The Old Bridge

    ‘Lively, comfortable, informal, stylish – at the top of its game. More

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    The Old Bridge
    1 High Street
    PE29 3TQ
    01480 424300
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    Hotel information


    24. 2 on ground floor.


    all year.


    lounge, bar, restaurant, private dining room, wine shop, business centre, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1-acre grounds (terrace, garden), river (fishing, jetty, boat trips), parking, unsuitable for disabled.

    Background music

    none except in wine shop.


    all ages welcomed.


    allowed in two bedrooms, lounge and bar, not in restaurant.

    Credit cards

    MasterCard, Visa.


    [2016] per room B&B from £125, D,B&B from £195. À la carte £34.

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    Good Hotel Guide Review

    ‘Lively, comfortable, informal, stylish – at the top of its game.’ There’s a ‘very special atmosphere’ at John and Julia Hoskins’s ivy-smothered Georgian town house, by the medieval bridge over the Great Ouse to Godmanchester. ‘We greatly enjoyed the buzz that the hotel has from its popularity with locals.’ Staff have an ‘efficient’, ‘can-do’ attitude. ‘We were struck by John’s friendliness and warmth.’ Have a drink and a chat in the ‘cosy’ lounge and bar areas; later, relax in one of the ‘plush’ bedrooms decorated with a ‘tasteful’ mix of traditional and bold modern furnishings. Rooms facing the busy road system are triple glazed. ‘Our inviting room, with a view over the river, was quiet and comfortable.’ In the airy, ‘atmospheric’ terrace restaurant, tuck in to Jack Woolner’s ‘simple yet well-executed’ British dishes, perhaps turbot, prawn ravioli, samphire, lobster bisque. Lighter food is served all day, in the bar and lounge, or alfresco on the terrace. Breakfast is ‘equally impressive’. John Hoskins, a Master of Wine, runs a wine shop on the premises, with daily tastings. (A and BB)

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    Special offers

    2 nights for the price of 1

    Book a double room for two nights, bed and breakfast, and only pay for one! Offer valid January to March 2017, Sunday/Monday or Thursday/Friday nights, subject to availability. The offer requires you to have dinner at the hotel (but no minimum spend).To benefit from this offer, please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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    The Old Bridge
    1 High Street
    PE29 3TQ

    Guest comments

    'A wonderful weekend’s stay. The hotel is very much at the top of its game. We liked the liveliness comfort, informality. The young staff were welcoming, and there were plenty around, so you were never left wanting something. The bar and lounge area were buzzing with guests (mostly non-residents); the hotel is clearly popularity with local residents and passers-by. The owner, John Hoskins, is impressive; we were struck by his friendliness. Our bedroom was ideal – plush without pretension; a tasteful mixture of traditional and bold contemporary furnishings. It was impeccably clean, beautifully maintained, quiet and comfortable, enjoying a pleasant view over the river. We were impressed by our dinner in the hotel’s beautiful Terrace restaurant, atmospheric and intimate, despite its size and popularity with diners. We enjoyed a delicious three-course dinner; the cooking is simple yet well executed; we admired the lack of pretension on the menu. Breakfast served in a room that felt like a drawing room was also impressive. We never had to ask for anything twice. ' - Anna and Bill Brewer - January, 2015
    'Excellent room, good bathroom, superb food, friendly helpful staff. We really enjoyed our stay here. ' - Richard Lamb - June, 2012

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