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“Wonderful Valentine's Day meal”

The Anchor Inn at Sutton Gault
Ranked #6 of 108 Restaurants in Ely
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $82
Cuisines: European, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cambridge
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Valentine's Day meal”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Its been a while since we've been, but we had a lovely meal here. Attention to detail is superb, I'd asked for a gluten free menu, and they really made an effort, with GF bread to start, GF bruschetta in my starter, indicating which items were GF (there was a good choice) and adding extra dessert items.
I really enjoyed the scallops starter, the rib eye main course and the rhubarb eton mess. Absolutely delicious!

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Sutty1966
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English first
Kentisbeare, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a wonderful inn. My wife and I have stayed here on several occasions for business travel. The rooms are lovely and the food just fantastic. We have had some of our most memorable dishes ever at this pub! One was a lovely monkfish in a mild curried sauce, coupled to Gatekeepers full bodied red. The wine selection is superb. We cannot fault this place at all and only wish it wasn't 4 hours away from our home!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank HMS001
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just went for Sunday lunch having not been for a couple of years. Food very good as is the wine list. Service very friendly, efficient but relaxed at the same time. You need to book ahead for Sunday however. Worth taking a walk along the nearby footpaths either before or after you eat.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Duncan H
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“So what was so special about the valentines menu....except the price”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Many years ago we were regulars at the Anchor. Great Food balanced with reasonable prices been the attraction.

Having not been for a year and at short notice we booked a table for Valentines Day.

We were informed that tables were double sitting, which I'm not normally a fan of. This generally worked okay BUT towards there end there seemed a rush to get us out. Maybe my perception but in this industry perceptions are one of the things that matter.

Food was from set menus priced at £42.50 / head and apart for a few "rose" petals scattered on the tables which by the way smelt like toilet freshners there was nothing to suggest it was Valentines Day. In fact the menu looked vary similar if not identical to this weeks standard menu EXCEPT for a hike in the price.

This was proven when it came to settling the bill which showed our mains priced at 2X the normal price......tip....if its a set price menu then just show it on the bill as a set price menu and don't insult me by breaking it down as you did.

Service was okay but nothing special....it's not rocket science when taking the orders to make note that Lady ordered X and Gentlemen ordered Y......thus preventing you from having to ask when bringing food to the table.

In summary.....maybe The Anchors living on an old reputation and in today's market failing to punch at its former weight.......a few things could have improved the experience....maybe a complementary glass of fiz upon arrival.....we left having enjoyed okay but not great food....and a feeling that they had taken advantage of valentines day and that the event was squeezed to maximize profits.....

Time to move on and won't be rushing back which is shame since we've many fond memories of dinging here.....

  • Visited February 2013
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“Lunch for Four on a very cold winters day”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Oh dear!!! it has changed hands!!! we booked lunch at this restaurant to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary as we have always had first class service and food. We arrived at the pub on 1 February and we were shown to our seats in the first room (there are three) and it was very cold. My wife had to keep her overcoat on and when "mine host" arrived to take our drinks order I asked for the heating to be turned on. Pointing out that none of the radiators were turned on and that the other customers at the two tables had also got up and tested the radiators so we were not the only people who were feeling the cold. I was advised that " it will soon warm up, in about 10 minutwes when the other people fill the room"!! And this on a very cold February day! We had no option but to stay as due to the floods it would have taken us at least another hour to get to an alternative restaurant and so we were trapped. The only good thing about the lunch was the food. The chef had not changed and was exellent as usual. Such a pity because it seems that the old staff have gone and they were very well trained and knew who had ordered what and did not need to stand at the table and ask "who ordered the fish" etc. "Mine host" needs to be a lot more customer aware and realise that his success rests on the service he gives. We will not be visiting again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Scooter402
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