This 17th century hotel is probably the first place where Stilton cheese, in more or less the form we know it today, was served to London-bound travellers. Some sort of Inn has been on this spot since around 1500.
Nowadays, you can still stay, and on the food front, you can eat in the Village Bar , their dedicated Bistro , or more ambitiously in The Galleried Restaurant - Stilton cheese can still play a role, if you wish.
The Bar & Bistro menu offers an upmarket pub menu with the likes of 'Chicken Liver Parfait with Raisin & Cinnamon Chutney'; 'Shetland Mussels Marinière' and 'Chorizo & Red Pepper Hash with Fried Duck Egg' perhaps on their list of starters.
'Burgers'; 'Baked Ham Hock'; 'Fish & Chips' and 'Stilton & Caramelised Red Onion Quiche' on the list of a dozen, or so, mains.
The Gallery menu slightly overlaps, but adds a few upmarket ingredients. An autumn menu listing 'Breast of Groouse with Confit of Leg & Chicken Liver Dumpling'; 'Seared Fillet of Halibut with Braised Fennel & Tempura Mussels, Truffe de Chinois & Vanilla Cream' and 'Marmalade-Glazed Gressingham Duck Breast with Haricot Beans & Toulouse Sausage Broth' amongst the mains.
Puds tend to converge again with maybe 'Dark Chocolate Brulée with Lime Sorbet' and 'Sticky Toffee Pudding there to tempt you - or you could try one of their Cheese Sampler Plates, including one with 5 varieties plus Stichelton.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week 12.00-14.00; Bistro mains about £12 to £24
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.30; mains about £12 to £24; Galleried Restaurant set D £26 (2 courses), £32 (3 courses)
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a concise, but well-chosen, list kicks off at about the £18 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Peterborough Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th Dec, 31st Dec.
- Outside eating
- Rooms available