The Plough

“Fine food in Cambridge-edge countryside”



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Nudging the cricket pitches and grassy recreation ground, this village pub attracts savvy diners escaping the hubbub of nearby Cambridge. The cool, chic interior creates a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy the modern menus. Lunchtime brings choices such as upmarket pizzas, filled sourdough rolls, salads, cured and smoked fish platter, and baked camembert. Come the evening, expect dishes such as potted beef, piccalilli and toast; glazed pork belly, burnt apple purée, smoked mash, hispi cabbage; and pistachio cake with Kirsch cherries. The wine list features around 60 bins and some beers are from East Anglian breweries. In summer, children can happily play in the spacious garden.

The Plough
2 High Street,COTON,CB23 7PL


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Cambridgeshire

To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.

Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.

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