Here at The Exhibition we hold regular live music events with a wide range of act. Our live music nights are always free so come along and have a listen.
Saturday 28th March
Join us for live music from the fantastic ‘En-Route’
Free entry, all welcome, starts around 9:30pm.
Saturday 4th April
The fabulous ‘Soul Sisters’ are with us again.
Free entry, all welcome, starts around 9:30pm
Saturday 25th April
‘Rhythm & Shoes’ are live here for the first time.
Free entry, all welcome, starts around 9:30pm
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.
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.
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
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
For all the information on the 2013 Godmanchester Fun Run please visit www.godmanchesterfunrun.co.uk
The Hunts Post have an article on Paul & Phillip’s upcoming trek to Everest base camp.
The Exhibition has joined Google+ in addition to it’s online presence on www.theexhibitiongodmanchester.com, facebook, twitter, BIG | BusinessinGodmanchester, TripAdvisor and great results from Google.
Google+ seems to be a growing social media site and adds to ways our customers can find our about our latest events, menus and photos.
We have lots of followers on facebook and twitter so we’ll see if Google+ wins the social media battle. We also have a sneaky suspicion that having a Google+ account will help with SEO on Google.
Have a look at The Exhibition on Google+ here: https://plus.google.com/115047309397877370888
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
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.
Are you looking for a dog friendly pub in or around Huntingdon?
Are you exploring the Ouse Valley Way or new Charter Way walk?
We are located in Godmanchester, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
We are minutes from the Ouse Valley Way if you are walking or if you wish, use our car park and explore Portholme or some of the other areas great doggie walks.
Here at The Exhibition we welcome well behaved and quiet dogs in the bar area and gardens.
* Please clean up after your dog *
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.