Last week my husband and I broke our journey from Nottingham to Colchester by staying overnight at The Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon. We had travelled to Nottingham the previous day in order to attend an inquest into the death of my brother. We had experienced a most horrendous journey to Nottingham the previous day as there was a problem on the A14 so it had taken 5.5 hours. We were feeling very tired when we arrived at The Old Bridge so it was wonderful to be greeted by the friendly staff at the hotel. We hadn't booked a table for dinner and the Dining Room was extremely busy but the Receptionist went out of her way to ensure we could eat at the time we wished to eat. What a brilliant start! It got even better when we were shown to our beautiful double en suite room. Everything in the room was absolutely wonderfully luxurious - not at all in an over the top way but in the style of a lovely chic, country house. And ooooh the bed - it was the type you just wanted to fall into, with gorgeous huge continental style pillows - lots of them, in beautiful white cotton to match the beautiful white cotton sheets. This was just what we needed. We went down to dine in the superb Terrace Dining Room and our evening was made even more memorable by the delicious food we chose. Super hake, samphire and parsley risotto followed by one of the finest puddings I have ever eaten, a rich chocolate and nut torte served with pistachio Ice cream on a bed of the most heavenly salted caramel sauce -ummmmmmmh! Thank you Chef. We both had a wonderful, much needed night's sleep and woke up fully refreshed and ready to go down for our beautiful breakfast. Such choice - certainly the only time I have ever seen a bowl of fresh cherries on the breakfast bar. This is a truly unique, beautiful, individual hotel. It is not a chain hotel and by golly you sure can tell. The warm management style I suspect reflects the personality of the excellent Manager whose team really do her justice. We just did not want to leave and we will most certainly be back. We always do call here when travelling to and from Colchester to Nottingham because we love their delicious steak sandwiches. Wouldn't it be wonderful if other hotels in this price bracket could meet the standards of The Old Bridge at Huntingdon.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Old Bridge Hotel Huntingdon
- Old Bridge Huntingdon
- Old Bridge Hotel Huntingdon