King William IV, Heydon: "Outside Cambridge - Heydon" Cambridge Restaurant Tip by Gyppo

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The King William IV pub is situated in the pleasant village of Heydon, about 10-15 miles south of Cambridge. It's a classic country pub, and perhaps tries a little to hard to live up to that - every inch of the wall is covered in agricultural memorabilia (tat?!) - but it does work. There's a good selection of beers, a pretty good wine list, and the staff are attentive and knowledgable. It's won Vegetarian Pub of the Year 3 times, but also does loads of meat and fish dishes. I've been quite a few times now, and never had less than a 5 star experience. My only complaint would be that it's a 25 cab ride out of Cambridge, but worth the extra expense if you are sharing. There is parking, and a beer garden.

This tip might seem a bit like an ad, but it's truly one of my favourite places to eat!

Favorite Dish: It's rare that I struggle to choose a dish on a menu in the UK as vegetarian options are so limited (usually to one pasta or mushroom dish). Here the choice is excellent. I'll nominate the vegetarian toad in the hole today, but everything I've had has been first class.

Address: Heydon, South Cambs
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Take M11 south from Cambridge, then A505 towards Royston. Turn left towards Heydon, then when you reach the village and meet a T-junction, turn right. It's about 300 yards on the left.
Price: US$41 and up
Rating: 5

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  • Written Jul 5, 2008
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