The Paper Mills
FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT
You will find us nestled in the heart of beautiful Wansford and situated on the edge of the River Nene, overlooking the old bridge. The Paper Mills has now been in new ownership since May 2017 and offers quality Food and a wide range of Wines, Ciders, Beers and locally brewed Ales; So you are sure to find something that you’ll love. We welcome cyclists, canoeists, walkers & horse riders too. You are always assured of a friendly welcome in our Bar, Restaurant and beautiful Beer Garden, and in the winter there is always the roaring wood burning fires to warm yourself by.
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About the area
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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