The Old Bridge is a handsome, ivy-clad, 18th century townhouse hotel. It sits on the banks of the River Great Ouse, but also on the edge of the town centre.
Its atmosphere balances that of a professionally run ’boutique’ hotel and a relaxed, bustling inn; a popular destination for both the local community and visitors to the area. It has been privately owned by John and Julia Hoskins since 1994.
Although most government restrictions have now been lifted, we continue to apply some measures to ensure the hotel is a safe and comfortable place to visit for the great majority of our guests. Please see our Covid-19 guidelines and booking policies here.
The wine shop is open every day for orders, collections and for walk-in browsing and sales (9.30am-9pm daily). Please see the shop website here.
See the events page for details of our Valentine’s menu and packages; also for our forthcoming wine tastings and dinners. To buy vouchers for the hotel or the shop, see the link in the list of options at the top of the page.
24 individually designed rooms
All rooms have VERY comfortable beds, wool mattress toppers, wool or silk (hypo-allergenic) duvets, goose down pillows, air-conditioning, private bathroom with bath and shower; flat-screen Panasonic TV with Freeview and Catch-up; Ruark radio / music centres; Noble Isle toiletries and free wi-fi everywhere.
Please note our best rates are ALWAYS those booked direct, not through booking agencies. We offer both b&b and special dinner inclusive rates.
Both of these single rooms are small but very comfortable. Both have marble bathrooms and are on the first floor.
All our Large Single Rooms have 4’6” (small double) beds. Possible for 2 guests on a one night stay, if you don't mind a small bed, but not suitable for longer.
Each small double room has a 5’ x 6’6” bed, and all are on the first floor, apart from Room 20, which is on the second floor.
Our double rooms are all of a good size. Four have a separate shower, two have an extra sofabed in the room (31,33) and two can be used as twins if needed (30,32).
More than a restaurant
Our light, airy, smart-but-relaxed restaurant serves beautiful, simple, flavoursome dishes at lunch and dinner every day, as well as excellent ‘full afternoon tea’.
But we are very much a traditional ‘inn’ and the lounge, bar and patio are bustling all day. Join us for treats such as home-made scones with extra thick jersey cream; a sourdough sandwich and a perfect pint of Adnams Bitter; the best espresso (from Monmouth Coffee) in the county; a jug of Mojito and some Provencal olives on the patio; or a help-yourself tasting on the ‘Enomatic’ machines in our nationally renowned wine shop.
Old Bridge Wine Shop
Unusual, for sure, but a wine shop within a hotel is a logical add-on when the owner, John Hoskins, is a ‘Master of Wine’ and the restaurant wine list has been declared the UK’s best in every major competition. We offer a huge selection of bottles, at prices competitive with other retailers, and next day delivery is available.
To browse through our selection of wine go to the Wine Shop Website.
Wine Tasting is our speciality. We have 20 wines open to taste every day on our ‘Enomatic’ machines. They preserve the open bottles under inert gas. You can do a help-yourself tasting of a range of fine wines, from as little as £12. It works equally well for enthusiasts and novices alike. Click here for this month’s selection. We also have options for private wine tastings.
And finally see our Events page for forthcoming tutored tastings in the hotel.