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The Anchor Inn

Sutton Gault , Sutton, Ely, CB6 2BD +44 1353488969

(((() British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Booked a table for 4 for a birthday lunch. Good simple menu, good service, good beer1

Robin Chandler 20 May 2017
from St Ives

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Described as a ‘little bit of heaven’ in The Daily Telegraph and recommended in numerous good food guides, Anchor Inn showcases seasonal British cuisine. Surrounded by lush countryside, this 17th-century inn maintains many original features and has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes.

With a commitment to sourcing the finest East Anglian produce, the Anchor Inn menu makes use of market-fresh fish, game, fruit and vegetables. Indulge in moreish dishes like Denham Estate venison or pheasant and chicken ballotine, while pioneering flavours for dessert include chocolate fondant with beetroot sorbet and marshmallow sauce.

Staying true to tradition, the Sunday lunch menu at Anchor Inn in Ely is filled with gourmet roasts and comforting puddings. Carefully selected ales have gained The Anchor Inn Cambridgeshire a mention in the Good Pub Guide, while the wine list includes some desirable vintage bottles.

Chunky pine tables, roaring real fires and antique pictures are dotted through the dining room at the quaint, family-friendly Anchor Inn restaurant. Central Ely is a 15-minute drive away.

The Anchor Inn

Sutton Gault , Sutton, Ely, CB6 2BD

Contact +44 1353778537
Reservations +44 1353488969

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Customer reviews for The Anchor Inn

4.7 (((() (based on 156 reviews)
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  • lunch (93)
  • romantic (52)
  • private dining (48)
  • value (46)
  • views (28)
  • luxury (19)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (14)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (9)
  • large parties (8)
  • trendy (5)
  • breakfast (3)
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  • ((((( 23 May 2017 by Stephen Russon from Ely

    We greatly enjoyed our meal, noting in particular the real taste of the pork, the potatoes and the apple sauce.
    Paradoxically we found the taste of the ice cream afterwards too strong. The service was excellent. Afterwards we enjoyed a most delightful walk along the Bedford Level towards Mepal

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Christine from Northampton

    We 4 have met together here for lunch at the Anchor Inn now three times and really enjoyed our visits. We also go for walks along the dyke when the weather lets us.
    We especially like the warmth of the reception on entering and the cosy atmosphere inside. Yesterday we were early and asked if we could have coffee while waiting for the others to arrive. "Of course you can" says the lady, and she brought some within seconds!
    The food was perfect. I liked the idea of the option of a little bread and olives to replace a starter so as not to be too full before the main course. My vegetarian dish could not have been better and the desserts out of this world. The service was lovely and we enjoyed being asked cheerfully during the meal if we were happy. We were very happy and will certainly come again.
    BEWARE the low overhead beam at the bar!

  • ((((( 20 May 2017 by Robin Chandler from St Ives

    Booked a table for 4 for a birthday lunch. Good simple menu, good service, good beer1

  • ((((( 18 May 2017 by Michael from Huntingdon

    We always enjoy the Anchor. Pleasant, friendly staff, good food and nice ambience. Prices might not be the cheapest but reflect the good quality of the offering. All servings were though to be good, although Duck Breast was thought by one guest to be on the small side- but we blame the duck for that I guess!

  • (((** 15 May 2017 by Hayley Ogilvie from Cambridge

    It was a busy evening. Service was quite chaotic - different waitresses asking the same thing. Food not as good as we have enjoyed previously, especially vegetarian main course was quite poor.

  • ((((( 5 May 2017 by Peter Heyes from Cambridge

    First class all round

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Andrew Goakes from Cambridgeshire

    Great food, four diners, 3 courses & all choices were delicious!

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Bob Dalzell from March

    As always The Anchor delivers top class food and service. 5 diners all with different choices all served at the same time with unbeatable fabulous food. Three young people delivered service that some people with years of experience could not have equalled. The Anchor is very special with attention to quality and detail. Thank you so much and we will be back soon.

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Andrew Bush from Cambridge

    Have not visited for some 5 years, but food, service and ambience exactly as it was: excellent.
    Will not leave it so long for the next visit.

  • ((((( 19 April 2017 by Robert Aspin from Saint Ives


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