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The Crown & Punchbowl

The Crown & Punchbowl Inn The Crown Punchbowl Inn High Street High Street, Horningsea, Cambridge CB25 9JG, England
+44 1223 860643
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
British, Pub, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Crown & Punchbowl Inn The Crown Punchbowl Inn High Street High Street, Horningsea, Cambridge CB25 9JG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here on a quiet Sunday evening. They did not have many bookings that night so they just used one part of the dining area. The pub is one of around 8 local venues run by Cambscuisine and based on this experience...More

Thank sge31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is no gluten free menu because everything is gluten free!! but there's no fuss made of it. you just get a gluten free roll instead of the standard homemade bread. fantastic menu, beautiful decor and very friendly staff. enjoyed by all in our group,...More

Thank Karine_Gary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a Sunday evening. Started with G&Ts in the bar before moving through to the main restaurant area. Blue Cheese Polenta, Avocado Salad, Lamb chop and the chef's twist on Duck Wellington were all very good. Service was also helpful, professional and...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Crown and Punchbowl for the first time recently which is strange because I have been past it many times. What struck me first was how smart and to be honest clean the place is which is a good sign. Inside is...More

Thank marc R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to a pudding night here where we had not only a delicious main course but five wonderful puddings to sample. I was on a bit of a sugar high by the end but can highly recommend this event for anyone who has a...More

Thank Oliver R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the delight of attending the fairground pudding night last night. They had obviously put a lot of effort into decorating the place and it made for a fantastic atmosphere. The puddings were outstanding.. still dreaming about that popcorn panna cotta! There were also lots...More

Thank jessica d
Reviewed March 5, 2018

All the benefits of a country inn, wood burning stove, ancient timbers and bare floors, some excellent ales but with the added bonus of good food, interesting menu and friendly staff who seem genuinely pleased to see and serve you. Some unusual dishes on a...More

Thank David W
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We have just had an excellent lunch with friends at the Crown and Punchbowl. The staff could not have been more helpful, particularly as seveal of us had dietary restrictions. Their menu is available gluten free and yet there was an excellent selection of tasty...More

Thank David L
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Short notice booking .. lovely, comfortable room .. friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast choice amazing ... I had salmon and poached eggs which was delicious .. I highly recommend and will be staying again.

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Slicker, more precise and confident service would have set us up for a even better experience, the food was delicious and very well-priced, with a good selection, even at 2:15pm on a Sunday. A safe car park, mostly nice and clean facilities and family friendly.

Thank DaveHQ
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Questions & Answers
June 10, 2017|
Response from Tim P | Property representative |
Our opening times for food are as follows Mon-Thurs 12 noon - 2.30pm 6.30pm - 9pm Fri-Sat 12 noon - 2.30pm 6pm - 9.30pm Sunday 12 noon - 3pm 6.30pm - 8.30pm
May 20, 2016|
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Response from Tim P | Property representative |
Hi, I'm afraid we don't currently offer outdoor seating. Our conservatory is lovely in summer however and we often have the windows open. Best wishes, Tim
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$28 - $56
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Crown & Punchbowl Inn The Crown Punchbowl Inn High Street High Street, Horningsea, Cambridge CB25 9JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge  >  Horningsea
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 860643
  • E-mail
*Please note on some old Sat Navs our postcode CB25 9JG directs you to Ely but we are just off Junction 34 of the A14 on the outskirts of Cambridge. The Crown & Punchbowl is a quaint country pub, restaurant and inn nestled amongst farmhouses in the village of Horningsea, just 3 miles from the centre of Cambridge. This Grade II listed building was originally an old coaching inn constructed in the 17th century. It has been extended periodically but retains many of its traditional features including brick fireplaces and original timber beams. The pub serves local real ales straight from the cask whilst the restaurant offers seasonal modern British food in relaxed surroundings. We are a passionate local business devoted to providing fresh, seasonal and where possible locally sourced food. Our style can be best described as Modern British & European with a regularly changing menu. Food is keenly prepared, presented and served by a knowledgeable team. Please see our blackboards for fresh fish. All fish is supplied by Marrfish from day boats and delivered fresh daily. These dishes change regularly and are from a sustainable source.
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