The Old Spring is tied to Greene King, but not owned by them (it’s actually owned by the same people as the Burleigh Arms), so they have their own menu. There are pub classics and a few specialities, plus a changing set of daily meals. There are also sandwiches and wraps. It’s a big place, with a traditional pub feel – half the pub is a bit dingy, but out the back there is a conservatory style area with lots of natural light. Staff are friendly, to the point of bowing when placing each item of cutlery! I’d go back for the food which was simple but done well.

Gnocchi, The Old Spring, Cambridge

I had gnocchi with tomato and olive sauce. Quite rich if a slightly small portion. Kofta and tzatziki wrap was ‘deconstructed’, with small bowls of tzatziki and salad beside some wedges of tortilla and a couple of large grilled lamb kofta, plus chips. My mate enjoyed it a lot, and he was also impressed with his steak burger on a subsequent visit (I had already eaten that time!).

Address: 1 Ferry Path, Cambridge, CB4 1HB

Telephone: 01223357228


Directions: Near Mitcham’s Corner, to the right as you head out of town on Chesterton Road.

(A version of this review was originally posted by me on VT)