The Old Ferry Boat

A Historic Hotel in St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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Back Lane Holywell
St Ives
PE27 4TG

The Old Ferry Boat, St Ives

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The Old Ferry Boat is the oldest inn in England, and its foundations have been dated back to 560AD. The inn overlooks the river Great Ouse, which winds it way around the tiny hamlet of Holywell, Nr StIves, Cambridgeshire. In the summer you can relax in our extensive gardens with views of the river, and in the winter you can warm yourself in front of one of our four open fireplaces.

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The Old Ferry Boat Holywell near St Ives Cambridgeshire sits in this pretty hamlet by the Great Ouse. The Old Ferry Boat is reputedly England's oldest inn, built before the last millennium. 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.

It was constructed in Anglo-Saxon times, and historical documents record that liquor was first retailed here as early as 560 A.D, although experts estimate that the foundations are a century older. Today the inn is a delightful place to stay offering a very warm welcome and great hospitality to all its guests. Large car park.

3 star rating

From: £34.00


  • Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
  • Car parking available onsite
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Bar
  • Mountain Bike Hire

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