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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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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Top notch food and good service

Excellent menu, big meals difficult to finish but beautifully cooked and presented Would throughly recommend to anyone in the Newmarket area ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent menu, big meals difficult to finish but beautifully cooked and presented Would throughly recommend to anyone in the Newmarket area ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Worth a taxi ride from Newmarket Town, about £10 each way. Very friendly staff, with a great knowledge of the food and also the surrounding area. The owner,made himself known and obviously takes a hands on approach to his business and it shows. The staff were happy to serve us at our pace, as we were not in a rush... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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