Plough12 High Street
Closed for several years, and saved from conversion to residential use, the pub was reopened in July 2014, after extensive renovation and modification. A large L-shaped bar faces the entrance, with a drinking area to the right themed on the Spitfire (the pub was popular with wartime pilots based at RAF Duxford), and including a fragment of one attached to the wall. To the left is a larger area of seating, where the music theme of the pub begins with images of old vinyl, a theme continued in the toilets, which are decorated with a montage of concert and record release promotional posters. Doors on this side lead through to a spacious patio and the garden beyond. Upstairs is used as an art gallery, with exhibitions changing every month. Food is aimed at a level above standard pub grub, but avoiding the pretensions of some gastropubs. Many menu items are offered in different sizes, to allow for varying appetites. The cask beers are primarily sourced from local or regional breweries. It also has five craft keg beers on tap including some from its own, Harston based, BrewBoard Brewery. Several real ciders, including locally produced ones, are also available. There are frequent live music nights, including alternate Monday Open Mic nights, also comedy and quiz nights. Cambridge and District Most Improved (Rural) pub 2015.