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The Elm

4.3
4.3
19 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Set in the picturesque village of Abbots Ripton with access to beautiful walks on the local estate, The Elm has everything you want from your perfect countryside pub; A glorious garden, a roaring fire, comfortable rooms, delicious food and a wide selection of drinks.

The Grade II-listed building was built, as an open hall, in the late 15th Century to offer hospitality to the drovers bringing cattle down from Scotland (along the Bullock Road) to the market at St.Ives. It was later altered with the insertion of a brick chimney in the early 17th century. The Fellowes family, that own and run the pub, came to the area around the same time the pub got its chimney...

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–20:00
    Lunch
    Mon–Thu 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Mon, Tue 17:00–22:00
    Wed, Thu 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01487 773585

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Liam Greenwood

  • Catering

    Weekly changing menu's focused on seasons, and flavour pairing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Nibbles

  • Broccoli£4.00

    nettle pesto; Allergens: Nut, Milk

    • Asparagus£4.00

      parmesan, quinoa; Allergens: Sulpher dioxide

      • Hay and Gammon Croquettes£4.50

        Cumberland sauce; Allergens: Cereal, Egg, Milk, Mustard

        Starters

        • Carrot Soup£6.50

          pickled pine nut, coriander; Allergens: Cereal, Milk, Nut, Mustard, Sulpher dioxide

          • Asparagus£7.50

            watercress, hazelnuts, hollandaise; Allergens: Egg, Milk, Nut, Mustard, Sulpher dioxide

            • Lamb Breast£8.50

              sorrel, garlic and bone marrow; Allergens: Cereal, Egg, Mustard

              • Sardines£8.50

                chicken fat toast, parsley, dried chilli; Allergens: Cereal, Fish, Sulpher dioxide

                • White Crab£9.50

                  asparagus, pea, spring onion, rocket; Allergens: Crustacean, Sulpher dioxide

                  Mains

                  • Asparagus and Pecorino Tart£15.00

                    orange pesto, leaves, peas, potato; Allergens: Cereal, Egg, Milk, Nut, Mustard, Sulpher dioxide

                    • Stone Bass£19.50

                      white vegetables, mascarpone, elderflower butter; Allergens: Fish, Milk

                      • Venison£22.00

                        vegetables, smoked new potatoes, oregano and mint oil; Allergen: Mustard

                        • Pork Cutlet£20.00

                          turnip top, broccoli, chickpeas, blood sausage; Allergen: Cereal

                          • Sirloin Steak£29.50

                            peppercorn sauce and a side of your choice; Allergen: Milk

                            Classics

                            • Fish£15.00

                              tartare, mushy peas, chips; Allergens: Cereal, Fish, Egg, Milk, Mustard

                              • Sausage£14.50

                                bacon, potato puree, gravy; Allergens: Cereal, Milk, Crustacean, Mustard

                                • Cheeseburger£15.50

                                  chips, trickle, blue cheese; Allergens: Cereal, Egg, Milk, Mustard, Sulpher dioxide

                                  • Gammon£16.00

                                    egg sauce, chips, leaves; Allergens: Egg, Sulpher dioxide

                                    Sides

                                    • Chips£4.50

                                      • Smoked Potato£4.50

                                        Allergen: Milk

                                        • Turnip Top and Broccoli£4.50

                                          Allergens: Milk, Sulpher dioxide

                                          • Green Vegetables In Mascarpone£4.50

                                            Allergen: Milk

                                            • Watercress and Leaves£4.50

                                              Allergens: Sulpher dioxide

                                              Desserts

                                              • Vanilla Panna Cotta£7.50

                                                carrot cake; Allergens: Cereal, Egg, Milk, Nut

                                                • Malted Chocolate Ganache£8.50

                                                  rhubarb and stem ginger, white chocolate; Allergen: Milk

                                                  • Cherry and Almond Bakewell£8.50

                                                    almond sorbet; Allergens: Cereal, Egg, Milk, Nut

                                                    • First Season Strawberries£8.00

                                                      condensed milk ice cream, caramel rice; Allergen: Milk

                                                      • Cheddar£10.00

                                                        brie, blue, biscuits, grape chutney, celery, salt; Allergens: Cereal, Milk, Crustacean

                                                        Last updated: 23 June 2021

                                                        What 19 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.3
                                                        4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                        • 4.2Service
                                                        • 4.2Ambience
                                                        • 4.0Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                        1. SB

                                                          SallyB

                                                          Cambridge

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                          Staff friendly and helpful, food choice a bit limited and a bit pricey, even the bar type options, very noisy

                                                        2. RP

                                                          RogerP

                                                          Cambridge

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Great facilities for wheelchair users and a led bodied alike. Food is really good and the staff are friendly. It has the most amazing bar with a colossal stock of whisky!

                                                        3. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 15 October 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          Very enjoyable food, the refurb looks great. Knocked a star off ambience because it was very noisy .

                                                        4. VK

                                                          VictoriaK

                                                          Cambridge

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          Very delicious food and lovely wine in a beautiful setting

                                                        5. JF

                                                          JohnF

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                          overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                          First time since refurb. Very nice atmosphere quiet and calming. Food was great and staff attentive. Will certainly go back again quite soon.

                                                        6. CG

                                                          CheryllG

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 5 October 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We chose The Elm for a lunchtime reunion of school friends who both went to Abbots Ripton School between 1964 & 1971… The pub & food didn’t disappoint… service with a smile and food to die for… We’ll be back and thoroughly and highly recommend it to everyone.

                                                        7. VC

                                                          ValerieC

                                                          Cambridge

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 5 October 2021

                                                          overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                          Such a pleasure to be back at The Elms. The new layout is a great improvement and it all looks very fresh and attractive. The menu, although more limited than before lock down, is well presented and offers a good choice. I asked for a wheelchair access on the booking form and it was all ready for me on arrival. My only negative comment is that I am not a fan of background "musac" and prefer to hear just conversation.

                                                        8. MW

                                                          MrWolfy

                                                          London

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                          overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                          Not great in terms of waitress service as she wasn’t very flexible e.g. they had a snacks option pre starter but wouldn’t try to tailor this to being veggie or even fish (three meat and one fish was the fixed option - take it or leave it). We had an okay meal but probably won’t return for a while.

                                                        9. DJ

                                                          DonnaJ

                                                          Cambridge

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 30 September 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Lovely food, great service and pretty surroundings.

                                                        10. L

                                                          Lorrainecomes2town

                                                          London

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          5 reviews

                                                          Dined on 29 September 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          A really good dining experience. Food looked and tasted great. A good choice on the menu. Service was well paced without feeling we were waiting for next course. Very satisfied.

                                                        11. R

                                                          Richard

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 26 September 2021

                                                          overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                          It is a pleasant place to come for lunch. The service is steady - you are never forgotten. The food is good and reliable. There is time to have serious conversation. The whole atmosphere is friendly. R.Sledge

                                                        12. G

                                                          stephenG

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                          New management and big alterations but made welcome. Would have preferred better bitter beers like Doombar. Food presentation good but objected to having to pay extra for potatoes and vegetables which made it an expensive meal. The drinks were also too expensive with beers at £5 per pint when it is normally £4.Will not be going back in a hurry.

                                                        13. JH

                                                          JenniferH

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 23 September 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great service, food excellent, well presented and delicious, lovely building, lots of character, staff very friendly and welcoming

                                                        14. B

                                                          Bethg241

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 20 September 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                          The new menu is great. We all enjoyed our food. A bit disappointed my favourite have gone but the Black Forest pud is a new choc fav Not sure what it is but I always find it hard to hear the conversation on my table. Maybe it’s just that everyone there is having a great time Would highly recommend trying the new menu

                                                        15. H

                                                          Huntingdon07

                                                          London

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                          overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                          Great venue, decor and good service. Food nothing special and disappointing for the price. It was Sunday lunch. Went for a birthday treat and we were quite underwhelmed.

                                                        16. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          Cambridge

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We went for our date night , the staff was great and service was so quick , was a quiet night but still lush up there . Loved the food !

                                                        17. D

                                                          Disappointed1

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                          overall2food3service1ambience1

                                                          No vegan, only one veggi choice and staff that didn’t know what they were doing or seem to care. The food was fantastic and good portions however the menu very limited. Staff giggling and talking amongst themselves.

                                                        18. OB

                                                          OBrien

                                                          Cambridge

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on 6 September 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was delicious. I had the sausages, mash and bacon. Cheeseburger, pork loin and fish & chips were also ordered. The server was pleasant, attentive and had a good sense of humour. We shall come again. Eric

                                                        19. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          London

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on 15 July 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Regular menu changes which makes you want to go back. Delicious

                                                        FAQs

                                                        The Elm is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners

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                                                        Google Map for The Elm

                                                        Moat Lane. Abbots Ripton. Hntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 2PD

                                                        • Cross Street

                                                          Abbots Ripton

                                                        • Area

                                                          Huntingdon

                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                          Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00
                                                          Sun 12:00–20:00
                                                          Lunch
                                                          Mon–Thu 12:00–15:00
                                                          Dinner
                                                          Mon, Tue 17:00–22:00
                                                          Wed, Thu 17:00–23:00

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Gastro Pub

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress Code

                                                          Casual Dress

                                                        • Parking Details

                                                          Car to rear

                                                        • Payment Options

                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Executive Chef

                                                          Liam Greenwood

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                        • Phone number

                                                          01487 773585

                                                        • Catering

                                                          Weekly changing menu's focused on seasons, and flavour pairing.

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