King's Cliffe Area Guidebook

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King's Cliffe Area Guidebook

Food scene
King's Cliffe has a range of fantastic options for food and drink within easy reach. Everything from Michelin starred restaurants to cosy country pubs and delicious take-away options await you.
A historic country pub and inn at the heart of village life since 1732. Serving great quality traditional pub food, a range of great beers and other drinks, this is a great option for a meal or refreshments during your stay.
The Cross Keys Inn
2 West St
A historic country pub and inn at the heart of village life since 1732. Serving great quality traditional pub food, a range of great beers and other drinks, this is a great option for a meal or refreshments during your stay.
A historic and regional craft bakery that has been a part of village life for over 200 years. The bakery specialises in a range of “honest, traditional and delicious” breads and a wide range of delicious cakes and biscuits. All of these, plus sandwiches, tea and coffee are also available at the adjacent café. Bakery is open Mon-Tues 8am-1pm, Wed-Sat 8am-2pm and the café is open Wed-Sat 9am-2pm and Sun 9am-1pm
Kings Cliffe Bakery
68 West St
A historic and regional craft bakery that has been a part of village life for over 200 years. The bakery specialises in a range of “honest, traditional and delicious” breads and a wide range of delicious cakes and biscuits. All of these, plus sandwiches, tea and coffee are also available at the adjacent café. Bakery is open Mon-Tues 8am-1pm, Wed-Sat 8am-2pm and the café is open Wed-Sat 9am-2pm and Sun 9am-1pm
Open for direct sales by arrangement, this local microbrewery produces great beer sold in bottles, 4-pint refillable flagons, pins and firkins. Call Jez on 07843 288 088 before visiting and he'll tell you what is available.
King's Cliffe Brewery
10 Kingsmead
Open for direct sales by arrangement, this local microbrewery produces great beer sold in bottles, 4-pint refillable flagons, pins and firkins. Call Jez on 07843 288 088 before visiting and he'll tell you what is available.
An award winning restaurant set in the next-door village of Apethorpe. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Their delicious and tempting menus can be viewed at https://thewillowandbrook.co.uk/menus
The Willow and Brook
An award winning restaurant set in the next-door village of Apethorpe. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Their delicious and tempting menus can be viewed at https://thewillowandbrook.co.uk/menus
Lee Clarke is the Executive Head Chef at the celebrated Prévost restaurant in the Haycock Manor Hotel, Wansford. Lee is a Michelin recognised Chef and not only that, he features in the renowned Good Food Guide as well as Hardens. Passionate about sourcing high quality, local ingredients and presenting them in a unique and creative way, meaning every dish that Lee and his team plate is a culinary delight. https://haycock.co.uk/dining/
Prévost Peterborough
20 Priestgate
Lee Clarke is the Executive Head Chef at the celebrated Prévost restaurant in the Haycock Manor Hotel, Wansford. Lee is a Michelin recognised Chef and not only that, he features in the renowned Good Food Guide as well as Hardens. Passionate about sourcing high quality, local ingredients and presenting them in a unique and creative way, meaning every dish that Lee and his team plate is a culinary delight. https://haycock.co.uk/dining/
A beautiful multi-award winning 18th-century stone pub in the middle of the Peterborough countryside that was "Best Village Pub & Restaurant 2021 - Northamptonshire". The newly refurbished White Swan is an inviting setting for seasonal recipes and Sunday roasts. Sample a cask ale from the bar, or or sit outside in the picturesque terraces to enjoy the tranquility of the local area. https://whiteswanwoodnewton.co.uk/
The White Swan
22 Main St
A beautiful multi-award winning 18th-century stone pub in the middle of the Peterborough countryside that was "Best Village Pub & Restaurant 2021 - Northamptonshire". The newly refurbished White Swan is an inviting setting for seasonal recipes and Sunday roasts. Sample a cask ale from the bar, or or sit outside in the picturesque terraces to enjoy the tranquility of the local area. https://whiteswanwoodnewton.co.uk/
Located on London Road, Wansford Country Lounge Cafe & Bar is a beautiful local restaurant & café that sourced local ingredients and craft them with real love. The warm, comfortable environment is perfect for breakfasts, lunches, coffee and cakes.
Wansford Country Lounge (café)
2A London Road
Located on London Road, Wansford Country Lounge Cafe & Bar is a beautiful local restaurant & café that sourced local ingredients and craft them with real love. The warm, comfortable environment is perfect for breakfasts, lunches, coffee and cakes.
Sightseeing
This countryside jewel is only a short walk from the village (see the Ordnance Survey map in the boot-room) and provides a picturesque setting for family adventures. Whether you want a leisurely wander through the trees, get the kids to let off some steam at one of the exciting play areas or go on a bike ride, Fineshade Wood is bursting with opportunities.
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Fineshade Wood
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This countryside jewel is only a short walk from the village (see the Ordnance Survey map in the boot-room) and provides a picturesque setting for family adventures. Whether you want a leisurely wander through the trees, get the kids to let off some steam at one of the exciting play areas or go on a bike ride, Fineshade Wood is bursting with opportunities.
One of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century and a magnificent example of the great Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ houses. In addition to being able to tour this grand house, green tranquil walks, modern sculpture and family fun await you in the gardens and parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. The sweeping vistas in the parkland across to the spires of Stamford also act as the setting for the Burghley Horse Trials, an internationally acclaimed equestrian event which takes place each year.
Burghley House Gardens & Deer Park
One of the largest and grandest surviving houses of the sixteenth century and a magnificent example of the great Elizabethan ‘prodigy’ houses. In addition to being able to tour this grand house, green tranquil walks, modern sculpture and family fun await you in the gardens and parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. The sweeping vistas in the parkland across to the spires of Stamford also act as the setting for the Burghley Horse Trials, an internationally acclaimed equestrian event which takes place each year.
A lovely place to visit with animals to meet, outdoor spaces to discover, a recently restored 18th century watermill and a large indoor soft play centre.
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Sacrewell
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A lovely place to visit with animals to meet, outdoor spaces to discover, a recently restored 18th century watermill and a large indoor soft play centre.
Situated in England’s smallest county, Rutland Water offers opportunities to enjoy cycling, walking, a variety of water sports including the fantastic Rutland Aqua Park with its inflatable obstacle course. The 4,200 acres also off superb bird-watching with rare spring migrants, fishing Ospreys in the summer, autumn waders passage and huge flocks of winter wildfowl on offer. A fantastic and immersive wildlife experience for the whole family.
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Rutland Water
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Situated in England’s smallest county, Rutland Water offers opportunities to enjoy cycling, walking, a variety of water sports including the fantastic Rutland Aqua Park with its inflatable obstacle course. The 4,200 acres also off superb bird-watching with rare spring migrants, fishing Ospreys in the summer, autumn waders passage and huge flocks of winter wildfowl on offer. A fantastic and immersive wildlife experience for the whole family.
Explore the beautiful grounds and rich decoration of one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses. Step back in time through a new interactive exhibition and discover its intriguing past.
Kirby Hall
Explore the beautiful grounds and rich decoration of one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th century houses. Step back in time through a new interactive exhibition and discover its intriguing past.
Among England's greatest country houses, Apethorpe Palace holds a particularly important place in English history because of its ownership by, and role in, entertaining Tudor and Stuart monarchs. Elizabeth I once owned the building which was also lived in regularly by James I and Charles I.
Apethorpe Palace
Among England's greatest country houses, Apethorpe Palace holds a particularly important place in English history because of its ownership by, and role in, entertaining Tudor and Stuart monarchs. Elizabeth I once owned the building which was also lived in regularly by James I and Charles I.
Peterborough Cathedral is one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England. Founded as a monastic community in 654 AD, it became one of the most significant medieval abbeys in the country, the burial place of two queens and the scene of Civil War upheavals.
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Peterborough Cathedral
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Peterborough Cathedral is one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England. Founded as a monastic community in 654 AD, it became one of the most significant medieval abbeys in the country, the burial place of two queens and the scene of Civil War upheavals.
City/town information
Previously named ‘The Best Place to Live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times. The Georgian architecture of the limestone buildings have led it to be described as the Finest stone town in England. bustling weekly market, great choice of bars, cafes and restaurants giving many food options if you don’t fancy cooking. Stamford is also blessed with many local enterprises such as Stamford Cheese Shop, a Deli and many independent coffee shops.
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Stamford
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Previously named ‘The Best Place to Live in Britain’ by the Sunday Times. The Georgian architecture of the limestone buildings have led it to be described as the Finest stone town in England. bustling weekly market, great choice of bars, cafes and restaurants giving many food options if you don’t fancy cooking. Stamford is also blessed with many local enterprises such as Stamford Cheese Shop, a Deli and many independent coffee shops.
Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its Georgian streetscapes and impressive limestone buildings, with a range of independent shops and eateries, with a vibrant and active community.
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Oundle
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Oundle is a historic market town in Northamptonshire famous for its Georgian streetscapes and impressive limestone buildings, with a range of independent shops and eateries, with a vibrant and active community.