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Right out in the sticks, a few miles from Ely, The Anchor was built more than 360 years ago for workers digging the canals that drained the Fens. The heritage of the building looms large when you get inside, with oak panels, quarry tiles and hefty beams. Although very much a pub (with real ales), the contemporary British food is the star attraction, with the menu packed with regional ingredients.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence

Local ingredients in Fen country

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- AA Inspector
The Anchor Inn
Bury Lane, Sutton Gault, Sutton, ELY, CB6 2BD
Phone : 01353 778537

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 60
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover Cambridgeshire

To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.

Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.

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