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The Old Plough

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French, English
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26 High Street | Ashley, Newmarket CB8 9DX, England
+44 1638 730110
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Date Night

we had the most amazing night as we have had many times before. My peppered fillet steak absolutely melted in the mouth, and my husbands steak was first class. We've been many times before, and will be going many years to come. Thanks Tony,Gina and staff for another night to remember

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Kerryjr r
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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English first
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

we had the most amazing night as we have had many times before. My peppered fillet steak absolutely melted in the mouth, and my husbands steak was first class. We've been many times before, and will be going many years to come. Thanks Tony,Gina and staff for another night to remember

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Harrold, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Picked this pub/restaurant based on reviews for area and they were not wrong. Food was very good, great choice on the menu, normally with so much choice there is a compromise on the quality but this was not the case. The brie parcels as a starter were excellent and a different slant on a common starter. The Halibut steak was... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We loved the decor and eclectic nature of the pub. The food was also delicious and the servers were very attentive. Lots and lots of vegetables served with our meal was also a plus. They also have the best sticky toffee pudding we've ever had. worth trip back just for it!

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

From the Easter Island statues at the rear to the jungle decor and recorded monkey sounds in the loo, the Old Plough suggests there is a quirky mind at work somewhere behind the scenes. Inside it is beamy, cosy, and very nearly friendly. The character behind the bar (landlord?) fancies himself as a wit and frankly there are times when... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Some retired colleagues and a few still at the grindstone met here for dinner.There were 10 of us in total and we all chose different dishes at each course.The service is good and the food was superb and the choice of vegetables is quite awesome! We all had a really wonderful evening and every one vowed not to wait another... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good food and nice servants. Only the man behind the bar seems a bit grumpy. But we will come back. Good country style atmosphere. The bar menu is very good value and big portions!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

When we spend a day at the races we always try to get to the old plough as its one tremendous dining experience Big plus this time is we re staying in the village so no problems having a lovely bottle of Merlot with the meal Food and service are brilliant choices are varied you are almost spoiled for choice... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My family have been frequenting this restaurant for over 25 years and never had a bad meal. The menu accommodates everybody's needs The food is fantastic the atmosphere FAB! Staff are very friendly and welcoming.... We have travelled all over the world and you will not get a better English cooked meal anywhere else. Landlord is a HOOT!

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not sure I agree with all the rave reviews about this pub. I certainly wouldn't put it as high up the list of best restaurants in the Newmarket area and therefore question the trip advisor rating system. It was like going back in time to the 80's...beams, bric-a-brac and prawn cocktaill! The Sunday lunch menu was limited to typical Sunday... More 

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Gisborne
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great food served by lovely staff. Our guests enjoyed the novel decor and selection of vegetables normal for Sunday Lunch. The chocolate pud was a sheer delight beautifully presented. Coffee a tad too strong if I am being picky. I think they should try offering their successful tips to other pubs.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 High Street | Ashley, Newmarket CB8 9DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 730110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, English

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