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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Thatched inn with confident cooking

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Credit cards accepted

The interior of this 17th-century inn has a contemporary sheen while retaining its soul, with a lounge bar serving real ales and a cosy snug as well as a smart restaurant. Expect classy pub classics and sandwiches in the bar (or garden), while the restaurant ups the ante with the likes of beetroot-cured sea trout with a beetroot salad, or Welsh rarebit with a salad of apple, walnut and watercress. Main courses range from fillet of hake with fennel and potato purée, olives, almonds and crab bisque, to breast of Cotswold chicken with creamed savoy cabbage, mushrooms and mash, while among puddings may be apricot and pistachio pannacotta.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 2 weeks in January and 1st week in July
  • Days closed: Monday (winter)
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Roberta Hall

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 23
  • Wines over £30: 32
  • Wines by the glass: 26

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 54
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 54

Getting here

A1(M) junct 13 onto A14 towards Huntingdon. At 1st rdbt straight on (A141 Spittals Way). Left at 2nd rdbt signed Abbots Ripton. 3m in village centre

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