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“Delicious and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old Bridge

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The Old Bridge
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Huntingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Stamford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Delicious and great service”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Visited for dinner with a large group.
All staff very friendly and attentive with smiles but not obtrusive.
Food selection broad and interesting.
Food when served was exceptional. 14 meals served simultaneously, all hot abd perfectly presented, and of course the most important thing, absolutely delicious.
I recommend the scallops, and the duck confit, both really special
Thanks for a great occasion

Room Tip: Didn't stay overnight
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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OBWS, Owner at The Old Bridge, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you ParGolfer72. Small parties are really important for us, so it's great to hear you had such a good time.
Kind regards
John Hoskins
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I have stayed here a couple of times in the last month on business. Both times I have been in a large double on the top floor.
The service at the reception is always very efficient and friendly. The rooms have super comfortable beds and top notch linens, so a good night's sleep is always guaranteed, although be warned, even with secondary glazing the room shakes when lorries set off from the junction right below your window, but it wasn't an issue for me, as I am not a light sleeper.
The room was large with air conditioning if required. The bathroom was spotless with a separate, large cubicle. Plenty of Miller and Harris toiletries available and lots of towels.
Fresh milk is delivered when requested to make tea and coffee. The food in the restaurant and bar is top quality and service is efficient and friendly. It is worth having lunch and dinner here, even if you're not staying.
The only reason that the Old Bridge has lost a star is the service at breakfast. It is so cold and even intimidating that it spoils the wonderful food. On my last visit on the first morning, I said I was in a rush but still hadn't had my requested tea after 15 minutes and there was only one other guest present. On the second morning my cooked option arrived so quickly, I was still eating my fruit. When it was brought back out, it was cold. When I explained this to the waiting lady, she very loudly made me feel very stupid and stormed back into the kitchen with my plate. Not what you would expect from this calibre of hotel. But this won't stop me from returning, as it is the best hotel in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank lisasplaces
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OBWS, Owner at The Old Bridge, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you lisaplaces. We really appreciate your endorsement and all the lovely details you mention. We will have a word with the breakfast team - that is certainly not the attitude we want, or which any of our breakfast team would normally show. Apologies and please consider it sorted by the time of your next visit!
John Hoskins
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Stamford UK
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232 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We spent a Sunday night at the Old Bridge - afternoon tea, wine tasting, dinner etc.

The staff were professional and efficient, although we did wait a fair while for tea and coffee at both afternoon tea and again at breakfast.when Fabulous wine tasting facility, after which we enjoyed a very pleasant dinner in the conservatory. A rather "meaty" menu, although there was one fish dish which was delicious.

Our individually decorated four poster room was very comfortable, but I would recommend rails for hanging clothes on rather than three-way hooks for hangers. We could have had a party in the bathroom, it was so big!!

I asked for scrambled egg at breakfast and got just that - no garnish in the presentation.

We had a lovely walk along the Great Ouse towards Hartford, but there were limited things to do in the immediate area, and the hotel had no real garden in which to relax (as the weather was good).

Room Tip: Try not to get one facing towards the A14 as it can get noisy. We had one overlooking the "gar...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Louise C
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OBWS, Owner at The Old Bridge, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you LouiseC and really glad you enjoyed it.
I wish I'd had a chance to talk to you about things to do - so many recommendations, depending on what you like of course!
Best wishes
John Hoskins
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

I booked the day before and took my partner to the hotel for Dinner last Friday evening. The bar and restaurant was quite busy and it was suggested we went to the bar for a drink which we did and a waiter came and left us with the Menu and the wine list. There was a full a la carte listed or some items were stared which meant one could have two courses for just £17.00 which was great value. The wine list was very extensive as there is a wine shop as part of the hotel. We chose a very nice Rose which was only £19.95. The total bill was just under £70.00 for a very enjoyable evening.
By the way if you are a boat owner or renter on the River Great Ouse one can moor up right outside - so no driving afterwards!

Room Tip: Sorry we did not stay - we had our own boat outside!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Gill M
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OBWS, Owner at The Old Bridge, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you Gill M - and yes we do welcome boat owners onto our mooring! 50 yards and you are in the bar....
Regards
John Hoskins
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

y wife get round to having lunch her about once a year and always find the staff most pleasant and the Adnams beer excellent.
We generally have one of the super sandwiches off the menu which are packed full of the chosen filling
we went yesterday and enjoyedit as usual

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank brianba2013
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OBWS, Owner at The Old Bridge, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Brianba thank you very much. Please come again before next year!
John Hoskins
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Northamptonshire
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

We went for a bar lunch on a Saturday and had been advised to arrive early for lunch as it gets busy, this is a good tip. The ambience is relaxed and friendly, the interior is English country style and comfortable. We were served promptly and by a friendly waitress and the food was good and arrived quickly. All in all a very enjoyable lunch.

Stayed March 2014
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OBWS, Owner at The Old Bridge, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Really pleased you enjoyed it CarmenLily. It certainly does get busy at lunchtimes, but we hope we can see you again soon.
John Hoskins, Proprietor
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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Called in for afternoon tea recently. The dining room is pretty, and there is a cosy bar area. The outside terrace looks nice for the summer. However, the tea they do is rather limited as although they have a range of teas/coffees, food is limited to scones with cream and jam, or biscuits. What a pity they do not do little afternoon tea sandwiches or cakes. What we had was good, but the scones are huge. It'd be better to have more but smaller! Service was a bit disorganised but the staff were pleasant and helpful.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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OBWS, Owner at The Old Bridge, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Thank you for the review and I am (at least) glad you enjoyed what you had. You are right, we keep our tea very simple. Much better to do something well (we feel) than try to do a lot and do it badly. Our scones are hugely popular and come out the oven around 2pm every day. If we made them any smaller there would be a riot!

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Additional Information about The Old Bridge

Property: The Old Bridge
Address: 1 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Huntingdon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Huntingdon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Bridge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A handsome, ivy-clad 18th century building, once a private bank, overlooking the River Ouse and yet right on the edge of the town centre. Its atmosphere balances that of a boutique townhouse hotel and a bustling, relaxed, traditional inn. 24 beautiful air-conditioned bedrooms with B&O televisons and luxurious bathrooms. Fine but informal restaurant, winner of AA award for best wine list in the UK in 2010. Also wine shop with 'enomatic' tasting machines, bar with real ales, and free wifi. ... more   less 
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