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The Ancient Shepherds

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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5 High Street | Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8ST, England
+44 1223 293280
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arranged a family reunion at this pub today and was so disappointed by the meal and the general ambience. It use to be a warm, cosy thriving establishment but today it was cold, almost empty and a 'cash only' notice up behind the bar. The menu was not inspiring and when our food eventually arrived, we looked at it,... More 

Thank patsy480
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I have eat here three times and can honestly say this place has always been consistent. The service is friendly the food is well cooked, good sized portions and pretty quick in coming. Pretty reasonably priced too. Nice setting for a pub/restaurant too.

Thank Ian P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub at the weekend. Our party of eight had spent a magical day in Cambridge attending the graduation ceremony of one of our fellow diners. The restaurant room at the pub is very small which is not in itself a problem unless you have, as we did, the great misfortune of sharing the celebrations with noisy fellow diners... More 

1 Thank Jaycee67
London, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This place has an amazing sunday lunch menu, 100% better then any other pub in fen ditton for that alone the owners get full marks. The set menu really great value and whats even better we left feeling full and satisfied. Big up for the best bread and butter pudding ive had in a long time. Now the only small... More 

Thank magicmoments1988
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We called in The Ancient Shepard, on our way home to Grimsby,after being at the Virtual Aviation, Cambridge Airport. Such a lovely cosy, warm place to spend your time. Staff are friendly and service was quick. We had the squid starter, which was cooked beautifully, not chewy at all, my partner had the stilton ploughmans, which he said was gorgeous... More 

Thank JodyDeb
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Just home from celebrating my Mothers 80th birthday, we had an age range from 3 to 82 and all had a great time. The food was lovely and the gap between each course perfect, we had an area to ourselves so it meant we could take pictures without intruding on other guests. The staff could not do enough for us.

Thank sylviabrasnett
Province of Alicante, Spain
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We chanced upon this establishment whilst on a visit to Cambridge. Excellent service, very friendly, good food, great ales, plenty of car parking, lovely quaint interior.

Thank Nicholas P
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The food was fantastic. I had bacon and chicken breast. It was very well presented and the staff were very attentive. The new layout of furniture is nice. I would highly recommend this pub. I've never been disappointed and I've been eating there for years. Be back soon. ☺️

Thank Emma W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Always a great little pub, friendly atmosphere and the red leather sofas we have all grown to love. Have eaten here a few times under the current ownership and enjoyed. As they say, I would recommend to a friend.

Thank ChrisA78
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had a meal here last week. Food was very nice, all freshly cooked. Very good menu to suit all. No microwave ping food.

Thank Roger6163

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 High Street | Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 293280

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