The Plough Great Chesterford

4.5
120 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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The Plough is a traditional village pub located in the beautiful setting of Great Chesterford which is situated on the glorious North Essex/South Cambridgeshire border. There has been a pub on this site for over 150 years serving the local communities and acting as an eating and drinking point for people visiting the local attractions including Newmarket, Saffron Walden and Duxford Air Museum. The current owners Samantha and Simon insist on the highest levels of hospitality where the food is freshly prepared, the drinks selection extensive and everyone is offered a warm and friendly welcome.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 120 People Are Saying
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Villager
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening, good Mexican menu.
Great 👍 value, with attentive service .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, warm welcome and great Covid safety measures!

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EmmaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming, friendly, delicious. Really enjoyable as always!

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EmmaJane
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful village pub complete with lovely ‘in situ’ dog Oscar. Great food, service and setting, we look forward to returning.

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Tavernelle
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners knew it was our anniversary so compiled a playlist just for us on the pub‘S sound system! A really nice touch that we appreciated.

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IanB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good meal in a nice, friendly pub on the Icknield Way.

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Sue52
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good attention to COVID restrictions, staff knowledgable about food choices available. Waitress excellent and willing to chat. It would have been excellent if the restaurant had been a bit warmer.

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PhillippaB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and good service.
Great to see this place is still open.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We arrived early and the staff were very accommodating & seated us anyway. They were busy & it took a bit of time to get to us to order but it was all very good natured and friendly. The service was good. Food was tasty, fresh & hot, I particularly enjoyed the home made tartare sauce that accompanied the monk fish scampi, very tasty. The apple crumble I had for dessert was delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and would happily dine here again.

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Deniseb
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Plough. Friendly staff, good service and the food was lovely.

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GeorginaR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday lunch and had a lovely meal - food was great and the staff friendly and helpful. Left happy and full and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely to come back again and great COVID precautions

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to have a meal. wonderful setting and lovely staff.
Staff lovely, food always great quality, hot and tasty.
The Sunday roast are amazing too.

JC
JeanetteC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub and outside space excellent staff And food C19 policy’s observed will definitely go back

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EmmaW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Vegan pie was delicious even to a vegetarian who is generally fed up with only been offered Vegan food now that it’s in trend! So often pubs offer a real poor vegetarian choice and veg food at other pubs is often tasteless and overpriced. The Plough’s vegetarian food was amazing with as much care and thought given To it thet meat eater can expect! Thank you

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LaurenceP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You pay for what you get so expect top rate food. Very Good quality food.

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CathB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub with great service and a warm, friendly vibe - will be back!

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RODS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great and friendly service. Extensive food options. Cute dog.

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vipAmandaE
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not expecting Mexican menu, but it was a lovely surprise. Food was delicious and large portion size. Service was superb. Would certainly recommend. Mexican menu only on a Friday.

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Jenna
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub to visit for great food; decent portion sizes without being obscene! Welcoming too 🙂

MM
MargaretM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came with two friends who had not been before. They were very impressed not only quality and taste of the food( fish &chips, Monk fish fish cakes & eaten mess yummmy) but, every single member of staff were very polite/friendly& professional.

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TonyP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was rather slow. The vegetable tempura starter was bland and seemed to be mainly peppers.

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BrianN
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat and drink......................

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JackieE
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it. Local pub and bl##$y good grub. 100%recommend

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PerryF
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most enjoyable meal, the beer was excellent, will most probably 're-visit in the near future.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good venue within easy reach of Saffron Walden and good parking.

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Ellie
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with the eat out to help out scheme. They were short of food from a busy lunch but good food and nice atmosphere.

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EllieC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pub in a nice village. Great food, always such a choice. People are lovely, always up for a nice chat, we have been so often that they recognise us now and that"s great. It's mine and my partners go to pub!!

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OliverS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really nice pub garden. The drinks were really nice and the food was pretty good! More than a fair wait for the food to arrive, though. I would go again!

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AndrewB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good beer, good food and terrific friendly service. Lovely garden atmosphere.
All pubs should have alpacas as they have at The Plough :-)

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michellep
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch in friendly pub in a beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So dog friendly, very professional, great choice of food and Rachael was very helpful. We all really enjoyed our food.

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Cliff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really nice venue and hope that things pick up again, as was quiet due to Covid 19. Food and staff were lovely...only gripe was that they disappeared towards the end of meal, and we had to go to the bar to get someone to take the desert order and bring us the bill.

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Susandej
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Impressed that when anyone moved from a table the table and chairs were thoroughly cleaned. The meal itself could have been hotter, although tasty

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colinb
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely country pub service and food good, nice and relaxing
Pet friendly which is great
Will use again

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andyr
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A really enjoyable Sunday Lunch unfortunately the day we went they were short staffed due to illness and did not have all the items on the menu. However, they made every effort to maintain the highest of standards given the issues they had.

PS
PhilipS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch, great service in a relaxed atmosphere

JA
JasonA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food, super service and wonderful country pub. Thank you for a fantastic post-Christmas meal!

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DeborahM
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service a little slow but very attentive. They were fully booked for lunch on the Saturday before Xmas so I guess you would expect it to be slower than usual. Will definitely go back again soon.

SG
ShirleyG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, the staff and management were excellent and very welcoming. The pub dog Oscar came and sought my children out for strokes and they loved it!

FAQs

The Plough Great Chesterford offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01799 531651.

The Plough Great Chesterford is rated 4.5 stars by 120 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.