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The Tickell Arms

North Road, Cambridge, CB22 4NZ

((((* British
Main course: £15
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 21:00
Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:30 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:30 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 20:00.

It was a lovely lunch at the Tickell, food was good, service was great, waiters are very friendly and the environment/deco was warm and charming.

Laura Chen 08 February 2017
from Cambridge

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A pub and restaurant in the heart of Whittlesford, The Tickell Arms lies 5 miles south of Cambridge. Seasonal, modern British food is served in relaxed surroundings, whilst the terrace overlooking the pond offers al fresco dining in warmer weather.

The Tickell Arms

North Road, Cambridge, CB22 4NZ

Contact +44 1223833025

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Customer reviews for The Tickell Arms

4.2 ((((* (based on 57 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (38)
  • lunch (30)
  • romantic (20)
  • large parties (15)
  • business (11)
  • private dining (9)
  • value (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • luxury (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • al fresco (4)
  • views (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (**** 16 February 2017 by Peter Broad from Cambridgeshire

    We went to The Tickell Arms for lunch to celebrate Valentine's Day. This was our first visit and to be honest I doubt very much if we will ever return. We decided not to have a starter and just have the main course and a pudding. We ordered our main course and then waited approximately 50 minutes for it to arrive, once it did, on attempting to eat it we found that it was not at all hot, in actual fact it was just lukewarm. We brought it to the attention of the staff who took it away and said they would replace it. Obviously there was another wait, we were told it was being cooked fresh, fair enough! When our meal eventually arrived for the second time, the portions appeared to be smaller then the first plate of food, and by this time we were extremely hungry. The pork tenderloin I had ordered was also missing some dressing plus the fondant potatoes, I mentioned this and asked if I could possibly have the potato and they brought 'one' to me separately. In fairness they didn't charge my husband for the main course, but in actual fact we would have preferred to have had a good meal and paid. Over the years we have ate at various CambCuisine restaurants and I don't think we have had ever had such a bad experience, yes standards can vary at the restaurants, but our experience at The Tickell spoilt what was supposed to be a special lunch time outing. Reading the Tickell Arms reviews they are a bit of a mixed but I did notice that over the past month or so there have been a few customers that have come away extremely disappointed, as we did. The Tickell Arms as far as we are concerned lacks a great deal of lustre, what a shame!

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Conor Burgess from Sawston

    Great food, great service, a lovely evening!

  • ((((* 12 February 2017 by Christopher Bow from Cambridge

    Staff were very welcoming and attentive without being over-bearing. Food very good and general ambience was excellent.

  • ((((* 10 February 2017 by Rachel Barrett from Cambridge

    Great service, lovely atmosphere, amazing dessert

  • ((((( 8 February 2017 by Laura Chen from Cambridge

    It was a lovely lunch at the Tickell, food was good, service was great, waiters are very friendly and the environment/deco was warm and charming.

  • ((((( 7 February 2017 by Aamir Khalid from Cambridge

    Very good

  • (((** 7 February 2017 by Lucy Bullen-smith from Cambridge

    nice ambience and staff, although 2 different staff tried to take orders from us when we had asked for a few more minutes. Also wine waitress opened wine, let us taste it but then left it for us to pour.
    Food ok but some felt preprepared and therefore not as tasty as it could have been. Pricy

  • (((** 6 February 2017 by Clare Hopkins from Cambridge

    Fine for a generally enjoyable evening out. The managers were lovely and we enjoyed the food, although I wouldn't say it was anything special for the price. The beef brisket starter was minute. More veggie options would be good. The main issue I had was with the service. We had a waitress who was quite offhand, didn't seem to rush herself and didn't bother checking if we had finished / needed topping up etc. The managers stepped in and were much more attentive. A waiter also came over with a bottle of wine we hadn't ordered but said 'well it's gone through the till' as if that meant we had ordered it and had to have it. We firmly declined and he walked off without a smile.

  • ((((( 5 February 2017 by Jane Williams from Newmarket

    Lovely evening. Good service & delicious food. Ambience also very good.

  • ((((( 4 February 2017 by Rachel Gibbs from Norwich

    Fabulous welcoming, dog friendly warm pub. We came here for dinner with our Labrador for the first time and we had such a lovely evening. It has been beautifully refurbished and has a relaxed atmosphere with its wood burners. The staff were so lovely to us and even brought some Scooby snacks for our dog. As for the food, we had perfectly cooked delicious steaks. It's a long way from where we live but definitely worth the visit and we will definitely be back.

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