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The Tickell Arms

North Road, Whittlesford CB22 4NZ, England
+44 1223 833025
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • 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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1 - 10 of 581 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Uncomfortable chairs, narrow menu, tiny portions, chicken breast with bones in ? only 2 obscure draught lagers. Service very slow. Very expensive. Waste of a night out

Thank ted381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite Sunday Roast which I loved. Great venue. Ask for a table in the conservatory. Highly recommended.

Thank JamesSimpson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live in the same village and this pub has always been our go to. Fantastic staff, food, drinks and practical and stunning gardens. A real treat and a perfect place for family celebrations. Couldn't recommend this place more.

Thank Frank H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table for 7 for family Sunday lunch and they couldn't have been more accommodating. Nice big table with plenty of room. My companion had a bad back and they found her a comfy chair and a cushion, excellent service! We had a selection...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for Sunday lunch after visiting last week just for a drink, the service here is excellent with nice happy staff, nothing is too much trouble, we were seated straight away and offered drinks and bread with balsamic/oil, ordered two roast beef lunches which...More

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upscale and reasonably priced. The duck breast and white fish were cooked to perfection. We had just spent the day at the Duxford air show on a Sunday and searching for a nice quiet pub with dinner. Not having much luck and we stumbled upon...More

Thank Kurt L
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The pubs was fun of punters enjoying their Sunday Lunch, the roast beef was delicious although my roast potatoes were harder than i would have cooked them. Service was great, a really enjoyable afternoon.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We went here with some friends because it is her favourite restaurant. A very good menu was complimented by a great wine selection. They have a lot of Languedoc IGP wines which is one of my favourite regions. A new winter menu was well balanced...More

Thank JonG371
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Had dinner here the other night, nice bar area for a drink first and peruse the menu. Ne selections of food on offer. The menu changes on a regular basis, so you have new choices. Nice wine list reasonable prices for the drinks as well....More

1  Thank graham c
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great for a lunch after visiting Duxford Air Museum. Their eateries are much too expensive and full of noise. Sat Nat sent us here.

Thank Jennifer J
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Road, Whittlesford CB22 4NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Whittlesford
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 833025
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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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