King of the Belgians
Huntingdon is home to the King of the Belgians, a traditional village pub that’s close to the River Ouse. It’s a proper pub serving pub grub and while it’s rumoured to be haunted by a headless woman, there’s nothing scary about it. Way back in the day, it was believed to be Oliver Cromwell’s local (it was established in 1541) but these days, you’re more likely to meet friendly locals and those passing through.
There’s lots of original features including solid oak beams and a copper-topped bar and there is plenty of aviation memorabilia, a reminder that in the 1970s and 1980s, it was frequented by American airmen who were stationed at USAF Alconbury up the road.
CAMRA has repeatedly recognised the pub as an award-winner due to its dedication to real ale and the vast choice of options you’ll find here should you fancy a pint.
And, if you want something to eat, you can enjoy the classics – fish and chips, pizza, spare ribs, and of course, the highlight, Sunday roasts.
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