The Plough

(467 Reviews)
2 The High Street, Coton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB23 7PL
British, European
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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Plough
(based on 467 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (35)
  • al fresco (134)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (72)
  • child friendly (91)
  • dinner (307)
  • entertainment (13)
  • large parties (75)
  • lunch (286)
  • luxury (35)
  • private dining (82)
  • romantic (77)
  • trendy (67)
  • value (104)
  • views (11)
  • By Wendy H from Cambridge
    11 March 2020

    Superb service. Staff really look after you. The guinea fowl just melted in the mouth. Great atmosphere.

  • By Andrea R from Cambridge
    28 February 2020

    Excellent on all counts - Food was delicious (Fish and Chips) were cooked to perfection. The choice of wines was very impressive and the decor and ambience were great The service,was if anything, over attentive. Will certainly look forward to eating there again..

  • By Doreen B from London
    27 February 2020

    Comments as below

  • By Andy G from cambridge
    24 February 2020

    everything was superb . staff excellent , food very professional , all very clean and nice ambience , nothing not to like ......

  • By Noel B from Southend on sea Essex
    18 February 2020

    A really good bit of fine dining. I had steak, wonderfully cooked. I thought the accompaniment of carrot and parsnips was perfectly prepared. Wife had venison also delicious. Both had soup to start with house fruit bread. Really light and delicious. Washed down with a really nice Pinot Grigio. I would complement the chef. I like a restaurant that has a short menu, that delivers great food. The Plough does not disappoint. Great service too.

  • By Drew C from Cambridge
    14 February 2020

    Good quality meal with some nice twists. Despite it being Valentine’s Day the service was good.

  • By Karen F from Cotton, Cambridge
    14 February 2020

    We visited the restaurant on Valentine's evening and were warmly greeted by the staff. There was a set Valentine's menu to choose from and we were given a platter of h'ors d'oeuvres; these were petit bread rolls with very pretty mini pink meringues with jus. They were well presented and quite unusual to taste; however not quite what we had expected! I had the steak tartare which was very tasty and my husband had the onion soup with gruyère croute which he enjoyed. For main course we chose the prawn and salmon Wellington which was absolutely delicious! Desserts were fabulous! Great relaxed atmosphere with friendly, attentive & patient staff. Strongly recommend a visit -there is a great daily menu to choose from too!

  • By Darrell B from Cambridge
    14 February 2020

    Amazing atmosphere. Great hosts and superb food. A special place to dine. Would 100% recommend.

  • By Philip B from Cambridge
    14 February 2020

    Very good experience. Booking went smoothly, and the staff were friendly and helpful -- even with a certain flourish. Food was very good too -- a special February 14th menu (which I don't remember seeing when I booked, but couldn't fault the quality). The Plough was busy but not overwhelmingly so. Very good experience.

  • By Denise’ R from Cambridge
    11 February 2020

    Have visited several times and always a welcome experience especially when we dine with our grand-daughter. The manager is extremely accommodating and makes the visit pleasurable taking into consideration eating with a toddler. The food is always good too.

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

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