The Anchor


Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EL

t: 01223 353554 e:

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About The Anchor

Set on the banks of the beautiful river Cam in the historic city of Cambridge, The Anchor pub, dining room and river terrace is a stone’s throw away from the world famous Queens’ College & its stunning Mathematical Bridge.

We are open from 11:30am for drinks and from 12pm for food serving right through until 9:30pm (9pm on Sundays). We also serve sandwiches until 4:30pm if you are after something a little smaller to go with your pint.

We have the perfect English pub atmosphere downstairs allowing dogs and children all day, every day with a separate area upstairs for those looking for the slightly more formal, sit-down dining experience (no dogs permitted, children still allowed).

Our riverside terrace is perfect for those sunny days with a brilliant view of tourists, students and locals crossing the river on the punts. A fantastic people watching spot!

The colder days invite you to cuddle up with a mulled cider or hot soup in one of our many cosy booths.

Accommodating your needs is what we are here for so contact us now to arrange your next dinner or drinks party.


Serving fresh seasonal food using locally sourced ingredients, almost everything we make is in-house. With the colder months settling in, we offer a range of winter warmers including Bangers and Mash, delicious soups and a not to be missed Shepherd’s Pie Cake.

Kids won’t miss out either with our great kids menu on offer.

We also offer a world famous (in our opinion) Sunday Roast which disappears quickly so don’t forget to book!


The best of local brewers fill our ale racks so trying a new pour is a must do! From Cambridge City Brewery to JoC’s Norfolk Ale our ever changing selection of ales are often not seen elsewhere in Cambridge!

Not all about beer we also offer a flourishing selection of wines from all over the world and a vast offering of soft drinks.

Kitchen opening times

Monday - Saturday12:00 - 21:30
Sunday 12:00 - 21:00

Our Menus


Every Thursdays from 7.30pm invoke your inner musician to groove along to smooth styling’s of The Andy Bowie Trio. Who doesn’t like dinner and a show?

The Cambridge Jazz festival

Sunday 29th November 12 – 2.30pm

The Anchor

Better Than TV are a Cambridge based quintet with original compositions.

Jazzwise magazine

“A tightly arranged Cambridge quintet… on their brooding bop-flavoured debut… highly promising maiden voyage.”


“Compositions, arrangements and performances are first class”

All About Jazz

They deserve casting in Frith St.“

bebop spoken here

[a band] with a strong bop sensibility and a way with a memorable melody line”

All About Jazz

“A very exciting new band, beautiful writing”

Linley Hamilton, BBC Jazz World



Friday 4th December, from 7.30pm on Friday 4th December we will be hosting the St Catharine’s College singers for a fun filled night of christmas carols in aid of the Addenbrookes Children Hospital. Come join us to show your support and enjoy the mulled cider and mince pies.


With a beautiful view overlooking the punts and across the river Cam, you couldn’t beat a Christmas function at the Anchor.

Our cosy dining area is available to host either small private gatherings or a big business bash throughout December – whatever you may need.

Food and Drink

Our Head Chef has created a range of superb menus offering something for everyone using fresh, locally sourced ingredients from small independent producers and incorporating all the wonderful flavours of Christmas. Our drinks offer is second to none and our skilled bar team will be able to help you choose drinks to match the food. Kick start your party with a delicious Christmas Cocktail or a stunning bottle of Veuve Cliquot Champagne. Choose wines to match your food from our eclectic wine list, then round off the occasion with a glass of delicious desert wine – Christmas Pudding just isn’t the same without it!

Christmas Day

Don’t worry! We are open on Christmas Day and we are filling up fast! Take the hassle out of Christmas and let us do all the work! A beautiful hand crafted menu has been written by our Head Chef to ensure you and your loved ones have the best meal of the year and our fantastic front of house team will be there to help create the atmosphere you are all looking for. (We also clean up all the mess!)

Menus & Packs

Get in touch

Silver Street,

t: 01223 353554

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