The Five Miles from Anywhere No Hurry Inn

The Five Miles from Anywhere No Hurry Inn

Pubs and Bars with Restaurants

0.5 miles
Old School Lane, Upware, Ely, CB7 5ZR

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The Five Miles from Anywhere No Hurry Inn is a popular large pub next to the river in Upware, attracting people from nearby Ely and Cambridge as well as boat-owning adventurers stopping by along the riverbank. Just a short drive from surrounding towns and villages, it is an extremely pleasant place to top off an enjoyable walk exploring the Fenland countryside. A ramble is advised to work up an appetite, as the portions at The Five Miles are generous and it is clear that the chef does not believe in doing things by halves.

The restaurant's main menu offers a huge range of dishes, and several blackboards' worth of daily specials, including classic steaks and pizzas alongside more unusual seasonal offerings such as hare and venison sausages. Particularly worth trying is The Five Miles mixed grill, served on a platter that is gigantic even by pub standards, and accompanied by a large range of delicious homemade sauces.

As one would expect from a restaurant positioned by the river, the starters are strong on seafood. The traditional prawn cocktail and breaded whitetail both come highly recommended, the latter being served with tasty tartare sauce for dipping. The Five Miles especially shines when it comes to desserts, where the same level of quality is maintained, but there are also some unusual dishes such as Baileys cheesecake and Snickers and peanut slices. The various cheesecakes on offer are all served in enormous wedges, probably about twice the height one is accustomed to from your average dessert, but still far too delicious to leave any on the plate.

As one might expect, The Five Miles is a popular restaurant and, despite the fact that it can hold more than 100 people across its dining and bar areas, weekend booking is absolutely necessary to avoid disappointment. The vast menu, combined with friendly staff and regular events (such as live music on Friday), make it well worth a drive into the Fens.
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Open: Winter: Mon-Thurs noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sun noon-1am; Summer: Mon-Sun noon-1am; Food Served: Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-9pm; Sat noon-9.30pm; Sun noon-8.30pm