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The Old Spring

) #111 of 549 Restaurants in Cambridge $$ - $$$ , British,
1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB, England
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak burger” (7 reviews)
“straw fries” (3 reviews)
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11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed close by the Old Spring in a rented apartment and had two dinners at the Old Spring. The first night I had the special port belly-fabulous; my wife had the pie, excellent as well. The second night, I had the prawn curry-great taste...More

Thank michael662014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at the Old Spring a lot over the years and visit it regularly. My visit this week left me with such disappointment. A friend and I met for lunch and chose a duck wrap from the specials menu. The food tasted good...More

1  Thank moomintroll27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One out of our four meals, the pie, was stone cold in the middle. The meal was taken away and took ages to be returned, by which time we had all nearly finished our meals. The same plate with the same (frozen) pie had been...More

Thank Bea W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What do you want more from life:a smiling italian waitress explaining menu in details! Sirloin steak delicious, even ice cream!

Thank filtuscany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Cambridge for the week and ended up coming in a couple of nights for dinner. Food reasonably priced and very quick service each night - no more than 15 minutes from ordering at 8pm. Gnocchi was particularly nice and chips very well done....More

1  Thank WillMarks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub was very busy with meals and so we were unsure we would get a table as was a last minute booking however they did squeeze us in. Good choice on the menu and we both enjoyed our choices.

Thank Sally A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Used to eat and drink here a lot. Staff are friendly (though they don't stay working here for long) the interior is great. Outside is a nice enough area but the nearby toad can be noisy. Ok range of beer - mainly Greene King with...More

1  Thank Keith N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Ham Hock, Chicken & Shallot Pie, Puff Pastry, Greens, Hand Cut Chips & Salmon & Haddock fish cakes. The pie was yummy, the fish cakes were more potato than fish. The Euro staff were excellent. The whole place needs a bit of a...More

1  Thank JillExpensiveRock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read some of the previous reviews I was apprehensive about visiting the Old Spring. What did we find - friendly staff, great service and extremely good food. Lunch was very good but we do recommend that you book if eating there of an evening.

1  Thank Gerrispice
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Staying in Cambridge for a few day to see family, we had dinner in this pub. The food is very good, service is very friendly and the pub is off the tourist loop, which is a great asset at this time of the year.

1  Thank Claudio S
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Mark A
February 24, 2016|
Response from Magdalena L | Reviewed this property |
Hi.The Old Spring has its own parking.There is also a possibility to park on surrounded streets.M.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $18
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 07970690103
  • E-mail
The Old Spring sits a short walk from the river Cam and its many Boathouses. Well established in its local market The Old Spring offers excellent food and service in its unique low key "gastropub" style.The old Spring offers a quality pub experience for the discerning customer.
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