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Country pub, restaurant and B&B with super garden

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Microbrewed ales
Open all year
Wheelchair access

With many awards for what goes on inside, this 16th-century pink-washed free house and restaurant has much going for it outside too, with a pretty walled garden and dovecote, and a patio overlooking the church. Four local real ales await your order in the low-ceilinged and wood-floored bar; three of them – Woodforde’s Wherry, Crafty Sauvignon Blonde and own label Red & Black – are fixtures, the fourth a local guest brew. Over 20 wines are served by the glass. It’s good to eat in the bar, but you might prefer the high-raftered, L-shaped restaurant, which is similarly furnished with high-backed settles. The AA Rosette winning menu gives a taste of the modern British approach to food, in starters such as braised pork cheeks with celeriac purée and remoulade; main dishes such as pesto gnocchi with purple sprouting broccoli, tomato concasse and broad beans; and puddings like salted caramel tart.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–2, Friday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–3
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6.30–9, Friday to Saturday 6.30–9.30, Sunday 6–8

Food and drink

  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Ramp access available
  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Northbound only: M11 junction 9, towards A11, left onto A1301. Left to Hinxton. Or M11 junction 10, A505 towards A11/Newmarket. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A1301, right to Hinxton.

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