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The Old Plough

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English, French
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26 High Street | Ashley, Newmarket CB8 9DX, England
+44 1638 730110
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  • 54
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Excellent dining, quirky setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
rodders3
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
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
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch here today for my mother-in-laws birthday. First time visiting so not quite sure what to expect but were definitely not disappointed. 16 veg with a choice of meat as well as a starter and sweet followed by coffee, all served by lots of attentive staff. Thanks for the tray for dog's water too. We will... More 

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England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have dined here several times, both Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtimes - every time the food is fantastic, as are the hosts and waitresses, always ready for a laugh! Not kidding about the 16 veg and they are absolutely delicious, I always try to have a tiny bit of everything! I think ELVIS must have been at a different... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our second visit to The old plough, all I can say is absolutely Fabulous. Fantastic menu, fish,pies,steaks and more. I had the Halibut, my cousin had doversole at least a foot long ! A choice of 16 veg to complement the food,and yes you can have all of them if you want. We will return soon. cheers Tony what a... More 

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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: English, French

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