The Bridge is located on the banks of the River Cam in the beautiful village of Waterbeach, this lovely 200 year old riverside pub restaurant is just 17 minutes from historic Cambridge and 20 minutes from the famous Newmarket Racecourse.
With its well-surfaced river towpath and pleasant canal-side views, there are delightful strolls along the river to be had from The Bridge. There’s also a boat mooring facility and the Cam Sailing Club close by.The Bridge is the perfect venue for walking, cycling and boating enthusiasts. Along with its warm welcome, The Bridge has a large riverside beer garden and serves traditional pub food, tasty Sunday roasts and a wide range of wines and cask ales.
We pride ourselves on classic pub food cooked with care. Whether it's hand-battered cod & chips, the gourmet burger, or the ever-popular ‘Brewer's Chicken’, now is the time to rediscover your old favourites. Make sure you try our traditional Sunday roasts with a huge a Yorkshire pudding and unlimited gravy. The team at the Bridge are passionate about our food menu, so you can relax and enjoy our quality dishes and great service at this fantastic venue.Read more...
Close to the historic town of Cambridge and Newmarket Racecourse, The Bridge, Waterbeach, is a 200 year old pub that welcomes customers both old and new.
Situated on the Car Dyke, a Roman waterway with a course that can be traced as far as Lincoln, recent archaeological investigations in the village of Waterbeach have found extensive evidence of Roman settlements.
Waterbeach appears in the Domesday Book as Utbech and, in the 12th century, Templar Knights were located in Denny Abbey, an ancient monument in Waterbeach now housing the Farmland Museum.
Also worth a visit is the nearby Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill - a former 13th century Augustine priory. This Jacobean-style house has beautiful gardens and a working water mill. It was transformed in the 1930’s by Lord Fairhaven. At just 30 years old, driven to inspire and impress his guests, he created a haven for horseracing, shooting and simply luxuriating in the sheer decadence of the 30’s.
Waterbeach was also home to the Royal Air Force for many years. RAF Waterbeach was built on the northern edge of the village in 1940, operating under RAF Bomber Command. After World War II, it was operated first by RAF Transport Command then RAF Fighter Command until 1966. The site was then transferred to the Royal Engineers and became Waterbeach Barracks.
The Barracks finally closed on 31 March 2013 following the relocation of all remaining army units to RAF Kinloss in Scotland and RAF Wittering.
Today, one of the finest attractions in Waterbeach is The Bridge - a delightful riverside pub restaurant serving delicious traditional pub food, seasonal specials, fine wines and real ales. Whether you’re passing through Waterbeach en route to Cambridge or Newmarket Racecourse, or whether you’re spending a lazy day by the River Cam, we look forward to warmly welcoming you.