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29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
01954 719775
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Ranked #115 of 530 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $13 - $66
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: European, International, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
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 NEW

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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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
2 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 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

£90 per ticket for dinner and 1 drink you'd expect a lot would you not? NOT! ADVERTISED AS A MYSTICAL FAIRY TALE AND MAGICAL EVENING OF FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT greeting = 9 minute wait to be shown to a pre booked table with a pre cooked menu Table = no entertainers poorly informed staff with extra spaces we NEVER asked... More 

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

We are sorry that you feel so disappointed by your New Years Eve experience. We worked very hard to put on a creative food led evening with a difference - The 'Fairytale Feast' with added theatrical entertainment. There does seem to have been confusion over a few matters between us & yourselves for which we apologise. Please also reference our... More 

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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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
35 reviews 35 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 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Having read some of the reviews on here it was with some trepidation that we booked the willow tree . Well our fears were unfounded and we had a lovely evening with friends from Essex . The food was tasty and service un rushed, but polite and attentive . We will return again . Perfect venue for those cold winter... More 

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

We are super pleased to hear that you & your friends enjoyed your evening with us. Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you again More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Group if five for Christmas outing. Some good points... but some very disappointing. In brief I would return to this restaurant again for a light lunch and indulgent puddings but skip the mains. Good points: The menu looks brilliant, great choice including gluten free. Starters were all all amazing with brilliant balance if flavours. Puddings were incredible. Head Waitress on... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Was our works Xmas dinner..... Staff were very attentive and efficient a great asset to the restaurant, were happy to accommodate all alterations to the menu , nothing was too much trouble, food delicious, had the sea bass mains.... Yum, and the Orange creme brûlée... I have never eaten one before.... But I will definitely have again,

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Glasgow, Scotland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Seemed a bit dis-organised at 12 noon, despite a prior lunch booking for 6+3 children. No tables had been set up for us. "Sit where you like" was not the expected greeting!! Food was slow in delivery,(almost an hour), and others arriving later were served before us. Actual food tasted good though. Non alchoholic drinks for driver/ children are expensive.... More 

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Additional Information about The Willow Tree

Address: 29, High Street, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2SQ, England
Phone Number: 01954 719775
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 13 - 66
Cuisine: European, International, British

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