The Old Spring

4.5
244 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 244 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
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BrianP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Got of to a good start with very quick service, seemed on a mission to get our food order and food then arrived very quickly except for two of our party who’s food had been forgotten. Staff not very attentive and seemed to spend a lot of time talking to each other

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ScottW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food served by an attentive and personable server. Very enjoyable.

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Whizzkid46
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food very friendly and relaxed

BB
BethanyB
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Surprised they wouldn't accept cash, not advised this on arrival or displayed within the pub.

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Newnhamite
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly and welcoming staff and the food was tasty & well cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet another lovely lunch at our favourite eating place in Chesterton!

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JennyK
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect although very busy. Excellent fish and chips. Limited menu but everything was freshly cooked and tasted excellent.

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was good although a little pricy! Service was good other other than none of the staff wore masks - I know it is not a legal requirement but I am am still not comfortable with it - COVID has not gone away.

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food quality, lovely service, great beers on

WJ
WilliamJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good value with excellent service at a well turned out venue in a busy part of Cambridge

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Laine
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely pub decor wise, and in general staff were good, although difficult to get a smile out of some. Food was nice, but a little expensive for what you got, but no different to anywhere else.
Comfortable seating and clean, and we looked at some of the others in the area, and this was by far the best in our opinion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very warm and welcoming staff as usual. Excellent main course (fish and chips!). A bit slow with service for dessert. And a 175ml glass of wine knocked over by the server was replaced with a 125ml and still charged for which, considering both my wife’s top, trousers and my white t shirt got hit, I think was out of line

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vipsrah
London
76 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good option. Food’s been good every time we’ve been, service excellent - friendly, helpful and fast - good atmosphere and mix of ages. Good for a pint or a meal…

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MargaretH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very friendly and valued local pub. So glad it is open again, as I no longer bother to cook when friends come - so much easier to take them to the Old Spring!

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RaviD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely pub with excellent food. Sad to see not more people taking advantage of it.

TM
TonyM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, friendly service and great food. I highly recommend this place!

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HowardS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal with very helpful staff with our cousins visiting from Glasgow. Will certainly go again.

JK
JanineK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was fantastic. Every time I visit The Old Spring it is consistently good. I recommend it to anyone that wants a traditional meal with a twist.

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent helpful and cheery staff. Highly recommend the lentil salad-very tasty

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Eddierichards73
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service but they did charge my card for a item I didn’t have unfortunately I only found this I checking my receipt later at home

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MikeS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming towards us and my brother’s very large Newfoundland dog!

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JohnA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time and the staff were really friendly.

VG
VickieG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It is a really nice pub, with a good choice of menu options and efficient friendly service.

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Keith
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful, friendly and attentive staff made the delicious food even more acceptable.

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Dinos
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I found the menu considerably reduced compared to two years ago. My choice was cooked well and tasty but my son who had a vegetarian dish found it bland.

Jenny.who waited on us was friendly, courteous and patient with us. Other staff were courteous too.

Dinos Constantinou

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Poppet
Surrey
32 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We both chose burgers
Nothing special just ok
Wouldn’t return

SF
SandyF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly pub with great staff and lovely food. The home made wedges/chips are amazing. All the food was lovely.

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chrisd
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very up together place well run with attentive service. Beers were fresh. Food is very much restaurant quality; the pork tenderloin moist and crisp parsnip crisps were well appreciated as well as accurately cooked cod, the size of a small cricket bat and chips.

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JenY
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The photos online don't do this place justice. Lovely space with a great outdoor area, and fabulous staff who really made us feel very welcome! The food was great too, with even the kids' fish and chips cooked to perfection.

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RichardT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
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 on 28 July 2021
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
4 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
6 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

FAQs

The Old Spring is rated 4.5 stars by 244 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.