The Anchor - Cambridge


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A full refurb has bought this long-established Cambridge riverside watering hole bang up to date as a trendy gastropub, complete with wood panelling and Farrow & Ball colour schemes. The multi-level downstairs space keeps things casual for drinkers, while a relaxed dining area upstairs offers a modern menu of classics with adventurous twists – think slow-roasted pork belly with harissa or rack of lamb with mint mash and broad beans. By contrast, desserts are traditional favourites such as sticky toffee pudding. A well-balanced and reasonably priced wine list covers everything from Pinot Grigio to Pinot Noir, whilst two long bars ensure fans of cask ales never go thirsty either. Ask for a window seat when booking or fight for one of the popular terrace tables for the best view of novice punters struggling on the adjacent millpond.

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Silver Street, Newnham, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,

01223 353554 01223 353554


Opening Times

Mon-Sat 11.30am-11.30pm (Fri-Sat –12M Sun 12N- )


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23 May 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Family Sunday Dinner

We’d booked ahead and told them about our small dog. Our table was tucked away in a corner, with a dog bowl of water ready for us. The table was perfect. The food was good, well cooked and hot. Fish and chips, fish bigger than the plate, Charter chicken pie and mash, delicious and the salmon meal, cooked so it remained moist and juicy. We were very full from our meal, but forced a chocolate brownie pudding, apple and rhubarb crumble and sticky toffee pudding, all very delicious. 

We enjoyed our meal so much, the staff were lovely, polite and attentive. We will be back. 

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