The Longbow is highly regarded in CAMRA circles for the choice and quality of its real ales, making it a fixture in the Good Beer Guide. Adnams Bitter is always on, accompanied by three or four guests and Cassells cider. Brains Reverend James, Nethergate Old Growler and Orkney Red MacGregor were waiting for us tonight and I got stuck into the last of these, a truly sumptuous brew. We'd been joined by friends Duncan, Clare and Josh who live in the village and eat regularly at the Longbow. We shared starters of Thai Fish Cakes and Noi's Spring Rolls (Noi being the chef here) - the latter feature monk beans and jelly noodles apparently and tasted great.

On to the main courses which are priced at between £7 and £9.50 depending which main ingredient you choose. Duncan, who is blessed with a cast-iron gob, went for Prawn Pad Plik glistening with hot chillies and which he described as "awesome".

Josh chose another hot dish, Gaeng Dang, but requested that the heat be turned down which wasn't a problem for the kitchen; this was a red curry with coconut milk. Clare went to the mild end of the menu with a creamy Musaman which she said had a slow heat afterburn. Jane's Chicken Cashew was stir fried with vegetables and pineapple and pronounced to be superb. My own choice of Beef in Oyster Sauce was the only one not on the "Thai Classics" menu and lacked a bit of distinction for me; beautifully cooked meat but lacking the strong tastes you look for in a Thai - though I've no doubt it's supposed to taste like it did. All the dishes came with fragrant rice and portions were generous. The final verdict was a strong thumbs up from the assembled multitude and this is certainly somewhere we'd eat at again.

[1] Historical note: Pub Thai food in Cambridge had been started by Bob & Leslie Bickerdyke at the Elm Tree; their chef then moved to The Wrestlers ... and the rest is history as they say.