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The Old Spring

4.4
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69 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Casual
The Old Spring is a neighbourhood Pub in the heart of the Defreville area of Cambridge just a short walk from the River Cam and its many boatyards.
Please note Monday to Friday we serve food from 12noon to 13:45pm and from 6pm to 20:45. Saturday and Sunday food is served from 12noon till 20:45.
Pub stays open throughout the day from 11:30am till 13:30pm Monday to Saturday. Sunday we are open from 12noon till 10pm.
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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Sat outside on a sunny afternoon, great ambience. Very good food, including gluten free options.

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PaulW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well organised seating and cleanliness.
A quiet and hospitable experience. Will go back for sure

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KimS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good ambiance and food. Friendly waiter service. Very good value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was very good although a bit on the salty side. Very expensive for what it was, no atmosphere, lights very bright. Felt a bit like a canteen.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Quiet pub close to river. Easy to get to. Small car park but plenty of metered street parking available. Food very generous portions but a tad bland (lunchtime). Only one vegan choice. Good service. Good table space outside.

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MarkE
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

the food and service was great the burger was really tasty as i love a good burger but hard to get good one and the pork roast was lovely and the staff were very helpful and nice the price was good for the good food and drinks

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HazeM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The fish and chips were very delicious however my friend had to accept a burger cooked ‘ one way ‘ she could not specify well done/rare or medium and we found this a little surprising and disappointing. Food came in good time but equally we did not feel rushed.

The Old Spring
Responded on 20 September 2020

Hi. Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad you've enjoyed our fish and chips. The burger is cooked medium as standard, however we can always prepare the burger to your liking. Please let staff know how you'd like it cook on your next visit. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

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SarahS
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

enjoyed our meal, we go there often and know what to expect.

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Bbbbbbbbb
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was lovely, even thou they didn't put gerkins in the burger which stated on the menus it came with them

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RAK1
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Meeting up with family on s ‘Rishi’ day!

KM
KatM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great food and really friendly staff.

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michaelaH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.
Friendly pub,nice place to catch up with friends.

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BethanyB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over priced food, 10% service charged without consent, had to ask twice for my drink. Disappointing as this used to be a great place to eat.

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SteveD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good menu, great service and reasonable prices, well worth a visit.

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Kate
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice friendly pub, with good food and professional service. I would have loved to see a really healthy fish dish in the menu, but it was a nice meal. Fifty quid for 2, with a drink a main and coffee. We'll go back.

LJ
LarryJ
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Sprint sharing platter, excellent food & great service

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Philday
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly attentive staff, very organised to cope with covid restrictions

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great food!

JM
JoMu
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
Lovely staff
Very clean but welcoming

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Philday
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all aspects. Specific table requested was booked, food was great, staff were impeccably helpful and friendly. Safety measures were exemplary. Will certainly visit again soon.

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FionaM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Disappointing and meagre veg salad. Scrappy service.

KH
KarenH
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal in relaxed and pleasant surroundings. All very nice indeed and highly recommended.

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Joanna
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and service - we had the sirloin stake and the fishcake.

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Anon
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Covid precautions implemented very well. The staff were helpful and the food was good
but a bit pricey for pub grub.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Prompt service, staff are so helpful and accommodating

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Monty21
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We ate the lamb lifts which was really plain and overpriced

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Foodie99
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the safety measures were in place and the staff were really friendly and helpful.

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vipAnnetteB
Berkshire
48 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service and food. Love coming here

MG
MrGrowser
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fine pub now restored after corvid shutdown, Excellent steaks. Good wine list.

AV
AndreaVdL
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Old Spring for its great food and friendly service

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Odysseus
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good local pub with nice food and drink offering. Well cared for clean and nicely decorated. Friendly.

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Bbbbbbbbb
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and very friendly staff, will definitely recommend and also go back .

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Methuselah
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very overpriced. Far better value pubs nearby. Shame

LG
LisaG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burger & chips and fish & chips for our family of 4. Friendly, helpful staff and nice socially distanced table in the extended pub garden (used to be the car park). Felt safe & was a real treat. Will definitely be back.

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RAK1
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent new menu. Very peaceful ambience with excellent outside facilities (social distancing). Lovely staff. Relatively high prices reduce casual trade. An oasis of calm in the present circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just ordered couple drinks and chicken platter, team was nice, food was good. We quite enjoyed the evening

LJ
LarryJ
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic sharing platter, really delicious, great service & the Covid precautions taken seriously

RA
RAK1
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal, well cooked and beautifully presented with excellent courteous service. A wonderful way to celebrate the first ‘outing’ in four months of lockdown. Thank you.

CL
CambridgeLiving
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the staff is awesome. I really liked the Setup outside where there was ample space to sit while social distancing and you could even use the toilets without touching doors with your hans. Perfect.

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Clare
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Spring is an amazing pub. High quality food and service. The staff are exceptionally friendly and efficient. We also felt very safe given the current COVID situation.

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The Old Spring is rated 4.4 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

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