The Old Spring

4.6
148 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 148 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LMMMM
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and yummy food!!! We are so happy to be able to visit here again!! Feels super safe with good systems in place. We will be back!!

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CraigW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, lovely food and beer. Recommended

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SamW
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

MK
MarekK
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came back day after having amazing steak and this time gorgeous fish and chips was served ! Friendly staff ,nice cold beer !

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KDun
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Sticky Toffee Pudding was divine. All the staff were efficient and very nice, the roast meat was very good, but the potatoes and yorkshire pudding felt like they had been under a heat lamp for awhile.

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CHEF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food was no where near worth the price attached to them, very adequate in terms of quality, nothing incredible, nothing awful, not worth the price

All items on the menu were marked up compared to the prices on the website, half of the drinks not delivered, we had 3 different waiters taking orders from us, very un-organised, meant some items were not delivered

We were given no itemized receipt and a heft service charge was placed on our bill without our consultation, nor were we even told about it, we only found out about the service charge after we calculated the items and they did not reach the total

Overall a complete rip off for the price they will charge you, 15 pound for a fish and chips which could have come from a Wertherspoons microwave

MK
MarekK
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak burger and ceasar salad,friendly staff,great atmosphere!

JC
JoeC
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently excellent food and service, if a little on the expensive side.

JP
JerryP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great to get into a pub again and enjoy the atmosphere, would definitely go again.

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Claireta
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice food and lovely staff. Service a bit slow but that could be down to it being busy and they have fewer staff than usual. Thank you

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FabianaL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve celebrated my birthday in Cambridge and I have had lunch in this wonderful pub. The food has been excellent
and the service really good. All staff has been really kind. I’m happy of my birthday celebrayion. I strongly recommend it.

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Kevin
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient service. Look forward to going back

MP
MarielaP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! We were warmly welcomed and given the opportunity to choose a table. The food was delicious and the prices were reasonable.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, tasty decent priced food. All round lovely evening.

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viphelenav
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât outdoor garden. Welcoming staff. Amazing food.

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DonnaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Lovely covered terrace area which felt very spacious and safe. Food was very nice but a little on the pricey side. Service was good before ordering but it took a while for our plates to be cleared once we’d finished. Overall very enjoyable afternoon out, would recommend.

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Dori
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Even with the limitations of only outdoor seating allowed (due to covid) the experience was comfortable and I had the best Sunday roast I’ve ever eaten!

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Julie
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with friends. The staff were amazing.

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SarahL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service, a little pricey but worth it. Staff cannot be faulted.
My only disappointment was that there were no outdoors heaters.

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Edna
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good standard pub grub, friendly staff and lovely beer.

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FernandoP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Fish and Chips were great, but the roast looked pretty drab - and that was my friend's feedback. Good selection of beers, friendly although sometimes a bit lost staff (probabaly lots of new people too, but always corteous and nice).

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AmyJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious Sunday road, attentive & friendly staff. Great ambience.

GW
GemmaW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Really lovely staff. Very open marquee in new improved beer garden. A lovely family lunch.

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AlexF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional - by far the best Sea Bream I've ever had anywhere. The waitress was fantastic - we more than enjoyed our meal & just wish we could have been inside to enjoy the pub itself. We shall be back to try it again... (i returned to try out the pub after not being inside it for nearly 30 years!)

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sandraw
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best place we ate in Cambridge

JM
JessicaM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff ! Great atmosphere, lovely pub, definitely coming back again

MT
MelT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely choice of food, quick service, attentive (but not invasive) waiting staff, hope to be back!

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Wobbsie
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place to be, serving staff always very helpfull. Very well run Pub.

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Christina
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, staff were friendly & helpful.

Some details were missed such as not providing enough chairs for our booking to start with & enough cutlery. Also the table was a metal patio table with gaps in it that caused a drink to fall over when not placed back in the right spot on the table. To make the evening better maybe some blankets could be provided :)

Overall a lovely evening though & the old spring are doing a great job to cater for outdoor dining. I can really recommended the sticky toffee pudding it was delicious!!!

AM
AndrewM
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service, in their lovely garden area.

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Hlou
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely staff, great service, tasty chips. Lovely evening :)

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DanielM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time ...met strangers and had a proper good laugh 😅

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Mrgrumpy
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Just had beer and no food nice pub, but could do with some outdoor heating. Get little sun and when the wind blows you get cold quick.

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Roberto
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast, excellent service.

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DaveM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and quality service. I would highly recommend it

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Chasney269
Buckinghamshire
11 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food but table in front of pub rather than the back so it was on the road

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LucyR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, top quality food, excellent and friendly service, lovely setting.

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AndreaVdL
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out after lockdown
It was really cold but it was so worth it. Thank you to the entire team at the Old Spring for working so hard to make our visit so great (and safe). The food was delicious as usual.
Looking forward to to many more visits

KC
KatieC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (chicken burger was delicious), service, and atmosphere. First dining out experience in nearly six months and it was a great choice.

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katea
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience3

It was a great place to go on my first time in a pub for a year!

FAQs

The Old Spring is rated 4.6 stars by 148 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.