The George Hotel at Buckden has much to commend it - not least its ideal position just minutes from the A1 in Cambridgeshire. Our overnight stop could not have been better. We had a middle range bedroom - perhaps slightly dark - not helped by the bed blocking the window. Very small en suite bathroom too. But these are old buildings with uneven walls and floors and I think that the bedroom "got away with its quirkiness' by virtue of its age. Tea and coffee not in the bedroom but brought up via free room service. Home-made shortbread squares available on a landing table. Nice touch. The open plan ground floor is lovely. A full range of seating from sofas and easychairs....to a nice dining area (starched white tablecloths at night)...and a brasserie area covers the midway.
The George runs a good, quite adventurous kitchen and an interesting menu (lunch and dinner). Private parking area and a wonderful ladies clothes shop is attached to the side of the hotel (access also from the hotel). Well worth a visit.
Finally, an easy and friendly staff team run The George. Casual, helpful and inobtrusive. Would I return...would I recommend The George at Buckden - yes, indeed I would.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George, Hotel and Brasserie, is situated in the historic village of Buckden just off the A1 between Huntingdon and St Neots, & a stones throw from the A14. For hundreds of years it has been a resting place for travellers making their way between York and London along the old Great North Road. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The George Hotel And Brasserie
- George Hotel St Neots