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The Tickell Arms

££ - £££, British,
North Road, Whittlesford CB22 4NZ, England
+44 1223 833025
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
North Road, Whittlesford CB22 4NZ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Meeting here for lunch,friendly staff,good service,warm log fires. Good menu choice,service at your pace,no rush. Good freshly cooked food at a reasonable prices.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wood57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited today with my husband and 11 month old baby for lunch. Couldn’t fault our visit at all, it was perfect. The service was spot on, attentive but not intrusive. It was my birthday and all the staff helped to make the day feel special....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mimsgw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been to UK in 12 years and passed through for a few days. First night had lovely dinner here with friend. We started with olive platter and a decent Merlot from Languedoc area. I had the winter squash ricotta torte and it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lid_9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tickell Arms reputation is solid. Its part of the Cambridge Chop house group and the set menu starter, main & pud for under £25 was A1. The devilled Kidneys is a chef's special and tasty, though I could have done with more of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere - sat on the table next to the fire which was nice and cosy. Had the pigeon to start that was really well presented, followed by the venison/duck and a choc pudding! Olivia was our waiter and she did a fantastic job in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EdUk12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A party of 15 retired gentlemen had an excellent lunch before going into Cambridge for a rugby match. The quality of the food and service was quite exceptional. Julia the manager did everything to ensure that we were served promptly and left on time. This...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Intertravelorlondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1970 the Tickell was famous for its eponymous and aggressive landlord who would scream at his customers, throw things at them, and ban them from his premises on the slightest pretext. My last visit at that time was highly memorable. However things have changed,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a busy Tuesday evening, service was faultless, real ale was conditioned perfectly and the food was tip top. The highlight was the amazing pigeon breast starter. Easily the best executed pigeon dish I've had. I wish it was made into a main course....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank V5848DEalexh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to stop in. Good sized garden. A fireplace too. But probably more of an eating pub than for drinkers.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pk_1878
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here last week for a business lunch. It is very much more than a pub or gastro pub it is a spacious restaurant. It has a nice feel to it being light and airy. There is an wide choice on the menu with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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3 January 2018|
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Response from janehorwood | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only just seen this. The Green Man in Thriplow is very good and lovely staff.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
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18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Road, Whittlesford CB22 4NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Whittlesford
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 833025
  • E-mail
A fantastic Grade 2 listed building with a new conservatory overlooking its iconic pond. The food is Modern British/European with an emphasis on locally sourced, fresh, seasonal ingredients. The menu changes every 2 months with a specific cut of meat, fish, fowl or game being the focus of each menu. The Tickell is also a traditional country pub with wood burning stoves, great real ales and a very well considered wine list. The Tickell Arms is a former coaching inn which was transformed into a country pub/restaurant in the 1960's by the flamboyant Kim Tickell. With its striking blue exterior, eclectic decor and service it gained a level of notoriety. Kim Tickell passed away in 1991 and afterwards the building lost a lot of its lustre & appeal. It had been closed 2 years before we undertook a major refurbishment to restore it to something approaching its former glory.
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