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The Ancient Shepherds

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The Ancient Shepherds is a Free Hold, Free House in Fen Ditton, a beautiful traditional pub just a short walk from the river Cam. We reopened on June 1st 2017 after an extensive makeover. We pride ourselves on fresh food, good wine, great beer. We have six taps offering a variety of craft beers and lagers. We have three hand pumps serving Woodfordes, Adnams and Nene Valley Brewery (GF) We have a wonderfully rejuvenated beer garden where you an relax in the shade or sun. We take bookings by phone or email.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Pub
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Wifi
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All reviews chicken and leek pie sunday roast whitebait cheese board pasta dishes curry pudding the pub beer selection interesting menu lovely evening cooked to perfection on tap lovely food booked a table friday night the river
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to the Ancient Shepherds a few times now. Nice food, great service and good beer. It really is a locals' pub. Somewhere to cherish and support

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 596gavinm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal here food was great and real value for the money had to book to make sure you got a table on a Saturday evening

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 738Jan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice lunch but there was only one member of staff who seemed to do everything and insisted to take people's order at the tables. Food was good but had to wait a very long time for it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank oribie
ancientshepherds, Manager at The Ancient Shepherds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you had to wait. Short staffed that day, I am sure it will be better next time.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Popped in today for a quick pint and sandwich, pub looked great, full of Christmas spirit. Good beer selection from a freehouse, bar man was very attentive and very nice sandwich lunch was provided. I will be back! Keep up the good work :-)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Duke998
ancientshepherds, Manager at The Ancient Shepherds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very for the nice comment. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We booked as a good place to have a family meet up and walk our 2 dogs before lunch. Not been before. What a great place! They were so welcoming to our 2 well behaved dogs giving them chews and water. They were just as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 793deba
ancientshepherds, Manager at The Ancient Shepherds, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review.

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We visited for lunch on Tuesday this week. We parked in the road outside the pub at 1.15 and it appeared to be closed. The left side door had a piece of paper stuck to it with an arrow pointing to the right asking you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent and owner gave us a complimentary Christmas taster dessert to try. Problem that they do not take Gourmet Club / Hi Life through The Times. Not the new owners fault, tried to cancel with them. Very gracious in still giving us a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michaelhV8317TT
ancientshepherds, Manager at The Ancient Shepherds, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear MichaelhV8317TT, Thank you for your nice review, much appreciated. We hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Thus place has a good reputation.i loved it years ago with leather couches by a real fire place . Good was exceotional. These days it's still good just not exceptional . The fireplace remains ...just ...it's all cold hard metal chairs ,stools and not sane...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Helen P
ancientshepherds, Owner at The Ancient Shepherds, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Dear Helen P, Thank you for the review. You are right the leather couches have gone, replaced by two very comfy armchairs by the fireplace. Please have a look at the pictures. People like or not the combination of the metallic stools and the traditional...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Two friends and I came in last Saturday for what we hoped would be a pleasant pub lunch. On our first attempt at ordering, 10 minutes after we had been seated and given the menus to peruse, we were informed we would not be able...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Seaside18028305489
ancientshepherds, Owner at The Ancient Shepherds, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Seaside18028305489, Thank you for taking the time to review the Ancient Shepherds. I have carefully read your comments you made after your visit on the 3rd November. It has become quite well known to book on Saturdays and Sundays as it can get very...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Staff utterly disorganised and with surly attitudes. Left our table and several others completely unattended (place was barely half full) meaning we are unable to order food for nearly an hour. Offered no acknowledgement or apologies for this inexplicable wait, just further gruffness. When our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Climber06407584418
Stuart L, Owner at The Ancient Shepherds, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Dear Climber06407584418, Thank you for your review. I am sorry to read such a disappointment. I am surprised that you felt the team had a surely attitude and you received no apologies. I will pass the message and thank you for bringing it to my...More

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