The Three Hills
Bartlow Road, Cambridge, CB21 4PW
This 17th-century inn is a gastronome’s delight. Set in the tiny hamlet of Bartlow and reopened in 2017, it’s been transformed from a tired pub into an extended orangery restaurant and bar with a south-facing terrace and outdoor pizza oven. The Michelin Plate and AA rosette awards are recognition of this outstanding establishment’s quest for excellence. The array of dishes offers something for the most discerning foodie, showcasing locally sourced produce with aplomb. We started with beautifully presented goat’s cheese brûlée with spinach and garlic crostini, and pork terrine with delectable pickled vegetables. The braised shoulder of lamb with gremolata and pommes Anna was a work of art in itself, and the chef, having procured the freshest hake for the fish and chips, served it in the lightest crispy batter. To round off our fantastic meal, we opted for tonka bean panna cotta with popcorn purée and an individually presented treacle tart with vanilla ice cream. The extensive wine list will please the connoisseurs amongst your party. Whether you’re ten minutes down the road or an hour away, the journey is worth it. Why not bring the dog and stay in one of the beautifully decorated rooms to make a weekend of it?