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The Plough

2 The High Street, Coton, Cambridge, CB23 7PL

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30.

Fantastic Sunday Lunch. Roast beef was lovely and rare as requested.

Carolyn Rand 13 March 2017
from Cambridge

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Found nestled in the quaint village of Coton, 3 miles from Cambridge, The Plough seamlessly balances pub food and fine dining. The Plough in Coton is a charming cornerstone of the community offering summertime al fresco dining and a popular Sunday roast.

Warm haggis with roquette and tarragon, fresh apple and mustard sauce is a favourite starter, and there are regularly-changing specials for something one-off. Main courses at The Plough near Cambridge include pub favourites such as fish and chips, along with inventive options like fennel, cucumber and hazelnut salad with brioche croutons.

The desserts on The Plough menu comprise classic favourites, such as apple crumble with custard, and crème brulee with boozy prunes. A selection of light bites, including casual options such as pizza and sandwiches, is also available.

This historic building offsets original low ceilings and gnarled beams with contemporary embellishments. The Plough in Fen Ditton is full of character and a 15-minute drive from Cambridge.

The Plough

2 The High Street, Coton, Cambridge, CB23 7PL

Contact +44 1954210489

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  • al fresco (46)
  • romantic (36)
  • value (36)
  • child friendly (31)
  • trendy (31)
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  • private dining (26)
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  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Charlotte Jesson from Essex

    All staff were polite and welcoming on arrival. I was meeting a client for a business lunch, and it was a great choice. Nicely decorated, great service and the selection of food was vast! There were four of us and we all had different main courses, all were fresh, homemade and really tasty!

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Glyn Manning from Cambridge

    This was my second visit within three weeks, and on both occasions I was impressed with all aspects of the dining experience as were my dining party. The tables were all neatly laid and had white table cloths which makes a change from the bare wood which seems to be the norm in a lot of restaurants these days. I was a little disappointed that they had sold out of the chicken schnitzel which I had had on my previous visit, apparently the schnitzel is a regular on the specials and is always popular. The plaice served on the bone with crushed new potatoes and wild mushrooms was a worthy substitute.

  • ((((( 21 March 2017 by Christine Nickson from Haslingfield

    Regular visits with different visiting friends are always rewarded with delicious meals and attentive, friendly service.

  • (((** 20 March 2017 by David from Sawston

    Disappointingly slow service. Waited 30mins for starter then another 45mins before main. Staff were pleasant but rushed and this reflected in their interactions. Forgot to bring bread with soup and one roast served without the Y Pud!

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Carolyn Rand from Cambridge

    Fantastic gin cured salmon.

  • (((** 19 March 2017 by Karen Hanford from Coton

    Pleasant. We travelled an hour to meet with friends so probably won't be back. Service was a bit slow and I was unhappy at having to wait when bread, oil & balsamic ordered as a starter for five people failed to materialise even though hot starters were already on the table. It eventually came after prompting the waitress and we were told that they had to get a fresh loaf for us and it was frozen - really? On a Saturday night? I would have just preferred an apology.

    Food was okay but the chef had some strange ideas about desserts; everything is deconstructed so the Eton mess comes with a huge dollop of cream, meringue crumbs, raspberries and sorbet. Not horrible but different. The Lime Cheesecake was delicious but my husband was disappointed because he was expecting a whole poached pear and got small squares of what he said tasted like pickled pear - he ate it all though!

  • ((((* 17 March 2017 by John Ellis from Cambridge

    Lovely civilised restaurant with interesting food. I think the only thing that detracted from the experience was being asked too many times how the food was and receiving the imperative "Enjoy!" far too many times. It is a tricky balance for the staff to show interest in the diners' experience without starting to become a third person in the party;I'm quite sure I couldn't do it! It's probably because I'm over 60 that I find this level of interaction slightly disturbing. Overall though, I must say that The Plough is well worth a visit.

  • ((((* 17 March 2017 by Jon Crowcroft from Cambridge

    pretty decent - didn't have anything fancy - next time will try specials....

  • ((((( 14 March 2017 by Rosa Austin from Cambridge

    We had a lovely lunch at the Plough. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, the service and food were excellent. It was a thoroughly relaxed atmosphere where we felt comfortable staying and chatting over post lunch coffee until nearly 4pm. It was a sunny and warm(ish) so we also made the most of the gardens too. Plenty of car parking.Would definitely come again!

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Carolyn Rand from Cambridge

    Fantastic Sunday Lunch. Roast beef was lovely and rare as requested.

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