The Oliver Twist Country Inn & Restaurant

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Located in the village of Guyhirn in Cambridgeshire, The Oliver Twist Country Inn overlooks the River Nene and is close to the historic city of Cambridge and Ely Cathedral. The Oliver Twist Country Inn combines a restaurant with an excellent reputation and 4 star guest accommodation with the option of a twin room, disabled twin room or double room. All 6 bedrooms are en-suite and built to a high standard. The 50 seater restaurant serves excellent food, a superb wine list and award winning ales.
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GH
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, thoroughly enjoyed by all. Desserts were enormous, not for the fain hearted, but very tasty.

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb in all ways, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly recommended

RA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice location decent food good value for moneyxxxx

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy coming here, the pub is lovely and the staff here are wonderful. The food is amazing and live that i can have a superb roast while my fussy teenager can have a burger. Excellent value for money and good quality ingredients used. I cannot wait to come again.

JB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent is how I describe our stay. 4 in the party so 2 rooms. Arrived and had a very friendly welcome. Check in very easy. Rooms were ideal. Very clean and all you need for your stay we’re available tea and coffee makings. We eat in the bar and the food was also very good. 2 of us had steaks and 1 the beef and 1 salmon and all plates were cleared. Breakfast was very good with a good choice. All staff very friendly and helpful would recommend this place to anyone. Excellent.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely attentive staff, dealt with Our special requests with ease, would certainly go again and recommend. Good tasty food nicely presented, Many Thanks

PO
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a friends birthday. the food was first class and the staff were excellent.
because our friend is diabetic they were very kind and got her a sweet that she could eat.
We found every thing about the place clean and tidy, there were nice linen tablecloths and serviettes.
You could not fault the service, the food, or the staff.
We will be going again.

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit and very pleased. All excellent and a really nice experience. We will be back

LP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was nice, service was very slow. We asked for the bill and after 30 minutes of waiting and no sign of any member of staff we ended up having to pay at the bar.

BM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only the second time that I have been to The Oliver twist. But the food was as good as the first time, delicious starter and mains all round and lovely deserts. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Will definitely make this a regular place for a meal out.

F
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible customer service, would not recommend at all, was made to feel very un welcome, obviously they feel bad how poor we were tret to say they removed my bad review off trip advisor says it all really. Staff need training in how to treat people, when you visit somewhere you expect good service aswell as food, I can't fault the food, but the service was shocking, wasn't offered more drinks, plates just put down on the table heavy handed, not greeted with a smile I could go on.

PL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The meal overall was good , not to friendly service and a huge wait for dessert

JO
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been to the Oliver twist twice now, and each time the food and service have been excellent. Great choice, service not rushed, just right, all of the staff friendly

AM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A pleasant pub restaurant with a good menu. Staff were welcoming and friendly and the food was enjoyable, though I felt the desserts were a little pricey. I would and have recommended this eaterie to a friend and will more than likely eat here again.

JT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good meal, sirloin steak was lean, beautifully cooked and tender. Staff friendly and attentive all round.

PL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad we found this, it was excellent, food and service was not to be faulted

ST
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bianca was ace even if she couldn't charge us right!!! . Both ladies were very attentive. Bianca deserves special mention for the way she dealt with a large table with nut allergeries and at the same time served others with the same steady smile. Chef can cook as well!!!!! Go there

MA
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really friendly and welcoming staff, took the time to put out happy birthday, banner and balloons. Food was home cooked and delicious. Would recommend.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice Country Pub with accommodation. What makes this really lovely is the staff, they are so lovely. The food was lovely to, especially the Malay Chicken Curry, which is the bet curry I've had in a Restaurant.

The room very very comfortable, we stayed in the annex located in the car park. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. The shower was excellent, really powerful, not like some of the weak showers we have experienced in the past.

The only tiny downside were the lack of toiletries. There was just shampoo, soap and a shower gel unit attached to the wall in the shower. For the price of £90.00 per night for B&B, for two of us, I would have liked toiletries (shower cap, conditioner and maybe cotton buds) which is what we receive in other hotels of less a price per night.

On the whole we had a lovely stay, for two nights, and would definitley go back again.

WB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and well presented. The staff friendly and attentive

DB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent, we had Sunday roast we all enjoyed this and price was fair. My only complaint was the room was a little chilly.

KS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We booked for 7pm as it's ak system busy here. Great steak as usual. Good burgers and puddings.

DL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Four star restaurant with five star food and service.

CR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been to The Oliver Twist restaurant before, I couldn’t wait to go back again! The food is absolutely outstanding, and so reasonably priced for the quality you receive. The staff are attentive and welcoming, with barely a 5 minute wait between finishing and your plates being cleared, even when the restaurant was full. The drinks are cheap and with a good variety, we were offered a drink upon arrival and this was brought to our table after being seated. The atmosphere is lovely and warm, and everything is impeccably clean and tidy! My partner is a 3 rosette chef and personally asked the chef to come out in order to thank him for such high quality food. Words simply cannot explain how incredible the whole experience of this restaurant was.

BM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice set menu for Valentines dinner well cooked and tastey

TB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent menu food exceptional good ambiance well worth vist

WP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and extremely pleasant staff. Country ambience, in rustic atmosphere.

AS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great night. Decided to try something different and was pleasantly surprised.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, despite it being our waitress Jane's, 1st ever shift, in the restaurant. She was very friendly and my 6 year old grand daughter liked her, as she listened to her and took her order (as if she was an adult).She took trouble to get the dessert for her just right although it was not a real choice on the menu.
We had both chosen the Sunday roast and were not disappointed, Very tasty. We will of course visit again.

VP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place, amazing food, good ambiance and lovely staff. Will definitely return

ED
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All in a very enjoyable meal and the staff very friendly and polite. Would dine there again and would recommend it to anyone.

Mr. & Mrs. E. Dalton

BS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Have been here before and the food is always good and staff friendly and efficient. The only disappointment of this visit was that we were seated in bar area rather than the restaurant. We booked Saturday as we know restaurant area is in use then. Perhaps I should have booked by phone rather than online and I could have asked about this.