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The Old Plough

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26 High Street | Ashley, Ashley CB8 9DX, England
+44 1638 730110
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wanted to celebrate our Anniversary at The Old Plough last year but was unable to get a reservation as this restaurant is quite difficult to get into without booing in advance, but I was lucky enough to book this year. We honestly weren't sure what to expect but had heard the food, especially the servings of vegetables, was incredible.... More 

Thank Allison M
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We joined Tony and Gina for the valentines menu. Food as always was excellent with lovely big portions of fresh vegetables. Tony chose us some lovely red wine and we had a very pleasant evening. I only wish I could get there more often !

Thank 324benr
Ely, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely traditional pub and very quirky, went with friends for a meal would definitely recommend the food was very well cooked and presented and the amount was very generous, I had the large chicken and leek pie and it was large it came with assortment of vegetables all cooked just right lovely sweet carrots. The pudding was scrumpy... More 

Thank Citroen2CV6
Soham, Cambridgeshire
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Old Plough last night with my wife, son and his partner, to celebrate my sons Birthday. We have visited several times before but it was their first visit, we were not disappointed, fantastic quality food with amazing portions, and topped of with brilliant service. It's by no means the cheapest meal around but for value for money I... More 

Thank sohamboy
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Old Plough at Ashley has an amazing reputation and an avid following, however this gastro pub wasn't for me. The barman (owner ?) is quite grumpy and when he asks you if everything with the meal is alright, its more a challenge than a question. The portion sizes are far too big and it put my wife and I... More 

3 Thank Daniel A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Visited in December with a group of friends. Food was great, service was great, lovely cosy atmosphere. I would highly recommend.Everyone enjoyed there meal.

Thank True47Dub
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We chose to go here after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, and as many reviewers commented, the quantity and quality of the vegetables was very good. When the food came, a small army of vegetable bearing staff came trailing behind. The price is slightly expensive but you get what you... More 

Thank wanderinwonder2016
Ousden, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It's been 4-5 years since I ate at this restaurant and then it was fantastic with the best meat cuts and the best fish a menu could have and the amazing food and wine has not wavered one bit. Now I live closer I can come more often! The quality of food is amazing. For me being a fish eater... More 

Thank TheNobleman
Newmarket, Suffolk, UK
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Consistently fantastic food, extensive menu, lots of fresh vegetables, and run by Tony and Gina with wit and charm. Still by far the best in the Newmarket area.

4 Thank Janice-02
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A tiny pub but so full of character!! The bar staff are really attentive and there is a good selection of wine to satisfy most people. There was eight of us for lunch and there was a selection of meat available for a Sunday roast and you could swap them around! I counted at least 10 different vegetables that came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 High Street | Ashley, Ashley CB8 9DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Ashley
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 730110

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