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The Old Ferry Boat

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The Old Ferry Boar is considered to be England's oldest Inns. Even as early as 560 AD, there are reports of drinks being offered here. It's currently a great combination of traditional and contemporary, set in the tranquil hamlet of Holywell. This rustic refuge is a delightful site to use as a base for exploring the gorgeous surrounding countryside, located right on the banks of the River Great Ouse.

What style cuisine is on offer at The Old Ferry Boat?

The spacious, pleasant restaurant delivers a variety of meals, ranging from classic favourites to exotic fare. Every day, guests are served a delectable full English breakfast.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Old Ferry Boat?

All of the rooms have a TV, phone, stereo, ironing board, and a private shower room. A few have views of the garden as well.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the St Ives area?

When you stay at The Old Ferry Boat, you'll have lots to do. Bury St Edmunds is an hour away, while mediaeval Cambridge is 30 minutes away. The fully restored 18th century Houghton Mill, Anglesey Abbey and Gardens, and the Elizabethan magnificence of Lyvenden New Build are all National Trust buildings nearby. Why not pay a visit to Wrest Park, an English heritage site? Grafham Water and Hinchingbrooke Country Park offer opportunities for fresh air and exercise through walking, cycling, and running. If you're interested in military history, visit the Cromwell Museum or the American Air Museum. They are also only 12 miles from Huntingdon Racecourse, if you fancy a bet.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Free parking

Facilities & information

Features and facilities

Dog friendly


Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Outdoor terrace


Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Parking Available




Bicycling, Cycling


Museums (a short drive)

Golf course (a short drive)


Cooked breakfast (additional cost)

Continental breakfast (additional cost)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Extra info

Nearest Airport: Cambridge Airport

Nearest Train Station: Cambridge Train Station

Dinner Available: Yes

Room Details: Single Room, Double Room,

Amex: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Arrival information and directions

Holywell, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, St IvesPE27 4TG, United Kingdom

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