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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Wines by the glass

Right out in the sticks, a few miles from Ely, The Anchor was built more than 360 years ago for workers digging the canals that drained the Fens. The heritage of the building looms large when you get inside, with oak panels, quarry tiles and hefty beams. Although very much a pub (with real ales), the contemporary British food is the star attraction, with the menu packed with regional ingredients. Kick off with cod cheeks and pea purée, served with Bloody Mary tomatoes, move on to Denham Estate venison steak with classic dauphinoise potatoes and venison croquette, or tuna steak with Niçoise salad including quail's egg and asparagus.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Ken Walton Whitelock

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 26
  • Wines over £30: 19
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Signed off B1381 in Sutton village, 7 miles west of Ely via A142.

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