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.
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13 mars 2020
We had booked a table for ten following a funeral, as it was twenty adults from the funeral actually arrived. The staff were very accommodating and moved tables organised drinks and coordinated food orders without any problems at all.
11 januari 2020
What a lovely place. A last minute booking after trawling google for places to eat, and I was pleasantly surprised. The service was very good, really nice staff. The food was lovely; not your average pub food, that little bit of wow was added. Although it was pitch black, the location looked lovely and I would like to see it in the summer. Certainly worth a visit and I will again when I’m next in Cambridge.
13 september 2019
My friend had the wrong lunch which was replaced fairly quickly. Some staff seemed inexperienced but everyone has to learn. The till wouldn't work properly on getting the bill; there was a small overcharge which we questioned and the manager didn't think it seemed to matter and certainly wasn't in any way apologetic or gracious. I have been to the Plough about 6 times and will not return for eating.
7 juli 2019
Good. Food was good, a little too much on the plate. Service was excellent- we were very well looked after.
15 maj 2019
It was very surprising to have waited soo long to be seated when the restaurant was practically empty at the time save for about 5 dining tables outside. There was a couple before who were very unhappy and told us they've been waiting for a long time. It didn't make a difference that we booked in advance. Despite the tables being empty for a while, these weren't promptly cleared. So we were shown a table that would've been be too cramped for 4 people dining, as everything else would require cleaningand the girl showing us wasn't keen. We insisted and chose one of the dirty tables. I asked the girl if we caught them at a time they're short staffed but she said no, they're OK and we're lucky we arrived at a not-so-busy time. The waiter was a bit abrupt, seemed struggling to place the orders on the tablet and didn't get it all right in the end. No lime or lemon due to allergy was noted as no fruits. Despite making it clear that kids meal to be served ASAP, we had our starters and nearly done with mains before our hungry kids got their pizzas. There was a mix up. Overall, pork belly with scallops wasn't worth it (pork was dry and chewy, broccoli overcooked, bacon burnt (to the waiter: "crispy" is not same as black, and thanks for replacing it), neither was the chocolate bomb, the "wagyu" burger was soggy with the sauce and the cheese was like those plastic cheese slice. Had to ask for cutlery a few times. Positives: good camembert and chutney, good ice-cream that saved the bland bomb, the desserts arrived much quicker than the other courses (and nearly same time as the kids'), great location on a sunny day near the Cam with accessible parking. The latter was the main reason why my injured husband chose this restaurant for his birthday dinner. To be honest we had such bad service the last time (though food was better) so I tried to dissuade him. I wish I was more insistent. After such experience, don't think we are coming back.
21 februari 2019
Booking service excellent and convenient. Restaurant service excellent. Fish cakes delicious together with chunky chips. Loved the mini choc brownie with a scoop of ice cream, thanks.
19 januari 2019
Had a really lovely time dining at the Plough we have dined here a few times in the past but our experience then wasn’t good??. That was over a couple of years ago, we went back last month for an occasion and was really great ??. So decided to book again as we had some friends over from abroad, and again very good dining experience the staff were fantastic very attentive and helpful ???? It was quite busy and still got there full attention when needed so thumbs up to the staff and the lovely food. Thank you
12 november 2018
Nice setting. Polite staff and good food
11 augusti 2018
Comfortable and not too noisy. Good menu selection especially vegan menu. Let down by lack lustre service.
6 juli 2018
Excellent early evening meal at the Plough. Weather was nice so we managed to get a table outside. Food delicious and service good.
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