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A Meal with a View.
Pubs in Cambridgeshire in general
Member Name: wulise
Pubs in Cambridgeshire in general
Date: 16/06/01, updated on 14/11/01 (1080 review reads)
Advantages: Lovely Food., Friendly Service., Will Cater for Vegans.
Disadvantages: Very busy., Need to book.
THE ANCHOR INN
This is a quaint little pub in the heart of the Cambridge Fenland countryside. It is rated as four diamonds in the AA Guest book and is also found in ?The Good Food Guide?, ?Good Hotel Guide?, ?Good Pub Guide? and ??Which? Guide to Country Pubs?.
The Anchor was built around 1650 on the ?Hundred Foot Drain? (New Bedford River) to provide food and shelter for the men conscripted to dig the Fen rivers. It has been a hostelry ever since. It is a popular public house, so the booking of tables, particularly at weekends is advisable, to avoid disappointment.
The floor is undulating, with the scrubbed pine tables. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate, with a roaring log fire in winter and glowing gaslights. Antique prints on the walls and dark oak beams and panels are also the order of the day.
?A little piece of heaven anchored in fenland? describes Paddy Burt (Daily Telegraph). Heather and Robin Moore are the owners for more than ten years and have won many of the major food guide awards. The pub is informal, yet the hospitality is second to none, as is the cuisine and service.
The Anchor Pub promotes British food and uses locally grown vegetables where possible. The menu consists of food delivered fresh, daily to the pub. Seasonal foods allow the menu to be changed daily. The food is tasty without being fussy.
Meals are served daily both at lunchtime and in the evenings. There is a comprehensive selection of starters and main courses. Vegetarians are catered for, but if a Vegan meal is require, prior arrangements should be made.
Desserts are all home made, except for the organic ice cream. There are usually half a dozen sweets to choose from at any one time. If cheese and biscuits are desired, then there is a selection of six unusual British farmhouse cheeses to choose from.
A selection of coffees, t
eas and herbal infusions are available following the meal. Each hot drink is accompanied with a home-made biscuit. This will bring any three course meal to a delicious close.
The set lunchtime meal, available on a weekday costs around £7.50 per person.
The Sunday lunch (booking is strongly advised) costs around £16.50, for a three course meal, per person.
A la Carte menu and The Specials Board are also available.
From 7pm Monday to Friday
From 6.30pm Saturday
From 7pm Sunday
Meals Served from:
From 7pm to 9pm Monday to Friday
From 6.30pm to 9.30pm Saturday
Other Faculties Offered:
Real Ales straight from the cask.
Wine and Gourmet evenings
Choice of six wines by the glass
An award winning 100 bin wine list
Reservations: Booking for meals, plus group bookings accepted.
Credit Card: All major cards accepted.
No Smoking: The majority of eating areas are non-smoking. All bedrooms are non-smoking.
Disabled Access: Accessible except the bedrooms.
Children?s Menu: Half portions are provided where possible.
River Terrace: Alfresco eating is available on warm days.
Newsletter: Free mailing list for all customers.
?A Spacious Suite? consists of a double bedroom and sitting room. The ensuite bathroom consists of a shower, toilet, bidet, and luxury corner bath. This room can accommodate up to three people.
?Charming Twin Room? with ensuite shower and toilet.
Both rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone and remote control telephone, in the newly furnished and decorated rooms.
Where to find The Anchor Inn:
It is situated between Earith and Sutt
on just off the B1381, about 15 miles from the heart of Cambridge.
The Anchor Inn
Telephone: 01353 778537
Fax: 01353 776180
I took my parents out for a meal to celebrate my father?s birthday, last year (April 2000). It was the last trip that I had out with my father before he died. Sunday 1st April was my father?s birthday. To remember him, I took my mother out along with my brother and hubby Shane for Sunday lunch, this year. We were once again made to feel relaxed and comfortable. The food was freshly cooked. Yes, we had to wait, but we were never rushed either. Our table was booked for 12.45hrs. We did not have to wait to be seated. Our drinks were brought to the table once order and we enjoyed a leisurely meal, leaving at about 3.30pm, feeling full and content. I cannot wait for my next visit.