The Three Hills

Bartlow, Cambridgeshire
Inn


Friendly pub in rural village near Cambridge with strong community feel, great local food, garden, snug room and fresh, pretty bedrooms

Bedroom

6 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Originally opened as an alehouse in 1847 this rural inn has been bought and refurbished with aplomb. It’s the only remaining pub in this tiny village of just over a hundred souls and doubles up as the village hall, the library and all-round buzzing hub. Food is taken seriously: classic British with a twist and sourced locally as much as possible – touchingly there is also a discount for the villagers.

There’s a warm buzz inside with muddy-booted walkers, lycra-clad cyclists and families with children who can spill outside to the pretty garden on warm days – a pizza oven and barbecues are planned. Find a cosy spot by the roaring fire and choose a book from the library, eat in the light and airy Orangery overlooking the terrace, retreat to bedrooms (two upstairs) with soft wool throws and fresh flowers.

It’s great walking and cycling country so you can set off straight from the village but you’re a short hop in the car from Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket for culture, cathedral and shopping.

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We think you'll love

  • The village
  • Taking a pint out into the big garden in the warmer months
  • That there is such a community focus here
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Home truths

  • Only bar food is available on Monday evenings
  • Bedrooms upstairs may be less quiet than those in the guesthouse

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm-10pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Blankets, towels, dog beds and bowls.

Dogs £10 per night. Max. 2.

Dogs are welcome in the bar and garden. River to walk along and lovely open countryside to explore. The four guesthouse rooms are dog-friendly (not the two in the pub).

Meals
Starters from £6. Lunch, 2 courses, £17. Mains from £15.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
5 Doubles
From £100
1 Twin
From £100

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Location

The neighbourhood

Bartlow is a small village, 12 miles south east of Cambridge, with the lovely river Granta running right through. With only the pub and church here, and a population of just over 100 people, it’s a rural place where walking is the best way to explore the area. The fascinating Bartlow Hills date back to the Roman times and you can visit three of the remaining, and largest, mounds just behind the park. It’s a 20-minute drive to Cambridge, 15 minutes to Haverhill, a smaller town with shops, pubs, cinema and art centre.

Local points of interest from Chris and Sarah

  • You are a ten minute walk away from the highest Roman burial mounds in Europe. Climb to the top for the view!
  • The bustling city of Cambridge is only 20 minutes away by car. Take a leisurely punt on the river Cam, enjoy a free tour of Cambridge Colleges, or take in some culture at the famous Fitzwilliam museum.
  • The amazing Imperial War Museum at Duxford is only 15 minutes away by car. Thrill the children with a visit to Concord and visit the WW2 exhibit, a family favourite
  • Visit our local vineyard Chilford Hall and enjoy a fabulous wine tasting. Booking essential.
  • Dogs are welcome in all our rooms (except for the two in the pub) and in the pub itself. Doggy bowls and towels provided. Dog biscuits at the bar.
  • Take a wonderful two hour walk through the Cambridgeshire countryside. Visit the Roman burial mounds and an old windmill. Directions available on our website. Great for all four legged friends.

Introducing

Chris and Sarah

Owners Chris and Sarah bought the pub in 2016 after they were approached by villagers who were hugely concerned that their only community asset had fallen into disrepair. Following a lengthy battle with planners and a significant investment it was reopened in November 2017, and has once again become a real community hub complete with its own library.