The Old Ferry Boat

OLD ENGLISH INNS

ABOUT US

Located in the sleepy village of Holywell, The Old Ferry Boat is England’s oldest inn. Built before the last millennium, it overlooks the Great Ouse, which winds itself around the tiny hamlet, near St Ives. The beautifully thatched roof and white stonework stand as a monument to travellers who once rested here centuries ago after quenching their thirst and satisfying their hunger with the finest English fare.

GENERAL INFORMATION

General ManagerKat Thorpe.
Address

Holywell, St Ives, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire  PE27 4TG

Contact UsTel. 01480 463227  email. 8638@greeneking.co.uk
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Own Website www.oldferryboatinn-stives.co.uk
TypePubs in Holywell. Accommodation in Hollywell.
Pub Explorer Reference43969.
Local Attractions

Imperial War Museum Duxford, Ely Cathedral, Cambridge, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Wimpole Hall.

Pub Opening TimesMonday - Saturday 12noon - 11pm.
Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm.
PHOTO GALLERY Old Ferry Boat

WHAT'S NEW & FORTHCOMING

BBQ PARTIES

Private BBQ parties can be catered for. Please ring for details.

SPARKLE

We had a small refurbishment giving us a fresh feel inside in 2013.

STAY AT OUR INN

Stay with us
Accommodation Details

7 en-suite rooms all having TV & tea / coffee making facility.

Breakfast

Monday - Friday 7am - 12noon.
Saturday 8am - 12noon.
Sunday 8am - 12.30pm.

TARIFFS

To get best rates use the Online Booking links below.

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HAVE A FUNCTION WITH US

Function Room

'Riverside Room' is a separate room available for private hire. Suitable for up to 40 theatre style / 24 Boardroom style / 20 U shaped style. Please ring for details.

DRINKS

CHILLED DRAUGHT PRODUCTS

All our lagers are extra cold.

Drinks on DraughtCarling, Fosters, Peroni, Stella Artois, Guinness, Guinness Extra Cold & Aspall Suffolk Cyder.
Real AlesGreene King IPA (3.6% ABV) & Greene King Old Speckled Hen (4.5% ABV).
Other DrinksRange of Wines, Hot Chocolate, Tea & Range of Speciality Coffees.
We are accredited for excellence in service of our quality real ales.

DINING AT OUR PUB

We offer a range of dining experiences from lighter bar meals to sophisticated a la carte meals. Our chefs provide a range of freshly prepared meals including a variety of traditional British favourites in addition to a selection of innovative and interesting dishes. Daily changing house Specials compliment the core menu. From tasty main courses to light bar snacks your taste buds will be satisfied.

Breakfast TimesMonday - Friday 7am - 12noon.
Saturday 8am - 12noon.
Sunday 8am - 12.30pm.
Main Menu TimesDaily 11am - 10pm.
MENUS

Our menus.

FOOD PROMOTIONS

MAIN FOOD OFFER

Available all day, every day.

1 course £5.95. 2 courses £7.95. 3 courses £9.95.

COFFEE & CAKE

Available all day, every day.

Choose a slice of cake & a coffee for  £2.95.

GET SPICY WEDNESDAY

Available Wednesday all day.

Choose a curry and a drink from a selection for only  £7.95.

GRILL FRIDAY

Available Friday all day.

Enjoy a grill dish and a drink from a selection from only  £9.95.

SUNDAY ROAST

Traditional Roast served with all the trimmings: fresh vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, crisp roast potatoes, mashed potatoes & gravy for  £8.99. After 5pm 1 roast for £5.95.

GENERAL FACILITIES

OUTDOOR FACILITIESBeer Garden, Patio Area, Outdoor Children's Play Area which includes football field with goal posts but bring your own ball, Large Car Park.
OTHERChildren Welcome when dining, Dogs Welcome inside on a lead, Coach Parties Welcome by prior arrangement, ATM Machine, Debit and Credit Cards accepted.
Old Ferry Boat hotel, Holywell

Situated on the banks of the Great Ouze, The Old Ferry Boat is the oldest Inn in England. With it's thatched roof it is famous for a ghost which roams the site and various ghost hunting clubs have stayed the night to spot the apparition of a girl who committed suicide on St. Patrick's Day many years ago! You will however be given a warm, friendly welcome from the helpful team of staff when you visit us at the Old Ferry Boat. Cuisine is cooked to order from freshly prepared ingredients and alongside our extensive main menu we have a specials board and vegetarian options and a children's menu. Choice is therefore not an issue! We are well known for our large selection of mouth watering fresh fish dishes which, of course, are seasonal. You will find all our meals prepared to usual high standards. All 7 of the en-suite bedrooms have individual character and offer homely, comfortable accommodation. The Old Ferry Boat is a popular venue for all special occasions which can be held in our separate function room - all enquiries are welcome. Our garden which looks over the river, or the patio, is ideal for sitting outside and enjoying a relaxing drink in the warmer weather. Everyone can come and join in the fun. If you are coming for a drink, meal or to stay, you can be guaranteed a warm reception.