About The Abbot's Elm
Situated in the heart of the beautiful Cambridgeshire village of Abbots Ripton but just five minutes from the A1, the A14, and the ancient market town of Huntingdon, the recently reconstructed Abbot’s Elm has risen from the ashes of the 17th century Grade two listed Three Horseshoes Pub. Partially destroyed by fire in 2010 the original thatched building has been returned to its former glory following a two year rebuilding programme. Whilst from the outside the Abbot’s Elm is indistinguishable from the original, internally it has changed beyond recognition. The elegant brick fireplace has been retained in its original form but the low ceilings and pokey rooms have given way to an elegant open plan pub/restaurant flooded by natural light and with exposed vaulted oak rafters.
Proprietors John & Julia Abbey arrive with a wealth of catering experience and a long standing conviction that running a successful inn and restaurant is not about paying homage to the chef but rather about providing the customer with great food, beers, wines and service in a relaxed and friendly environment. Of course having, as we do, two great lady chefs does help. Whether you call in for a pint and some nibbles, a quick cup of coffee, or have settled yourselves down for a 7 course tasting dinner we want you to leave feeling you have experienced something just a little bit special.
With its three well-appointed en-suite bedrooms; relaxing bar & lounge; intimate snug; spacious smartly appointed restaurant; cookery school; and extensive beer gardens the Abbot's Elm is everything and more you would expect from a country inn. So why not take a little time out of your day and allow us to ease away some of the stresses of modern day life….. Dogs and well behaved children of any age are welcome.