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The Plough - Fen Ditton

Green End, Fen Ditton, Cambridge, CB5 8SX +44 1223784006

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Main course: £8
Food spend: £15
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30

Very likeable place, good menu and pleasant staff.

Ian Russell 01 May 2017
from Newmarket

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With stunning riverside views and a large beer garden with a crackling fire pit for al fresco dining, The Plough – Fen Ditton is housed in a restored paper mill and coaching inn whose history dates back hundreds of years. With chunky wooden tables, plenty of armchairs & fireplaces, the pub is a rustic hideaway serving modern British cuisine.

Sourcing ingredients from trusted local suppliers, The Plough menu features wholesome recipes based around the garden, land and sea. Sample hand-pressed burgers, beef & ale pie with cardamom carrots, or sea bass with potato gnocchi, while old-school puddings include warming crumbles, custard-lathered sponges and decadent brownies. Not forgetting younger diners, a kids’ menu includes miniature versions of British classics.

A partnership with the celebrated Rothschild wine merchants means The Plough – Fen Ditton cellar is stocked full with an eclectic list of world wines, while indulgent wine flights allow guests to sample a variety of bins. Seasonal beers and barrel-kept ales also feature, as well as thirst-quenching cocktails and rich coffees.

The Plough in Fen Ditton is a 12-minute drive from Cambridge Rail Station.

The Plough - Fen Ditton

Green End, Fen Ditton, Cambridge, CB5 8SX

Contact +44 1223293264
Reservations +44 1223784006

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Customer reviews for The Plough - Fen Ditton

3.9 ((((* (based on 36 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (24)
  • dinner (22)
  • views (21)
  • al fresco (14)
  • trendy (7)
  • value (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • business (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • (((** 29 May 2017 by Lynne Brooks from Cambridge

    Lovely meal (as usual) but 5 of the meals were not available and we had to wait an hour for it (despite being advised it would be half an hour) - luckily we were not in a hurry.

  • (((** 21 May 2017 by Elizabeth Giles from Cambridge

    The food was delicious, the service was excellent BUT when we arrived there were about 20 people at the barwho were making so much noise we had to shout to make ourselves heard. The waitress was apologetic, we could hardly hear her. It quietened down after about 45 minutes but we won't be going there on a Saturday evening again. They should have a separate area for big parties.

  • ((((( 4 May 2017 by Long from Burwell

    Liked the layout of restaurant and lovely views over gardens to the river cam. Ideal to dine out on the large patio on a fine summer day. We were a party of three and all chose different items from the extensive menu. All the dishes were well presented and very tasty. The service was prompt and friendly.

  • ((((* 1 May 2017 by Ian Russell from Newmarket

    Very likeable place, good menu and pleasant staff.

  • ((((( 9 April 2017 by John Caldwell from Huntingdon

    Great location and ambience. Great food and good service.

  • (((** 21 March 2017 by Chris Jones from Cambridge

    We were a little disappointed with the food side of our experience. We hadn't visited this venue for many years so thought we would refresh our memory. We had the chicken and a British burger with additional blue cheese and a flat mushroom, The chicken was overcooked and the burger was tasty but a distinct lack of mushroom and cheese. The location is everything here, especially on a summer day but we felt the cooking could improve and a better menu choice. We did notice the cost of a large glass of red wine at £9+ was a little eye watering too.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by John Smith from Cambridge

    Welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Food arrived promptly, even though a busy Sunday lunchtime. Food and service excellend

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Mary Holland from Cambridge

    A pity the choice of food was limited because of problems in the kitchen but what we did have - cod and chips, dessert platter was tasty and well presented. Service eas efficient as well.

  • ((((( 14 February 2017 by Ian Russell from Newmarket

    Very nice place, great selection of food and drinks. Would highly recommend this pub/restaurant.

  • ((*** 6 February 2017 by Fiona Price from Cambridge

    Best restaurant features were the staff who couldn't do enough to make your experience a good one. I went with my mum as it was my birthday. My mum had the salmon & I ordered the rump steak. Mum's dinner was fine. Unfortunately my steak was initially not cooked to my request. It was returned & cooked further. However when received it had a awful taste. Mum tried it too & agreed. Not sure what it was but tested like off cheese or that horrible false parmesan. Went completely off my meal & felt upset that mum then didn't finish hers. The staff were really good they offered to cook me another meal but I was put off. They obviously took the steak off the bill and gave me a complimentary bottle of wine. Unfortunately I don't drink but mum accepted it on my behalf. I will not return not necessarily because of the experience but I found the menu limited for my taste. Unfortunately I was very upset as it spoilt my birthday experience with my mum.

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