We love to see public online reviews about our hotel and restaurant when they’re praising our teams for their hard work and efforts. Please do take the time to leave us a good review either directly through email or on any of the online platforms such as TripAdvisor, Google Reviews etc; it is always very much appreciated.
We will of course make mistakes, and will always react fairly and positively to any issues raised at the time, but if for any reason you’re unable to talk to the Duty Manager whilst on site, please send a direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our management team will contact you to discuss further.
James McFarlane, General Manager
English Tourism Council (Visit England).
VisitEngland’s Gold and Silver awards are given “in recognition of exceptional quality within a property’s star rating, or for outperforming a star rating”. Only around 60 hotels a year receive this award. The Old Bridge has had Gold Award status for 10 years.
We also have a special ‘Breakfast Award’ from Visit England.
The Sunday Times
In November 2016 the Sunday Times listed The Old Bridge as one of the best 25 wine bars in the UK. Whilst we aren’t strictly a ‘wine bar’ we do serve lots of wine by the glass, bottle and by the 25ml taster in the wine shop. So we were delighted to be put alongside such excellent names as Sager & Wilde, The 10 Cases and other (invariably urban) wine destinations.
Co-incidentally in the same year the Old Bridge Wine Shop was listed as one of the top 10 independent wine merchants by Harpers – the key wine trade magazine.
The Good Hotel Guide
“When the proprietors are a Master of Wine and an interior designer, you can count on a smart bedroom and a decent vino. So it is at Julia and John Hoskins’s ivy-clad hotel, centred on a Georgian house, with the Great Ouse flowing just behind. ‘Excellent,’ reports a trusted reader after a visit this year. ‘It was a pleasure to stay’…….”
Trip Advisor is often seen as a mixed blessing for hotels and restaurants. Armchair reviewers can be very subjective and occasionally completely unfair. But the majority of reviews are honest and we can learn from negative as well as positive feedback. Overall we manage to get the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ rating so we are of course delighted with that….! Thank you to anyone who has been kind enough to give us their endorsement.
The Good Food Guide
“An ‘ivy-clad heaven, with a riverside garden full of folk’, this converted eighteenth-century bank has smart-casual hospitality down to a fine art – especially in the breezy, open spaces of the conservatory dining room.
A perfectly pitched dish of meaty skate wing with samphire, sorrel, lemony crushed Jersey Royals and asparagus is the distillation of springtime in England, while pleasurable Mediterranean themes shine through in plates of tangy-sweet bresola, chilli-spiked linguine with Dorset crab, or venison with confit garlic, cavolo nero and beetroot sauce. Neal’s Yard cheeses are kept in peak condition and desserts such as Amaretto parfait gilded with threads of syrupy orange peel provide an effortless finish.
Oenophile owner John Hoskins MW has put together a barnstorming global list that positively encourages adventurous sampling – thanks to ‘flat’ mark-ups, more than two-dozen brilliant selections by the glass and oodles of sub-£30 choice. Don’t leave without browsing the wine shop.”
The Daily Telegraph
“Clare Ferrier hits the jackpot at The Old Bridge Hotel, Huntingdon, where the attention to detail is second to none.
There can’t be many buildings as hirsute as The Old Bridge in Huntingdon, which has a facial covering of ivy so dense that it has had to be trimmed rigorously in order to reveal Georgian windows and a door with a handsome stone stair leading down to the street……..”