BETWEEN THE SHEETS; We check 'em out before you check in BEST WESTERN QUY MILL AND COUNTRY INN NEAR CAMBRIDGE.
WHAT TO EXPECT Small hotel on edges of the Cambridgeshire fens created from an 18th century water mill and a cluster of wooden barns. Each bedroom is slightly different and quirky with darkened beams yet plenty of mod cons. Look out for the resident ghost.
ON THE MENU Choose from formal or light bites. Recommended from the posh menu are the wild mushroom and Cashel blue tart with rocket salad (pounds 4.95) or the fisherman's pie (pounds 8.95). On the lighter menu, try tortilla wraps or baguette stuffed with hot roast beef (most light bites are about a fiver). A good wine list has several organic offerings and prices that won't have you choking on the cork.
IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD You're only four miles from an afternoon of punting in Cambridge and Newmarket racecourse is only a few minutes' drive for a different sort of punt. Anglesey Abbey with its 17th century house and gardens, working water mill and riverside walks is a couple of miles distant. The hotel has a great swimming pool and health club in one of its restored barns.
HOWMUCH? B&B from pounds 40pp, dinner, B&B from pounds 60pp when two share.See www.best western.co.uk or call 01223293 383.
Pictures: WWW.THEBODYHOLIDAY.COM/TRAVEL LIBRARY/ALAMY
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|Publication:||Sunday Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 16, 2006|
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