We went to the Old Bridge to celebrate mine and friends birthday.
Firstly... the outside of the establishment... WOW! The Ivy covered exterior was absolutely beautiful and the courtyard out back was lovely for such a sunny afternoon.
When we arrived we went into the wine shop to do the tasting experience. There were four of us and we opted for a £15 taste card each. We had a selection of white and red wines and some ports as well. We sat in the shop and admired the selections they had. The woman serving was really informative and friendly.
After we'd had our fair share of wines its fair to say we needed something to eat so we ventured into the outdoor courtyard where we ordered a bottle of Prosecco (well it was a birthday!) and some food. The Prosecco we ordered was £13.50 in the wine shop yet we paid £27 to eat it less than 30 seconds away from the shop... Expensive corkage in my opinion.
Myself and my partner enjoyed the steak ciabatta and home made chips; the mustard and onions inside the ciabatta suited the dish perfectly. Another of the party had a cheese toast melt and homemade crisps whilst the other had the Ploughmans platter. All the food was lovely however we found that the Ploughmans was rather small and not filling.
Next we had the scones with jam and cream... these were gorgeous... the perfect looking scone. The staff were lovely and offered to provide us with more cream and jam if needed.
After the food we went back to the shop to get a bottle for the train ride home, the assistant in the shop went into the store to get us a chilled bottle rather than one straight off the shelf.
All in all the dining experience was well worth it and the wine tasting was fun and would be highly recommended.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Old Bridge Hotel Huntingdon
- Old Bridge Huntingdon
- Old Bridge Hotel Huntingdon