The Crown Inn

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
+44 (0)1832 280232

Nicely-priced country inn with lots of character and good bedrooms. Follow the river up to Fotheringhay or stay put for a lazy lunch


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

A thatched inn built of mellow stone that stands on the green in this pretty village. Paths lead out into open country and you can follow the river up to Fotheringhay, where Mary Queen of Scots lost her head. Back at the pub, warm interiors mix style and tradition to great effect. The bar has stone walls, ancient beams, flagstone floors and a roaring fire; in summer you can decant onto the terrace and sip a pint of Black Sheep while watching village life pass by. Back inside, a beautiful new restaurant has recently appeared with golden stone walls, pale olive panelling and some very good food, anything from glazed ham and local eggs to oxtail lasagne, saddle of venison, sticky toffee tart with toffee sauce. You can also eat in the sitting-room bar on smart armchairs in front of another fire. Stylish bedrooms – some in the main house, others off the courtyard – are all different. You’ll find smart colours, chic wallpapers, excellent bathrooms and good art. The bar hosts quiz nights, live music and the odd game of rugby on the telly, while on May Day there’s a hog roast for the village fête.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Lunch & dinner £5-£25. Not Sun eve. Restaurant closed first week January.


Nightly price
from £73
Singles from £55. Sofabed available, £30 per child per night.
6 Doubles
From £73
2 Twin/doubles
From £73



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marcus Lamb

  • Flowing through Elton is the river Nene, believed to be the inspiration for the classic children's book 'The Wind and The Willows'.
  • The picturesque Elton Mill and Loch are a short saunter away, as is Elton Hall which stands in the midst of its famous parklands and gardens.
  • The historic towns of Oundle and Stamford with its old buildings and lovely old shops are a short drive away, further afield is the city of Peterborough - with high street shopping - the cathedral and fast rail connections to all parts.
  • Children have fun at the Nene Valley Railway Museum - home to Thomas - and Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre, deep in the heart of Cambridgeshire countryside and promises an action packed fun filled day come rain or shine.
  • One of England's greatest Elizabethan houses - Burghley House - is but a hop and skip from The Crown Inn and has an action packed calendar all year round.