendly..will be back again to try more of the menu

Thank Wendy B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5040 N 2nd St, Loves Park, IL 61111-5809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Loves Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-633-2552
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