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The Old Plough

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26 High Street | Ashley, Ashley, Newmarket CB8 9DX, England
+44 1638 730110
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Newmarket, Suffolk, UK
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

3 Thank Janice-02
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Jollygirlsouting
East Anglia
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here whenever I am in the area and it is impossible to fault. The atmosphere is lovely, olde worlde and comfortable. The food is absolutely delicious, keep losing count of the vegetables that are offered with Sunday lunch but it's about 14! The service is very efficient so the food is always hot. Three courses for £22.00 is an... More 

Thank jaydeeEastAnglia
Newmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Been eating here for over 15 years and it is still the first place I think of when going to eat out. Gina, Tony and the team are friendly and professional. The food is consistently excellent and the wine list is unrivalled in the area. Cannot recommend highly enough.

1 Thank EBaileyNkt
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Hard to compare the 'Old plough' to anywhere else as I've never had as quite a good pub lunch and none do it similar! Choice of 4 starters, 4 roasts and 14 vegetables, wow it just kept coming! Topped with old me world Athmosphere it was hard to beat!

Thank Bono's_mate
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Well staying in the best hotel in the area Bedford Lodge,we took taxis to the Old Plough at Ashley,we had previously visited in July. I had the good sense to book in advance as we love good food & superb wine of which both are provided with great knowledge. We ate there throughout our entire stay & took the Sunday... More 

1 Thank Bedorbad
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

What a brilliant place! The food is fantastic, we ate here 5 days on the trot commuting from Newmarket most days. The Sunday lunch was the best we have ever experienced, fab meat and a choice of maybe 16 veg too. All the staff were attentive and the standard of food exceptional and totally consistent.

1 Thank CheshireJP
Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Again this pub never disappoints. I took my sister and brother in law visiting from Queenstown, NZ and my two Canadian friends visiting from Mazatlan, Mexico. It was 'the best pub meal they've ever had!' The lamb shank was so delicious. Great sized portions for those that like a good feed. 👍🏼😁

Thank Rachel B
Suffolk UK
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Last visited 10 years ago and after a couple of previously failed reservation attempts suddenly recalled how good it had been tried again and got in; last minute too. The decor was the same , staff and menu the same but in this instance not to any detriment. This was a meal of quiet efficiency where every ingredient tasted as... More 

Thank TimSuffolk
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had the pleasure of going to this restaurant earlier this week and was so impressed with the food that I decided to make the effort to do a review. It was one of the most tasty meals I've ever had. The atmosphere was lovely and friendly as well, thoroughly enjoyed. I wish I lived nearer so that I eat here... 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, French
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 High Street | Ashley, Ashley, Newmarket CB8 9DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket  >  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?