The Old Spring

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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub

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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.
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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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AB
Berkshire
40 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be back

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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PT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice, good atmosphere friendly staff and good food

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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PA
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have lunch here once a month with a friend and it''s absolutely reliable. I have taken to having the gougons which are hot fresh and delicious and I can always park. Hurrah!

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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CR
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub. Food good quality and generous. Friendly service.

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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EP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good to see the menu has been updated since our last visit . Food was very tasty and plentiful, service pleasant and very smooth.

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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JR
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Regular diners at old spring, menu recently has become smaller, but still good.

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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PA
7 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love going to the Old Spring. Delicious hot goujons and easy parking but are they quietly increasing their prices I ask myself?

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review, no we are not quietly increasing prices but have added extras to the menu x Asia x

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DP
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service - group of 10 booked easily and everyone had a good time A+++

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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PH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The waiter was very attentive and food was a step above average pub grub. Ambiance was not too noisy for a pub. The dining area was fine although a little sparce. Situation is not bad ... although not very convinent for the centre of town.

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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CG
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of us who ate had great food and the service certainly matched, will definitely be going back again!

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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PO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to stop in for a pint and fish n chips. Recommended by a colleague who spent 10 years in Cambridge a little while back. Staff was great and it seemed like most of the other patrons were there with friends or family (adults). Will go back.

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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SB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, food well prepared, good selection of beers, plenty of options as where to sit but best to book,staff well trained, can’t fault the place

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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AF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

- We reserved online and came round to check and still we were 'lost' on the day. Perhaps because it for outside and then it was raining
- I thought the fishcake was quite nice but overpriced
Otherwise fine!

The Old Spring
Responded on 21 November 2019

Sorry about that but thank you for your kind review. Please do pop by again soon. Asia x

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SC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I have drunk and eaten at the Old Spring for more than a dozen years. It's a nice pub, with a great ambience and a good selection of beer. However, do not mistake the restaurant and food now with how it used to be. My wife and I ate there last week (mid-July 2019). The menu was a quarter the size it used to be, with only 8 items on it's Mains menu. My wife had the stuffed aubergine. I had the lamb kofta. When the food arrived I was struck by how tiny the portions were, and mentioned to the server. My wife had half of one of the smallest aubergines I've ever seen, with some kind of filling, a small pot of humus (why?) and a few lettuce leaves -- £15. I had three small dry lamb koftas sitting on a rock hard pitta bread and a bowl of chips (actually the only edible thing we had between us) -- £16. In the past you could get a ham hock and shallot pie and chinky chipes for £16. A good portion and delicious. Or a comfit duck leg with kale and jus for £18. Or a vegetarian beetroot and quinoa salad for £13. Every meal I've had at the Old Spring in the past has been good or very good, and good value for a real meal. But what they are serving now is a very small menu, with tiny portions of low quality food at sky high prices. I will still drink there, but will never eat there again.