Review on Crown & Punchbowl

A thorough, paint-licking refurbishment has transformed the Crown & Punchbowl at Horningsea, a 400-year-old pub, into a country restaurant in the modern rustic style. Standing in a prosperous village just a few miles from the Milton Business Park and Cambridge city centre, it's a prime out-of-town destination for business or pleasure - and it now has the bonus of five delightful letting rooms.

Concise seasonal menus offer modern dishes with a pronounced European accent, including asparagus risotto with rocket, a salad of roast sweetbread with walnut vinaigrette, and calf's liver with pearl onions, figs and pancetta, plus steaks with salsa verde and hand-cut chips.

Chalkboards list a selection of seasonal fish specials (monkfish with Puy lentils and seafood sauce, for example) as well as mix-and-match sausages with mash and sauces, while afters could feature orange crème brulee with lavender shortbread or rich chocolate tart with chocolate and marshmallow ice cream. The short wine list offers plenty by the glass.

Crown & Punchbowl is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide

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Modern British


Matthew Fox

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.30 - 8.30am (8.30 - 9.30am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 3.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30pm - 9.00pm Mon-Thu (6.00 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat) (6.30 - 8.30pm Sun)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Crown & Punchbowl

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 65 covers


Accomodation is available, (5 rooms)


Crown & Punchbowl
High Street
CB25 9JG

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