The Anchor, Cambridge

3.5 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

Silver St 01223 353554
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    The Anchor: Pleasant food, good location

    by ADAMYAMEY Written May 14, 2016

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    This pub/restaurant overlooks the River Cam, and many of its tables (especially on the upper floor) have good views of life on the water.

    The food was slightly better than average for Cambridge. I enjoyed a fish and chips. The haddock was coated with a delicate, light batter. Our daughter was very satisfied with a steak prepared with 'manchego butter', and my wife found little fault with a chorizo and potato hash topped with a fried egg. Desserts were delicious, especially a passion fruit sorbet.

    Service was faultless, but the table top was poorly attached to its base.

    The gents' toilets were not the best. One cubicle lacked a lock, and the water in the sinks barely flowed.

    Apart from this and a smell of frying pervading the dining area, the Anchor is a nice place to eat in Cambridge.

    Address: Silver St, Cambridge CB3 9EL

    Directions: Right next to Silver St bridge

    Phone: 01223 353554

    Website: http://www.cambridgeanchor.co.uk/

    Haddock & chips Steak Blueberry Eton Mess
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    The Anchor: One of the most popular riverside pubs

    by Airpunk Written Jul 23, 2012

    One of the riverside pubs along the Cam, always busy and a little touristy, but still a nice place. It is a popular with some of my friends in Cambridge, therefore it was one of the pubs I most visited in Cambridge. It is a Greene King Pub with the typical menu, but the location and the high number of visitors (especially in summertime) give it a special touch. There are a couple of guest ales, but don't expect a big choice of beers beyond the usuals like Stella and Guinness. This is also the time, when it is almost impossible to get a table by the river. With all the tourists, the audience is pretty mixed. Probably not the most traditional of the riverside pubs (for that, I recommend "the Mill"), but surely the most lively of them all.

    Address: 12 Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EL

    Directions: Right next to Silver St bridge

    Phone: 01223 353554

    Website: http://gkpubs.co.uk/pubs-in-cambridge/anchor-pub/

    Silver Street Bridge and Anchor Pub

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    The Anchor: VT meeting by the river

    by alucas Written Nov 16, 2005

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    The Anchor was the lunchtime venue for the VT meeting in Cambridge in March 2005, and where most of the attendees met up.

    The Anchor is probably one of the best-known pubs in Cambridge – I had heard of it before we even went there. The street entrance is in Silver Street, next to the bridge over the river. Once you are in the door, there are several levels and different areas, which makes it a great pub for an informal meeting or a meal and a few drinks. The food counter is on the top level, past the main bar, and there are bars on the middle and lower levels too. The lowest level is at the riverside, and you can sit and watch the boats on the river.

    The bar menu has a range of dishes including fish and chips, Lasagna, Steak and Ale Pie, Salads and much more. Everybody said their choices were good, and the portions were generous. I would say that the food is good value for money, tasty but not exceptional compared with some pubs I’ve been in. The company WAS exceptional though, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    Address: Silver Street, Cambridge. CB3 9EL

    Directions: Next to Queens College, right on the River Cam, next to Silver St bridge

    Phone: 01223 353554

    Website: http://www.cambridgeanchor.co.uk/

    VT meeting in The Anchor View from the lower bar The food bar after VT had attacked it !

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    The Anchor: Great pub food by the river.

    by jrs1234 Updated Jun 9, 2005

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    This was the place we stopped for lunch during the Cambridge VT meet, and it turned out to be a good choice. It's in a lovely spot right next to the river, and if the weather is good you can sit out on the terrace. There's plenty of seating (on four levels) but it does fill up, so you'll want to get there early to get a good seat!

    The food turned out to be very good - I had a yummy baked potato - and reasonably priced, too. The many other VTers present seemed pretty happy with their meals as well - a good sign!

    There's lots of items on the menu including salads, baguettes, chips, and nice desserts. You order food from the bar on the upper floor.

    Address: Silver St

    Directions: Right next to Silver St bridge

    Phone: 01223 353554

    Website: http://www.cambridgeanchor.co.uk/

    The Anchor Pub from Silver St bridge

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    THE ANCHOR: VT BY THE RIVER

    by BerniShand Written Mar 28, 2005

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    We met our VT friends at the Anchor for lunch, its a charming old building on several levels and had room to fit us all in, its next to the river where we were due to go punting after lunch

    although here are several televisions around the pub in readiness for screening a big football match later that day the volume was not intrusive, and we could hear eac other speak

    the food was good and the portion sizes were large, Mariajoy and PetraE did manage to fit in a pudding too, you just cant keep those girls away from the chocolate !

    Favorite Dish: l had tuna and mayonnaise salad, it was very tasty, camcorderman had steak and ale pie which he said was extremely good

    taken from the river
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