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“Passionate and quirky”
Review of The Missing Sock

The Missing Sock
Price range: US$20 - US$38
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Missing Sock, in Stow-Cum-Quy, just 5 miles outside of Cambridge and just off the A14, is a Weddings, Celebrations, Party and Events venue with a difference. From its quirky decor and ambience, to its ethical values; donating all profits from its business to its associated charity, the Missing Kind, to do good for people, planet and animals. If you are looking for a festival type atmosphere and experience, with good international food of your choice, a Karaoke bus to add fun to your party, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows with friends and family as the sun sets, an outdoor pizza oven, shisha corner, dance areas inside and out and a great bunch of friendly people on hand to take care of everything for you, then look no further. Take a look at our website for all we have on offer and contact us to arrange a viewing and a quote for your special event. Corporate conferencing, networking, team-building and all sorts of other events are also our speciality!
Reviewed 2 February 2014

We held our wedding reception here in November 2013, approx 45 day guests and a further 45 in the evening. We hadn't wanted a country hotel reception as we find them beautiful but lacking in atmosphere. If you want precision and perfection and love those hotels, this place is probably not for you. At the Sock you get instead the friendliest staff who do their utmost to make sure you have a good time. They were so flexible when we were planning what we wanted. On the day the food was plentiful and delicious. Guests have since said repeatedly that they had a great day and are envious that we live so close. The children who came loved being able to toast marshmallows and have pizzas made for them in the evening. The adults mostly loved the bongos, clogs and kangaroo burgers! It's the most fun and relaxed place and we will be going there for dinner regularly.

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3  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Myself, my husband, 3 young children, mother and father in law and 2 of their friends stayed here in our caravans on New Years Eve and on the 1st Jan.
New Years Eve was fantastic, we all had such good fun and the buffet was really lovely, something for everyone but also a little different. Inside it felt cosy and had a good atmosphere. The owners were very accommodating and friendly. We all said we will definately go back, Ive been telling everyone about it! Its a little gem!!! Thank you!!!!

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Huge thanks to "The missing Sock" for hosting our December wedding and making a wonderful day for us to share with our families and friends, for allowing us so much freedom took all the stress away from the planning.
A fantastic quirky place which my family continue to rave about, it was so much us, We looked long and hard for somewhere relaxed and fairly priced, we were just not inspired to hold a reception until we found the missing sock.
Modest on the front but full of fun and creativity within. Thanks so much to these guys for their original food, entertainment and sharing what they called 'second home'.

Our only downside was the marquee, despite heaters it was a cold December night to stand around and we had to move the quartet indoors. We had been warned but our dream of our first dance was fulfilled. This was more than made up for with the bus, the two fire pits and an indoor hookha tent. Brilliant and so much fun for all the ages.

A fantastic day and we both have only praise for these guys, added to buy their ethics and purpose

M & A

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

I would personally avoid this place. We all paid fifteen pounds each for platters that supposedly were going to keep coming until everybody had sufficient, which did not happen. We were asked would we like a meat package, but it never did arrive for many of us, so some of us split what did arrive. I paid for the bus which was going to be cleaned and heated prior to us going there for kareoke. But it was filthy and cold. One hundred pounds for two hours and then at midnight, without warning the proprieter came and pulled the plug on the kareoke machine. Waited forty years for something special, so both thumbs down to this venue.

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4  Thank Richard R
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hoogie123, Manager at The Missing Sock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2014

I was on in this night so remember it well. This was one of 3 parties coordinated on the same November evening with a wide selection of international platters to table. Six weeks later we had every reason to think all went well so are very sad to hear the lady was unhappy.
The guest had persisted with the bus space for the gathering although it had been winterised and the guest had been warned its a bus and would require re-equipping for karaoke!. Diners were still arriving at 9pm and sitting for food an hour later than scheduled. They had made a fabulous effort to decorate the bus, so it was understanable but a shame to see them all sat chatting so long after the meal. After encouragement they got to the bus just before 11pm. All other parties had left so we extended opening for them by 1 hour although they did not wish to drink. I have to say they were in full swing by 12 with some fantastic singing, by 12.30 it was time for bed. Persistent flashing of the lights was finally accepted. The bus now bedded for winter resting ready for another party season in 2014. Otherwise a successful season for us, sadly concluded with this lesson on tact from which we must learn.

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

This was our second visit here. Staff very welcoming and friendly. very accommodating to dietary needs, we had a child who is allergic to dairy with us and an adult with a nut allergy. The garden was a great place for the children to play. Food good, unusual curries which were very tasty. Not many other people when we went so very quiet and bit lacking in atmosphere.

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Thank Sunfl0wer36
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