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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Kids play area

Behind this substantial, gabled old farmhouse, a long, grassy beer garden stretches to meadows fringing the Great Ouse Valley with its countless ponds and lakes. Tranquil territory in which to sup on a brace of renowned East Anglian real ales, supplemented each mid-summer by a beer festival. At the pub, known locally as The Offord Shoe, the modern, pan-European menu is changed every two months to allow chef-patron Richard Kennedy to utilise seasonal ingredients to the full. Graduate, perhaps, from Maryland-style crab cakes with English mustard mayonnaise to a main course of spiced venison meatballs, tomato and chipotle sauce and cheddar grits; or fried sea bream fillet, spicy lentils, crispy fried okra and coriander yogurt.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2.30, Sat-Sun all day
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 6-9.30, Sat-Sun all day

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Nethergate Old Growler, Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Real ciders: Westons Old Rosie & Rosie's Pig, Cornish Orchards, Pink Lady

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Midsummer

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Play area available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Between Huntingdon & St Neots. 1.5m from Buckden on A1

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