Nice atmosphere, Tasty food, Light and airy, attentive staff and handy location. Shame its so expensive.... With these prices you would expect to be in central Cambridge. (£16 for a chicken and mash dish)
When this pub hit the top 30 restaurants in Cambridge on Trip Advisor, it became a candidate for a visit, especially as the weather was nice, a warm September evening and the location seemed ideal.
The setting is tranquil, with a nice garden to the front with roses and parasols, its on a quiet road tucked away at the back of a village, about 10 minutes drive from Cambridge centre. Its certainly got everything going for it. The pub is clean and tidy, with clearly separate dining areas, but its easy going, not high-brow at all.
We had a drink at the bar and the drink was nice. When sat at our table, we were brought some olive bread and some chilli butter, most unusual.... but tasty (see photos)
We skipped the starter and I went for the hazelnut encrusted chicken, with morel sauce (mushroom) mashed potato and green beans (see photo). This came well presented, not much chicken, quite a lot of crust, which looked and tasted more of breadbrumbs than hazelnuts, and was just a bit small for the money. However, I did enjoy it, it was well cooked the sauce was nice and the overall combination good.
We had the chocolate brownie for dessert which was par for the course (nothing special - not as good at the old crown Girton), but again small, and expensive.
We enjoyed our evening, but the bill was just too much for a place like this. Better value can be found elsewhere and that is why I have marked it down a bit. We will probably return, but not very often at those prices.
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