Whether it’s a romantic and cosy spot near the log burners or dining in the oak beamed orangery, The Three Hills has the perfect dining situation for you. All dishes are hand-crafted using fresh, local produce to give you a mouth-watering taste of Cambridgeshire through the seasons.
The Three Hills Pub is a delightful 17th Century Grade II listed building located in the heart of Bartlow, a village approximately 14 miles south of Cambridge. Originally opening as an alehouse in 1847, The Three Hills is the only remaining pub and community facility in the small village of only 110 residents.
The pub got its name from three hills or ‘Tumuli‘, ancient burial mounds nearby, originally part of a seven mound group which are considered to be the largest in Europe.
Bought by the current owners in December 2015, and followed by a lengthy planning and renovation process, they have removed all the unattractive post war aspects of the building and restored the pub. With thanks to The Design House, the pub is now back to its former glory as a traditional village pub, it also boasts new dining facilities thanks to a tasteful extension and beautiful pub garden which goes all the way down to the river.
The pub features both a bar and restaurant menu, both of which can be eaten anywhere – either in the cosy bar near the wood burning stove or in the beautiful new award winning restaurant – The Three Hills has added a Michelin Plate to its two AA Rosettes.
The Three Hills also offer luxury yet homely rooms about the pub as well as in one of the original outhouses. Each of the four existing bedrooms has been lovingly refurbished and two new bedrooms were added upstairs in the pub.
An extensive patio and beautifully landscaped garden completes the refurbishment and provides for wonderful outdoor dining during the warmer months. Their website has a helpful ‘Local Area’ page which includes the Ashdon to Bartlow dog walk, the reason we came across this beautiful pub in the first place. Take a look here for the detailed route.
If Cambridgeshire is a little too far for your Sunday walk, other great countryside pub walks include the Fox & Hounds in Egham, Surrey or for something a little coastal, The Lord Nelson in Southwold and if you are in the Lake District, the ‘Alternative Afternoon Tea’ at the Wild Boar on Lake Windermere is worth the trip!
Images: Alex Bibby, The Wild Boar