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The Anchor, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

Silver Street
Phone: 01223353554
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Metropolitan Pub Co (Greene King)

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Malden man left this review about The Anchor

A rambling interior spread over several levels which step down in stages to the Mill Pond off the River Cam. The outdoor terrace has fine waterside views plus amusing entertainment watching the less experienced gooning around in punts. Lots of exposed brickwork, nice log fireplace which must be great on a chilly winter's day but not needed on a seriously hot summer lunchtime. Interior decor includes various college photos plus what I took to be a very early band photo of Pink Floyd, there is allegedly a Syd Barrett connection to the pub. I read that there are a pair of bars but I only saw the one so my beer list might not be complete, they had Nene Valley Manhatten Project, GK IPA, Steadfast, (likely to be the usual GK rebadge beer) and Bishop Nick Divine. Rather touristy as you'd expect given the location, most visitors were ordering food, the servery is open to view. An acceptable pitstop.

On 10th July 2017 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Anchor

A traditional style interior which has had a major refurbishment from GK in recent years. The pub was moderately busy on our visit, mainly locals popping in for a spot of lunch. Bar service was friendly and efficient, five ales on handpump, so we went for the Nethergate Suffolk County. A well run pub as you would expect from GK, so well worth a look in.

On 9th March 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Anchor

A honeypot location with views over the punting station at the end of the navigable River Cam,although you will only see motorised craft here in the winter when the punting traffic is thin.The bar is downstairs from street level,with a dining room up a few stairs and both sections have fine views of the river traffic.The wooden floored bar area is quite small with a few seating booths and circular tables so it doesnt take many punters to make the pub seem busy.The five handpumps were drawing a house brew called Steadfast (no doubt a GK brew given their ownership of the building) ,GK IPA,Trumans Gunboat Smith,Jo C's Stout Robin (very good) and City of Cambridge Hobsons Choice.There was a decent selection of keg beers with some craft brewers featuring including Freedom East India Pale.
Better than I thought it would be given the GK ownership,and the menu was a bit more upmarket than the usual pub grub fare there is a reasonable stop if you are crawling the tourist hot spots but is overshadowed by the nearby Mill.

On 31st December 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Cambridge, 1.3 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.78 miles, 53 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 4.59 miles, 1 hr 28 min walk (show)
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10th Jul 2017, 17:19
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man
10th Jul 2017, 17:17
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 31 December 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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