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The Bridge

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Clayhithe Road | Waterbeach, Cambridge CB5 9HZ , England
01223 860622
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 46
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mixed opinions

First of all the staff here are exceptional! They are friendly, efficient and a good laugh. The food consists of average, but well-presented pub grub. Nothing special but a pretty tasty meal overall. The thing that let this pretty little riverside pub down is the slow service. We waited about an... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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English first
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Well as we were off to Milton Maze we wanted to get a good hearty lunch first. As the in-laws know this place well we decided that this would be just right. When we arrived and told the waiting staff member there would be nine of us the look of shock soon changed to a smile and and bigger table... More 

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cambridge
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here for lunch on a Thursday lunchtime with some visiting friends. We had booked, but was told on arrival that there was a 35minute wait for the food. We ordered as soon as we were seated and we waited for over an hour before it arrived. The food was dried up and tasteless. The crumble and custard was... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

First of all the staff here are exceptional! They are friendly, efficient and a good laugh. The food consists of average, but well-presented pub grub. Nothing special but a pretty tasty meal overall. The thing that let this pretty little riverside pub down is the slow service. We waited about an hour for the food, the bar service was snail-like,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Had to wait an hour for meal for two even though we'd booked. Starter and main average flavour, very over priced. Dessert made up for it. Overall not value for money. The setting and decor is the best thing about the experience.

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LINCOLNSHIRE
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited this pub from our narrowboat. It was a gorgeous day, ideal for sitting in the pub garden which overlooks the river and quite a few people were doing just that. We had to go inside to order and the service from behind the bar was friendly enough but very slow. We had the Fishermans Sharing Platter, which apart... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My daughter and I went for a meal and had two lovely starters while we chatted about this and that. We chose comfy seats and were in no hurry. We had dinners and a few drinks and when we asked if we could have tap water, the waiter asked if we wanted ice and lemon. Friendly staff and we enjoyed... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

after waiting an hour for food it arrived Luke warm my 9 year old granddaughter said her jacket potato must have been cooked yesterday as it was cold ...cold chicken ,cold sausages , bar staff not that bothered but serving staff must be embarrassed serving that rubbish we sent all food back and left ....glad we went when it was... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The evening meal we had was very nice, It was a lovely evening and we sat looking over the river on the outside patio just a couple of things that did not make it prefect, eg., Asian rare beef salad, the beef was meant to be rare not medium, no pink in sight. My Husband got cream instead of ice... More 

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Devon
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great location and lovely waiting staff but why did our lunch take so long to arrive? Some roast potatoes were cooked even a bit soggy but others were raw and hard and all on the same plate! It makes you wonder what is going on the kitchen. We complained about the raw veg and the time we were kept waiting,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Something's wrong here - the staff seem to try really hard, but the delay for serving food really is a problem. We were warned that service would probably be an hour and a quarter - in the event it was just on two hours, and then only four of our five orders turned up. The fifth dish arrived long after... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Clayhithe Road | Waterbeach, Cambridge CB5 9HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01223 860622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 39
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Pub

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