The Old Bridge, Huntingdon

  Sat aside the River Ouse, The Old Bridge, Huntingdon, is the epitome of classic Georgian architecture; with an imposing facade clad in a curtain of lush green ivy, it’s a building that commands attention. Inside, the rooms are eclectic and varied, from the quirky, individually styled boutique bedrooms, to the ‘hunstman’s lodge’ feel of […]

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All aboard!

Quite an appetite can be worked up wandering around the shops at Serpentine Green, so you can’t be blamed if upon sight and smell of the Gourmet Bus, you start feeling decidedly ravenous and jump on board. All decked out in stainless steel and neon, with the aroma of flame grilled burgers filling the air, The Gourmet Bus is bringing […]

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An elegant spot for coffee…..

The Wansford Country Lounge opened at the start of November, offering passers by and business folk a delightful spot to stop and enjoy a bite to eat, or get their business minds together over a cup of coffee in relaxed, stylish surroundings. The lounge has been given a cool but comfy industrial refurb, with walls being stripped back to bare brick, wood cladding and comfy leather […]

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A little piece of history…

Opened last Friday, Paten & Co is the latest and long-awaited addition to Stamford’s bustling bar scene. Previously The Periwig, which was one of publican Michael Thurlby’s first investments, the bar has undergone a complete transformation, and playing on the history of the original Paten & Co- a wine and spirits merchant which stood on the same site […]

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Hey, sugar!

As if a wine bar weren’t enough, now Bourne has it’s very own dessert bar too! Located on Wherry’s Lane in the town centre, The Dessert Lounge will be serving up milkshakes, ice-creams, sundaes, waffles, pancakes, cakes and warm cookie dough served with a scoop of ice-cream or gelato, this place is full of sweet temptations, but they […]

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I’m so hungry I could eat a……

The Packhorse, Northborough is a lovely village pub which has built a solid reputation for serving great food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, thanks to owner/ head chef Keith Smee and son’s, Sam and Jack. Keith, who has worked in some of London’s top hotels and restaurants, puts on regular foodie evenings, like pizza, pie, curry, […]

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Hot chocolate heaven….

Hotel Chocolat unveiled their city centre cafe to rapturous applause from Peterborough residents in September. The cafe, which is part of the Hotel Chocolatshop in Queensgate, will prepare their award-winning hot chocolates alongside coffees, frappes and cacao nib-infused teas. The hot chocolates are out of this world and come in a selection of indulgent flavours- including classic, milky, salted caramel, hazelnut, chilli and 100% dark chocolate. The lattes and frappes are also […]

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Brownie heaven…..

Bruce at Silver Oak Coffee has been selling a range of brownies on his market stall for a little while now and occasionally I like to have one alongside my cappuccino, because it counts as one of my five a day, right?! This morning, Bruce’s lovely wife, Susanne, let me sample this exclusive Christmas pudding […]

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To Newton’s!

Raise your glasses, people- Bourne has got a wine bar! Newton‘s Wine and Tapas Bar opened on North Street in August, offering the townsfolk a sophisticated and inviting place to go for a glass of vino. Keith and Gail Newton took over the premises, which once housed Rumbles Fish Bar, to bring a taste of continental wine […]

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Sweet treats from Hambleton’s

Put the kettle on! I’m popping over for a cuppa and I’m bringing an abundance of harvest -themed goodies from Hambleton Bakery for a spot of afternoon tea-ing. The artisan bakers and cake makers- who have recently won a Guinness World Record title for baking the world’s largest Jammie Dodger- have surpassed themselves once again […]

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