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Cheque presentation to Macmillan Cancer Support

Please join us on Sunday afternoon at 3pm for our annual cheque presentation to Macmillan Cancer Support.

We’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in any of this years events or put their hand in the pocket again!

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


2013 christmas menu

2013 Christmas Menu

To download, print or share this menu please click here

To download the Christmas booking and pre-order forms please click here

 

 

 

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christmas bookings

If you would like to book a table for a works Christmas party, a family lunch or a get together with friends please call us on 01480 459134. Below you will find our christmas lunchtime & dinner menu available from the 29th November until 24th December.

To download, print or share this menu please click here

There is also a booking and a menu pre-order form at the bottom.

2013 Christmas Menu

To download, print or share this menu please click here

To download the Christmas booking and pre-order forms please click here

 

 

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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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The Exhibition v The White Hart

Exhibition v White Hart Cricket Match

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Mothers Day – Sunday 10th March

We will be serving our special Mothers day menu from 12 – 8pm on Sunday 10th March.
Booking is essential as we do get fully booked – 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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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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Christmas menu from Huntingdon restaurant

christmas lunch & dinner menu

available from November 30th until December 24th

 

starters

Parsnip & apple soup, olive oil croutes (v)

Prawn salad, sweet chilli & coriander dressing, cucumber linguine, cherry tomatoes

Tandoori marinated chicken, raita, mango chutney, mint yoghurt, poppadom

Cheddar & chive fritters, red onion marmalade, mixed leaves (v)

 

mains

Roast turkey breast, dauphinoise potatoes, vegetables and all the trimmings

Slow roasted shoulder of lamb, crushed parsley potatoes, roasted root vegetables, winter greens, red wine jus

Roast salmon supreme, cream of watercress sauce, beetroot potatoes, winter greens

Tomato, red onion & chilli tart, herb salad, sweet pickle vegetables, roquette dressing (v)

 

puddings

Christmas pudding, brandy anglaise

Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice-cream

Winter berry fool, viennese biscuits

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

Cheese & biscuits, homemade chutney

 

£23.00 per person

please let us know if you have any food allergies

 

To book please call us on 01480 459134.

 

 

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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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Huntingdon Restaurants – Where is your favourite?

When you are looking for a restaurant what is important to you?

Whilst we were trying to write about our restaurant we fell into the trap of boasting about the best food, the nicest atmosphere, the best service, the most fabulous menus, great prices, good value and all the other stuff every biased owner of a restaurant would use.

We have a review page on our website and do well on TripAdvisor but you can’t please everybody. We work hard to ensure that The Exhibition is a great choice of Restaurant in the Huntingdon area.

We have just had the front of the building restored and the terrace at the front all replaced. We decorate the restaurant and bar every year to change the atmosphere for regulars and to keep it clean & fresh for everyone. We alter our menus with the seasons so there is always something new to tempt you.

When we visit other restaurants in Huntingdon we are always comparing with ours, some are very good and serve great food, some we find expensive, some are a little snooty and some not that individual but on the whole Huntingdon and the surrounding villages has some great pub/restaurants or Gastro Pubs. Funnily enough on TripAdvisor the restaurant currently ranked #1 in Huntingdon is a Thai take-away on an industrial estate.

The Pheasant at Keyston is at #2 and it is a beautiful pub in a very pretty village. It featured on one of Gordon Ramsey’s TV shows but since then has become part of the Huntsbridge group again, the same people that run the Old Bridge Hotel & Restaurant in Huntingdon which is ranked #3.

#4 is a pie shop? #5 is The Dragoon pub in Brampton that was closed last time I drove past. #6 is The Crown at Broughton which deserves to be higher up, great restaurant and one of our favourites. Pop Bellies on Huntingdon High Street is at #7 then The Darjeeling Indian Restaurant is at #8  before you find The Exhibition currently at #9.

TripAdvisor lists 57 Huntingdon Restaurants and as you will see, some are shops and others, cafes, chippy’s and takeaways but not a bad list to work your way through!

Here is a link to Huntingdon Restaurants on TripAdvisor:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurants-g209939-Huntingdon_Cambridgeshire_England

 

 

 

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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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Pub for parties in Cambridgeshire

Looking to throw a party?  Need a nice pub venue?

The Exhibition Pub is a nice place to hold a private party of any kind.

We have naming ceremonies, leaving parties, funeral wakes, anniversaries, 1st birthday parties, christening parties, work bashes and even charity events.

We can arrange formal sit down dinners with custom menus or less formal buffets.

If it’s just dinking and partying then we can also help, nice pub atmosphere or hire the bar & restaurant area.

Call Paul for more info or to book on 01480 459134.

 

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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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Booking a Christmas meal?

click here to download the 2012 christmas menu, booking and menu pre-order form

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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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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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The Exhibition on tripadvisor

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Petanque, Boule, Bowls Night

The 2012 Petanque or Boule night will be on Friday 6th July from 7pm.

Join us in the car park of The Exhibition, Godmanchester for this annual Gala Week event.

Teams of four will take each other on, all you have to do is turn up.

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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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