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The Willow Tree

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29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
01954 719775
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner for 2

We had the table in the photo above; the fire was lit and the food was excellent; my steak was rare and beautiful! My wife had an excellent fish & chips - the chips are superb! Lots of waiters - although, oddly, it can be hard to attract their attention! Ambience is good - decoration is wacky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Richard N
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Baldock
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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266 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Baldock
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had the table in the photo above; the fire was lit and the food was excellent; my steak was rare and beautiful! My wife had an excellent fish & chips - the chips are superb! Lots of waiters - although, oddly, it can be hard to attract their attention! Ambience is good - decoration is wacky, fun and, somehow,... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was one of my top 10 restaurants for it's atmosphere, decoration and food. I first visited a few years ago when the food was bigger and the prices were smaller and I much preferred it then I have to say. I came here in December and whilst the food is still very good, they are now very small portions,... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have dined at this little gem of a place many times, so I had no hesitation in choosing the Willow Tree as the venue, for my 70th birthday lunch when 13 of us had a most enjoyable dining experience...the food was simply delicious and was served piping hot in generous quantities...we were spoilt for choice with the new a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited The Willow Tree on a quiet Tuesday evening in February 2015. Cambridge itself has some great restaurants, rural West Cambridgeshire is something of a culinary dessert so we drove 30 minutes to try this place out. We had pre-booked the £25 per head menu and the charming lady was there to welcome us (she was serving on her... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As returning customers we were looking forward to a meal out at one of our favoured restaurants in Cambridgeshire, but unfortunately our experience on Friday night has made us reconsider this. Maybe it was a poor choice from the menu, or the fact the menu was new, but these shouldn’t be excuses for established restaurants – my Scallop starter comprised... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I went with family and the pub is nice enough and got busy as the evening went on. I feel that there are possibly one or two too many tables which makes it feel quite cramped . The food and the service were good, the fries were tiny which actually made them difficult to eat as you could not get... More 

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Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting & feedback. You may prefer the thick hand cut chips rather than the sweet potato fries next time. More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited on Christmas Day with my father who is in his 80's and with limited mobility, on booking I had requested a table with good access for him and this request was met. Having been to another gastro pub the previous year and had a bad expereience, our hopes were high for an improvement...and we were not disapponted! The... More 

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Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear your comments about Christmas Day. We love to try and make special days as special as possible. Thanks for sharing More 

Potton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We came here for the first time with friends to celebrate my 40th. As there were 12 of us they asked us to pre order. The staff were very easy to deal with, dealt with my various emails queries etc. I thought the restaurant was beautifully decorated with fairy lights everywhere and the staff were friendly and efficient. The cocktails... More 

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Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

Very pleased you had a great 40th celebration with us at The Willow Tree. We do love a good Birthday. Look forward to seeing you again More 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having visited the pub before I was rather hopeful that the £90 per head which we had forked out was going to be money well spent. There was a promise of a DJ, champagne on arrival, 7 course meal and entertainment (which included a magician). The most difficult part about writing this review is where to start, I was disgusted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

We are sad to hear that we did not meet your expectations on New Years Eve. We provided everything advertised so we are a little confused by some of the feedback here. We did listen to your tables concerns on the evening, as also expressed by another member of your party here on Trip Advisor in a subsequent review, so... More 

Great Totham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening at this very nice restaurant/pub with very good friends. Before dinner we had a couple of pints of very nice local ale and the girls had a couple of cocktails from the autumn selection that went down very well. The service was very good and really nicely paced allowing as time to digest each course and... More 

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Penkey, Owner at The Willow Tree, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, it's lovely to hear you all had a great time. Hope to see you next time you're in the area 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: European, International, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?