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The Anchor

$$ - $$$, British,
Silver Street | Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9EL, England
+44 1223 353554
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (47 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Silver Street | Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9EL, England
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1 - 10 of 541 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went the the anchor with a few friends last night. Firstly, they completely forgot one of the orders for which my friend ended up waiting another half hour. I ordered the fish pie which had raw prawns in it!!!!! I replaced it with a burger...More

Thank avocado321
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant on the main level was closed when I arrived with a friend for our annual reunion lunch, even though we had booked (simple misunderstanding). The manager was, however, brilliant and opened the floor for us, so that we ended up with the best...More

Thank Normastc
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your delightful review and glad to hear that we rectified the misunderstanding. I believe you came on a sunny day (of which there have not been many!) and glad you enjoyed your reunion and hope to see you next year!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We all have fish and chips which were very nice, so was the beer. We had a great views of the river, this is a very friendly pub.

Thank djjm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t spend as much time in Cambridge as I’d like, but when I’m in the area I like to pop into The Anchor when I can. They have a great range of beers, always very well kept, and friendly, knowledgeable service. Also, great views...More

Thank Pete M
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing us and we are glad you do drop in when you are in town. We love our ales, food & customers here so look forward to seeing you next time, don't leave it too long... :-)

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The pub is nice and has a nice view of the river. We ordered several plates of food and all of them were quite bad.

Thank Puente3000
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Many thanks for your feedback it is not the norm for negative comments on the food. We would appreciate it if you would email us so we can investigate further and see what went wrong on the day.

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Located on the river Cam just towards the South West of the city centre, ‘The Anchor’ is a good pub which offers a selection of real ales. We entered via the doors on Silver Street, which meant that we had to go down some steep(ish)...More

Thank filthurlow
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thanks for your review we do appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed our ever changing selection of ales and we really are a friendly bunch! We are in the market for some new furniture so will bear your comments in mind! See you next...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Ate here with friends last Sunday - glad we had booked early as it got very busy over lunchtime. Roast dinner very good - nice ambience, good service. Ideal view over river with mad people punting in the freezing cold!!! 😂😂

Thank NorthantsAquababe
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

That's for your review we appreciate it and we are very happy that you were nice and toasty inside eating lunch rather than outside! We do indeed see some antics on the river! See you soon hopefully, don't be a stranger....

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Average food, but it's a nice place. Expect the ordinary pub thing. Best in summer I think when the terrace opensMore

Thank UK_Trolleytraveller
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

We are wonderfully cosy in the winter months and there is something magical about the river at any time of year :-) Of course when the sun shines we come to life so hopefully see you then! We have an awesome range of beers and...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Great pub-atmosphere, friendly staff, great Greene King ales, and excellent fish & chips with a very tasty peas puré. Spend a few hours here drinking your ale and watch the punters passes by - and relax.

Thank Tor B
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Great to hear that you enjoyed our pub and thank you for reviewing us. See you next time!

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We know the Anchor well and usually pop in when we visit Cambridge, mainly because it’s friendly, full of character and has great views of the river. They also do great chunky chips and sweet potato fries.

Thank Rachael B
anchor c, General Manager at The Anchor, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hey great to hear you pop in when your in town, we wouldn't be who we are without you guys and all our other lovely customers! See you soon!

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Questions & Answers
3 July 2017|
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Response from anchor c | Property representative |
Hey Great to hear that you enjoyed your ales here. On the pump on Friday we had our Greene King IPA and Stedfast - both available at all times and we also had we believe as they they fly out Bishop Nicks 1555, Hop Stash... More
Amanda M
1 May 2017|
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Response from anchor c | Property representative |
Our apologies that we did not come back to you our account had been blocked and we were unaware! We have access at road level to our upper seating area but due to the nature of our old building there is no access anywhere... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
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
  • E-mail
The Anchor Pub boasts an enviable location on the River Cam which proves an amazing spot to watch all the punters going by. A great selection of real ales, craft beers from local brewers, a wine list from around the world with a great selection of soft drinks too. We have something for everyone! Our menus change with the seasons and our dining room is very popular so make sure you make a reservation. Innovative food using seasonal & locally sourced ingredients. Great for every occasion summer or winter we have it covered and we truly look forward to welcoming you.
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