An award-winning pub and restaurant partly dating back to the 16th century.
Expect exposed beams, comfortable sofas & open fires in cooler months.
Eat in the Bar for good sandwiches + dishes such as 'Chicken & Mushroom Pie'; 'Beer-Battered Fish & Chips' and 'Honey & Mustard Glaze Suffolk Ham with Free-Range Eggs & Chips'; or more lavishly in their dedicated restaurant.
Here, their short carte changes with the seasons, an autumn version listing 'Braised Oxtail Wrapped in Savoy Cabbage with Parsnip Purée, Baby Vegetables & Truffled Veal Jus'; 'Marinated Scallops with New Potatoes, Pickled Apple, Jerusalem Artichoke Purée with Mustard Dressed Mâche' and 'Fresh Devon Crab Risotto with Lemongrass & Lime Sorbet' amongst the half dozen, or so, starters.
Mains included 'Pan-Fried Halibut with Pommes Mousseline, Five Bean Cassoulet, Pea Purée, Lemon Oil, Quail Eggs & Herb Salad'; 'Couscous Stuffed Pheasant with Smoked Steaky Bacon, Sweet Potato Purée, Aavoy Cabbage & Redcurrant Jus'; 'Mille-Feuille of Baby Leeks with Pommes Purée, Steamed Spinach, Quail Eggs, Tomato & Dill Butter Sauce'and 'Deconstructed Veal Wellington with Braised Oxtail Faggots, Smoked Duck Liver Paté, Baby Vegetables & Veal Jus'.
A selection of classy puds list the likes of 'Hot Raspberry Soufflé with Raspberry Sorbet, White Chocolate Soup & Fresh Fruits' and 'Chocolate Trio - mini fondant, chocolate orange velvet torte & cheesecake brownie - with crème anglaise & pistachio dust'.
If you plan ahead, you can stay in one of their eight comfortable bedrooms.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Thurs 12.00-14.00, Fri & Sat 12.00-14.30, Sun 12.00-15.00; mains about £13 to £18 – plus more modest Bar Menu; Sun L mains about £12 to £18
- Dinner: Mon-Thurs 18.30-21.00, Fri & Sat 18.30-21.30, Sun 19.00-21.00; mains about £13 to £18
- Wine: a well-chosen list travels the world - and has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Whittlesford Parkway Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Rooms available