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Pretty riverside village pub

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

For over 400 years, travellers and locals have been able to drink and eat at this part-thatched, stone-built inn by the River Nene in unspoilt Wadenhoe. The facilities may be modern, but the old-world charm is still there. For instance, sit in the shade of the ancient pollarded willow trees and enjoy the lazy pastime of gongoozling, that is, watch the narrowboats negotiating the nearby lock, not always correctly. The quarry-tiled and bare-boarded bar features heavy oak-beamed ceilings, pine furniture, open log fires and local beers. On the lunchtime menu find sandwiches, pies and home-made burgers and mains such as roast supreme of salmon. In the evening you can feast like a king on pan-fried duck breast; chicken and mushroom pot pie; or goats' cheese and caramelised onion tart. Pub classics include Gloucestershire Old Spots sausages and mash; and scampi, chips and garden peas.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday (Winter)
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 12-3 6-11, Sunday 12-6 (summer Monday to Saturday 12-11, Sunday 12-9)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-6
  • Dinner: all week 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: King's Head Bitter, Digfield Barnwell Bitter, Nobby's Swift Nick
  • Real ciders: Gaymers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A605, 3 miles from Wadenhoe roundabout. 2 miles from Oundle

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