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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.

Excellent service and lovely food with a great ambience.

David 08 June 2019
from Derby

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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

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  • dinner (267)
  • lunch (251)
  • al fresco (120)
  • value (89)
  • child friendly (81)
  • private dining (70)
  • romantic (69)
  • large parties (63)
  • business (58)
  • trendy (56)
  • afternoon tea (26)
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  • entertainment (10)
  • views (8)
  • breakfast (3)
  • (**** 22 August 2019 by Kathryn from Cambridge

    I was extremely disappointed. I have taken guests to The Plough for years, and last summer the food was excellent. But I have taken people there four times this summer, and each time it was very disappointing. The batter on the fish and chips was not crispy, as it should be, the brownie in the dessert was not very good (it was excellent in the past), the starters were very disappointing. Altogether I was very unhappy with the food and sorry to have taken guests there. The atmosphere outside is wonderful, so this is a great disappointment.

  • ((((( 18 August 2019 by Patrick from kingston

    Excellent venue. Staff very excellent

  • ((((( 13 August 2019 by Phillip from Coton, Cambridge

    An enjoyable meal. Food well prepared and served. Meat excellent (I had the lamb and the folks had pork). The vegetarian option was good but somewhat limited (but nothing to grumble about). We we had our meal in the Winnowing room this time (previous meals have been in the main restaurant and outdoors in the garden) and by popular choice this is our least enjoyable area to eat in (BUT not enough to prevent us from coming to The Plough for a meal again). All the staff (from owners to waiters/waitresses/waitrons) were attentive and knew there business. And to cap it all, impromptu entertainment was provided which kept the patrons and staff "captivated". The Plough is a great place to eat - pity it had taken us so long to "find" this eatery.

  • ((((( 12 August 2019 by Mike from Cambridge

    A lively, busy restaurant with excellent food and service. Good ambience and relaxed atmosphere

  • ((((( 12 August 2019 by Judith from Cambridge

    Very pleasant. Attentive staff, lovely foid

  • ((((( 4 August 2019 by Lillian from Cambridge

    Have eaten here 3/4 times before and The Plough is always great. Waiting staff are friendly and offer advice if asked.

  • ((((* 31 July 2019 by Mark from Cambridge

    Hottest day of the year but atmosphere was inviting and hosts were welcoming! The food was tasty and good, but a few tweaks to some presentation would not go astray. Made host aware of a few things and were taken on board with a pleasant acknowledgement when the bill arrived. Waiting service was very good, friendly and welcoming. All in all a lovely evening and will definitely be heading back there again soon.

  • ((((( 30 July 2019 by Stephen from Cambridge

    Excellent. Sunday Lunch is fab. Been going on and off for years and they are now on top of their game. Fully recommend.

  • ((((( 23 July 2019 by Anna from Cambridge

    Great food, great service - a real treat.

  • (((** 23 July 2019 by Robin from Cambridge

    We are regulars for Sunday lunch and the food was a little disappointing...much smaller portion, virtually no veg and very few potatoes. My beef was good, the others has lamb which was chewy. Service very good.

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