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The Willow Tree

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British, International, European, Pub
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29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
01954 719775
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely food, and a very pretty room

Good selection of gastro-pub food, from steaks, game specials and burgers. Had a three course meal with partner. Had a couple of drinks before dinner, and a bottle of wine. Cost £101, which is good as the wine was £32. Only downside - although the waiting staff were helpful, I think they need a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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bedford
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good selection of gastro-pub food, from steaks, game specials and burgers. Had a three course meal with partner. Had a couple of drinks before dinner, and a bottle of wine. Cost £101, which is good as the wine was £32. Only downside - although the waiting staff were helpful, I think they need a maitre d to guide service more... More 

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Thank weekendbreakbedford
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Met friends here for a mid-week catchup. Staff were friendly and attentive without being obtrusive, menu was small but everything we chose was delicious. Loved the ambience, felt very cosy and friendly. Pudding portions were enormous but my one gripe was that the main meals were not large, a dozen chips with the haddock and chips for example.

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Thank Bebee96
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've now eaten here twice and been thoroughly impressed both times. The decor makes me think of "Alice in Wonderland" or "through the looking glass". Service is great attentive but not imposing - this time it was Sunday evening and it was quite quite - but it was a normal Friday the first time I went and the service was... More 

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Thank Nick M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to the Willow Tree, and I'm so glad we ventured out of town. The atmosphere on Friday night was lively and warm, with friendly welcoming staff and very pretty decor. First impressions were great. After a drink at the bar we were shown to our table - we'd booked online, and the place seemed full.... More 

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Thank Volta75003
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Willow Tree with friends for dinner. The ambiance was good. We enjoyed our food and service was good too. Overall a nice experience. The salmon starter was exceptional I must say since i really enjoyed it. The vegetarian option of burger was not that great according to some of my friends, it was too dry but rest of... More 

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Thank Mrs_Family_Traveller
Whangaroa, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful food. Delicious chicken and steaks. Staff very friendly and the pub has a wonderful atmosphere and a little bit quirky! Looking forward to eating there again!

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Thank Samdemjay
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my Birthday meal and the staff were very friendly, there was a good selection of meal options and drinks to suit every pallet. Really enjoyed the experience. We would visit again! Very well decorated too and would suit couples or families.

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Thank Char_Louise_A
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised by our first visit here on Friday night. The atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing, even though the place was full. The food that we tried was excellent, the wild mushroom tagliatelle in particular. We will definitely be returning soon!

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Thank hopefullyhelpful23
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both the inside and the outside are artfully decorated .... Specials are changed daily and written on a charkboard mirror frame. Staff were very accomandating and helped me with a food intolerance. Would recommend this place as its a real treasure.

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Thank GHendron
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I attended here for lunch today and it didn't disappoint. Bless them they had a few issues with their head chef and were short staffed. However the junior chef did a wonderful job and we loved our lunch. We had 3 courses (shared the starter and the pudding). We will come back again and the staff were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01954 719775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 66
  • Cuisine: British, International, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?