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The Anchor

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Bar, British, Pub
As featured in 3 Days in Cambridge and 1 other guide
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Silver Street | Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 9EL, England
+44 1223 353554
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a drink and look at the pink floyd memorabilia ,the pub has heaving , messy , glasses and uneaten food plates every where , 5 deep at the bar with 2 very reluctant staff , sly had to sit on floor outside when eventually got served , didn't see what we came for

Thank Kerry G
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food looked and smelled good so we ventured in; went upstairs to get a window seat in restaurant area- only to be curtly informed all the tables were booked- despite most being empty! Go downstairs and try there we were told, this we duly did; got a table but no view. Waited ages at bar to order drinks and a... More 

Thank Nursteach
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was bad and the staff were rude. They said we were suppose to order and pick up our own food, then when ordering the food they asked for the table number because they were going to take our food to us and it seemed that not even they knew what the system was. I ordered fish and chips... More 

1 Thank Maria M
York, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place to get drinks and set outdoor facing the river. Staff were nice. Quite busy and a bit smelly inside.

Thank Rose05K
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I must first of all say I love this pub for it's Pink Floyd connection and probably the best view by the river in Cambridge. I visited yesterday and was gob smacked to see how much the food had gone up which imho is not worth that sort of money. It's a busy busy vibrant pub and on sunny days... More 

Thank glamgranny2015
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful scenery and lovely location around the river. Haven't eaten here, and probably that's not their main strength anyways - just grab a beer and sit in their outdoors area overlooking the beautiful river.

1 Thank Narek D
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

bar staff were rude and not understanding, took orders wrong and scoffed at thier mistake. no sitting upstares while the kitchen is closed. location is great for a beer an watch the punting

Thank Jake W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here overlooking the river. Unfortunately was so popular couldn't sit outside, but managed to find a table by the window. Had a tasty lunch of squid and fries followed by brownie with salted caramel ice cream. One of the best coffees I've had anywhere Menu was full of delicious-sounding food - will just have to pay... More 

Thank Claire W
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

When we first entered at 18:55 the waitress told us that there were quite a number of bookings coming in at 7pm but she eventually found us a table for 5 people and there ended up being plenty of spaces available after the initial fuss . Pleasant atmosphere and casual dress code. The fish and chips was fresh and tasty.... More 

Thank tonicsfitnesscentre
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Went on a glorious sunny spring day and took advantage of the sun by sitting on the river terrace (fills quickly so get there early). We had fried squid to start which was just the right size for 2 to pick at and then steak and Thai mussels both faultless. Can't fault the service and my partner said the beer... More 

Thank Ellie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
The newly refurbished Anchor Pub boasts a sixty seat dining room over looking the river Cam, In addition we have a brand new open Kitchen, New menus, new wine list and offer fresh innovative food using seasonal & locally sourced ingredients. Real ales and craft beers from local brewers and will be open for lunch and dinner everyday. During the summer months our guests will be able to eat Al Fresco on our beautiful river terrace. We look forward to welcoming you.

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