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The Anchor

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Cambridge and 1 other guide
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Silver Street | Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9EL, England
+44 1223 353554
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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387 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I always like going to this pub when in town due to its great location. Right on the river next to Scudamores boat yard, you can enjoy a couple of drinks and a meal while watching the people trying to punt up and down the river and negotiate the nearby bridges. The pub has a very good choice of beers... More 

Thank Paul G
Upminster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place in the Good Pub Guide and had a wonderful lunch here. The beer was very good (5 guest ales and the. Armand let me sample them) the wine was lovely, my wife's chilli and garlic clam linguine was great but we both agreed my Thai mussels as a main with chips was the best thing we have... More 

Thank Andy Y
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch today. I ordered the loaded chips which arrived with the rest of our order. Loaded with jalapeño peppers which were not on the menu. Nearly blew my head off! The bar maid was so apologetic. She kindly refunded my order and replaced it with one less spicy (without my asking for resolution - good service).... More 

Thank PropIdol3
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in yesterday lunch for a quick bite to eat, lovely location great food and fantastic service. On arrival we had a very warm and friendly welcome and seated in the upstairs restaurant, we both had the fish and chips which was delightful. Excellent service from the moment we walked in the door, definitely be returning more often.

Thank JoeJoe17
Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked the waitress for a drink from the bar but she wouldn't serve us. She asked us to sit down and showed us to a table. We waited for her to bring the drinks. She went to serve the only other occupied table. We waited and waited. My husband then went back to the bar but she wouldn't serve... More 

Thank Judi T
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped into the Anchor recently for Sunday lunch. The place seemed pleasant enough; clean and welcoming. There was some confusion as to where we actually needed to order food and where we could sit, which resulted in some comical (Benny Hill style) shuffling up and down stairs, then back up and down again. Downstairs was, again, pleasant, but a... More 

Thank Local_Bloke999
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Staff were excellent and beer was great. Food pricy for what was essentially pub food but the quality was a cut above the rest.

Thank Dave G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

On a cold, wet day The Anchor was a perfect retreat for Sunday lunch. Meals were good value and service good. Colouring in for our 4 yr old and special kids menu was fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the anchor with the family. All over 18 and have been to a lot of English pubs. This was a disappointing experience. The ploughman platter has stale bread and was just pathetic. Also the waiter was terrible. The toilets were either blocked, didn't flush or no toilet paper. Wouldn't recommend

Thank Caitlinrose1992
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The pub is nice but is a little overprices. Taking in consideration the location and all the other factors is an average pub with high prices. The pub has a little terrace just next to the channel where you can sit for a meal and drink. The toilet is quite clean. The bar looks like need some TLC.

Thank Paulina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silver Street | Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9EL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 353554
The newly refurbished Anchor Pub boasts a sixty seat dining room over looking the river Cam, In addition we have a brand new open Kitchen, New menus, new wine list and offer fresh innovative food using seasonal & locally sourced ingredients. Real ales and craft beers from local brewers and will be open for lunch and dinner everyday. During the summer months our guests will be able to eat Al Fresco on our beautiful river terrace. We look forward to welcoming you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?