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The Old Spring

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1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB, England
+44 1223 357228
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This post is aimed at the Management not as a review, although if changes aren't made then I could imagine a load of duff reviews. Can I say "the Old Spring" is a favourite of mine (although a bit pricy), warm and the staff are always friendly, and very good at service. After a months break I return: I'm served... More 

Thank Robert C
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a hectic Christmas and New Year it was nice to come back to normality and lunch at the Old Spring. We all enjoyed Corn Beef Hash, washed down by a nice pint of Guiness, followed by a delicious crumble and Latte.

Thank Les M
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't let me park here even though we were going to use it when they opened at 11.30 fit coffee/lunch. Had to drop off my elderly aunt and mother. Extremely rude chef!

Thank nanalover
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This lovely pub has a rural feel to it, mostly due to its wooden interior. The real fire adds to this. The staff are friendly and helpful (at least the night I was there). And the with the free wifi, and the other patrons there, the atmosphere is very pleasant.

3 Thank ausome_a
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Note visited this pub for years but most welcoming and good food. Modern toilets. I got a taxi but I note a car park and direct parking outside at 50p/hour on a meter. I had a super Caesar salad, friends had a tasty steak pie. Will visit again!

Thank LyndsayWilliams13
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with a friend tonight on the spur of moment,this is about the 6th time I'd been here. It was really busy and buzzing, found a table that had just been vacated, and the waitress came and cleared it very quickly. We ordered a tasty mountain of nachos, but best of all were the plaice goujons. You could tell... More 

1 Thank Mmm_Pacharan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I have been here many times for evening drinks so it was a logical choice for Sunday lunch. Wish we hadn't. It was very, very busy and the staff were clearly run off their feet. We ordered a hot tea and the manager said he would bring it over. Waited 15 minutes and decided to check. The manager was in... More 

Thank CambridgeIcecreamfan
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Pub food can be awful or fine but our dinner with friends at The Old Spring was fine indeed. Genuine atmosphere, good service, good beer and great fish pie. Oh to be in England! The charcuterie plate we shared was also excellent. Sticky toffee pudding, pretty good too, though we're still seeking perfection. Strongly recommended.

Thank Claude-Achille
United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I came here after a friend's recommendation and I'll be sure to come back!!! The gourmet steak burger (bit more pricey than the other burger options) is definitely the best burger I have had in Cambridge and I have also shared a lovely salad with gorgonzola and candied walnuts! The bar tender was very helpful and extremely knowledgable with regards... More 

Thank Olympia18
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Quickly served by very polite staff; very nice food which was well presented. Food prices were average (circa £10-£16) although drinks a little expensive (pint of guest ale £4.40) Would recommend a visit. In regard to a bad review that I read all I can say is I'm glad they weren't there with their screaming kids the night I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ferry Path, Cambridge CB4 1HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 357228
The Old Spring sits a short walk from the river Cam and its many Boathouses. Well established in its local market The Old Spring offers excellent food and service in its unique low key "gastropub" style.The old Spring offers a quality pub experience for the discerning customer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?