In the Cambridgeshire village of Buckden, this Inn dates back to 1492 and is full of original features. The bar and restaurant have open fires, wooden beams and seasonal food.
The Lion’s bright, airy rooms each have a TV, telephone, and free tea and coffee facilities. All rooms also have traditional décor, and a private bathroom.
Henry VIII imprisoned his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, 10 minutes’ walk away in 12th-century Buckden Towers. Grafham Water has trout fishing and water sports, 3 miles away.
The Lion’s restaurant offers seasonal menus, using meat sourced from a local butcher. Traditional afternoon tea and a selection of wines are also available.