Anchor Inn


Bury Lane, Sutton Gault,, Ely, CB6 2BD

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Recognized by all the major food guides, The 17th Century Anchor Inn offers modern British Cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal and traditional ingredients. We have 4 guest bedrooms. The rooms offer a variety of accommodation to suit every need and have been awarded 4 Stars by the AA and Tourist Board.

The Anchor is ideally situated for exploring East Anglia; it is only 7 miles from the Cathedral City of Ely and is less than half an hour from the University City of Cambridge. Newmarket and its Race-course are within easy reach. Our Places to visit page gives full details of the many fascinating attractions within easy reach. The Anchor Inn has evolved over the last 350 years and now offers every modern facility, but with a timeless charm and character that ensures you still experience a feeling of true antiquity. Scrubbed pine tables on gently undulating floors, antique prints and roaring log fires in the winter all enhance the cosy, intimate atmosphere of this family run English Inn. Recognition has been won from all of the major food guides including Good Food Guide, Good Pub Guide, Michelin Guide, Which Guide to Country Pubs (Rosette for food), AA 4 Stars and Rosette and Which Hotel Guide. Ely is a perfect one day or short break destination. The first port of call for any visitor to Ely today will almost certainly be the Cathedral. This imposing structure towers across the fens for miles around. Dominating the skyline, it is one of England's most beautiful and largest Cathedrals. Known locally as the 'Ship of the Fens' it is famous for its unique Octagon tower, which when lit can be seen for tens of miles. The Cathedral is also home to the only national museum dedicated to Stained Glass. If it's history you're interested in then Ely Museum, housed in the city's old gaol, is an excellent place to start. .

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Showing Sunday 19 April 2015 to Monday 20 April 2015

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Car parking available onsite
Restaurant, Bar
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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  • Tim S

  • January 2015

Fantastic food

The food and wine at the anchor was some of the finest we have enjoyed.

Really good menu, great. Ingredients both for dinner and breakfast. It was hard to fault. The welcome and service were good. The only let down was the room which was average and ok with nice touches like fresh coffee, but the furnishings were tired and the bathroom was really shabby and not up to scratch. A bit of money spent on this would make the anchor truly stellar.

  • Nina Bailey

  • December 2014

This is a lovely pub to both eat and stay and you won't be disappointed!

We have been aware of the Anchor’s high reputation for some time.

We first ate there a few months ago and were not disappointed. The food and service were impeccable, very good value for money and Janine appeared to run the whole show with complete competence. In December we had a flight to Italy cancelled so decided to stay at the Anchor as an overnight getaway. The ‘room’ we booked was more like a small flat with separate lounge, bathroom (of course!) and huge bedroom. It was clean, cozy and beautifully furnished which made for a very comfortable stay. We also booked to eat and sat down to an amazing Christmas menu!. Once again Janine (with extra staff this time) made us feel at home and they were all very attentive, friendly and warm - a good team. The Anchor should also be commentated on its wonderful choice at breakfast. Porridge to die for followed by poached haddock and poached egg all served up by a smiling Janine. We only live 10 miles away from the Anchor, but will be returning again in the New Year for another overnight stay. In addition to this being a beautiful pub with wonderful food, it’s set in a really lovely location with plenty of walking routes too.

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