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Santa Run & Living Advent

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Godmanchester Running Club Santa Run and the Community Association’s Living Advent here at the Exhibition.

A great turnout and huge support for the Amy Bosse charity. Another example of what a great community Godmanchester is and we are very happy to be part of it.

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


Family Fun Day – August Bank Holiday

August Bank Holiday Family Fun Day

Join us from 2pm on Sunday 25th August for our last ‘family fun day’ of 2013 in our graden with live music from ‘the decanters’, a barbecue and a bouncy castle for the kids.

The Decanters at The Exhibition family fun day

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The Exhibition v The White Hart

Exhibition v White Hart Cricket Match

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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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May Bank Holiday weekend

We’ve got a busy weekend coming up at The Exhibition, we have live music on Saturday night from Mike Allen, he’ll be here from around 9:30pm. Then in Sunday 26th May we have our first family fun day of 2013. The sun will shine, we’ll have the Soul Sisters playing live in the garden, we’ll get the barbecue out and their will be a bouncy castle for the kids.

The Exhbition's Family Fun Days

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2013 Godmanchester Fun Run

The 2013 Godmanchester Fun Run

Last years fun run/walk was the biggest yet with 150 people taking part and many more in fancy dress than ever before. Thank you, with your help we raised over £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. To see last years photos – click here

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For all the information on the 2013 Godmanchester Fun Run please visit www.godmanchesterfunrun.co.uk

 

 

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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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RBS Six Nations shown here at The Exhibition

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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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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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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

We have some great coffee, dessert wines or liqueurs but there is no substitute for a good pudding!

Our Winter pudding menu is available from Thursday 18th October.

We normally have a couple of other choices of our specials menu too.

 

pudding menu

Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice-cream 

Apple & blackberry crumble, sauce anglaise 

Chocolate & pear sponge, hot fudge sauce, vanilla ice-cream 

Peanut butter & rum truffle creme brulee, white chocolate chip cookie

Cheese & biscuits, homemade chutney

Affogato

Homemade chocolate brandy truffles

 

what do you fancy?

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New lunch menu available from The Exhibition

Our new lunchtime menu is being launched tomorrow with some great new choices for you.

Don’t forget we  have a ‘specials menu’ every day too.

Click here to download this new menu as a PDF and print 

Bookings aren’t usually required for lunch but if you wish to reserve a specific table or ensure we have room please call us on 01480 459134.

 

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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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2012 Christmas lunch & dinner menu

Available at The Exhibition from November 30th until December 24th

click here to download the christmas menu, booking and menu pre-order form

 

 

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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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White Hart or The Exhibition?

The 2012 annual cricket match between The White Hart and The Exhibition will take place on Friday 27th July at the Godmanchester Cricket Ground.

Play starts around 5pm, the bar will be open and the BBQ on. Come and support your local pub.

Last year The Exhibition won, who will win it this year? The Exhibition or The White Hart?

 

 

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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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The Exhibition on tripadvisor

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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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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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Huntingdon function room hire for parties

Looking for a room in Huntingdon to hire for a  function or party?

We have a great restuarant that you can hire or we’ll arrange for a marquee to be put up in the garden.

 

There are some old school halls you can rent for a few hours but you then have to supply all the food and drink. The easier option has to be to talk to us about hiring our restaurant or garden. We have a wide range of soft drinks, teas, coffees, beers & wines to choose from. We have contacts that can do hog roasts, BBQ’s, we can hire marquees & bouncy castles.

Call us on 01480 459134 for more information and costs.

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book now for mothers day

We will be serving our special Mothers day menu from 12 – 8pm on Sunday 10th March.
Booking is essential – please call us on 01480 459134.

Mothers Day Menu 2013

To download or print our Mothers Day menu – please click here

 

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Valentines Day Special Menu

Join us on Tuesday 14th February and choose from our special Valentines Day menu.

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