Riverside Pub  & Restaurant


About us

Established in 1995, Five Miles From Anywhere No Hurry Inn is a pub and restaurant located in the Hamlet of Upware, just outside the ancient City of Ely in the Cambridgshire Fens.  Its beautiful setting overlooking the River Cam is within walking distance of Wicken Fen Nature Reserve and next to Upware Marina.

Serving traditional pub fayre, home cooked meals and a selection of specials that change daily, including gluten free food and drink, plus vegan and vegetarian options.  We have plenty of space in the bar, conservatory, restaurant and gardens, plus ample on site parking.

From the music to the carefully curated list of food and drinks, our friendly staff craft a unique experience for our guests. Whether it's a meal with friends and family, or just a quiet drink by the river, you’re always welcome.

Open 365 days a year from 11am.  For full details of our opening times see below

Our 65 seat restaurant overlooks the River Cam and surrounding area

We can accommodate large parties and corporate functions

If you wish to dine in the restaurant please book in advance to avoid disappointment

The Wheelhouse bar has been freshly refurbished and is now a great family room

There are flat screen TV's at each end to keep the kids entertained

This room seats 30 people and can be rented for private functions

(once restrictions are lifted)


Wheelhouse Bar


The Five Miles is a free house so we offer a great range of Real Ales, Lager, Cider, Wine and Spirits from all your old favorites and some local breweries

The main bar comfortably seats 68 people for food and drink all day, every day, on a first come first served basis.  These tables cannot be pre-booked

Main Bar

Our light and airy Conservatory has beautiful riverside views

The roof can be opened fully in nice weather so you still get the outdoor experience

These tables cannot be pre-booked



Our large gardens stretch both sides of the slipway and play host to customers, boaters and wildlife

Dogs are welcome outside, but should be kept on a lead

BBQ's and picnics are not permitted on our premises.  All food and drink to be purchased from the pub


72 hour customer moorings outside the pub and on the meadow have electric hook up, cards can be purchased from the bar

48 hour customer moorings are available on the opposite side of the river, however you will need to make your own way across by dingy as the Ferry is no longer operating.  No electric hook up


Sorry we can't accommodate any overnight stays at the moment as all outdoor space is being used for additional seating and parking

Starry Night


Five Miles Gift Vouchers and hampers available to purchase for the perfect gift.  Call to arrange collection during lockdown.

Vouchers available in £10, £20 and £50.

We have a selection of wine, gin, beer and ale hampers including chocolates

Contact us

Email. enquiries@fivemilesinn.com

Tel. 01353 721654


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Riverside Bar and Restaurant
Find us

Five Miles From Anywhere, No Hurry Inn

Old School Lane, Upware

Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5ZR 


Bar opening times:

11.00am till 11:00pm daily, later on Fridays.

PLEASE NOTE: We are now closed every Tuesday due to staff shortages, for the foreseeable future.


Kitchen opening times:

Monday : 11:00am till 8:30pm

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 11:00am till 8:30pm

Thursday : 11:00am till 8:30pm

Friday : 11:00am till 8:30pm

Saturday : 11:00am till 8.30pm

Sunday : 11:00am till 6.00pm

Please place your food order at least 15 minutes before the kitchen closes