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Having lunch in Huntingdon?

Lunch Huntingdon Restaurant Lunch MenuLunch in Huntingdon can be a bit tricky, some places are not formal enough, some are too formal or expensive, some very quiet over lunchtime, some pubs do a bit of bar food, there is Starbucks, Pizza Express and other national chains but if you are looking for a nice place to enjoy lunch in Huntingdon with friends, family, colleagues or clients we don’t think you can beat The Exhibition.

We have bar, restaurant and outside areas to choose from, a special lunch menu with options from a full three course affair to a light bight or salad.

If you’d like to book a table please call us on 01480 459134.

 

 

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THE EXHIBITION PUB & RESTAURANT
3-5 London Road GodmanchesterCambridgeshirePE29 2YA UK 
 • 01480 459134


Huntingdon pub and restaurant

Huntingdon Pubs & Restaurants

The Exhibition Pub & Restaurant in located on London Road, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambs. PE29 2HZ

The short drive from Huntingdon town centre or Huntingdon ring road is well worth it to visit us. From the ring road take the exit at The Bridge Hotel over the river from Huntingdon into Godmanchester, drive past The Black Bull pub and at the round a bout turn right along The Causeway, past the Indian restaurant and The Royal Oak pub, the butchers, round the left hand bend and you’ll find us on the next bend.

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Searching for places to eat in Huntingdon?

places to eat in huntingdon

Searching for places to eat around Huntingdon?

In Huntingdon there are the usual High Street places to eat like Pizza Express, the local curry house or a hotel. There are also several High Street pubs that serve food but in our opinion some of the best places to eat around Huntingdon are out of the town itself.

The photo above is taken near to the Old Mill at Brampton which is just passed Huntingdon train station on your way to Brampton, not only is this a great place to eat close to Huntingdon it is also on the River.

Driving the other way from Huntingdon, over the river bridge into Godmanchester you can turn right at the roundabout, follow the Causeway along the river then follow the road passed the butchers and end up here at The Exhibition.

Other places we’d recommend to eat around Huntingdon include The Pheasant at Keyston, owned by the same group that own The Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon but a thatched pub set in a very pretty village. You could also try The Bell at Stilton, half way up the A1 between Huntingdon & Peterborough.

Places to eat near Huntingdon

 

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Pub food near Huntingdon | close to the A1, A14

Nice pub food close to Huntingdon

Searching for a pub on the internet can be a tricky thing…

  • You need the right location – The Exhibition Pub is in the small town of Godmanchester, close to Huntingdon and close to the A1, A14, A428 & A1198. We are 20 minutes from Cambridge, Bedford & Peterborough.

 

  • Is our food any good – Of course, we would say YES but so do our customers. We have great reviews on TripAdvisor – click here to read them

 

  • Is it a nice pub – We have something for everyone, a nice bar, a seperate restaurant and a great garden so you can eat where ever you feel comfortable. To see some photos of The Exhibition Pub – click here

 

  • What about parking, smoking, the kids and the dog? We have a large car park at the back of the pub and a covered & heated smoking shelter, we are children friendly and dogs are welcome in the bar & garden.

 

  • What next? Call us on 01480 459134 and book?

 

 

 

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Download our upcoming events flyer

We have new flyers in the pub and restaurant that give you details of all of the events going on this summer at The Exhibition. You can steal one next time your are here or download & print your very own by clicking here

What's happening at The Exhibition

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Eating Pubs in Huntingdonshire | TripAdvisor no.1

Are you looking for Eating Pubs in Huntingdonshire? The Exhibition in Godmanchester is currently ranked number one on TripAdvisor in Huntingdon. Here you can eat in the bar or restaurant at lunchtime or dinner time.

At present we are ranked just above The Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon, The Crown Inn at Broughton and The Pheasant Inn in Keyston. Some great competition all offering different styles at different prices. We firmly believe that at The Exhibition we offer great food and good value combined.

Come and give us a try?

Here are some of the reviews we have received:

  • The food is excellent with a choice of fresh seasonal local produce in the restaurant cooked with flair and consideration of any food intolerances. The best burgers and pizza I’ve ever had in the bar and the cheesy chips always hit the spot! Fantastic range of wines with something for everyone. Guest Real Ale goes down well, sometimes a barrel in a night!! The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly staff and regulars alike. Regular live music nights add to the atmosphere as do the family fun days. So to conclude, something for everyone.
  • Only booked the day before at the last minute so table was for 1.45. We arrived around 1 to sit, drink and chat. Comfortable sofas and lively pub atmosphere. Other diners were obviously faster than expected as we were given menus to choose from and soon guided to our table well before 1.30. The food was well cooked, nicely presented and the service perfect. The sticky toffee pudding was gorgeous. It will take some additional exercise to ease away the calories. Pub grub at it’s best.
  • We often go to this lovely pub as we are close to it. The place is an excellent relaxed pub with a nice atmosphere and tolerant to kids? The restaurant is a separate area for those special occasions and serves lovely food well presented with good portions. The bar area has a separate menu with pizzas available and can honestly say they are the best I have had anywhere . You can also take away the pizzas and have a sneaky pint while you are waiting. I can’t rate this place high enough an excellent team very friendly.
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New Year dinner menu now available

We have a specials menu too which changes nearly every day

To download, print or e-mail our dinner menu – please click here

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Restaurant & Bar near A1 at Huntingdon

Heading North or South on the A1?

Looking for a restaurant or pub lunch?

Nice place to stop near the A1?

Between Peterborough & Biggleswade on the A1 is the small town of Huntingdon on the river Ouse and if you are looking for a pitstop whilst travelling up or down the A1 then The Exhibition Pub & Restaurant is a perfect place to stop. We are just minutes from the A1 & A14 interchange and are family & dog friendly.

From the A1 follow signs for the A14 towards Cambridge and exit at Godmanchester. Our postcode for Sat Nav is PE29 2HZ.

At Brampton on the A1 is a service stop with a Brewers Fayre Restaurant, McDonalds and a BP petrol station but if you are looking for something more different then we are definatley worth the five minutes drive to find us. We have ample parking at the rear, we are open all day, there is an enclosed garden for the kids & dog to run around in and the food is great.

 

 

 

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Restaurant, Pub & Bar near Papworth, Cambs.

Searching Google for a restaurant, pub or nice bar near Papworth then The Exhibition on London Road is just the place. From Papworth you could head towards Cambridge/Cambourne, towards St. Ives or North towards Godmanchester & Huntingdon.

Godmanchester is near Papworth village & Papworth Hospital. From Papworth travel north along the A1198 towards the A14 and Huntingdon. Just past Wood Green animal shelter you’ll find a turning on your left into Godmanchester and if you follow this road down, past the school you’ll find The Exhibition Pub, Bar & Restaurant on your right hand side.

We are open every day from 11:30am until midnight and serve lunch from midday – 2:3opm and dinner from 6:30pm to 9pm. We have a great selection of soft drinks, teas & coffee in addition to a fully stocked bar with real ales.

 

 

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Restaurants in Huntingdonshire

To see our restaurant menus click here.

For some more information about restaurants in Huntingdonshire click here.

Huntingdonshire is a historic county in England covering the area around Huntingdon, St Ives, Godmanchester, St Neots and Ramsey. Between 1889 and 1965 it additionally formed an administrative county. Since 1974 it has been administered as a district within county of Cambridgeshire.

Locals now tend to refer to Huntingdonshire as the general area surrounding Huntingdon to the west of Cambridgeshire to the Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire borders. There are many suburbs and villages including Hartford, Houghton, Wyton, Brampton, Buckden, the Offords, the Hemingfords, the Paxtons, Eynesbury, Eaton Socon, Eaton Ford, Southoe, Hail Weston and Sawtry. Nearly all of the these places have a pub & restaurant and you’d be unlucky not to find a good one.

There are some fabulous restaurants within the Huntingdonshire District, many gastro pubs and lots of take away restaurants. We had a look at the reviews on TripAdvisor to see how they all rank, to read more about click here.

The Exhibition Pub & Restaurant is located in Godmanchester, two miles from Huntingdon. For more information on how to find us click here.

 

 

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Pub lunch close to St. Ives in Cambridgeshire

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Looking for a nice pub to have a pub lunch in?

Want a pub close to St. Ives but with easy parking?

Want a choice of hot & cold, small or larger meals?

We have a lunch menu & daily specials menu.

We always have a great pudding menu available.

We have a range of soft drinks, teas & coffee.

We have an extensive wine list & real ales.

To book at The Exhibition in Godmanchester call us on 01480 459134.

We are about 4 miles from St. Ives and very easy to find from the A14.

Click here to see a map or use or Postcode for SatNav: PE29 2HZ

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Pubs with open fires in Huntingdonshire

There are a few pubs now in and around Huntingdon with open fires. They seem to have come back in fashion.

At The Exhibition in Godmanchester, 2 miles from Huntingdon we have an open fire as soon as the temperature drops and the nights draw in. It is a great focal point in our bar area.

The Old Bridge Hotel in Huntingdon often have their fire going as does The Mill at Brampton. There is a small fire in the bar at The Axe & Compass in Hemingford and The Pheasant out at Keyston has open fires in a beautiful old thatched pub.

To find The Exhibition use our postcode PE29 2HZ or have a look at the map below:


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New winter pudding menu from The Exhibition

 

At The Exhibition we have a three course Christmas Menu for £23 per person in addition to our latest winter menus. Have a look below at our range of winter puddings….

We have a specials menu everyday too with a couple more puddings to choose from.


new pudding menu

Christmas pudding, brandy anglaise 5.70

Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice-cream 5.50

Winter berry fool, viennese biscuits 5.70

Iced chocolate orange brownie & marshmallow terrine, dark chocolate sauce, candied zest 5.70

Cheese & biscuits, homemade chutney 6.50

Affogato 2.80

Homemade chocolate brandy truffles 2.80

 

 

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Godmanchester Tea and Coffee

Looking for somewhere nice to grab a coffee in Godmanchester?

We have a couple of sofas, great coffee, a wide selection of teas and a pleasant environment.

If the sun’s shining we’ll serve you in the garden.

 

Here’s our menu

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Looking for pubs along the A14?

Are you seaching Google for Pub on the A14 where you and your family can take a break, grab a coffee or eat?

The Exhibition Pub and Restaurant is just the place, we are a family owned and run pub in the small town of Godmanchester, near Huntingdon on the A14.

From the A14 you turn right at the round-a-bout signposted A1198 Papworth & Royston and turn first right into Godmanchester where you will find us at the end of the road on the right. We are two minutes from the A14.

We welcome children and well behaved, quiet dogs.

We have a great garden for when the sun shines.

You can eat in our bar or restaurant.

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Diamond Jubilee Party

 

Join us on Monday 4th from 2pm to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee.

We will have live music from the fantastic Freddie Hall Duo and a barbecue in the garden.

 

 

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Why are we called The Exhibition?

The Exhibition Pub & Restaurant was first licensed to sell alcohol in the early 1850’s and we are named after the Great Exhibition which was opened on this day, May 1st in 1851.

Read all about The Great Exhibition below

The following text has been taken from www.thegreatexhibition2012.co.uk/history-of-the-great-exhibition-2012

The Great Exhibition of 1851 was one of the great success stories of the nineteenth century. The idea of holding an international world fair was first suggested by the Society of Arts (now the Royal Society of Arts) in 1845. Their president, Prince Albert, was very enthusiastic but eventually he decided that it should not be organised by the Society. Consequently in 1850 he established a Royal Commission to organise the event, with himself as President.

The exhibition was opened on 1st May 1851 by Queen Victoria in Joseph Paxton’s purpose built “Crystal Palace” in Hyde Park, London. It was the first International World Fair and it grabbed the imagination of the whole country and beyond. During the one hundred and forty one days that the Exhibition was open it was visited by over six million people from all walks of life. There were nearly 14,000 exhibitors from all over the world and more than 100,000 exhibits were shown ranging from raw materials to machines, sculptures, hardware, musical instruments, cloth, pottery, glass etc.

The Great Exhibition saw the development of patent law, the tourist industry and the modern museum as well as encouraging trade and manufacturing. It was so successful financially that the profits were used to purchase a large site in South Kensington, now home to three national museums, Imperial College and the Royal Albert Hall as well as other institutions. The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 still exists to manage its estate and to distribute the profits on its investments in order to “increase the means of industrial education and extend the influence of science and art upon productive industry.”

These 6 million visitors represented nearly a fifth of the British population at that time and is still considered today to be the founding vision of a truly “great exhibition”

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Motorbike friendly pub

The Exhibition is a motorbike & bike friendly pub and restaurant located in Godmanchester, near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. If you are using sat nav our postcode is PE29 2HZ.

We have a large tarmac car park at the rear of the pub next to a large garden and a covered smoking shelter.

Inside we have a nice bar area serving real ales, bitter, lager, spirits and a wide range of soft drinks including teas & coffees. We have a bar menu if you fancy snacks or a full restaurant menu that can be eaten in the bar, outside or in the restaurant.

If you are organising a tour or day trip and are looking for a bike friendly pub then call in.

Any questions or if you want to let us know you are coming please call Paul on 01480 459134.

 

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Places to eat near A14 – Restaurant close to A14

Are you searching Google for good places to stop for food near Huntingdon and are searching for Restaurants on or near the A1 & A14 at Huntingdon. Great food and a nice places to stop & eat.
We are close to the river and not on some industrial estate.

Well here we are:

The Exhibition is a nice ‘gasto pub’ that serves good food and it’s just off the A14 at Godmanchester, near Huntingdon.

If you are heading South on the A1(M) from Peterborough follow the signs to Huntingdon & Cambridge (A14) and the dual carraigeway takes you over Huntingdon and alongside Godmanchester. Just put PE29 2HZ into your sat nav or click here for a map

If you are travelling along the A14 eith to the M1/M6 junction or the other way over to Felixstowe then we are a great place for the whole family, we are dog friendly too and have an enclosed garden the dogs can stretch their legs in.

 

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Best pub in Huntingdon for Sunday roast

If you are looking for the best pub in or around Huntingdon to enjoy a great Sunday roast dinner then we think you may have found it.

We serve a traditional roast brisket of beef or a loin of pork with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, veg and gravy for only £9.

Also on our menu at the moment we have the following:

Scotch rump steak, mushroom stroganoff, homemade chips, mixed leaf – £12.95

Hake fillet lightly cajuned, warm potato & crayfish salad, roquet dressing, mixed leaves – £11.95

Crispy shoulder of lamb, patatas bravas, Moroccan spiced ratatouille, tzatziki – £11.95

Red pepper & goats cheese lasagne, garlic focaccia (v) – £9.50

FOR OUR CURRENT MENU CLICK HERE –http://www.theexhibitiongodmanchester.com/menu/sunday-lunch

 

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History of The Exhibition, Godmanchester.

 

Here is a snippet about the history of The Exhibition taken from the new book ‘Thirsty Godmanchester’ by Pam & Ken Sneath” available from Cliffords Chemist or Ethnic Origins at a  price of £7.99.

There are two pub walks planned lead by Ken Sneath on the 3rd & 4th July this year.

The 3rd July walk includes a meal at the White Hart afterwards

The 4th July walk includes a BBQ here at The Exhibition afterwards.

Both walks start at 6:30pm from The Black Bull and places can be booked in advance from Alan Hooker of the Godmanchester Community Association.

 

The Exhibition was first licensed in the early 1850s and the name refers to the Great Exhibition held in 1851. It became a tied house of Jenkins and Jones brewery.

When we arrived in Godmanchester in 1982 the Exhibition was in a sorry state. This was the year before the arrival of Richard and Macha Pumphrey who totally transformed it. Richard explained that the idea for installation of shop fronts in the bar was inspired by a visit to the Castle Museum in York. The shop fronts in York captured the atmosphere of Victorian Britain and were perfect for a pub which celebrated the Great Exhibition. Richard, a keen steam railway enthusiast, also adopted a railway theme for the Public Bar. It was highly appropriate for a Victorian pub. Railway lamps hung from the beams in the ceiling, loco shed and wagon plates adorned the walls and customers sat on buffers, resting their feet on a single rail at the foot of the bar. An imperial ‘blue brick’ was embedded in the middle of the bar, built of metric bricks as a token to a railway platform. This one brick had come from the platform at Woodford Halse on the old Great Central Railway and had originally been laid in the Victorian period. The garden where pétanque was played was also a feature of the pub and it is perhaps no surprise that it won the Best Pub Garden of the Year competition of any Grand Metropolitan tied estate. The prize was a holiday for two in Florida. Our memory of those years was the wonderful and inexpensive food that was provided, the highlight of which was the salad bar. Not surprisingly, the pub was regularly buzzing with people. Macha remembers, ‘most weeks we did around 700 meals and the pub did 400 brewers barrels of beer per year. One barrel is 288 pints, that’s 115,200 pints a year, or an average of 315 pints a day’. Sadly the Exhibition declined rapidly when Richard and Macha departed after five years as landlords. Fortunately, when Willem and Maggie Middlemiss took over the Exhibition, it experienced something of a renaissance.

 

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Upcoming events at the exhibition

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Close to Hinchingbrooke Park, School & Hospital

The Exhibition Pub & Restaurant in Godmanchester is close to Hinchingbrooke School, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Country Park.

If you are visiting the Performing Arts Centre at Hinchingbrooke School, visiting the hospital or the country park then why not pop into Godmanchester and visit The Exhibition.

There are some great walks near to Hinchingbrooke, you can cut through Hinchingbrooke Country Park to Brampton or over Portholme to Godmanchester. In the summer the walk over Portholme to The Exhibition is well worth it. Great views as you walk along the river and over England’s largest natural water meadow. 

 

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Eating out in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire.

If you are looking for a quick guide to eating out in Godmanchester then look no further.

Godmanchester, near Huntingdon is a small historic town on the River Ouse in Cambridgeshire.

  

 

 

 

 

 

We have a selection of places to eat from a fish & chip shop overlooking the river to fine dining here or at The White Hart.

Other options for dining out in Godmanchester include:

  • Cinta, a Chinese/Malaysian restaurant on Post Street
  • Planet Spice, our Indian Restaurant on The Causeway
  • The Black Bull Pub on Post Street
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