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“Lovely decor; slow, hairy food”
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Price range: $7 - $26
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Cambridge
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely decor; slow, hairy food”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Beautifully decorated pub in a lovely location, but... We went for lunch on a Saturday. Our order was taken very quickly, but we had only ordered mains and the wait was about 40 minutes. Two out of four of us were vegetarians and there was only one vegetarian option, which was a salad (although in fairness, we were offered vegetarian options from the dinner menu upon enquiry) and one of our dishes had two hairs in it (although again, they did apologise and remove this from the bill). So all in all, they were trying but it was a bit disappointing nonetheless!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Victoria B
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Slow service”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Lovely looking pub, friendly and food good, but my the wait for food is horrendous. Over an hour between the starter and main is sooo out of order. They need to look into where this fault lies along the chain. Going to give intone more go then call it quits if the same happens. The overall rating is let down by the service.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Pamela T
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Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good meat.. Everything else terrible!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very disatisfied with our £42 place of undercooked, cold veg, cardboard yorkshire.. And actually okay meat. Service from the young unexperiences staff was poor. Not even a sorry when i explained by i left pretty much my whole plate. Very disappointing for a pub in such a lovely setting.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Emmacoop
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Athens
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Stunning pub restaurant in beautiful English Village”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Set in a wonderful location, the pub restaurant has a wonderful garden and is beautifully furbished inside. As it was a Thursday afternoon, it wasn't terribly busy, but I was surprised that our order wasn't taken very fast. We had to ask to get some service. The snacks we had, although overpriced, were beautifully styled and were edible... but I'm not sure if that makes for a Michelin star. I would definitely come again for a coffee or a juice with the children so they can play in the playground in the garden, but I'm not sure if it would be worth having a meal there. It is a beautiful setting, though, and that is enough to cloud your eyes over some of its shortfalls...

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank travellingbookworm
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Sunday Lunch - Forget it !”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

My family came to visit us and we decided to book Sunday lunch at this venue. What a big mistake that was.
Firstly let me just say that since the management have refurbished this pub it really does look something special, and set in the most beautiful of locations. Sadly though once you are seated at your table it all goes terribly wrong from there.
The service is horrendously slow despite asking 3 times where our food was, and then when it did finally arrive believe me it really was not worth waiting for. After complaining to the duty manager about the unacceptable waiting times between courses, we were basically told that this was acceptable. Really ???? I don't think so !!!! As mentioned in previous reviews, don't bother with the Sunday roast, as the Yorkshire puddings are like a lump of heavy rubber, and the meat is like dry leather!!!
Clearly this venue once again had taken on far too many covers to cope with, and all the young staff that were on duty were clearly trying their best but were so stressed due to the fact that many dissatisfied customers were complaining about the lack of service and total lack of organisation.
WHAT A SHAMBLES, AND A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Focusonmac
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