The Three Hills

Bartlow, Cambridgeshire
+44 (0)1223 890500
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£100 - £140
per night

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


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£100 - £140 per night

The Experience

Originally opened as an alehouse in 1847 this rural inn has been bought and refurbished with aplomb. It’s the only 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 spill outside to the pretty garden on warm days – there’s a pizza oven and barbecue in the garden for the summer months. 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.

The Three Hills - Gallery

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
Exterior of The Three Hills pub lit up at dusk in Bartlow, Cambridgeshire

You should know

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


  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



Nightly price
from £100
Singles £105-£170. Extra bed/sofabed available £15-£35 per person per night.
5 Doubles
From £100
1 Twin
From £100


Booking information

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Other details
Parking on-site.
Rarely. Pub closed Mon & Tues.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Starters from £6. Lunch, 2 courses, £17. Mains from £15. Breakfast from £6.


Stayed here for three nights in a charming guest house room. The staff were very friendly and both the breakfast and dinner were of excellent quality. Unfortunately the weather was not the best but we would definitely visit again to do the things we missed.

Lynne, Christchurch

We had a room in the courtyard. Super clean, excellent bathroom with huge shower. Beds had really high quality linens. Restaurant is good and service throughout is excellent and friendly. A really easy trip into Cambridge especially if you use the Park and Ride. We had a great day out there.

Andi, Marlow

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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 Emma Harrison

  • 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.


Emma Harrison

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.