The Anchor Inn
Sutton Gault
near Ely
01353 778 537


Mon-Sun 12-3; Mon-Fri 7-11; Sat 6.30-11; 7-10.30  



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The Anchor Inn  

The Anchor Inn, built in 1650, is just off the A142 in Sutton Gault – gault being the clay used to reinforce river banks.

It has cosy rooms, worn and wonky floors, log fires (in the colder months) and gas lighting. Boathouse Bitter and Hobson’s Choice from the City of Cambridge micro-brewery, along with an extensive wine list and innovative menus that reflect the changing seasons, add to the pub’s enduring appeal.

Chef-owner Adam Pickup makes good use of East Anglian produce, including crab from Cromer, mussels and oysters from Brancaster and locally shot game. The results are several notches above typical pub food, and the weekday lunch – £10.95 for two courses – is great value. Dishes like roasted plum tomato and basil soup, linguine with fresh pesto, chocolate tart with Chantilly cream. Food is not fussy and tends towards the traditional, but with flair. Food is served Mon-Fri 12-2, 7-9pm, Sat 12-2, 6.30-9.30pm; Sun 12.30-3, 7-9pm.

Accommodation here, though a little on the steep side - see website.



None as yet 





b&b, beer, food, beer garden, real fire, no smoking, kids, car park, vegetarian 


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City of Cambridge Boathouse Bitter
City of Cambridge Hobson’s Choice