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The Anchor Inn

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

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Used to come here a lot 10 years ago. It is still one of the best places to eat in the area. Greta enjoyable experience

David Lewis 22 June 2017
from Newton, Cambridge

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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 174 reviews)
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  • lunch (105)
  • romantic (59)
  • private dining (51)
  • value (48)
  • views (32)
  • luxury (23)
  • business (16)
  • child friendly (14)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (9)
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  • trendy (6)
  • breakfast (3)
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  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Robert from Ely

    I don't know a Michelin star from a Dunlop tyre, but I can assure you that my meal at the Anchor, was probably the best presented, most deliciously tasting food I have ever eaten.

  • ((((( 22 June 2017 by David Lewis from Newton, Cambridge

    Used to come here a lot 10 years ago. It is still one of the best places to eat in the area. Greta enjoyable experience

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Trevor Butcher from Peterborough

    My dining partner and I had a wonderful evening at the Anchor. The setting is lovely, the service was great, and the food was wonderful. We will definitely visit again in the near future.

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Gloria De palma from Ely

    Lovely environment, fantastic, freshly cooked and unpretentious food with a twist. Excellent service and very reasonably priced.

  • ((((( 21 June 2017 by Mark Wilkinson from Ely

    The evening was everything that one hopes for when one goes out. The restaurant occupies a great location and even the weather was splendid too. The atmosphere in the dining rooms was pleasant; rustic in feel. The staff were most friendly and efficient. There was a pleasant buzz in the dining rooms which were well patronized. We took quite a time to choose from the menu. Indecision seemed to reign. It all seemed so nice. When it came, the food was excellent. The three of us enjoyed every mouthful. Imaginative, well cooked and attractively arranged, we enjoyed all three courses. The steak that two of us ordered were quite the best we have eaten, with the possible exception of those eaten in Argentina. But this is not surprising since the beef here was grass fed as it is, or was, in Argentina. The quality and taste was simply superb.

    The service at table was attentive without in any way being intrusive. As far as we were concerned the evening was an unqualified success. We were made to feel at home, well looked after and served a delicious meal. We had not eaten at the Anchor for many years, but we shall hope to return there soon.

  • ((((( 20 June 2017 by Nic Milne from Sutton

    The good and service was fantastic, I will definitely be returning!!

  • ((((( 19 June 2017 by Phil Robins from Bluntisham

    Excellent food and service in a fabulous location

  • ((((* 16 June 2017 by Kevin Hennessy from Ely

    Food was very good, drinks were good too with a very good choice, although the dry sherry was not chilled properly and arrived at the table tepid. Dates in bacon are a real winner, and the desserts too were excellent.

  • ((((( 9 June 2017 by David Featherby from Sutton, Ely

    My party of 8 people ate mains and desserts and drank beer and cider. All very good quality and well-presented by friendly and competent staff. Overall about 30% more expensive than average hostelries in the area but this was reflected in the quality of the food and preparation, the presentation and the ambience - worth the extra in my opinion. About 40 minute wait for the first course although the restaurant was not full but we were quite a large party.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Keith Maplestone from peterborough

    starters first class and my chicken dish. Wife's fish good but chips rather too firm.

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