The White Hart
“Pretty pub supplied by the family farm” - AA Inspector
Salvaged old agricultural tools and other farming memorabilia embellish the bar of this 17th-century country inn. Among its four real ales is Grainstore Brewery’s Red Kite, Aspall cider and 14 wines are by the glass, selected from an extensive cellar. The Orangery, The Pantry and the garden are three of the five dining areas, where options include Portobello mushroom bruschetta with poached hen’s egg; slow-braised lamb shank, creamed potatoes and rich mint jus; and roasted vegetable Wellington, parsnip purée and fondant potato.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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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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