The Plough Fen Ditton is a lovely traditional pub & restaurant situated in the riverside village of Fen Ditton – a short drive from central Cambridge. This friendly pub has a fantastic beer garden which runs down to the edge of the Cam and has one of the best riverside views in Cambridge. It is also the perfect spot to watch the May Bumps boat races with friends whilst enjoying a jug (or two) of Pimm’s.
The Plough Fen Ditton is famous for serving up a fine selection of cask ales and is accredited by Cask Marque – the independent assessors of cask ales in the UK. The Plough’s kitchen also serves up a tasty menu of freshly cooked food comprising of seasonal dishes as well as pub classics.
This idyllic local pub has a rich history stretching back hundreds of years. The Plough Fen Ditton is built on the site of an old paper mill which then became a coaching inn before starting life as the village pub of Fen Ditton. The Plough has always been at the heart of village life and the owners say they are “proud of the history, character and charm residing within its walls”.
Whatever your tipple of choice, The Plough Fen Ditton will have something nice to wet your whistle. The bar of The Plough serves a great choice of quality cask ales, cold continental lagers, wonderful wines and superb spirits. Beers include Abbots Ale, Staropramen and the renowned Timothy Taylor’s Landlord Pale Ale.
This spring, The Plough Fen Ditton have some interesting new additions to the drinks menu including an award winning English vodka from the Chase Distillery in Hertfordshire. The decent wine list has plenty of choice whether you’re looking for a crisp White or juicy Red. There’s also a good selection of Rosés and sparkling wines too. For those non-alcoholic moments, the friendly bar staff can fix you something from their range of refreshing soft drinks or pour you a cup of delicious freshly brewed coffee.
Food at The Plough Fen Ditton is always fresh and never pretentious. All dishes are prepared from the freshest and tastiest ingredients by the dedicated chef and his team. The results are honest pub grub and delicious seasonal dishes that keep pub-goers more than satisfied.
Spring is in the air and The Plough Fen Ditton has introduced a new seasonal menu which heralds a vibrant change of style from heavier winter fare. All the dishes are lovingly made by hand and do not include any nasty processed foods. Only fresh quality produce is used to create delicious dishes perfect for the warmer weather.
Below is a selection of my favourite dishes from The Plough’s new menu.
- Cornish sardines on toast with a sweet pepper & fennel compote
- Potted duck-liver parfait with fi g chutney and toasted brioche
- Fresh lamb kidneys pan-fried with mushrooms in a wholegrain mustard cream sauce, served on toasted ciabatta
MAINS – SEASONAL DISHES
- Baked cod in a white wine cream broth, with chorizo, clams and baby potatoes
- Grilled seabass fillets on saffron potatoes & samphire with a white wine sauce
- Medallions of venison on honey-roasted root vegetables & butternut squash, with a bacon, thyme & mushroom sauce
- Beechwood smoked duck on a salad of mixed leaves, orange segments & dried apricots
MAINS – PUB CLASSICS
- Home-made burger with gherkin, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, onion & tomato relish served with chips
- Beer-battered haddock with home-cut chunky chips, mushy peas, tartare sauce, spicy ketchup and Aspall’s malt vinegar
- Pork & ale sausages on mashed potato with Savoy bubble and gravy
- Belgian chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream
- New York cheesecake with summer berries
- Lemon meringue pie with berry coulis
- Classic Eton Mess
So whether you fancy sipping a pint of quality ale in the riverside beer garden or want to tuck into delicious seasonal food in the restaurant, The Plough Fen Ditton is a great pub to while away a couple of hours and is highly recommended.
The Plough – Green End, Fen Ditton, Cambridge, CB5 8SX
Tel: 01223 293264
Images reproduced from www.theploughfenditton.co.uk
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