The Moorings Restaurant

Our 65 seat restaurant is open all day everyday and boasts glorious views of the River Cam and surrounding area.


From fresh fish to succulent steaks, healthy salads and deep filled home made pies, we're certain you will find lots to tempt you on our main menu and don't forget our daily special's boards too.

We are pleased to accommodate large parties for various private or corporate functions so if you would like to book your next function in our restaurant please contact us.

If you wish to dine in our restaurant then please book in advance to avoid disappointment.


The Wheelhouse Bar

Apart from the large main bar, we have a smaller room which hosts a bar, games machines and pool table.

We have a flat screen televisions at either

end of the bar so if you're looking for somewhere

to watch a major sporting event with a beer or two

this is the place to be!

We are able to seat up to 40 people within this bar

and hold many functions throughout the year for

private parties.  Whether you're planning a leaving

party, birthday or just a family get to together this

room will provide a comfortable setting for all.



The Function Room

This 60 seater private room has hosted many functions from business meetings, wedding receptions, birthdays and christenings.

Customers can decorate the room as they wish, with balloons, table runners and banners.


For business functions there is a screen which can be used with your own projector and many power points located all around the room.  We have free, reliable WIFI available to all customers.

Whatever the function we can provide either a buffet style dinner or a sit down meal.

If you wish to enquire about hiring our function room then give us a call!  



The History

Upware had its own public house to serve river traffic by the 1760s. Originally named the Black Swan, it became the Lord Nelson in 1806, and from around 1850 was popularly known as the "Five Miles from Anywhere: No Hurry". The white thatched building was rebuilt in 1811, but closed by the 1950s and demolished following a fire of 1955/6.


The present building dates from around 1980 and opened again as a pub in 1995 as the Five Miles from Anywhere Inn, largely serving passing leisure boats

In the 1850s the pub was the meeting place of the Upware Republic, a society of up to 300 undergraduates of the University of Cambridge, who would meet to fish, boat, shoot and skate.


In the 1860s the pub was the residence of R. R. Fielder, known as the "King of Upware", who occupied himself drinking and fighting boatworkers. These days the locals are kept in line by the "Queen of Upware!"



Five Miles From Anywhere, No Hurry Inn | Old School Lane | Upware | Ely | Cambridgeshire | CB7 5ZR

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