Good Hotel Guide Review
The Hills were alive with the sound of ‘obvious customer contentment’ when our inspector called at Chris and Sarah Field’s pub in a village known for its Roman burial tumuli (the eponymous ‘hills’). Customers were clearly enjoying themselves as they sat on the heated, covered patio and dined on dishes such as daube of venison, vegetable terrine or pizza from the outdoor oven. The ‘friendly, prompt service’, value for money, and ‘beautifully cooked food’ all won praise. This is a very family-friendly place, and dogs are welcome (bed, bowl and towel are provided). Inside, the 17th-century building has been stylishly refurbished, while retaining its character. Smart bedrooms – four in an annexe, two above the pub – have a muted palette, a coffee machine, and luxury toiletries. ‘Our room was light and airy, privacy blinds with interior roman blinds giving a Scandi style.’ ‘The garden is basically a mown meadow with tables and attached benches, sloping gently towards the River Granta.’ Cambridge is just 20 minutes away, Stansted Airport 40 minutes if you wish to pay a flying visit. (SH, and others)
6. 4 in annexe, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled, plus 2-bedroom flat.
all year, restaurant closed Sun pm, Mon, Tues.
bar, snug/library, restaurant, in-room smart TV (Freeview), function facilities, large covered patio, garden and meadow, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
soft music (light jazz) in bar, restaurant.
all ages welcomed, children's menu, extra bed £15.
allowed in all bedrooms (£12.50 per stay), bar, snug.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £105. À la carte £32.