Places to Eat

There are plenty of good places to eat nearby, including two great pubs, the Poacher and the George and Dragon, within minutes’ walk of the Hut. Five minutes drive away in Conington you will find a very warm welcome from Neil and Caroline at the White Swan.

Within twenty minutes drive, other great foodie places include The Cock at Hemingford Grey, The Plough at Coton, the Three Horseshoes at Madingley and The Eltisley at Eltisley. No 77 is a decent Thai restaurant in Caxton, and turn into a fabulous pizza joint in January when their chefs go back to Thailand. The Shilpa in Paworth Everard is a good Indian restaurant.

If you want to eat in Cambridge we highly recommend Coto at the Gonville Hotel (a particular favourite of ours, run by the delightful Ruth Butler, wife of chef Hans Schweizer), and the Varsity Restaurant is a great place to eat in the centre of town. Navadhanya is a lovely, high-end Indian restaurant in Cambridge, and we also love The Rice Boat on Newnham Road . The food there is wonderful, but the service can be a bit slow (probably because the food is cooked while you wait).

There are plenty of good chain restaurants in Cambridge too, such as the Pint Shop, Jamie’s, La Strada and Cau. There are good cafes too, and for those who might want a change from Starbucks and Costa we recommend Michaelhouse, a cafe in the centre of a working church serving excellent lunches and snacks, and situated on Trinity Street in the very heart of Cambridge. The Indigo Coffee House is a tiny, independent cafe in St Edward’s Passage, just off Kings Parade,