The Chubby Castor

“‘Civilised dining’ is putting the village of Castor on the map” - AA Inspector



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The Chubby Castor's 'civilised dining' focusses on modern British cooking and is located in a 17th-century building at The Fitzwilliam Arms in the beautiful rural village of Castor. Chef Patron, Adebola Adeshina, has previously worked at a range of highly established restaurants including being part of the Aubergine team under Gordon Ramsay and at Petrus under Marcus Wareing. You could start on the a la carte with Orkney scallop served with plantain, chilli cucumber and yuzu mayo. For a main, try the monkfish with Blue Bay mussels, kohlrabi, sea vegetables and a curry velouté, and finish with pineapple and rum tart Tatin, tonka and raisins.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Chubby Castor
34 Peterborough Road, Castor, PETERBOROUGH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, PE5 7AX
Phone : 01733 380801


  • Seats: 50
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: 1-4 January
  • Lunch served from: 12.00
  • Lunch served until: 15.00
  • Dinner served from: 18.00
  • Dinner served until: 22.00
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 10
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 30
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

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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