The Crown Inn

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Inn


Nicely-priced country inn with lots of character and good bedrooms. Follow the river up to Fotheringhay or stay put for a lazy lunch

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A thatched inn built of mellow stone that stands on the green in this pretty village. Paths lead out into open country and you can follow the river up to Fotheringhay, where Mary Queen of Scots lost her head. Back at the pub, warm interiors mix style and tradition to great effect. The bar has stone walls, ancient beams, flagstone floors and a roaring fire; in summer you can decant onto the terrace and sip a pint of Black Sheep while watching village life pass by. Back inside, a beautiful new restaurant has recently appeared with golden stone walls, pale olive panelling and some very good food, anything from glazed ham and local eggs to oxtail lasagne, saddle of venison, sticky toffee tart with toffee sauce. You can also eat in the sitting-room bar on smart armchairs in front of another fire. Stylish bedrooms – some in the main house, others off the courtyard – are all different. You’ll find smart colours, chic wallpapers, excellent bathrooms and good art. The bar hosts quiz nights, live music and the odd game of rugby on the telly, while on May Day there’s a hog roast for the village fête.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Lunch & dinner £5-£25. Not Sun eve. Restaurant closed first week January.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £73
Surcharges
Singles from £55. Sofabed available, £30 per child per night.
6 Doubles
From £73
2 Twin/doubles
From £73

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marcus Lamb

  • Flowing through Elton is the river Nene, believed to be the inspiration for the classic children's book 'The Wind and The Willows'.
  • The picturesque Elton Mill and Loch are a short saunter away, as is Elton Hall which stands in the midst of its famous parklands and gardens.
  • The historic towns of Oundle and Stamford with its old buildings and lovely old shops are a short drive away, further afield is the city of Peterborough - with high street shopping - the cathedral and fast rail connections to all parts.
  • Children have fun at the Nene Valley Railway Museum - home to Thomas - and Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, deep in the heart of Cambridgeshire countryside and promises an action packed fun filled day come rain or shine.
  • One of England's greatest Elizabethan houses - Burghley House - is but a hop and skip from The Crown Inn and has an action packed calendar all year round.