Huntingdonshire Branch pubs selling real ale
- Abbots Ripton
- Abbot's Elm
Part of the De Ramsey estate, this is a picturesque pub in a village of thatched cottages. A small, listed thatched pub that has been carefully refurbished and extended, to include a comfortable large lounge bar, a restaurant, and accommodation. The quarry tiled original oak-beamed pub area has been sensitively retained and can be used for private dining. The menu offers varied modern cuisine.
- Abbot's Elm Moat Lane Abbots Ripton PE28 2PA ku.oc.mlestobbaeht@ofni(01487) 773440
- Eight Bells
18th century pub catering for the village and surrounding area. Two bar areas and a dining area. The garden is secluded and away from the road, and a patio adjoins the rear of the pub. Three real ales and good pub food offered. Huntingdonshire CAMRA Most Improved Rural Pub of the Year 2015.
- Eight Bells High Street Abbotsley PE19 6UJ (01767) 677305
- Abington Pigotts
- Pig & Abbot
Located in a surprisingly remote part of the south Cambridgeshire countryside, this Queen Anne period pub offers a warm welcome. The interior has exposed oak beams, with two fires, including a large inglenook featuring a wood-burning stove. A comfortable restaurant offers home-made traditional pub food and specialises in fresh fish and chips, and homemade steak and kidney puddings and pies. Two guest beers are stocked, often including beers from Oakham, Tring, Mighty Oak, Timothy Taylor or Woodforde's. Branch Pub of the year 2012.
- Pig & Abbot High Street Abington Pigotts SG8 0SD ku.oc.tobbadnagip@tap(01763) 853515
- Manor House Hotel
20 Chapel Street
16th century building in use as a pub for many years. Three distinct drinking areas separated by oak beam screens. Oak beamed ceiling and open fires complement the atmosphere of this traditional community pub. The real ales change constantly, as testified by the pump clips covering the ceiling of the main bar area. Traditional pub food and featured Black Rock Grill served 12-2 and 6-9pm every day.
- Manor House Hotel 20 Chapel Street Alconbury PE28 4DY moc.tcennoctb@2senojnna(01480) 890423
- Hardwicke Arms
98 Ermine Street
ku.oc.smraekciwdrah@noitpecer(020) 8089 8579
The elegant Hardwicke Arms has as its origins in the 13th century, but is largely an 18th century coaching inn. It is a long hotel, stretched along the road frontage in the main street of Arrington. Inside, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. All manner of beer jugs are displayed in the main bar which, with the lounge bar and snug, is perfect for a lunchtime or evening meal. The comfortable and more formal restaurant is oak-panelled. A no-smoking area is provided. Overnight accommodation is also available via the OVO website. The changing menu is always interesting. Children have their own menu, and a garden area in which to play. Meals are served at lunchtime and in the evenings seven days a week, except that food is not available on Sunday evenings in the winter. Two constantly changing guest beers are on offer. Dogs are not permitted in the inn, except, of course, guide dogs.
- Hardwicke Arms 98 Ermine Street Arrington SG8 0AH ku.oc.smraekciwdrah@noitpecer(020) 8089 8579
- Ashwell and Morden
116 Station Road, Odsey
Ashwell and Morden
Adjacent to Ashwell & Morden station. Modern twist on a country inn with accommodation and dining. The bar is separate from the hotel area.There is a large garden at the rear which is popular in the warmer months. 11 en-suite rooms, breakfast included.
- Jester 116 Station Road, Odsey Ashwell and Morden SG7 5RS ku.oc.letohretsejeht@seiriuqne(01462) 742011
61 North End
Restaurant and bar with modern furniture and original artworks by David Bradley. Main entrance opens to a large open plan bar with fire, with a bar to the right and a restaurant to the rear of the pub. The theme of the pub is Belle, a muse from the 20s, but there are links to the Memphis Belle, a WW2 US B17 Bomber, with engravings on the windows. Four real ales are offered including three guest beers. Live music held on Saturdays. Dogs are welcome in the bar- a doggy roast and beef bones can be ordered.
74 High Street
Late 17th century building, timber framed and part thatched. A thriving community pub in this sprawling South Cambridgeshire village. A busy public bar with tiled floor is the hub of this pub. Offers a separate comfortable restaurant for diners, with food available all sessions, 12 noon to 10pm throughout the year. Three real ales are on offer. Often the increasingly rare XX Mild.
- Belle 61 North End Bassingbourn SG8 5NZ moc.llebehtevolew@ofni(01763) 250921
- White Swan
30 High Street
Friendly village community pub with an open plan main bar, and a small games room at the rear (pool table). Dogs welcome. On site, a separate Indian take-away uses the pub kitchen.
- White Swan 30 High Street Bluntisham PE28 3LD (01487) 842055
- Black Bull
25 Church Road
Late 16th century timber framed building. Popular village local with large garden. Four busy handpumps and hot food served all day. Samuel Pepys used to drink here and was the local magistrate. Next door is the Brampton Parish Church, founded in Norman times and opposite is the Manor House, now a Cheshire Home. Occasional live music and an annual beer festival.
- Brampton Hut
Modern "Pub Restaurant" next to a Premier Inn focused on food.
- Brampton Institute
18 High Street
Sports and social club in a late 19th century building on the High Street. It is affiliated to CIU and is home to the Brampton branch of the Royal British Legion. One regular real ale is served alongside a changing guest beer from a local brewery. As well as pool, darts and dominoes there is a county standard bowls green and large pavilion, the clubs bowls teams play from April-September. There is an outside patio at the rear and some seating at the front. There is a large car park at the rear. Buses stop nearby.
Open till midnight on Saturday when there is entertainment.
- Brampton Mill
An attractive, riverside converted corn mill. Popular restaurant for locals, visitors or boaters. Large pub with many varied drinking and eating areas - mind your head, as some areas have low ceilings!
- Brampton Park Golf Club
Badgers Bar with conservatory annexe area used as a spike bar, with large double doors leading onto the putting green and the 1st tee.
Greene King supply the club.
- Hare on the Green
40 The Green
Two room pub overlooking the village green less than a mile from Huntingdon Racecourse. Had previously operated as an Indian restaurant but reopened as a pub and restaurant in Oct 2018. Two real ales are served including a changing beer from a local brewery. Bottled beers from Grafham Brewing and Draycott are sold. There is also a cider from Saxby's.
There are two rooms with one serving as the restaurant. Food is served all day with a lunch and evening menu. On Sunday roasts are available at lunchtime. Meals are available to takeaway.
- Huntingdon Rugby Club Huntingdon Racecourse Brampton PE28 4NL (01480) 386577
- Black Bull 25 Church Road Brampton PE28 4PF ku.oc.notpmarb-llubkcalbeht@gniklat(01480) 457201
- Crown Inn
The Crown Inn is an idyllic early 19th century pub opposite the church in the picturesque Cambridgeshire village. The décor is modern yet comfortable, with scrubbed pine tables and stone floor. Four hand pumps serve two real ales and two ciders. The ales are usually from small regional breweries. The inn is popular with diners but retains a small area for those who call in for a drink. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. It is recommended that reservations are made is you are dining, especially at the weekend when it can be extremely busy The large garden is popular in the summer months, and a beer festival is held in a marquee on the late May bank holiday weekend
- Crown Inn Bridge Road Broughton PE28 3AY ku.oc.tnaruatsernninworceht@ofni(01487) 824428
37 High Street
This splendid Georgian coaching inn is locally owned and was re-opened in 2004 in a style best described as “post art-deco transatlantic liner”. The main bar area consists of tables whilst the lounge has armchairs and low tables. Outside is a terrace, which catches the sun and is busy in the summer evenings. Beer is from one of the small regional or micro-brewers. Food is available from the restaurant menu and is of a high standard, showing individuality and flair.
- Lion Hotel
This grade II listed building was originally the kitchen and dining area for the adjacent bishop's palace, Buckden Towers, once the location of the imprisonment of Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon. It is a small, friendly hotel situated in the heart of the village. The lounge has a large open fire and retains the impressive original carved beam ceiling. The bar and lounge area are popular meeting places for locals and visitors.
- Village Social Club Burberry Road Buckden PE19 5UY ku.oc.bulcegallivnedkcub@seiriuqne(01480) 810096
33 High Street
Originally an 18th century inn on the route of old North road and boasted a large number coaching inns. Buckden Towers an old fortified Manor House is just down the road. This pub continues to be a lively, friendly community local with a good real ale and food. The fireplace separates the bar are from the lounge and dinning area without isolating either of them.
- Waterside Leisure Club
This large cafe bar overlooking Buckden Marina is open to the general public. Real ale is generally available.
- George 37 High Street Buckden PE19 5XA moc.nedkcubegroegeht@liam(01480) 812300
- No 77
77 Ermine Street
This independent village free house offering authentic Thai food, Thai cocktails, and two real ales. The décor is modern with deep blue walls & distressed wooden floors, copper & stone bar, original velvet cinema seats, and antiqued mirrored walls. The house beer No77 is brewed by local brewery Lord Conrad's.
Family friendly and grown-up movies shown on cinema Sunday's.
- No 77 77 Ermine Street Caxton CB23 3PQ moc.egdirbmac77@tcatnoc(01954) 269577
- Green Man
1 East Street
17th-century, picturesque village local in an old Fenland fruit growing area. The corrugated roof covers an original thatch. This busy, friendly pub provides a public bar with pool, darts and TV, and a warm, sociable lounge with a modern dining area extension serving good food. Has a good reputation among people in the village, many of whom are regulars in the pub. It is popular with both drinkers and diners. On Monday there is a fish & chip night. Holds fortnightly quiz nights. Outside, the garden has a children's play area and hosts occasional barbecues in summer. The Green Man is the nearest outlet to the brewery for the local Papworth Brewery beer, which is located in the next village. The Green Man is Huntingdonshire Branch Rural Pub of the Year 2020 and Huntingdonshire Branch Overall Pub of the Year 2020.
- Green Man 1 East Street Colne PE28 3LZ ku.oc.liamtoh@enlocnamneerg(01487) 840368
- Queen Adelaide
The Queen Adelaide is a large open plan pub, with several dining areas, a pleasant conservatory, and a patio at the front. The pub sits well back from the road, with a car park at the front and the side. There is a large garden at the rear with children’s games.
Reopened 20th June
- Queen Adelaide High Street Croydon SG8 0DN (01223) 208278
Busy village pub catering for locals and passing trade. A more basic public bar offers pub games (pool and darts). It has a separate lounge for dining. The garden offers a wonderful view of the River Ouse. Free Moorings for Customers
- Papworth Brewery Tap
24 Earith Business Park
Brewery Tap open for outside Drinking on Friday's and Saturday's.
- Crown High Street Earith PE28 3PP (01487) 843490
- Eaton Ford
- Barley Mow
27 Crosshall Road
The Barley Mow is a simple one bar pub. What makes it special, other than the excellent beer, is the customers: it's a true community pub, with a wide variety of activities focussed on the 'regulars', live music events and seasonal celebrations. Darts, crib and petanque teams play in local leagues. The decor is a mix of plaster, brick and wood panel and a long service counter dominates the centre of the bar. Images of past pub social events adorn the walls, some dating back to the early part of the last century. There is a large beer garden with an extensive children's play area. Supports local charities with a range of annual fundraising events, including a football match, and a charity golf day. Guest beers are usually not from the Greene King range.
- Barley Mow 27 Crosshall Road Eaton Ford PE19 7AB ku.oc.stoentsyelrab@sredrotsal(01480) 474435
- Eaton Socon
- Eaton Oak
Great North Road
Former farmhouse dating from the early 1800's now significantly extended. Several distinct drinking and dining areas exist, including a period style wood panelled front bar in the area of the original building, a main bar with leather sofas, and a airy restaurant area. Outside at the rear is a patio, and a courtyard at the front. Nine en-suite rooms are available in a motel style extension. A varied menu includes steaks, grills, traditional pub food and snacks. An extensive refurbishment was completed in late 2019. Offers four real ales and a selection of craft keg beers.
- George & Dragon
267 Great North Road
An 18th century Georgian period building much altered inside but with an imposing exterior. One large open plan bar, with a smaller games bar to the right. A true community pub with many pub games teams, including darts and crib. A popular venue for live music at weekends.
Colmworth Business Park
Family friendly food-oriented modern pub on a business park next to a Premier Inn.
- Millers Arms
38 Ackerman Street
A traditional community pub in the heart of the village of Eaton Socon. The front bar of this pub is a series of 18th century converted cottages, with a number of separate drinking areas, including a snug to the right, and the main bar area with quarry floor tiles, exposed beams and comfortable chairs. At the rear is an open plan conservatory which is used as a dining area. A choice of upto four real ales.
- Old Sun
161 Great North Road
Popular community pub in an building which dates from the 17th century. There is a comfortable main bar on the left by the entrance with an inglenook fireplace, soft chairs and tables. On the right of the pub is an open plan games bar with pool and sports TV screens. A choice of two real ales is offered. Live music twice a month.
- River Mill
This popular riverside pub on the River Great Ouse was converted from a flour mill many years ago and has a galleried restaurant area above the bar. There is an extensive, varied menu, with a bar menu, extended menu and blackboard specials. Tea, coffee and cake is available all day. Four real ales are offered, including three guest beers stocked from small local independent breweries. The patio offers splendid views of the river and marina. Moorings are available.
- Waggon & Horses
184 Great North Road
Traditional village pub dating from the 1700's with a large open inglenook fireplace and many exposed oak timbers and beams. Traditional pub food offered daily, and available throughout the pub, with more casual dining near the bar. Choice of five regularly changing real ales, with the choice including Sharp's Doom Bar, Bombardier, Timothy Taylor Landlord, and Fuller's London Pride.
- White Horse
103 Great North Road
Early 18th century coaching inn on the old Great North Road. Mentioned in the Charles Dickens book Nicholas Nickelby, and guests have included Samuel Pepys. Four distinct bar areas create an intimate atmosphere with exposed beams and varied furnishings. One bar area is dominated by a huge inglenook fireplace and wood settles. At the rear, a comfortable restaurant offers an extensive menu, with a blend of traditional pub food and carvery. Food is available every lunchtime and Monday to Saturday evenings. A private dining room is available. An extensive garden includes a patio area and pétanque court.
- Eaton Oak Great North Road Eaton Socon PE19 7DB ku.oc.kaonotaeeht@ofni(01480) 219555
Quintessential English village pub, parts of which date from around the 14th century, with the main range dating from the early 17th century. The oak beamed bar has a welcoming atmosphere, with a fire for winter months. There is a separate upper snug with a wood burning stove. In warmer months, the garden offers an idyllic setting near the village church withprivate Dinning Booths. Quality bar food available, with a choice of Eight handmade dishes, and a full A la Carte menu is also available. A choice of three real ales constantly changing are offered, and include beers from Digfield, Oakham, Nobby's, Grainstore, Woodforde's, and Adnams.
- Mermaid High Street Ellington PE28 0AB moc.kooltuo@diamrem-notgnille(01480) 891106
- Eltisley (The)
2 The Green
This Georgian pub dates from the end of the 18th century. The pub is divided into four areas, the bar featuring a log fire, a snug, the restaurant, and a converted barn that is used as both an extended restaurant and a private function room. The Eltisley also has a sheltered garden with raised decking, and covered terrace (fully enclosed during winter months). The barn and terrace are fully licensed for weddings and other civil ceremonies. Traditional pub food and fine dining options are served Tues-Sun, with two Sunday roast options including Sirloin of Beef. Accommodation consists of six double bedrooms, all en-suite. Dogs are welcomed in the bar and garden areas.
- Eltisley (The) 2 The Green Eltisley PE19 6TG ku.oc.yelsitleeht@tcatnoc(01480) 880308
St Mary's Street
A warm and welcoming old pub with a wealth of exposed beams and areas set aside for those partaking of the excellent bar meals. Built in the 17th century and one of the oldest houses in Eynesbury, it housed manor courts in the 18th century. It has seen many additions and much restoration over the years to enlarge it. Two real ales are on sale.
- Hare & Hounds
Large fronted pub, adjacent to Eynesbury Green. Former James Paine tied house
- Chequers St Mary's Street Eynesbury PE19 2TA ku.oc.sreuqehceht@ofni(01480) 472116
- Crown & Pipes
14 High Street
Early 18th century building with an early timber-framed cross-wing. A traditional community village pub, focussed on pub games and sports TV.
9 High Street
An early 18th century building, situated in the heart of the village of Fenstanton, the Duchess as it is now called reopened on 18th December 2016 following a long closure. Up to six beers are currently available three of which are rotating guest beers.
The famous landscape gardener "Capability" Brown is buried in the village's mediaeval church, and there is a memorial in the north wall of the chancel.
- Crown & Pipes 14 High Street Fenstanton PE28 9LQ (01480) 432555
25 Church Street
This late 16th century pub is one of a small number of buildings which survived of the great fire of Gamlingay, which destroyed most of the village in 1600. There has been an inn on this site since 1435. The pub boasts many wood beams and features a large inglenook fireplace, with a warming fire in winter. Excellent value meals with locally sourced ingredients. There is a separate restaurant which is served from access through the lounge bar. The public bar caters for the sports fans, but you should look around and spot the collection of "cocks" that is featured. A well-stocked patio area, greets you as you retreat to the garden, which caters well for young children with the usual activities. Covered smoking area on the patio.
92 Church Street
Popular village community local in a 17th century building opposite the church. Large inglenook fireplace. Two front bars and a rear games room. Pub teams for pool, football, crib and petanque. Good value pub grub. Live music every Friday evening.
- Cock 25 Church Street Gamlingay SG19 3JH (01767) 650255
- Addison Arms
Voted Huntingdonshire CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year 2014 and 2015, the Addison Arms is a welcoming pub that offers four real ales mainly sourced from local breweries, with a beer from Digfield Brewery always available. The Grade II listed building dates from the early 18th Century and is of considerable architectural interest. Serving good food using locally sourced produce. The large beer garden is popular in the summer.
- Addison Arms Sawtry Road Glatton PE28 5RZ ku.oc.smra-nosidda@tcatnoc(01487) 830410
- Black Bull
32 Post Street
The Black Bull stands on the former London to Scotland road, and in the 1800s was a coaching staging post. Parts of the building are over 300 years old, but most of the building dates from the 17th and 18th century. The large lounge features a huge fireplace, wood panelled walls, and varied wooden furniture. At one end a raised area provides a separate cosy bar. There is a separate elegant dining room, a function room in the old stables, and a beer garden. It offers Bed and Breakfast with en-suite accommodation, with singles, doubles and even a four poster.
- Comrades Club
58 Cambridge Street
The Comrades Club (Working Men’s and Social Club) which started life in 1920 for the Comrades of the Great War, is a respected and established member in the Godmanchester community and is committed to providing members, their families & visitors with the very best facilities, services and entertainment options Stocking local beers are well as some old favourites. Bar Bingo and bar Karaoke on Friday nights. Every Tuesday & Friday Cash bingo (available to both members and NON members)
3-5 London Road
Spacious two bar pub with bistro style dining. There is a large dining room and a busy lounge bar where good food is also served. The lounge bar features some unusual mock ups of Victorian shop fronts around its walls, retained from a previous refurbishment. The food is of high quality and includes a range of good sandwiches at lunchtimes. Beer policy is a rotating interesting cask beer.
- Royal Oak
7 The Causeway
Large community pub with an imposing Georgian frontage, and a long bar leading to multiple multi-level drinking areas, including a pool room.
- White Hart
2 Cambridge Road
Modern bistro style pub and restaurant in a building originally dating from the 15th century, but with the current building mainly 17th century. The bar has a mass of exposed beams and stipped pine floor, but the modern leather furniture and pale painted walls give a contemporary feel to this old building. This style is continued in the restaurant, which has an inglenook fireplace, and opens out into an airy room from the Victorian era, with period fireplace. The menu is very varied and tapas snacks through to full three course gourmet meals are served 12-2pm and 6-9pm.
- Black Bull 32 Post Street Godmanchester PE29 2AQ moc.retsehcnamdog-llubkcalb@snoitavreser(01480) 437638
- Grafham Community Shop
Community village shop which sells Draycott and Rocket Ales bottle-conditioned beers. Also sells food for consumption in the 'Grafham Trout' community pub next door.
- Grafham Trout
This new community owned and run pub opened in December 2018. It is close to Grafham Water and serves the village which has not had a pub since 2002. It supplies only locally brewed beers. Draycott (Buckden) maybe be occassionally available
No food is available from the pub, but customers are welcome to bring their own in. Light snacks are available from the Community Shop next door. See it's entry for opening times.
- Grafham Community Shop Brampton Road Grafham PE28 0UR
- Three Horseshoes
23 High Street
A late addition to the village, being built in the early 20th Centuiry after the other village pubs closed or burnt down. WW2 Graveley Airbase used by bomber squadrons until 1946. The pub now established after a change of management and re-decoration. Two real ales are available one from Greene King the other from a regional or Micro brewery. Food is served every lunchtime and evening (except Sunday). There is a Three meat carvery on Sunday lunchtime. Daily Deals each day. Quiz nights on Tues.
- Three Horseshoes 23 High Street Graveley PE19 6PL (01480) 700320
- Great Gidding
- Fox & Hounds
80 Main Street
A real gem of a village pub that won Huntingdonshire CAMRA Most Improved Pub 2018. Features a cosy bar area with an open inglenook fireplace. An unspoilt lounge has the feel of a domestic sitting room, with sofas and a piano. The pub has close links with the local hunt. Authentic Thai and English Food, sourced locally. A strong local trade is entertained with all major Sporting events shown on a large screen TV.
- Fox & Hounds 80 Main Street Great Gidding PE28 5NU (01832) 293298
- Great Gransden
- Crown & Cushion
2 West Street
Picture-postcard village pub, parts of which date from the 16th century. The oldest part, thought to date from the 1560's and forming the main bar and includes many exposed beams, is the thatched upper area of this split-level pub. The lower part, a lounge and dining area, is thought to date from the 1830's and features a large open fireplace. The building has been used as a pub since 1870. The name was changed from the Crown to the more unusual Crown and Cushion in 1910, possibly to coincide with the coronation of George V. This busy village pub has much to offer, New owners plan to reintroduce music in the near future.
- Crown & Cushion 2 West Street Great Gransden SG19 3AT moc.noihsucdnanworc@seiriuqne(01767) 677214
- Great Paxton
50 High Street
Traditional village pub with a front bar, and a long lounge used as a restaurant. Two real ales and real cider from Cromwell. The food served is varied with many evening specials. Food served lunch time except Monday and every evening except Sundays. Music events also feature. The large secluded garden with play area is a haven for children. Hunts CAMRA Community Pub of the Year 2014.
- Bell 50 High Street Great Paxton PE19 6RF moc.oohay@notxaptaergllebeht(01480) 700107
- Great Staughton
- Snooty Tavern
12 The Green
Open plan pub in a light airy bistro style, with quarry tiled floor. Meals are served 12-2; 6.30-9.30 Mon-Sat and 12-7 Sun. An a la carte menu, set menu, and blackboard specials are offered. Typically two or three changing guest beers are available, Bus 156 St Neots-Kimbolton.
- White Hart
56 The Highway
A fine small coaching inn that dates back to 1630. Driving through the narrow entrance takes you back to the days of horse drawn coaches. The building has been extended and altered, but still warrants a Grade II listing. Unusually, an interior staircase is Grade I listed. The main bar was once several rooms. There is a small pool room at the front of the pub and a restaurant at the rear. Traditional pub food is served 12-2 (Thu-Sat), 6.30-9.30 Saturday and 12-3 Sunday.
- Snooty Tavern 12 The Green Great Staughton PE19 5DG ku.oc.nrevatytoonseht@ecivres(01480) 860860
- Great Stukeley
- Stukeley Country Hotel
1 Church Road
Formerly an 18th century farmhouse, now a restaurant and hotel, with a cosy bar and several dining rooms. There is a function room for weddings and other events. The regular real ale is Greene King IPA, there is also a guest ale that can come from anywhere in the UK. Food is served at lunchtime (there is a 2 for 1 lunchtime special menu) and in the evening (Friday and Saturday are steak nights).
Has been under new management since April 2019. The outside has been repainted and amongst the changes internally is new lighting making the pub feel much brighter.
- Stukeley Country Hotel 1 Church Road Great Stukeley PE28 4AL ku.oc.syelekuts@seiriuqne(01480) 456927
- Guilden Morden
- Edward VII
2 Foxhill Road
Popular community pub well supported by village residents. Two bars are simply furnished with wood panel floors and tables and chairs. A separate games room offers pool and darts. A small function room at the rear is used by village groups. Family run by the same family for 19 years.
- Three Tuns
30 High Street
Reopened on 8th June 2019 having been closed for the last six years.
The Three Tuns is a community owned free house that is set in the picturesque village of Guilden Morden. This historic, Grade II listed building provides the backdrop for enjoying food and drink.
In the summer months the half acre garden and patio area provide space for all occasions. In the colder months customers can keep warm in the bar and restaurant with the log burner roaring away. The Three Tuns is run by Peter and Megan Friskey. Peter is an accomplished chef with more than two decades of experience. He has held various senior chef positions, winning many accolades such as business innovation award, best desserts menu south of Cambridge, best menu south of Cambridge, and in 2015 was awarded the second best pie in the country. He has also previously attained 2 rosettes from the AA Guide. Megan also has many years of industry experience having previously worked as an assistant pub manager. The menu comprises of contemporary and traditional dishes, using only the freshest and locally sourced seasonal produce. There a good selection of real ales from Adnams and guests and an extensive gin menu.
- Edward VII 2 Foxhill Road Guilden Morden SG8 0JF (01763) 852473
- Hail Weston
- Royal Oak
79 High Street
The Royal Oak is a traditional village pub, the heart, soul and social centre of the village. The building dates from the 17th century. The main bar is dominated by a vast open fire, with many exposed beams and horse brasses; adjoining the bar is an intimate restaurant. A varied blackboard menu is offered 12-2.30pm and 6-8.30pm Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday roasts 12-4pm. At the rear of the pub is an extensive garden.
The pub re-opened in May 2017, after having been closed for five years and now owned by a village consortium.
A good choice of real ales is complemented by a varied traditional pub food menu.
- Royal Oak 79 High Street Hail Weston PE19 5JW moc.liamg@whkaolayor(01480) 716712
- Barley Mow
42 Main Street
A family owned and managed pub in the old village of Hartford. The building originates from 1804 and contains stones from the former St Benets Church in nearby Huntingdon. The menu features classic pub meals alongside more contemporary choices. The pub supports the Wandering Brewer project: a former Charles Wells brewer has toured many of Britain's breweries in a two year collaboration to produce a range of new cask beers. There is live music every other month and a popular weekly quiz.
- Hartford Mill
Hartford Marina, Huntingdon Road
Modern food and family oriented pub. After several years with no real ale was added in 2017 with two hand pumps serving one regular beer and one changing beer.
- King of the Belgians
27 Main Street
A sixteenth-century multi-award winning pub in a picturesque village setting. This is a genuine community pub which offers an ever-changing selection of real ales, cider and good value food every day including takeaway pizza and a traditional Sunday roast. Solid oak beams and a copper topped bar are features of the public bar and there's a separate dining area.
The range of community activities includes a monthly quiz night, pub games nights and open mic-style music nights on the 1st Monday of each month. Every second Thursday is BYO cheese night and there's a monthly themed food night
Look out for the annual beer festival at the end of May and a mini beer festival over August Bank Holiday weekend.
Hunts CAMRA Community Pub of the Year 2017, Hunts CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017, Hunts Urban Pub of the Year 2017 and Cambridgeshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017. One of CAMRA's 2019 Summer of Pub recommended dog friendly pubs.
- Barley Mow 42 Main Street Hartford PE29 1XU moc.liamg@droftrahwomyelrab(01480) 450557
- Hemingford Abbots
- Axe & Compass
Impressive historic thatched 17th century building in an idyllic village. There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere in a small snug and a larger bar with exposed beams, a tongue-and-groove bar front, pew-style seating and a small open fire. A large area caters for diners and there is a separate room for family groups. A children's play area is provided in the garden. Pool table and darts in the bar. One guest beer often from a local brewer.
- Golf Centre
New Farm Lodge, Cambridge Road
St Andrews Bar and Restaurant within the Cambridge Golf and Conference Centre.
- Axe & Compass High Street Hemingford Abbots PE28 9AH ku.oc.ssapmocdnaexa@olleh(01480) 463605
- Hemingford Grey
47 High Street
Located in the heart of the village, and a short walk from the river Great Ouse, this village pub and restaurant has won local, regional and national awards. The cosy 'pub' is popular with locals and diners who enjoy the well-kept locally sourced beers. The separate 'restaurant' (booking essential at all times) features an extensive fish board, meat, game, and excellent home-made sausages. During the summer, occasional beer festivals are held in the beer garden.
- Cock 47 High Street Hemingford Grey PE28 9BJ moc.enisiucsbmac@kcoc(01480) 463609
- Prince of Wales
A friendly welcome can be guaranteed at this popular local on the main road through this stylish village, well known for its historic maze. There is a small public bar, a larger lounge bar with an impressive log fire and smart comfortable surroundings, and a rear patio area. The high quality en-suite accommodation is well used by persons on business locally. Another strong attraction is good pub food, including home made pies. The regularly changing guest beer is typically sourced from independant family brewers.
- Prince of Wales Potton Road Hilton PE28 9NG (01480) 830257
- Ferry Boat
Picture postcard idyllic thatched and oak beamed riverside 17th century pub. Reputedly England's oldest inn (but many others also claim that title). This was an unspoilt and unaltered pub until a disastrous fire some years ago. Now much of what you see, quaint as it is, is modern reconstruction. Large garden which extends down to the river.
- Ferry Boat Back Lane Holywell PE27 4TG ku.oc.gnikeneerg@8368(01480) 463227
- Three Horseshoes
St Ives Road
Busy local in a characterful grade II listed 17th century building in a picturesque village well known for Houghton Mill. This historic river mill on the Great Ouse is owned by the National Trust is nearby. The pub is very popular with walkers and cyclists using the Thicket Path from St Ives, especially in the summer months. The Three Horseshoes has two main bar areas and plenty of space for diners. All real ales, which include one a local brewery, are served by gravity dispense from a tap room behind the bar. Food is served at lunchtime and evenings from Monday to Saturday, with a carvery on Sunday afternoon. There are occasional themed food nights.
Opens at 5pm on Monday and Tuesday from late October till mid March. Food may not be available on Monday & Tuesday in the winter months.
- Three Horseshoes St Ives Road Houghton PE28 2BE moc.kooltuo@51seohsesroheerht(01480) 462410
ku.oc.snotsram@efacrabsllewmorc(01480) 459 0000
Modern open plan pub on the High Street offering lunchtime and evening food. Reintroduced real ale in 2017 with two hand pumps serving one real ale. Busier evenings of the week can be loud with disco providing entertainment.
Steeped in local history, the Falcon reopened in December 2014 after a six year closure and a lengthy campaign by local community groups. This 16th century former coaching inn is said to be the site of Oliver Cromwell's recruiting station and the gates from the market square were once the entrance to Huntingdon prison. An ever changing selection of beers is served from up to eighteen hand pumps, including many beers from Northamptonshire breweries, along with a range of real ciders. Branch mild and dark ales Pub Of the Year 2017. J Church beers brewed by Potbelly
- George Hotel
Elegant bar in a Grade II* listed Georgian hotel in the centre of the town of Oliver Cromwell's birth. Close to the Cromwell Museum; formerly the old grammar school where Cromwell was once a pupil. Cromwell's grandfather is said to have built the northern courtyard walls which now contain rooms overlooking the venue for the annual Shakespeare at the George performances in late June/early July.
- Lord Protector
Community suburban pub with large open plan lounge bar and separate sports bar. Lounge bar offers Poker & Karaoke on Fridays, Live Bands on Saturdays, Solo & Duo's Sunday lunchtime and Bingo on Mondays. In the sports bar four sporting events are shown at the same time and there is also the largest TV screens in Cambridgeshire. All food is freshly prepared and specials nights include a fish & chip night.
Traditional pub games are played we have Pool, Darts, Domino teams, a Football team and a Golf Society. New members for all teams are always welcome.
- Market Inn
10 Market Hill
A four hundred year old traditional pub down an alley off the market square. Once a series of tied cottages serving the former Fountain Hotel Brewery, it retains its original roof and three listed fireplaces. The front bar has unspoilt wood panelled décor and stained glass windows. Karaoke every other Monday and live music at least once per month. Handily placed for the bus station which is a short walk from the market square. Tea and coffee are always available. No under 16's allowed in the Pub.
- Marriott Hotel
Elegant and comfortable bar within the 4-star Huntingdon Marriott hotel. Popular with residents, diners and local business people using the hotel's meeting rooms. Brooke's restaurant offers a varied a la carte & table d hote menu. This is the only licensed outlet for the locally brewed Draycott's real ales in a bottle.
- Montagu Club
14 Hartford Road
- Old Bridge Hotel
1 High Street
A handsome ivy-clad hotel in an 18th century former private bank which has a prominent position on the banks of the River Great Ouse on the southern edge of the town centre. Imaginative, high quality food is served in the Terrace Restaurant, the covered patio or the garden area. Drinkers can also relax in the bar or lounge area. The award winning Old Bridge Wine Shop offers wine tasting as a diversion and there is an emphasis on local and regional beers. The bus station is a short walk away.
- Samuel Pepys
146 High Street
A popular town centre venue at the southern end of the High Street, handy for boats moored on the river and the pleasant riverside park walks. The wooden floor, panelled walls and variety of seating types provide a modern feel but the pub retains many traditional features. The courtyard has partially heated covered areas with the facility for BBQs in the summer. The menu mixes traditional pub classics with more contemporary options and children's portions. Weekly live music features mainly solo performers and duets and on the last Thursday in the month, "Performers at the Pepys" showcases artists who only perform their own material.
- Sandford House
A stylish conversion of two Victorian buildings by JD Wetherspoon and offering a number of different drinking and eating areas. Sandford House is built on the site of the original Huntingdon Theatre, a chapel dating from 1848 and was the home of the Victorian industrialist Charles Sandford Windover. More recent uses include the town's Post Office and a furniture retailer. The usual Wetherspoon offering of a wide range of good value food and drink. A 22 room hotel is to the rear of the pub.
- Three Tuns
139 High Street
Pub at the southerly end of the High Street shopping area. Parts of the pub are Grade II listed. Real ale was reintroduced at the end of 2019.
- Cromwells High Street Huntingdon PE29 3NF ku.oc.snotsram@efacrabsllewmorc(01480) 459 0000
The village is named after Ketil's Stone, probably an Anglo-Saxon boundary marker. Created from a row of thatched cottages in an idyllic setting,the pub offers high quality food, fine wines and well-kept cask ales. There is a splendid lounge bar and three dining areas include the Garden Room in a rear extension overlooking a herb garden. Regularly changing guest beers are offered, usually from Nene Valley or Digfield. Food is served 12-2 and 6-9.30. One of the few pubs to be in the 1972 GBG.
- Pheasant Loop Road Keyston PE28 0RE ku.oc.notsyek-tnasaehpeht@ofni(01832) 710241
- New Sun
20 High Street
An impressive Georgian fronted building with a comfortable lounge and two dining areas.The lounge has oak beams, sofas and an open fire. Towards the rear of the pub is a tiled floor dining area, which leads to an outdoor patio with a variety of potted plants. Good home cooked food ranges from a constantly changing blackboard of traditional pub food to an la Carte restaurant menu with an extensive wine list All the food is home made.
26 High Street
Traditional town pub sensitively refurbished with a contemporary feel. Leather settees and armchairs at the front of the pub with the coal fired stove creating a focus and a large sports TV. Back area is given over to dining.
Traditional pub food served every lunchtime & evening except Sunday evening, with a steak night on Thursday, and afternoon teas served Mon-Sat 2-5.
Large town garden with patio seating area at the rear of the pub.
- New Sun 20 High Street Kimbolton PE28 0HA moc.liamg@nninusweneht(01480) 860052
- Leighton Bromswold
- Green Man
39 The Avenue
Delightful local in a charming village on a ridge near the Northamptonshire border. The pub provides a congenial focus for a small village community and attracts visitors from a wide area. The regularly changing range of four real ales often includes beers from Nethergate, Young's, Digfield, Oakham and Buntingford. Hood skittles is popular, and there is a petanque court. A real fire adds atmosphere in winter.
- Green Man 39 The Avenue Leighton Bromswold PE28 5AW email@example.com(01480) 890238
Village local opposite the church. Very much a pub of two halves. Popular Public bar with pub games . The comfortable lounge is also the restaurant area.
- Crown Silver Street Litlington SG8 0QB (01763) 853859
- Little Gransden
71 Main Road
This village pub has been owned and run by the same family for over 60 years with 27 of those in the GBG. The unspoilt middle bar, with its wooden bench seating and roaring fire, is a favorite spot to pick up on the local gossip, along with a collection of decoy birds that seem to be gathering on the beam over the bar. The pub's 'Son of Sid' brew house brews for the pub and local beer festivals. Fish and chips are a highlight on Friday night (booking essential). Barbourne Worcestershire Cider is nearly always available. Winner of numerous CAMRA awards.Finalist in the Camra Pub of the Year competition 2018. Pub Quiz on every other Thurs night.
- Chequers 71 Main Road Little Gransden SG19 3DW ku.oc.disfonos@bob(01767) 677348
- Little Paxton
Built in the early 1800s, the Anchor is a friendly pub that was extensively refurbished in 2006 to create a separate dining area and large L-shaped bar. The pub is popular with all age groups from the village. It attracts visitors from the nearby Paxton Pits nature reserve and is just off the Ouse Valley Way walk. There is a large car park, beer garden and patio area. Live music Saturday evening. Opens noon-11pm Mon-Sat, noon-10.30pm Sun.
- Anchor High Street Little Paxton PE19 6HA moc.liamg@plbuprohcna(01480) 473199
- Red House
134 Old North Road
Former coaching inn on the Old North Road in a peaceful rural setting, not far from National Trust's Wimpole Hall. Just repoened after a 4 year closure.
- Red House 134 Old North Road Longstowe CB23 2UT (01954) 264777
- Cross Keys
Family run traditional village inn with a large open plan bar and dining area. Caravan and Camping Club certificated site in a large secluded field to the rear of the pub.
- Cross Keys Molesworth PE28 0QF (01832) 710283
- Pike & Eel
Large riverside hotel and restaurant based around an old building dating from the 1700's but with many modern extensions. The old oak-panelled bar with copper bar top and cosy snug with large inglenook fireplace are at the heart of the original building, and an adjoining period room serves as a function room and is available for meetings. A lounge next to the bar is divided into a number of intimate areas with sofas. The Garden Room Restaurant looks out over the river. A comfortable conservatory is a non-smoking area. The hotel offers 13 rooms all en-suite. There is a large garden, 17 acres to be precise, and mooring for up to 180 boats in a popular marina.
- Queens Head
30 High Street
Community village pub in a Grade II listed 18th century building. The pub is today split into three distinct areas. There is a bar area, a large restaurant area and a small room where pool and darts can be played. There is a large screen TV on which sports on terrestrial channels are shown. There are quiz nights twice a month on Tuesdays.
The Queens Head is very much food orientated with a separate restaurant menu featuring traditional home cooked pub food, including roast Sunday lunches. There is also an extensive bar menu available.
- Pike & Eel Overcote Lane Needingworth PE27 4TW moc.leednaekip@seiriuqne(01480) 463336
- Offord D'Arcy
90 High Street
This family run free house, in a Grade II listed building dating from 1626, focuses on a good range of food and beers. There are two bars with a separate dining area and a family garden with children's play area. The snug, or village bar has a TV. The chef uses top quality fresh locally sourced produce.
- Horseshoe 90 High Street Offord D'Arcy PE19 5RH ku.oc.eohsdroffoeht@ofni(01480) 810293
- Old Weston
Dating from the 17th century, this Grade II listed oak-beamed building started life as two private houses that were merged later, and has evolved over the years. At the end of the 19th century the pub had its own brewery. There is a central bar with a large inglenook, a dining area and a games section offering hooded skittles and pool. On Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes a varied menu of traditional pub food is available, including home-made puddings.
- Swan Main Street Old Weston PE28 5LL (01832) 293400
- Papworth Everard
A cafe bar in a modern shopping centre in the village of Papwoth Everard, Coffee and cakes are sold during the day but the cafe transforms to a Micro Pub for Papworth Brewery in the evenings. Offers a range of Papworth beers as well as guest ales in cask and bottles.
A thriving village community pub and free house overlooking the King George V playing fields. A long bar area looks out over the playing fields, and a lounge bar which includes the serving area is at the rear.
- Courtyard Pendrill Court Papworth Everard CB23 3UY moc.liamg@htrowpapdraytruoc
Village pub dating from the late 19th century. The original front drinking area has an interesting bar styled in the shape of a boat. To the rear a more modern extension houses a comfortable restaurant area, offering traditional pub food, steaks, popular Indian specials, and a good range of snacks. Food is served 12-2pm, 6pm-9pm Mon-Sat; and 12-3pm Sun. Outside there is a sheltered patio and a large garden.
- Wheatsheaf West Perry Perry PE28 0BX moc.yrrepfaehstaehweht@yak(01480) 810253
- Lakeside Lodge
Bar of hotel and golf centre , open to members and non-members. The two real ales are normally from Greene King, but local Papworth Brewery beers have been seen here. As well as the real ales there is a varied food menu. Outside seating overlooks the golf course. There is plenty of car parking.
- Mad Cat
Community local on the edge of the fens. Two regularly changing cask beers, often from local brewers. A sociable bar has a welcoming open fire, crib and dominoes. The dining room is popular with villagers and visitors, especially for the Sunday lunchtime carvery. There is a large garden with a decked patio. A beer festival is held in July. The village is the home of the Pidley Mountain Rescue Team, a charity supporting local disabled people.
- Lakeside Lodge Fen Road Pidley PE28 3DF ku.oc.egdol-edisekal@ofni(01487) 740968
Green End Road
A friendly village community pub, with two main bar areas, a separate family room, and a large garden with children's play area. There are two real ales one of which changes infrequently. Includes a Indian takeaway. Quiz nights on Sunday.
Large Grade II listed pub in the centre of the village. Large central bar, with a smaller snug to one side, and a very large function and games room at the rear. Extensive beer garden with children's play area.
- Bell Green End Road Sawtry PE28 5UY (01487) 831822
- Rose & Crown
99 High Street
Open plan bar area with a pleasing mix of old and new décor. The bar area is dominated by a modern central light wood bar, surrounded by a mix of quarry tiled and scrubbed floorboard flooring, old brick fireplaces, comfy sofas and armchairs, and wooden tables and chairs. An intimate snug area is on the left. The pub is also open as a tea room Tues-Fri 9-3. Hunts CAMRA Most Improved Rural Pub of the Year 2014.
St Ives Road
A large restaurant and bar on the road to St Ives on the outskirts of Somersham. Leased from Greene King and developed from a small end of terrace pub in a series of refurbishments that has gradually taken over a row of adjacent cottages. An original bar to the right of the entrance has been retained intact, along with a former jug and bottle window.
- Rose & Crown 99 High Street Somersham PE28 3EE (01487) 209673
5-7 High Street
This grade II* former coaching inn, dating back to 1679, is an airy, smart pub-bistro with large comfy sofas and a warm fire in winter months. An old barn has been converted into a stylish dining room. Food is available Mondays to Saturdays 12-2.30, 6-9.30 and 12-7 Sunday. The menu varies and focuses on fresh and local ingredients.
- George 5-7 High Street Spaldwick PE28 0TD ku.oc.kciwdlapsegroegeht@ofni(01480) 890293
- St Ives
- Dolphin Hotel
Large modern hotel overlooking the River Ouse next to the historic 15th century bridge with an open plan bar area. An outdoor patio and lawn which are popular in warmer months offer good views of the river, bridge and St Ives opposite. The hotel has its own moorings on the river and the adjacent berth if arriving by boat. The large car park can quickly become flooded in winter months occasionally leaving some poor sole with their car under several feet of water. The adjacent Hemingford Meadow is popular with walkers.
In late 2019 the hotel was undergoing a change of ownership/operator which could see the bar/restaurant under different operators than the hotel. Major renovation work is currently taking place which may affect the opening of the bar.
Four beers from Greene King and Adnams are usually on offer here, although this may be reduced to two when quiet. Meals are available in the bar or adjoining restaurant area, with the Sunday carvery and summer afternoon teas being popular. In the summer months there is live music on Sunday afternoon when 'Jazz on the River' takes place every two weeks from May 21st until 17th Sept 2017 from 4-7pm.
HISTORY - A hotel has stood on this site for over 300 years. The current building was built in 1985.
- Floods Tavern
27 The Broadway
An Elgood's tied house serving up to three of their real ales, and occasionally a guest beer from another brewery. The bar area features a real fire in winter months. Television screens show most sports events, especially football (Sky & BT Sport). Pictures of historic St Ives floods from which the pub takes its name are displayed. There is a dartboard in the main bar area. A riverside garden provides free moorings, idyllic views of the historic St Ives river bridge and Holt Island nature reserve. There is an outdoor bar in summer months (although real ale is in the main bar) when the pub is open all day. Occasional live music often featuring local bands on Fridays and Saturdays. Quiz nights are to be introduced. See the pubs Facebook page for details. There are occasional pop up food events at weekends. In winter months opens at 4:30 on weekday afternoons.
Opens later on weekdays in winter months.
History - The building was a bank until 1977 when it was converted to a pub. The pub name refers to the regular floods that occur on the adjoining Great Ouse river. The meadow across the river from the pub is often under water in winter months.
- Golden Lion Hotel
The Golden Lion Hotel, Eatery and Coffee House is a 400 year old grade II listed former coaching inn. It is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. Now a modern hotel which was renovated by the new owners in July 2017 including the opening of a new bar, restaurant and reception area. The hotel offers 27 rooms all en-suite. The Cromwell Room is available for private functions.
The regular beers from Wadworth Brewery are supplemented a changing beer which is often from the local Papworth Brewery. Food is served all day from midday, the varied menu prepared by the resident chef. There is also a snack menu available in the bar area. Breakfast is also available.
Constable Road, Burleigh Hill Estate
Modern community pub on large housing estate serving six beers (usually from national brewers but can often include beers from smaller breweries from the M&B guest list. Breakfasts served from 9am daily, with alcoholic drinks served from 11am.
Opened in 1984 as the Pickled Skittle. Recently underwent a £500,000 refurbishment and was rebranded as a Sizzling Grill offering a new good value menu and is open early for breakfast. The landlord has recently introduced a discount on real ales for CAMRA members. Present your membership card when ordering. There is a 10% discount on food prices for members of the armed forces.
The pub is busy at most times especially when sports events are shown on the many TV screens (including one in the outside drinking area). A quiz takes place every Monday evening and there is a poker night on Thursdays. The pub has a football team which plays in the Hunts Sunday League and two darts teams that play in local leagues. The pub supports many national and local charities chosen by its customers. Also the Haywain golf society have matches four times a year which raise money for Help for Hero's. The rear area can be used for meetings, the local neighbourhood watch hold their meetings here.
- Ivy Leaf Club
23 The Broadway
Private members club in the centre of St Ives. Was for many years a branch of the Royal British Legion whose members still meet here. One large open plan room contains the bar and there is an outside patio overlooking the River Great Ouse. Hosts regular events including bingo on Thursday and a monthly music night.
- Marsh Harrier
St Ives Business Park, Needingworth Road
Large new open plan food and family oriented pub in a business park on the outskirts of St Ives. Food served Monday to Saturday: 12 noon until 10pm, Sunday 12 noon until 9pm. Beer garden, and indoor and outside children's play areas.
- Nelsons Head
Greene King pub in a picturesque narrow street. Refitted in the popular 'ale house' style in the late 1990s. As well as the regular real ales there are two changing beers from local breweries which often include a dark beer. Local Cromwell cider is a permanent feature. Their full meal menu is served at lunchtime and in the evening pizza is available. On Sunday afternoon there are live bands when the pub is extremely popular. The pub was the 2016 Hunts CAMRA Locale Pub of the Year.
Formerly the Three Tuns, this pub name provides an unusual local reference to the maritime hero, more common around his Norfolk birthplace.
- Oliver Cromwell
13 Wellington Street
Popular pub near the old town quay and medieval river bridge and chapel. Named after the former local resident whose troops blew up the bridge during the civil war. The building was originally a cottage but became a pub in the 1840s. A well that once supplied water to a long closed pub brewery can be seen in the side bar. Recently bought by Wells & Co and features many regional and national beers. Lunchtime meals are freshly prepared using local ingredients with a changing specials board (evening snacks are to be introduced on Mon-Wed). Live music on Thursday evenings. A quiz is hosted on the first Tuesday of the month, except during the summer. The rear patio is a suntrap in the summer. Now under new management but there have been few noticeable changes.
- Royal Oak
13 Crown Street
One of a number of historic listed pubs in the town, whose most famous inhabitant was Oliver Cromwell. The room layout and character was happily preserved in a sensitive renovation in the 1990s and has changed little since. Serves two regular real ales and a changing range of up to beers many sourced from local breweries, with full use being made of the SIBA direct delivery scheme, and some from further afield. The house beer Royal Oak Best Bitter is brewed by Greene King There is at least one cider from Weston's.
A Good Beer Guide entry and current Hunts CAMRA Dark Beer Pub of the Year. It was also the branch LocAle Pub of the Year for 2017.
There is a discount on the real ales for CAMRA members, however this doesn't apply to one rotating beer that is sold at a discounted price or during happy hour.
No food is served apart from crisps, nuts etc. with filled rolls available on Saturday/Sunday & Monday lunchtimes. However customers are usually welcome to bring in a takeaway from the fish & chip shop across the road.
All televised sports events are shown on three TV screens. There is live music on Saturday nights.
- Seven Wives
Large community pub run by a local family on the edge of St Ives town built in 1962 by Steward & Patteson. The name is a reference to a popular riddle. There is a large main bar, a separate area which has a pool table and dart board. There is also a large rear bar that can be hired for private functions. There are two regular and one changing real ale are normally available. Homemade food is served at lunchtimes and evenings (except Monday). Bookings are recommended for Sunday lunch. There is live music every Sunday afternoon and occasional Saturday evening discos.
The pub has a large rear beer garden that has a childrens play area, and there is a paved patio with tables at the front of the pub. On Monday & Friday lunchtime there is a parents and toddlers group.
- Slepe Hall Hotel
Impressive independent hotel with Georgian origins with a bar open to non-residents. The bar is on the left where two real ales are available. Bar food is served daily, with the Ramseys Brasserie restaurant serving more substantial meals at lunchtime and in the evening.
The hotel has three function rooms for events and conferences. It was the first venue in Huntingdonshire with a licence to hold civil weddings. Regular music events take place including tribute bands, disco nights, 70s nights etc. There is an outdoor drinking area at the front.
- St Ives Golf Club Needingworth Road St Ives PE27 4NB ku.oc.bulcflogsevits@nimda(01480) 499920
- St Ives Rugby Club
The club occasionally offers real ale when they have a big function.
- Swan & Angel
Conversion to pub use of a former shop unit in the usual Wetherspoon open plan style with an outdoor drinking area at the rear. In a central location on the Market Square and close to the bus station. It can be very busy at lunchtime and in the evening.
There are twelve handpumps dispensing a variety of real ales from breweries across the country. Traditional cider & perry is also available.
Good value food is available all day, with breakfasts served from 8am. On most days of the week there are special meal deal offers.
- White Hart
1 Sheep Market
The White Hart is a former coaching inn and hotel. A well preserved flag stone floored central passageway, leads to where the stable block was located, part of which survives as the outside toilets. The bar to the right of the central passway is the oldest part of the pub. The main bar is on the left. The room is wood pannelled with prints and paintings on display. A large antique clock is a feature of this bar. Lunchtime meals are served daily until early evening. Good value accomodation available. In addition to the rear outdoor area there are tables on the Market Square in front of the pub in warmer months making more of a cafe culture.
HISTORY - The White Hart dates back to the late 1600's and along with the Royal Oak is probably one of the oldest pubs still trading in St Ives. The current building dates from the 18th century. Note the stone flagged passageway floor as you enter the pub.
- Dolphin Hotel London Road St Ives PE27 5EP ku.oc.sbmacletohnihplod@seiriuqne(01480) 466966
- St Neots
- Ale Taster
25 Russell Street
A traditional, small back-street pub which reopened on the 24th February. It is operated in the style of a micro pub. Renamed by the enthusiastic new owners, was previously the Hog & Partridge. It features up to six changing beers, which are served from stillage behind the bar. Also available are upto nine real ciders and a perry. The owners source beer and cider from local producers as much as possible. Three large fridges display a wide selection of bottled beers from around the world. The pub encourages conversation, with quiet background music and no electronic machines. Traditional bar games can be played here. The owners are happy to chat about their beers.
Sunday closing time may vary depending on business.
Directions - from St Neots High Street take New Road and Russell Street is on the right, around 5 minutes walk. If arriving by car use Tebbutts Road car park, the pub being accessed by using the passageway at the rear of the car park.
- Art & Soul
7 New Street
Café with an art gallery and workshop upstairs. Beers and ciders available in both cans and bottles, at least one of which is bottle/can conditioned.
- Bridge House
16th century riverside town pub and restaurant. Two bar areas, both with exposed beams, one with an open fire and comfy leather chairs, the other with a wood floor, and wood tables and chairs. An elegant restaurant decorated in a contemporary style offers an extensive a la carte menu. A delightful patio overlooks the river and is very popular in Summer.
- Brook & Barter
7-9 Market Square
Large open Marstons pub offering daytime and early evening food. Fridays and Saturdays have DJs and an area converted to a dance floor. Monday quiz, Tuesday poker and curry, Thursday Karaoke.
- Bulls Head
Suburban community pub. On main Road between the Railway station and Town.
- Coach House
18 High Street
Town centre, High St pub. Renamed from the New Inn. Featuring cask beers, on 4 handpumps, with IPA as standard, and three guest beers. One normally from Greene King Good value food available: 11am-9pm Monday - Saturday & 12noon - 9pm Sunday
- Conservative Club 12 New Street St Neots PE19 1AE (01480) 396069
- Hyde Park
Large busy community pub, with several distinct drinking areas. Guest beers mostly from regional independent breweries. Wide range of pub games including darts and petanque, with many teams active in local leagues. Live music every Saturday night, and traditional Sunday Roast lunch.
- Olde Sun
11 Huntingdon Street
Low-beamed and cosy traditional town centre pub with two large inglenook fireplaces. At the front of the pub are three bar areas and a secluded patio. Zoned jukebox allowing quiet areas for conversation. Shove ha'penny and a bar billiards table. Five constantly changing guest beers from various regional breweries including Adnams, Elgoods, Marstons, Thwaites and Woodforde’s. Regularly offers a mild and other dark beers. Hunts CAMRA Mild/Dark Ales Pub of the Year 2014.
- Pig n Falcon
9 New Street
This busy town-centre free house has up to six real ales and six real ciders focusing on micro-breweries and unusual beers including milds, porters and stouts. Good range of bottled ciders, UK and foreign bottled beers including Trappist ales. Beer festivals are held each year. Outside is a large, imaginatively-created covered and heated beer garden. Hunts CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2014 & 2015. Note that although this pub is owned by Greene King it does operate as a free house. Three Blind Mice beers are real ale served in KeyKeg.
- RAFA Club 44 Huntingdon Street St Neots PE19 1DU (01480) 386308
Cross Keys Mews
A new delicatessen for St. Neots selling cheese, coffee and gins as well as a wide range of British and continental bottled beers, many being bottled conditioned and local. Also available is a range of local bottled conditioned cider from Simon's Cider. Now doing on line delivery only for St Neots.
- Smiling Grape Company
Draught Keg Keg beer is available to drink on the premises. A small seating area is located in the shop. Offers an extensive range of craft and local beers, often with end bin dates at reduced prices.
- St Neots Rugby Club
Modern club house bar and large function room. Opening times are determined by the playing season: Sep-Apr closed Mon; 7pm-10pm Tue; closed Wed; 7pm-10pm Thu; closed Fri; 12-12 Sat; 12-3 Sun; May-Jun closed Mon; 7pm-10pm Tue; closed Wed; 7pm-10pm Thu; closed Fri-Sun; Jul-Aug closed Mon-Sun. Holds an annual beer festival in September to coincide with the club's Festival of Rugby.
- Weeping Ash
15 New Street
Wetherspoon conversion of the old Victorian town post office with wood panelled walls and a period decor. A large open bar area leads to separate dining areas, and an outdoor patio at the rear. Lots of local history and postal memorabilia on the walls. One long bar with a mural depicting the local area above.
- Ale Taster 25 Russell Street St Neots PE19 1BA (01480) 581368
- Steeple Morden
- Waggon & Horses
19 Church Street
Deep in the heart of the South Cambridgeshire rambling countryside this traditional 300-year-old country pub in the centre of the village pub makes a welcoming retreat. The public bar has a tiled and wood floor. Turn right through to a cosy lounge boasting a large Inglenook fireplace, Children are welcome here. The garden features a children's play area, and a petanque pitch. Caravan and Camping Club certificated site in a large secluded field to the rear of the pub. Look out for the former WW2 American Air force base memorial, which is close by.
- Waggon & Horses 19 Church Street Steeple Morden SG8 0NJ (01763) 853311
- White Horse
Two-roomed village pub partly dating back to 1735 and surrounded by large gardens and open fields. Public bar is furnished with sofas and bar stools and provides darts and hood skittles. Large lounge and bright conservatory with further seating. Traditional, locally-sourced food served noon-3pm and 6-9pm Tue-Sat and noon-3pm Sun. The garden has swings and slides for children and a petting zoo featuring ducks, chickens, sheep, goats and a goose. Also has a marquee with bar which is used for regular functions and can be hired. Look for the artistic posters (featuring locals?) in the ladies and gents. Reopened July 2018 after refurbishment.
- White Horse High Street Tilbrook PE28 0JP moc.koorblitesrohetihweht@ofni(01480) 860764
- Royal Oak
70 Mill Green
Popular village pub with large lounge and smaller bar area. Offers two or three frequently changing real ales, and real cider is often available. Good quality food is served including a Sunday carvery. Outside there is a beer garden at the front of the pub, and in the summer there is a variety of hanging baskets and potted flowers.
- White Hart
35 High Street
Busy community pub (rebuilt after a serious fire in 1996) with public bar on the left, and lounge bar on the right which is set out with tables for diners. Has large beer gardens at both the front and rear. The pub takes part in During Warboys Feast at the end of July when there is live music and bouncy castle for children.
The White Hart bowling green is at the rear of the pub where crown green bowls is played. The bowls club has teams playing in several local leagues.
- Royal Oak 70 Mill Green Warboys PE28 2SB (01487) 824848
- Duncombe Arms
Busy village pub opposite village church, offering a good range of food. The bar area is light and airy, with tables for groups. The large garden is popular with families in summer. Electric Car Charging port in Car park.
- Duncombe Arms Eltisley Road Waresley SG19 3BS moc.smra-ebmocnud@ofni(01767) 650764
- Three Horseshoes
Village local in a brick and thatch 18th century building opposite the village church. It was saved from closure by a community campaign group and reopened in 2019 under the ownership of a family who run the pub with a focus on serving the local community as well as pubgoers and diners from further afield. Villagers are keen on real ale and a regularly-changing local guest beer is to be added to the offering. There are monthly quiz nights, occasional live music and charity events. Thought to have always been a pub, the building has evolved over time (part of the building used to be a blacksmith's) and was used to accommodate workers employed in major church rebuilding work in the 18th century. Traditional pub food Tuesday to Friday lunchtimes and until 8pm on Saturdays and 6pm on Sundays. Families are welcome to use both bars. Covered outside smoking area available. On bus 30 route from Huntingdon and Ramsey every hour.
- Three Horseshoes Mill Road Wistow PE28 2QQ (01487) 506166
- Elephant & Castle
Traditional country pub offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Fresh Home Cooked food available, Sunday Roasts. Pub Quiz on Fridays nights at 8pm Retro Music Nights Saturday from 8pm
- Elephant & Castle The Green Woodwalton PE28 5YN moc.liamg@notlawdooweltsacdnatnahpele(01487) 773337
- Three Jolly Butchers
A village pub that despite numerous refurbishments and modernisation retains considerable charm and some original features, including numerous oak beams and fireplace. The main bar has a stone floor, comfy sofas and plain wooden tables and chairs. A separate restaurant offers an extensive menu. There is a large garden, with table football on the patio. Two changing beers are often from independent breweries.
The local 45a bus service to the village is infrequent, The stop for The Busway B route is around 15 minutes walk.
- Three Jolly Butchers Huntingdon Road Wyton PE28 2AD ku.oc.srehctubyllojeht@ofni(01480) 463228
- Yelling Social Club
Yelling Village Social Club is in the Village Hall, (previously the village school) which is 50 metres from the Church of the Holy Cross. There is ample parking available. As well as there being facilities to play pool, darts and social “pub games” there is a television and outside barbecue area with garden. They have an active darts and crib teams who compete in local leagues.
- Yelling Social Club High Street Yelling PE19 6SB firstname.lastname@example.org(01480) 880451