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The Old Spring

1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB, England
01223 357 228
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Ranked #111 of 508 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $7 - $18
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Old Spring sits a short walk from the river Cam and its many Boathouses. Well established in its local market The Old Spring offers excellent food and service in its unique low key "gastropub" style.The old Spring offers a quality pub experience for the discerning customer.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Old Spring sits a short walk from the river Cam and its many Boathouses. Well established in its local market The Old Spring offers excellent food and service in its unique low key "gastropub" style.The old Spring offers a quality pub experience for the discerning customer.
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English first
Epsom, UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were told in our hotel that this is the pub with the best food in Cambridge. I am not entirely sure if this is the case but nevertheless, the food was rather upmarket for pub grub. Starters were more OK but my main dish of tuna steak was delicious, my husband's lamb burger more basic. There was a sweet... More

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uk
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113 reviews 113 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Very comfortable place with a fantastic atmosphere. Ideal place to meet friends for a drink. Nice decor, we'll lit, nice and clean. Has a patio and plenty of nooks and crannies to plonk yourself for a comfortable time. But.... Food is disappointing. Food is limited in choice and very expensive for what it is. For example, fish and chips is... More

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Yorkshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Came upon this pub by chance. Really enjoyed our meal here, proper tasting pub food. Good choice on the menu and a selection of specials. Friendly staff, and lovely to eat outside on a hot summers day.

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Belvedere, Kent
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Bit of a non interior here - giving the impression of indecision on the part of whoever was responsible. Plain wooden furniture, plain walls, one abstract and one Mark Twain quote on one beam. I just found the place somewhat lacking in character. Mind you, the absence of music and TV was very welcome and the buzz of conversation filled... More

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Shropshire, England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very relaxing surroundings and nice decor. Good quality pub for with some interesting dishes on the menu. Comfortable place to visit as a lone female for a quiet evening. Very calm feel unlike most pubs near city centres.

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Chapala, Mexico
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate here three times in the week we were in Cambridge. Good food; large choice of draft beer; friendly staff. Tasty hamburgers. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We tried their burgers and salads which were pretty decent. I would probably go back to meet friends for drinks, and try a few of the other options on the menu. I like the Old Spring menu which give a few more interesting options than the typical pub fare, but it has some old standbys if anyone in your party... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We used the pub as a base to visit Cambrige. Great beer and food, efficient staff and reaaonable prices. The landlord let us camp overnight in the small carpark in our campervan (a bit noisy near the road). The pub is near the river and about a 15min walk into the centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's worth going a little outside of the city centre (you can cross the river over a little bridge) to find this traditional pub beloved of locals, and serving truly excellent food.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We're staying around the corner for a couple of weeks and have called in twice. Good selection of well kept real ales that changes regularly. Had dinner last night. Really good fish n chips n mushy peas. Fish beautifully cooked i.e. not overcooked which so often happens. Pleasant atmosphere including a decent outside seating area. As good as it gets... More

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