Dyke's End

“At the heart of village life” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

REACH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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Located in the centre of the village, overlooking the green, this pub was saved from closure in the 1990s and run by the villagers as a co-operative until 2003. Now owned by Frances Dylong-Fuller, it has a strong local following for its beers and great home cooking, made from local ingredients. Dinner might begin with warm confit duck salad with oranges, walnuts, picked red onion and crispy parsnips, maybe followed by eight-hour slow-roasted Blythburgh pork belly with mustard mash and curly kale; or local game pie. Bring things to a satisfactory conclusion with autumn fruit crumble or sticky toffee pudding.

Dyke's End
REACH, CB25 0JD
Phone : 01638 743816

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Cambridgeshire

To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.

Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.

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