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.
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 –https://www.theexhibitiongodmanchester.com/menu/sunday-lunch
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.
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.
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