The Old Spring

4.5
215 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 215 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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4.5
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4.3
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RichardT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We all enjoyed our meals.
The atmosphere was good.
Wider choice of menu would be beneficial.
The beer was good (Abbots and Woodford Wherry) but the pint of Lavendar was off and did not taste good.
The portions for the easy bites could have a bit more bread perhaps?

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SusanW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Shared a Greek salad with a friend and then added a child's meal each as we can't eat big meals at lunch time.
😭

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OliviaM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely, friendly place. Good quality food, friendly service. Easy to book.

JL
JordaneL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food, nice sitting outside and inside. Attentive service. Will definitely come back.

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BethanyB
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service but drinks very expensive and service charge added.

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IoneM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely time, thank you. Staff were friendly and even called to see if we wanted to move our outside table inside as it was raining, very attentive.

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IreneF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great to be back at the Old Spring. It’s a great pub.

JL
JLaw
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was lovely. Great wine, very tasty food, fun ambience and friendly and attentive service. We had a really great time catching up with friends we haven’t seen since lockdown.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service & very accommodating as we had book a table indoors but turned up an hour early and got stable outside, which we requested to stay at for our meal books as the weather was so nice. We had a lovely evening.

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Massimo
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a nice gastro pub with friendly and professional staff, freshly cooked delicious food and nice ambience. Highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food quality

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Lulu
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food at a good price. Varied menu. Good service. Always enjoy going there.

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KirstyT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My salmon with crab croquettes were delicious. However I was served by 4 different people which I didn't like.

VG
VickieG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

staff are really helpful, service was good there were no delays. There was however some confusion when paying the bill, as we were charged for 4 double Baileys when we had only order 2 doubles and certainly did not think we had drunk an additional 2 doubles. A conversation ensued that finally identified that it was pub policy to only serve doubles where Baileys is concerned. Not sure if this was actually specified on the menu or anywhere else.

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AlastairR
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Felt like a safe place to be in the pandemic.

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unhappy
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Very overpriced for what you get, we were very disappointed had to send one meal back.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Two of us had a very enjoyable early evening meal and drink for her birthday.
It was very quiet and we could choose our table, had drinks outside and moved indoors to eat.
We both enjoyed our veggie burgers and shared a dessert. When the dessert arrived the server remembered that it was a birthday celebration.
The young staff were friendly and helpful, dealt graciously with a mix up with the bill.

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AndrewK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ambience rated lower purely because the evening was very quiet and felt a bit ‘cold’ in temperature and atmosphere . Would still recommend to others .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, setting and service

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MarkE
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

service great burger lovely lamb shank roast was really nice no fatty meat pudding was very good but ice cream was not so good

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ElleF
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, staff were friendly and attentive. Very covid safe procedures.. a really enjoyable visit.

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gracet
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

this was a lovely place for decent food ,very attentive staff and an outside table .Its about 20 minutes walk from city centre . Inside is lovely but the weather was too nice and we were able to sit out .Tuna steak is especially good .

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stewarth
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service well visit again highly recommended

JM
JimM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice old building with parking! Great restaurant. Food is really good and the staff is excellent. Not inexpensive but good value for money.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We booked this for fathers Sunday. Was very disappointing the service was dreadful. The food was disgusting cold and not cooked properly WOULD Not recommend very disappointed

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OridanaG
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy pub with pleasant service and delicious food.

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Alex
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice dining experience. The burger was super!

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NickS
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly and welcoming with decent food - exactly what a pub should be! The anti-COVID measures are sensible and appropriate. There is outdoor seating and car parking where you are welcome to leave your car if you wish to take the 20 minute stroll into the city centre.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good range, nicely presented. Staff very attentive and helpful. Lovely decor and terraced area. Toilets nice and clean. Very convenient with parking but this fills up very quickly so don’t count on there being a space unless you arrive at 12 noon.

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NatalieS
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had another lovely summer’s evening at the Old Spring in June. Staff were attentive and professional, not invasive and the food was delicious.
We chose the Spring as we were looking for a suitable outdoor early evening family meal. The atmosphere and service was just perfect.
I’d recommend the sharing platters which also satisfy as a main meal for one. Can’t wait to return!

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VickieG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I enjoy meeting friends at the Old Spring. There is a good choice of food on the menu and a wide selection of drinks. The table service in operation is efficient and we did not have to wait to be served (or no longer than standing at the bar, in the old days!). I enjoy the outside area it is not too cramped and I like the ambience of being in a "City" Thank you

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Falstaff
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff always friendly and helpful. Food good quality and good value.

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Konnie
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff very attentive and professional, being given a jug of iced water to drink while perusing the menu on a very hot day was extremely welcome. Food as always well presented and tasty.

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RoyS
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Chicken tough, chunky chips were new potatoes cut in half and deep fried - disappointing. Everything all ok.

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TSelf
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at this pub, lovely food and staff and they have thought of everything to make you feel safe and secure when eating out, well done yet again The Old Spring.

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AndreaVdL
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was sunny and warm so lunch outdoors was great. We had salads: the chicken Caesar and the lentil.
The chicken was perfectly grilled and still moist. The lentil salad was also delicious!
The chocolate and raspberry tart was very yummy!
Once again a great Sunday meal at the Old Spring. Thanks to the whole team.

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RoaC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A nice outdoor seating area, set back enough from Chesterton Rd. Fish special dish (cod) was disappointing. Very plain and with little flavour. The “pub grub” in the main menu by contrast was and looked much more appetising. Would go back

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good time

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vipf1ned1ner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent local pub/restaurant. Food and service very good.

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LS221
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I would like to see more vegetarian options. I wouldn’t have enjoyed the two items on the menu.

FAQs

The Old Spring is rated 4.5 stars by 215 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.