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Summary

With its fortunes revived under the Huntsbridge Group of late, this “lovely old thatched building with sunny conservatory” joined the local, ever-growing Cambscuisine empire in January 2018; fans say it’s “back in business”, turning out “interesting and well-prepared” food.

£51
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Definitely improving after its return to the Huntsbridge Group” – this “very attractive thatched gastropub” (a varsity fave as it’s a short hop outside Cambridge) was “very nicely refurbished, particularly the conservatory” in summer 2016, and the food (“with an Italian theme”) is back on “delicious” form.

£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Long beloved of varsity students and their doting parents, this “picturesque thatched dining pub in a pretty village”, known for its “lovely” conservatory setting, has put in an uneven performance for many years. But – Stop Press – in October 2016, erstwhile owners, John & Julia Hoskins re-acquired the property after the latest regime ceased trading, and initiated a major re-building programme – so a return to form may well be on the cards at this old favourite.

£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Still on good form”, a longtime haunt of undergrads and their parents, just outside Cambridge, which benefits from a “delightful conservatory”; on most accounts the food is “lovely” too, but there’s the odd gripe that its “over ambitious” menu “does not deliver on its promise”.

£49
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
180

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £17.00 £5.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
High St, Madingley, CB23 8AB
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-8 pm

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