The Crown and Punchbowl

High Street, Horningsea, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9JG
Telephone: 01223 860 643

Telephone: 01223 860 643

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The Crown and Punchbowl High Street Cambridge Cambridgeshire 01223 860 643 116 4.8
Lovely experience
5 stars 5

'I would highly recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting Cambridge. The staff were kind and welcoming, the rooms where charming and clean, and the food was beyond delicious!'

Review By - Lindsay Johnston
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 19th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Overnight stay
5 stars 5

'This pub/restaurant had everything. Very clean modern room with nice furnishings, comfortable bed with good linen. Warm clean bathroom with powerful shower and complimentary toiletries. The food was excellent with good choice of local produce for dinner. The staff were all friendly and attentive without being intrusive.'

Review By - Sue Kavanagh
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 16th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Short stay
5 stars 5

'The perfect blend of comfort, friendliness and top quality food - have already booked again for my next trip.'

Review By - Keith Cotton
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 16th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Good stay.
4 stars 4

'Good welcome, good room, clean & tidy. Nice food. Only criticism was the checkout was slow and muddled. Otherwise would highly recommend.'

Review By - John Barsley
Date - 15th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Weekend away
5 stars 5

'Could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. Good food and nice rooms. - a lovely weekend all round'

Review By - Melanie Bloodworth
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 14th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Erasmus
4 stars 4

'Very comfortable room and stay. Room had unservicable blind and ill-fitting shower door. Menue \'catch of the day did not change and had \'fish\' we did not like. Overall, very enjoyable, and staff and service was excellent.'

Review By - Alan Mann
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th November, 2017

Verified Customer

October break in Cambridge
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely room at the Crown and Punchball with everything we needed in it, the food was delicious and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We hope to come back again next year.'

Review By - Mrs G Phillips
Date - 10th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Lovely place to stay
5 stars 5

'We were given a lovely comfortable room. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent with the freshest of salads and vegetables and a delicious homemade chocolate torte for dessert. we asked if we could stay another night but unfortunately there was not a room available but one of the staff offered to try to get accommodation for us at a nearby guest house. The Cambridge Park and Ride is only a short drive away from The Crown and Punchbowl and also Angelsey Abbey which we visited. We have recommended you to our son and daughter in law as they will be visiting the area next year.'

Review By - Mrs Scott
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 8th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Great location; a good place to stay
4 stars 4

'We stayed just one night while travelling but would come back again next time we are in the area. The room was spacious and comfortable and it was really good to have a restaurant on site.'

Review By - Judy Hennessy
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 4th November, 2017

Verified Customer

Exceptional
5 stars 5

'My wife and I stayed at the Crown and Punchbowl for 1 night and had dinner in the restaurant. Room: spotless Service: faultless Food: wonderful. Would I stay here again?....absolutely!'

Review By - Christopher Rowley
Date - 1st November, 2017

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'Comfortable, homely, clean and spacious rooms. Great food. Couldn\'t ask for more. Far nicer than staying in the city centre.'

Review By - Angie Porer
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 26th October, 2017

Verified Customer

A hidden gem
5 stars 5

'Enjoyed a comfortable night stay in a nice room with a great bathroom. Plenty of room and a great working desk. Nice extras in room, water and fudge! Staff were brilliant and actually brough my meal to my room. Food was superb'

Review By - Paul Mckeown
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 18th October, 2017

Verified Customer

coming home
5 stars 5

'from the time i arrived i felt at home. service cleanliness food and drink all excellent.'

Review By - david byford
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 28th September, 2017

Verified Customer

Difficult to find
3 stars 3

'The only downside was the difficulty in finding it!!! Close to where I needed to get to for work and far enough away to be undisturbed by traffic and bustle. Room was comfortable, internet was fast and food was great'

Review By - Gareth Wood
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 28th September, 2017

Verified Customer

A few days off the beaten track
5 stars 5

'Excellent accommodation combined with good food. Base for Cambridge, Ely and Sandringham visits along with the IWM at Duxford. Staff very pleasant and knowledgeable.'

Review By - Michael Webber
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th September, 2017

Verified Customer

Over night stay
4 stars 4

'Very comfortable and clean. Good hospitality and an excellent breakfast.'

Review By - Mrs J Robertson
Date - 19th August, 2017

Verified Customer

A gem of a find
5 stars 5

'Beautifully decorated, reasonably priced, friendly staff and lovely food. Would definitely stay here again!'

Review By - Michelle West
Date - 16th July, 2017

Verified Customer

Another great stay at the Crown & Punchbowl
5 stars 5

'Stayed here a number of times and it is always superb - accommodation, food and above all helpful, professional and accommodating staff. I can highly recommend the C&P both for business and leisure.'

Review By - Jez Parkinson
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 27th June, 2017

Verified Customer

Not quite 5 stars this time
4 stars 4

'Our second stay. Lovely clean accommodation and nice evening meal. My vegan wife and daughter were well accommodated! But a disappointing breakfast. Only one other table occupied with a group of 8 but this seemed too much for the staff to handle. Having to constantly share milk, butter, etc. Out of orange juice. Staff seemed unhappy.'

Review By - Neil McQuire
Date - 17th June, 2017

Verified Customer

Warm welcome
5 stars 5

'Warm welcome, nice room & the food options are good. Quiet location.'

Review By - Patrick Johnson
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 15th June, 2017

Verified Customer

Great stay
5 stars 5

'Always fantastic food from friendly staff and great accommodation too'

Review By - Elliot Nason
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 14th June, 2017

Verified Customer

Great Hidden gem
5 stars 5

'A great high quality pub with good food wine and aloe The rooms are very cosy and higher than 4 star hotel standards Unusual to find a great pub, restaurant and rooms of such a high standard'

Review By - Chris Wortley
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 17th May, 2017

Verified Customer

Recommended
5 stars 5

'Fully enjoyed one night stay with you. An excellent meal with friendly and attentive service. Pleasant well appointed room and bathroom. Only thing missing is a room fridge for fresh milk.'

Review By - Mr J J A Haddon
Date - 30th April, 2017

Verified Customer

Recommended
5 stars 5

'Fully enjoyed one night stay with you. An excellent meal with friendly and attentive service. Pleasant well appointed room and bathroom. Only thing missing is a room fridge for fresh milk.'

Review By - Mr J J A Haddon
Date - 30th April, 2017

Verified Customer

Excellent stay
5 stars 5

'Made to feel welcome, lovely room with very comfortable bed. Enjoyed the evening meal - Cod Loin and good breakfast choices'

Review By - Fiona Knox
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 27th April, 2017

Verified Customer

Great Find
5 stars 5

'Visiting the area found the Crown and Punchbowl, great place to stay and eat. Real ale, good menu choice fish specials and superb accommodation.'

Review By - Mrs. Sandra Sopp
Date - 22nd April, 2017

Verified Customer

You won\'t be disappointed!
5 stars 5

'I travel extensively and I deliberately avoid the typical corporate/ plastic hotel groups where possible. My overnight stay at The Crown and Punchbowl is a perfect example why you should consider this accommodation and pleasant Cambridge countryside surroundings. The accommodation and appointment is excellent with friendly staff will restaurant that won\'t disappoint either.'

Review By - Alan Abbatt
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 10th April, 2017

Verified Customer

Lovely Boutique B&B
5 stars 5

'Had a great stay here. The room was beautifully designed and the staff were warm and friendly. Delicious breakfast too. Thank you for a lovely stay.'

Review By - Victoria Milington
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 5th April, 2017

Verified Customer

Lovely place
4 stars 4

'This is a lovely place - it is in a pretty village. We stayed as part of a trip to Cambridge. The staff are very attentive possibly too attentive. Only real comment - no music playing - which means the bar feels flat and the restaurant school like.'

Review By - Chris Burnard
Date - 3rd April, 2017

Verified Customer

Perfect Stay
5 stars 5

'My wife and I stayed on Saturday night for the first time while attending our daughters graduation in Cambridge. We had dinner, bed and breakfast. Everything about the Crown and Punchbowl was perfect. A warm welcome from the very friendly staff. The room was very comfortable and clean and had obviously been recently decorated. The atmosphere and quality of food in the restaurant was great. We will stay again. Nice safe parking too. A fantastic find. Faultless.'

Review By - Mark Benson
Date - 3rd April, 2017

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'We stayed for a couple of nights in this lovely, friendly hotel. The bedroom was clean, warm, comfortable and very well furnished with bottle water and tea/coffee facilities, lots of sockets (hairdryer/ chargers etc and good WiFi. Shower wonderful - hot and lots of water! Food delicious - we had breakfast and evening meals. Service excellent.'

Review By - Stephanie Haynes
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th March, 2017

Verified Customer

Lovely place to stay
4 stars 4

'Great food, lovely staff, warm welcome. Our room was warm , clean and beautiful. A drive out of the centre but great to be away from The hustle and bustle of the city. Four stars because I don\'t like cooked breakfast So limited choice'

Review By - Mrs. Alison Theaker
Date - 23rd March, 2017

Verified Customer

Short weekend break
5 stars 5

'Excellent stay. Friendly warm customer service by Marc and the team. Food excellent. Strong menu with choice. .very good breakfast, fresh and welcoming to accommodate any dietary requirements. Room was nicely furnished , compact , ideal for the weekend. And would strongly recommend.'

Review By - Mark Smith
Date - 21st March, 2017

Verified Customer

My Birthday Treat
5 stars 5

'We had a lovely meal on Sunday evening (12th March) the food was delicious and plentiful. My husband and I also stayed the night our room was beautiful, well equipped and very clean. Breakfast choices were excellent, the service I couldn\'t fault. We\'ll definitely come back to taste more off the menus. Well done!'

Review By - Mr & Mrs Hayward
Date - 14th March, 2017

Verified Customer

Warm and welcoming
5 stars 5

'The hotel was small but cosy, rooms were newly refurbished modern and very well decorated staff were very friendly helpful and welcoming and the hotel was a great location for us. Food was also fabulous and you felt as though the staff reall cared about you personally.'

Review By - Catherine Maguire
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 21st January, 2017

Verified Customer

Great place to stay
5 stars 5

'A warm welcome awaits you at this well located inn, modern but sympathetic decor, well appointed rooms, and good food. I always ask myself \"would I stay here again?\" The answer here is definitely yes.'

Review By - Sara James
Date - 19th January, 2017

Verified Customer

Post Christmas Break
5 stars 5

'We stayed at the Crown and Punchbowl while enjoying a short post Christmas break with visits to Ely and Wicken Fen - both wonderful spots. The hotel and restaurant were both excellent - very pleasant decor and, in the case of the room, well equipped, tasteful and comfortable. The whole place was spotlessly clean but what really marked it out was the superb staff - friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and very professional. I\'d certainly recommend it.'

Review By - Mr. Trevor Fewell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 31st December, 2016

Verified Customer

What a find!!
5 stars 5

'Really fantastic stay here for one night. I arrived at lunchtime and despite staff being really busy with Christmas lunch parties they were really welcoming and helpful. I would definitely return here. The room was spotless and very beautiful.'

Review By - Lorna Roberts
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 16th December, 2016

Verified Customer

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3 stars 3

'Review left before we left. To reiterate, lovely location, nice room with good facilities. Food quality and in particular presentation, disappointing and poor'

Review By - Mr. John Lewis
Date - 9th December, 2016

Verified Customer

Friendly comfortable stay
5 stars 5

'Very friendly & helpful staff made us feel very welcome indeed. Room was very clean, bed was comfy & shower extremely good! Meal in the restaurant was very tasty & food choices were a bit different from normal pub fare. Lovely!'

Review By - Jane Robertson
Date - 4th December, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'Excellent place to stay for a couple of nights. Good food and accommodation. Interesting \'Languedoc\' based wine list (albeit a little pricey) Staff excellent and a pleasant walk down the river in to Cambridge.'

Review By - Lesley
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 28th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Happy to have found this place!
4 stars 4

'This proved to be a very pleasant place to stay. Attractive, clean rooms, helpful staff and great food in the evenings all made my stay a pleasure. Any problems were quickly resolved upon request (noisy extracter fan).'

Review By - Patricia Blackburn
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 20th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Delicious Cusine & Comfortable Accomodation
5 stars 5

'An excellent choice if you are visiting Cambridge. Restaurant is top knotch...especially waitress Sara! Would love to return.'

Review By - Mr. Adam Perkal
Date - 18th November, 2016

Verified Customer

One of the Best
5 stars 5

'This is a lovely place to stay. There\'s a friendliness and a buzz in the place that is rare. The staff couldn\'t be nicer, the food couldn\'t be better and the rooms couldn\'t be more comfortable.If you are on a mission or resting up it\'s perfect. Thank you'

Review By - Philippa Campbell
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 14th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely hotel, lovely staff
5 stars 5

'I was really pleased with the quality of the hotel - the rooms, the decor, even the toiletries - but the staff were even better. Very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be coming back.'

Review By - Geoff Watts
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 11th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely Stay
5 stars 5

'Lovely weekend for visiting Cambridge. Rooms light and airy with good furnishings. Food excellent. Staff very helpful and attentive. Wonderful relaxing stay. Definitely recommend.'

Review By - Mrs. Anne Hayes
Date - 9th November, 2016

Verified Customer

A lovely place to stay
5 stars 5

'We spent two nights here recently and thoroughly enjoyed it! The room was lovely, the food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Can\'t wait to return.'

Review By - Mrs. Kathryn Baker
Date - 8th November, 2016

Verified Customer

Perfectly fine
4 stars 4

'Staff welcoming, room nicely updated to conform to modern requirements with coffee machine as well as kettle. Bathroom fine except for shower over bath . Would much prefer just a large walk in shower.'

Review By - Mrs. Amanda Winter
Date - 31st October, 2016

Verified Customer

A Hidden Gem
5 stars 5

'C&P was recommended by a work colleague and am indebted to here My wife and I had a fabulous stay Our room was very good, the food was excellent and the staff very friendly and engaging I would highly recommend staying or eating here We will be back in the New Year for a longer stay'

Review By - Mr. Kevin Osborn
Date - 20th October, 2016

Verified Customer

A short stop from the city centre
5 stars 5

'Don\'t want to spend a fortune staying in Cambridge. Then this is the ideal option: park and ride situated at the next junction; tasteful decor; fantastic food and attentive staff. I would highly recommend this pub B&B.'

Review By - Mrs. Marysa Phillips
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 14th October, 2016

Verified Customer

weekend break
4 stars 4

'Great mid-way location for meeting up with our friends from Essex. Really enjoyed the conveniently located 1.5 hour walk into Cambridge along the river.'

Review By - Mr. PETER HARRIS
Date - 10th October, 2016

Verified Customer

Fabulous comfortable stay
5 stars 5

'Warm friendly welcome. Beautiful comfortable room, breakfast first morning after a perfect night sleep absolutely perfect. Delicious meal on our second evening in a lovely setting and atmosphere. The only thing that let our stay down was breakfast on our final day. The service was ok, however i got the feeling that ordering at 8.45am wasn\'t the best idea we had had. Very simple little things spoiled an otherwise perfect stay. Dried up what i assumed had been mushrooms and a very soggy grilled/baked? Tomato...I think they had both just been left standing for to long? And the toast was served on top of the cooked breakfast rather than on a side plate. Very silly small let downs.However, that aside i would highly recommend... just get to breakfast earlier!!'

Review By - John Cotterill
Date - 5th October, 2016

Verified Customer

Happy/ sad
5 stars 5

'We were so excited to find such a great B&B near Cambridge. The decor of the pub is modern and has a great feel good factor. We were so happy with the beautiful room too and thought it good value for money. The only disappointment was being told we had to sit in the back dining room alone for dinner when we had asked specifically for a booking in the afternoon before I think the manager would have found us a table even if we had waited at the bar for half an hour we would have been happy to do that'

Review By - Amanda Eves
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Nice
3 stars 3

'Nice room, nice setting, nice food, lovely waiting staff (not so lovely the chap who glanced at his watch and pursed his lips when we turned up 20 minutes before the \'allowed\' check in time of 5pm). Nice is the best word to describe this place because of the price charged, otherwise it could be exceptional. Beware if you end up in the Erasmus room, the cost for a weekend break is £295, not £275 as advertised (though they did honour this at check out when it was mentioned). It was all nice but we came away feeling as if we\'d paid more than the weekend was worth, which in our opinion was about £225.'

Review By - Mrs. Lilyanna Pitalis-Bliss
Date - 26th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Best night\'s sleep in ages
5 stars 5

'Booked at the last minute as my usual accommodation in the area were all full. I received a warm welcome on checking in and was shown a lovely clean and comfortable room. The real ale (I had the \"Hophead\") on tap was excellent as was the food in particular the pork loin with mustard mash. The bed proved to be so comfortable I could easily had a lie-in. My only suggestion for improvement is that breakfast at 07:30 is possibly a little late for business people (but I didn\'t ask for an earlier time). I will definitely stay with you again.'

Review By - David Williams
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 22nd September, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent two night stay
4 stars 4

'We stayed here whilst visiting relatives in Cambridge and it was an ideal base. The accommodation in the Woolf room was cosy, although without a bath and the shower was quite small. The ambience throughout was welcoming and casual but the staff were all very friendly, efficient and courteous. The food, especially the included evening meal on one of the nights, was superb. Very high end restaurant standard. Plenty of parking too, which is a bonus. We certainly would recommend this characterful, country pub for anybody wishing to enjoy accommodation away from the city but also within easy reach of its attractions.'

Review By - Mrs. Patricia Harkness
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 21st September, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent, can\'t recommend enough
5 stars 5

'Staff couldn\'t do enough. Ambiance lovely. Food exquisite. Accommodation immaculate. It was so quiet we had the bet nights sleep in a long time.'

Review By - Clare Graham
Date - 19th September, 2016

Verified Customer

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4 stars 4

'Everything good. Problem with food at dinner but this was resolved to our satisfaction. Staff excellent but breakfast was slow. Great rooms.'

Review By - Rosemary Gyford
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 10th September, 2016

Verified Customer

Best beer in the UK
5 stars 5

'Friendly and helpfull staff, private parking, good WiFi, delicious breakfeast, clean rooms, rare beers from local micro breweries, best I ever tasted in the UK.'

Review By - Pieter Debra
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th September, 2016

Verified Customer

A highlight of our trip.
5 stars 5

'We were more than pleased when we discovered the Crown and Punchbowl. The location is great, in a quiet village just outside Cambridge. Helpful and friendly staff looked after us and the room was really nice modern facilities in an \"olde worlde\" pub. Plenty of parking was a bonus, and the restaurant is amazing, More than generous serves of perfectly cooked food, with a wide selection. Prices for the food was more than reasonable. We were so impressed we stayed on an extra night. We will be recommending this place to our friends.'

Review By - Ian Clusker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 25th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Review
4 stars 4

'Nice renovation, comfortable and high quality. Shame shower head could not be adjusted to different heights'

Review By - Mr. Malcolm White
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th August, 2016

Verified Customer

night @ the races
5 stars 5

'beer fab,staff very good,really enjoyed our stay.'

Review By - Jake Keatley
Date - 15th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent!
5 stars 5

'Could not fault our stay. Staff we really friendly and helpful. The rooms were beautifully decorated & furnished, but most importantly \"spotless\". Food was great as well. Would definately stay there again and would highly recommend it to anyone.'

Review By - Denise Bass
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 14th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Wonderful place
5 stars 5

'Room really lovely - very nicely appointed and everything worked! Food and service of the highest quality without being intrusive. Very relaxing environment and will certainly return.'

Review By - Oliver Thain
Date - 11th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Great Friday and Saturday nights away
5 stars 5

'Great, clean, quiet location. Plenty of safe parking, staff very helpful and knowledgeable. We had the evening meal on Saturday evening and the food was hot, superb quality and plentiful. Without hesitation we will stay here again when in the area. The manager was very polite and helpful. All in all it was a great place to stay and really good value for money @ £240.00 for 2 nights board.'

Review By - Darren Watts
Date - 8th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Loved it... how can i say more
4 stars 4

'Loverly little get away. For us an ideal location as we had car (plenty safe parking well lit) and needed quick access to local area. Good room and facility, great food, reasonably well priced for the excellent quality and choice. Loved the food. Quiet little village area. But with other places near by.. Few min drive into Cambridge.'

Review By - Terence Curtis
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Great stay
5 stars 5

'Stayed there on a friday night i was off to Newmarket racing excellent pub excellent food only 15 mins in taxi to race course'

Review By - Spencer Osborne
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 7th August, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely hotel
5 stars 5

'Beautiful decor, flexible and attentive staff, very peaceful setting.'

Review By - Lauren Vincent
Date - 1st August, 2016

Verified Customer

Racing night
5 stars 5

'Wonderful food comfy room just a great place to stay'

Review By - Craig Butler
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 31st July, 2016

Verified Customer

Recent visit to The Crown and Punchbowl
5 stars 5

'We made a visit to Cambridge to see the sites and wanted a nice place to stay outside the city. My wife picked his place and we could not fault anything about it. When we arrived we were met and escorted to our room which was very clean and had everything we needed. We went down later for dinner and had an excellent meal, served by very friendly staff. All in all an excellent place to stay.'

Review By - Jonathan Kendall
Date - 28th July, 2016

Verified Customer

First rate pub / restaurant with fantastic rooms
5 stars 5

'I stayed here for one night. The room was spacious, very clean, well appointed with everything you need. The mattress was very comfortable and the shower was excellent. I cannot think of anything that i would change. I had a meal in the evening, soup with a steak for the main. The steak was extremely good - one of the best i have ever had. Breakfast was equally good (although home made bread/toast would have topped it off) All in all i would thoroughly recommend this pub for having fantastic rooms and food - set in a beautiful part of the village.'

Review By - Edward Brechtmann
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 28th July, 2016

Verified Customer

A lovely hotel
5 stars 5

'We had an excellent dinner. The room was good.'

Review By - Imke Jager-twiest
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th July, 2016

Verified Customer

fabulous rooms - great attention to detail - wonderful
5 stars 5

'Great Place to stay not too far from Cambridge or Newmarket. Rooms very tastfully decorated - great attention to detail and very clean and comfortable. Food in restaurant was amazing, service outstanding. Highly recommend'

Review By - WENDY BROOKS
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Picturesque village setting
5 stars 5

'On our recent touring around England, we stayed at the Crown and Punchbowl and were so glad we did. We had a very relaxing couple of days there. The rooms were excellent as was the food in the restaurant. Staff were friendly and helpful and we were able to Park and Ride into Cambridge but retreat to our little village each night, Highly recommend Horningsea as a beautiful place to stay and this hotel in particular.'

Review By - Margaret Witts
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 26th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'A lovely place to stay set in nice surroundings. Nothing bad to say about it. Comfortable, clean room and bathroom. Breakfast very good but an extra £10 per person.'

Review By - Elaine Osmond
Date - 23rd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Travelling South England
5 stars 5

'Room, staff and location are impeccable. We enjoyed our overnight stay.'

Review By - Mr. Peter Haeusermann
Date - 22nd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely pub great location
5 stars 5

'Beautiful clean comfortable room. Very friendly staff. Fabulous breakfast. Hope to return very soon and spend more time enjoying the location.'

Review By - Phil Roberts
Date - 22nd July, 2016

Verified Customer

the makings
3 stars 3

'I was much looking forward to staying at the crown & punchbowl for a rest stop due to business trip. I booked my stay due to the high reviews on booking.com. on the surface the venue was newly decorated to a high standard, food was good on paper. all the makings of a pleasant stay. but there seemed to be some thing lacking. the sincerity of the staff/ the attentiveness seem insincere. my food starter of scallops was hit and miss with the flavours. internet was so bad that could not stream movie in my room when I retired to my room.The wall where paper thin so I could here until late the occupants next door. I do stay in many places due to business trips and this so far was not one that will stay with me as some where I would like to come back to again. especially at £120 per night not inclusive of breakfast.'

Review By - Benjamin Walters
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 18th July, 2016

Verified Customer

overnight stay with dinner
5 stars 5

'excellent location for Cambridge; very comfortable room with great facilities; really enjoyed the food - good value and quality and good wine list'

Review By - Jim Mcintosh
Date - 15th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Margaret John
5 stars 5

'Comfortable accommodation, clean & tidy spotless room, service & food first class, staff helpful. Very enjoyable if brief stay. Would recommend to friends and family'

Review By - MARGARET JOHN
Date - 13th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Lovely place
5 stars 5

'After horrible 1 night staying in the city centre hotel with bigger price, this hotel was like luxury one, where we rested with mind and body.'

Review By - Anastasia Prokhorova
Date - 11th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Fabulous place
5 stars 5

'This is a gem of a place. Friendly and helpful staff , delicious food and I loved the decor. Ideally located to avail of Cambridge and Newmarket . Highly recommend.'

Review By - Charmaine McQuaid
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 8th July, 2016

Verified Customer

good food and good service
4 stars 4

'The food was good and the staff attended to our every need. It is also located in a pretty village so that was a bonus. The weekend break rate is good value for money, and there is a good wine list.'

Review By - Barbara Easton
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 5th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Outstanding
5 stars 5

'Fantastic place to stay, great location within easy reach of Cambridge. Rooms very clean with everything you could need. Staff extremely helpful and the restaurant was great. Will be back. Thank you.'

Review By - Janine Foulser
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 4th July, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent accommodation for University Open Day
5 stars 5

'Quiet & restful stay with clean, comfortable rooms. As vegetarians, chef kindly prepared an additional choice of evening meals for our second night - thank you, we really appreciated it. If breakfast could also include a vegetarian alternative to sausages etc this would be welcomed. All staff were very friendly; we would definitely stay again if we have to visit Cambridge again.'

Review By - Mrs. Sarah White
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 3rd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Cute Place in a Cute Town
5 stars 5

'Very, very nice! Everything looks new. Friendly, helpful staff, excellent chef. Definitely would stay here again.'

Review By - Michael Wigal
Date - 3rd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Immaculate Room Let down by breakfast
4 stars 4

'Our room was supremely comfortable and immaculately clean - perfect after a tiring day. Unfortunately we thought breakfast was of a poor standard, although service was very friendly and efficient. Four stars given for room and general ambience.'

Review By - Jane Alison
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 2nd July, 2016

Verified Customer

Really good
5 stars 5

'Had a great stay room and restaurant was very good . The food was really nice, staff friendly , and a good breakfast . We went into the old part of Cambridge and wet into another of the restaurants owend by the same firm called the chop house and again food was great . Highly recommend. Made to feel very comfortable. Thanks guys'

Review By - John Burley
Travelling as - Family with Young Children
Date - 19th June, 2016

Verified Customer

A very nice place to stay
5 stars 5

'Friendly staff, comfortable, clean, good food, nice atmosphere, 10 minutes by car from Cambridge city centre. I would be very happy to return.'

Review By - Hugh Series
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 18th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Very nice!
5 stars 5

'Tastfully decorated room with a modern touch. Dinner in the resteraunt was absolutely exceptional, and great value. Friendly, helpful staff made our stay very pleasant. Most impressive...highly recommended!'

Review By - William Lawson
Date - 17th June, 2016

Verified Customer

our one night stay
5 stars 5

'We found the room very smart, and tastefully decorated. we both had a very good nights sleep, and would not hesitate to recommend the pub ,and will call in again when next in the area.'

Review By - Alan Watson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th June, 2016

Verified Customer

our one night stay
5 stars 5

'We found the room very smart, and tastefully decorated. we both had a very good nights sleep, and would not hesitate to recommend the pub ,and will call in again when next in the area.'

Review By - Alan Watson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 17th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Quietly classy
5 stars 5

'A very good base for visiting Cambridge (Park and Ride five mins drive away), delightful setting, good accommodation and fine food. Staff particularly helpful in organising a sandwich breakfast for me when I had to leave at 5am. We shall return.'

Review By - Andrew King
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Historic Inn
5 stars 5

'Friendly staff, lovely food, comfy room & free wi-fi in all areas! We will definitely be coming back.'

Review By - Martin Heffernan
Date - 7th June, 2016

Verified Customer

A fleeting visit to lovely Horningsea.
4 stars 4

'Only stayed one night but it was obvious that a lot of time and money had been spent on the rooms to bring them to a high standard. Very comfortable bed and the shower....... What a shower! Easy control, great water flow and plenty of space. The only thing that would have made it perfect for the price was an included breakfast.'

Review By - Mr. Mike Holt
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 6th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Thoroughly enjoyable stay
5 stars 5

'Had a relaxing and peaceful overnight stay on our way to Europe. The location is just perfect - so close to the M11 ! Loved the decor, and the meal in the evening was delicious.'

Review By - Jan Recht
Date - 6th June, 2016

Verified Customer

Relaxing retreat
4 stars 4

'Beautiful venue in a lovely little village on the outskirts of Cambridge. Room was tastefully decorated, comfortable, a good size, with everything you could need. Breakfast and evening meal were good with very friendly and helpful service. Venue is close to Cambridge city centre by car but the walk along the river from Horningsea (as per instructions in the guest book) took an hour and a half each way at a brisk pace - rather longer than we had anticipated. Needless to say, we only made the trip there and back on foot the once during our stay. Would be much more doable by bike - maybe worth hiring them out? All in all though, a fab little place - would definitely stay again if we were visiting Cambridge.'

Review By - Mr. Stephen Lorriman
Travelling as - Young Couple
Date - 1st June, 2016

Verified Customer

Great rural location for a Cambridge stopover
5 stars 5

'Excellent rooms in a charming village - a 5-mile walk from Cambridge center, along the beautiful River Cam. This \"pub\" has an excellent restaurant boasting a surprisingly good seafood selection, and real ale too!'

Review By - Steve Dowse
Travelling as - Group of Adults
Date - 30th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent choice if you have a car/rent a car
5 stars 5

'I saw high rating of previous guests before booking and wondered if it would live up to the rating. It did and I would happily stay here again. Much better than staying in chain hotel. Nice, newly refurbished room, excellent food in restaurant. Well kept real ale in the bar.'

Review By - Christopher Eden
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 27th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Overnight stay
5 stars 5

'We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch ,evening meal and breakfast .Our room was extremely comfortable .All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful .We look forward to our next visit and would reccomend The hotel to anyone visiting Cambridge.'

Review By - Delvin Baker
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Birthday
5 stars 5

'Having decided to take my husband to the Crown and Punchbowl for his birthday and spend the night there, although we only live about 5 miles away, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived the staff were attentive, helpful and wanted us to have a good experience. Our room was very tastefully decorated, nicely furnished and the bed was exceedingly comfortable. Where did you find that lovely creamy soap! Each of the three courses we had for dinner were very tasty. Not too large but not mean sized either.Neither of us could resist the `Sea Trout\' , which we haven\'t seen on a menu for a while.This meant I could polish off a pudding---a rarity for me . Thank you.'

Review By - Daphne Thomas
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Comfortable with excellent service
5 stars 5

'The whole building is looking great after the refurbishment - very stylishly done. The room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated - a great improvement! Shower was powerful, and everything worked in the room. Food and service in the restaurant were excellent - staff very helpful and friendly. Would have liked a lighter option for breakfast, say porridge/yogurt/fruit/croissant, but what I did have was delicious. Thanks for a great stay.'

Review By - Boyce
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 6th May, 2016

Verified Customer

Perfect B&B
5 stars 5

'A wonderful nights stay at a very friendly pub and B&B. Lovely room, tasteful decor, very clean and delicious breakfast.'

Review By - Mrs. Lisa Ash
Date - 2nd May, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent facilities,lovely location
4 stars 4

'This was the first time I had stayed at the C&P for a couple of years,previously when Roger was the Manager. Refurbishment has been excellent and the setting is delightful. Service is good but a little too formal, and can understand that the new management are anxious to please,but they need to lighten up a little bit more. Patrolling the dining areas too frequently made me as a single dinner feel a bit uncomfortable. Overnight on second night, heating failed and room was like an icebox. I had to wait until 8am on second morning when breakfast staff arrived to fire up the heating system as nobody on site overnight it appears. Food fantastic,room very well appointed but think service needs to be a little less formal, as it is a country hotel not The Savoy. All in all I will definitely stay again (providing the heating is working.....)'

Review By - Mr. Stuart Dale
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 2nd May, 2016

Verified Customer

One downside.
4 stars 4

'In every respect but one I would rate my experience as excellent. Opposite the Coleridge room in a cupboard was some machinery that ran all night making getting to sleep even with earplugs extremely diificult.'

Review By - Fred Eland
Travelling as - Single Male
Date - 30th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Sales represenative
5 stars 5

'Found this little gem on booking.com ,I stayed for one nite and evening meal, location was country village ,really nice and relaxing .room had nice decor and was very comfy bed and nice size ,. Food downstairs must be popular and good ,restaurant was very busy, lots of nice fish dishes and specials. I paid £95 for room only ?? Honest reply to that was it should of included brekkie and been £85 ,as I stay in lots of locations and country hotels , THIS IS WELL WORTH A VISIT wether just for meal out or 1/2 nites away near Cambridge, very nice !!!'

Review By - Darrell Beresford
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 29th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Weekend break
5 stars 5

'Really nice setting and friendly staff. Had a meal in the restaurant which was lovely, as was the full English the next morning. Can\'t fault it and look forward to returning in the summer.'

Review By - Jason Coleman
Date - 26th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Little Gem
5 stars 5

'Great place, service, food and local beers refurbished rooms very comfortable'

Review By - Dr Podesta
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 23rd April, 2016

Verified Customer

Want to stay here again
5 stars 5

'Great place. Room was nice and large so was a comfortable place to spend time. The whole place looks great. Food in restaurant was delicious. Will stay here again.'

Review By - Jonathan Catchpole
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 21st April, 2016

Verified Customer

Good stay!
4 stars 4

'The room was very nice, clean, comfortable and perfect for a night stay. Staff were super friendly and helpful. We ate in the restaurant and I had a steak. It was okay, for the price i did expect a little better and the peppercorn sauce was really thin. Good selection of wines, would definitely stay again.'

Review By - Jessica French
Travelling as - Business Traveller
Date - 15th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Crown and Punchbowl
5 stars 5

'Beautifully furnished room. Excellent food, staff very helpful and friendly . Would definitely like to stay at the Criwn and Punchbowl again.'

Review By - Lesley Simpson
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 15th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Business stay
5 stars 5

'Comfortable and contemporary bedrooms. Great food and the set menu is excellent value for money.'

Review By - Lisa Hall
Travelling as - Single Female
Date - 8th April, 2016

Verified Customer

The crown and punchbowl
5 stars 5

'We had a fabulous time at the crown and punchbowl, the food was fabulous, the staff were friendly and made us feel at home. Our room was very nice clean and well maintained and the little touches made our stay very enjoyable . We would recomend the crown and punchbowl to everyone thank you .'

Review By - Sharon Hemley
Date - 6th April, 2016

Verified Customer

Excellent
5 stars 5

'We stayed for 1 night and the accommodation, service, staff and food were all excellent. Really can\'t fault a thing - well worth a visit & if you want some exercise, the walk along the river into Cambridge is good and takes only about 80 mins.'

Review By - Ian Stokes
Travelling as - Mature Couple
Date - 27th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Wonderful
5 stars 5

'Could not fault anything about our stay. Friendly, helpful staff. Beautiful, clean, fresh, bright bedroom and very spacious bathroom with a very powerful shower. We both had the set meal in the evening and can honestly say that this was the best meal that we have eaten out in a long time. Lots to choose from on the menu. Breakfast was also lovely with plenty of choice. Would not hesitate to recommend and would love to go back. The only negative for us was that we could only stay for one night, would love to have stayed for longer. Thank you'

Review By - Helen Lewin
Date - 19th March, 2016

Verified Customer

Perfect spot for a stay in Cambridge
5 stars 5

'A lovely place to stay in the delightful village of Horningsea. Comfy bed, modern shower, and real attention paid to little details such as the USB charger points on the mains sockets. Breakfast is delicious and freshly cooked, and the restaurant is first class.'

Review By - Mr. Wayne Earp
Date - 6th March, 2016

Verified Customer

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