Located in the heart of the Fens, the family-run Dog in a Doublet is an historic 16th-century landmark building on the banks of the River Nene. Lovingly restored, the farmhouse-style restaurant boasts an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work. Alongside his hard-working team, John McGinn, who appeared on BBC’s MasterChef, creates British classics with a twist. Enjoy starters such as rustic garlic bread with wild garlic and Cornish Camembert, followed by fish and chips in nigella seed tempura, served with katsu-curried shrimp, samphire, and mango tartare sauce. The eight-course tasting menu is a great way to sample a selection of signature dishes, with vegetarian and vegan choices also available. Dog in a Doublet is also a working farm and many ingredients, from the pork to the herbs, are sourced straight from the garden. To experience the place at its best, why not book into one of the boutique rooms with balconies overlooking the Fenland horizon?