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The Old Spring, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The Old Spring

4.5
4.5
308 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Please note Monday to Friday we serve food from 12noon to 2:30pm and from 6pm to 9:30pm. Saturday food is served from 12noon until 9pm . Sunday 12pm -8pm.
Pub stays open throughout the day from 12pm till 11:30pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday we are open from 12noon till 9pm.
Parking at the pub is free for customers, but drivers must obtain parking permit at the iPad near the bar upon arrival as the automated system registers all cars entering the parking area 24/7 and without obtaining parking permit drivers risk fines up to £100. Please ask staff for more details.

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30
    Sat, Sun 12:00–18:00
    Bar
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–20:30
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30
    Sun 18:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    01223 357228

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Head Chef Christos Pikasis

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Parking Details

    Please obtain parking permit on your arrival every time you park in pub's carpark - it's free to our guests however, unregistered parking will be prosecuted by £100 fine.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Drinks only

    Multiple dates available
    We only offer drinks between 2:30pm and 6pm. The kitchen is closed

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 308 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Child Friendly

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Group Bookings

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Lunch

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Sunday Lunch

  • Cambridge

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge

    Best Service

  • Cambridge

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge

    Group Bookings

  • Cambridge

    Lunch

  • Cambridge

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. DO

    DavidO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Attractive pub/restaurant with a really pleasant staff team. The food was very good especially the cod loin special. A very pleasant evening.

  2. f

    f1ned1ner

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely local venue. Limited menu of points classics plus specials

  3. HS

    HowardS

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lunch meal with two friends. Knew menu was limited at. lunch but sharing platter enough for four as starter with excellent variety. Main courses of steak an dream beautifully cooked and we were well looked after by staff.

  4. MD

    MartinD

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Decent pub food served in a friendly manner on a well-shaded decking area.

  5. AR

    AlastairR

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was prompt, friendly and helpful. My special of whole sea bream was delicious.

  6. W

    Wilbs

    Cambridge

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Shame that the chicken burger was dry and felt that it was good some time ago, as it took away from the normally excellent experience as the Old Spring. The service and welcome was as good as normal. Maybe just having an off day in the kitchen. Shame

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great it have table service that was exceptional. Sat outside was lovely as always. My mums favourite place and I really like it too. It’s the amazing staff, attention to detail, cleanliness and ambience.

  8. s

    skim

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We ate outside as the weather was very good. The tables are well spaced, the service excellent and we all enjoyed our respective meal choices very much

  9. MM

    MichaelM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner at The Old Spring Great service and food. Would highly recommend it

  10. E

    Emos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    good pub food. nice outdoor dining experience. not too scenic (not on the Cam) but overall good experience

  11. RT

    RichardT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This experience was a real treat for us, the waiting staff were extremely professional but also combined that with friendliness and patience. We didn’t have to wait too long for our steaks and were cooked to perfection. The Peppercorn sauce was lush too. Like everything in life you get what you pay for. We will be back very soon. Well done to ALL staff.

  12. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As previously a good experience though fish could have been better. Food otherwise very good

  13. J

    Jaika

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience4

    The food was in generous proportions but it was not exceptional, which is what my guest and I wanted. The fish was OK but the chips could have been done better by boiling them first in vinegar before the frying. The Sticky Toffee Pudding was delicious.

  14. JC

    JudeC

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A great venue for our large post-Cambridge Half Marathon get-together. I really appreciate the staff accommodating us all. A great atmosphere!

  15. D

    Debs

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another most enjoyable meal with friends. 8 of us met for a rowing reunion and had an excellent evening. The staff are most efficient and attentive without being intrusive. The food is not cheap but is always delicious and well presented. The Abbott Ale is especially well kept. We shall continue to return often.

  16. MU

    MichaelU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely ambiance and great food. Dessert was a delight.

  17. C

    Cronopia63

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The food options were limited and we were not lucky with what we ordered. A bit too expensive for what you get.

  18. RC

    RebeccaC

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always great here. We tend to come for a roast on the Sunday which is always lovely

  19. s

    sueh

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and location. Pay parking right outside the door. Good value.

  20. F

    Flor

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    We went for the lamb Sunday roast and for our surprise they run out of it and only offer us beef Sunday roast which wasn’t nice, really frustrating. We had to pay the service charge although we did not want to pay it because they don’t give us any option to take it out from the bill. Really disappointed.

    The Old SpringResponded on 1 February 2022

    Hello Flor I'm sorry that we have run out of roast lamb. Our food is cooked from fresh - so once is gone - it is gone. Also, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with our roast beef - we strive to achieve a very high food standards and I'd be very interested in your constructive comment how we could improve. Discretionary 10% service charge is added to food bills above £30. We would have happily removed it if you'd informed our staff before the bill was split between members of the party.

  21. BJ

    BigJohn

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice food - excellent service

  22. J

    Jules

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great evening meal out with friends. The staff were great and really welcoming. The food was good. And a selection of low alcohol beers for dry January.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really welcoming and delicious food.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Good food but limited choice if you do not eat beef

  25. SL

    StephenL

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We booked for a table of 8. The greeting from walking in the door was welcoming and friendly. Our server was really great, she was patient with some of our daft questions and kept smiling throughout. The food was really good and plentiful. We had a really lovely family lunch.

  26. DX

    DefX1

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food Excellent service, log burner perfect evening

  27. AR

    AlastairR

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I have been a loyal customer for many years and appreciate the current emphasis on attentive service. The menu is not as wide as it has been at times in the past, but the food is always satisfying and makes it worthwhile to go out for a meal.

  28. W

    Wilbs

    Cambridge

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely friendly pub, good food, not really gastropub but good pub grub

  29. AC

    AliC

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the Old spring the food is always lovely and service is great we go quite often and always have a lovely time

  30. M

    Massimo

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love eating at the Old Spring; the food is always good and well prepared, the wine list offers a good variety of wines from old and new world. The desserts are always worth going for, even when you know you will feel guilty for the indulgence.

  31. S

    Smiffy

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely dining experience with delicious food and efficient service. Really wanted to support the Old Spring as the current rise in Covid concerns meant that hospitality is u see huge threat yet again.

  32. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good meal as always. In the marquee once the heater was working it was nice & warm only comment on the negative, it would have been nice if there were some Xmas decorations given the season & that many will choose to use the marquee

  33. MH

    MargaretH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lovely festive atmosphere and great decorations. Food and service excellent as always!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Booked for a family pre~Christmas get-together, a table for 7. Lovely food and great to have free parking on site. A bit expensive, but worth it for the quality of food and the ambience, which was great. Nice big table, and felt safely distanced from other diners, the layout of the interior giving good privacy. Only dropped a star for service as this was rather slow despite being quiet, and a little abrupt at times. Notwithstanding this we would definitely come again.

  35. W

    Willaja

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    I was assured that the roast beef would be carved from a joint. It was not. It was two rather tough slices of “beef” and definitely not carved from a joint. Very disappointing.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Had a great lunch and the service was fab, only downside was we were sat near a toilet! Would go again.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had the fish sharing platter as a starter. Very tasty. The regular menu for mains looked a bit limited. We opted for the specials - chargrilled pork chop on a bed of dried fruit couscous - it was amazing . Good friendly service and a nice selection of beers and ales . The best dining experience in a long while . Thank you

  38. IH

    IrisH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    very good --- real pub food, only pity that they didn't have any German Weissbier as they used to in olden days...

  39. SG

    SGSG

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent serving staff makes this place a standout!

  40. RS

    RuthSky

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cosy atmosphere with roaring fires. Delicious food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Old Spring is rated 4.5 stars by 308 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Old Spring

1 Ferry Path Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 1HB

Additional information

  • Area

    Cambridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30
    Sat, Sun 12:00–18:00
    Bar
    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–20:30
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 18:00–21:30
    Sun 18:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Please obtain parking permit on your arrival every time you park in pub's carpark - it's free to our guests however, unregistered parking will be prosecuted by £100 fine.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Head Chef Christos Pikasis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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