The Old Spring

4.5
285 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.

Experiences

  • Drinks only

    Multiple dates available

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 285 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.0
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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really welcoming and delicious food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food but limited choice if you do not eat beef

SL
StephenL
London
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.

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DefX1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Excellent service, log burner perfect evening

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AlastairR
Cambridge
1 review
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.

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Wilbs
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

AC
AliC
Cambridge
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

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Massimo
London
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.

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Smiffy
1 review
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.

DB
DavidB
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

MH
MargaretH
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
1 review
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.

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Willaja
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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

IH
IrisH
London
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...

SG
SGSG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent serving staff makes this place a standout!

RS
RuthSky
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cosy atmosphere with roaring fires. Delicious food.

J
Janet
Gloucestershire
12 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

There were 9 of us dining and the food and service was outstanding.

SC
SimonC
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is nice place for a meal. However, the food is good but not not outstanding. The specials are clearly pre-prepared and only finished off when ordered. It's also pretty expensive. We paid £85 for a shared starter, and a main and a couple of drinks each. But it is a very pleasant place to have a meal if you don't mind the price and don't expect too much.

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AnneC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambience, excellent service and good choice of dishes on menu. The only thing to criticise was the sound levels. Our group of older women found it hard to hear each other even though on Friday lunchtime it was not full. It needs some drapes or wall coverings to dampen the echos.

MS
MikeS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not sure if the steaks were the right way round. Everything else very good.

CB
CatherineB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service from our waitress (the one from Greece). Good food. Decent quality burger. Nice lentil salad with a tonne of haloumi.

DX
DinerX
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The heater was turned off to push us out but the waitress 'forgot' to bring the bill after we requested for it.

CW
ClareW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely cosy pub, with a nice atmosphere, attentive staff and excellent food, including a great range of specials.

ME
MarkE
Cambridge
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

lovely steak burger one of the best I have had in a long time and the roast was great too ordered beef came out with chicken but mistake quickly solved staff lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal for a group of six. Delicious steaks and sticky toffee yummy! Service and ambience great.

N
Nellie
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice pub lovely staff food fine.very overpriced no anchovies in caesar salad.for 2 caesar salads with chicken and side of chips 1 wine 2 beers over £74 which is restaurant prices not pub prices

MT
MugeT
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It’s a lovely pub, Sunday roast (beef) wasn’t the best one, for the price plate was small, 6 of us thought the same, service was good, polite.

SR
SallyR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice pub to enjoy food and drink. Staff are friendly and accommodating

M
Maria
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The food portions were quite bit and tasty.

BH
BernieH
Essex
142 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at this restaurant for us but we will definitely use again when staying in this area.

DM
DaMiR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was tasty enough but this is one of the worst places in Cambridge in terms of value for money. Slow and confused service.

F
Figo
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

No roast dinners left, this was only told to us after looking at the menu and waiting 15 mins for our order to be taken

MM
MaryM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice easy venue with good food and lovely staff

DD
DavidD
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and enjoyable food. Diners were well spaced.

RB
RogerB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was all beautifully prepared and presented. We ordered sharing beef chilli nachos and asked for some to be left dairy-free and were delighted to be served separate portions with and without cheese. Just had steak burgers / fish&chips as mains. Lovely. Great service. Would be 5* except felt the menu choices were a bit limited, though we'd checked online first and knew what to expect. No room for dessert but looked delicious.

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MaddieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic lunch at the Old Spring. I had the special of Serrano ham and roasted vegetables, which was delicious. The staff were lovely and the ambiance nice and quiet. Will definitely visit again in the future.

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Chesterton
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and even better service.
They could have more options for veggies or vegans but apart from this I can't fault them

FAQs

The Old Spring is rated 4.5 stars by 285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.