We love good food and think it is an essential part of any day; but especially a holiday! With most of our food locally sourced and homemade, the menu varies seasonally and we do require a bit of notice, but we assure you it’s worth it! 

As a registered food premises we are regularly inpsected by The Food Standards Agency and were pleased to be awarded the top Food Hygiene rating of 5 at our recent inspection. 

Breakfasts – the most important meal of the day!

Guests are able to enjoy a relaxed delicious continental breakfast at anytime. Treat your beloved to breakfast in bed, or soak up the sun on the terrace. This is included in the room rate, the following is provided daily:

Freshly squeezed juices, homemade granola, yogurt, fresh fruit, homebaked muffins, baked good (e.g. croissants, crumpets, pastries), home baked bread, jams as well as plenty of cups of tea and Nespresso coffee (you are on holiday after all!),

Weekend SPecials

At weekends a freshly Aga cooked hot breakfast can be ordered for an additional cost (payable in cash) for delivery to your room at your preferred time. Orders are placed the previous evening by about 7pm.

Full English Aga cooked breakfast (Sausages, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, sauté potatoes, beans and your choice of egg (£8)
Vegetarian Aga cooked breakfast (Vegetarian Sausages, grilled halloumi, tomatoes, mushrooms, sauté potatoes, beans and your choice of eggs) (£7)
Seriously fluffy pancakes with crispy bacon and Canadian maple syrup (£7)
Poached eggs with avocado on toast (£6)
Scrambled eggs with crispy bacon on toast (£6)
Cinnamon Brioche French toast with berry compote (£6)
Boiled eggs with sunshine yellow yolks and buttery soldiers (£5)
Creamy Aga porridge with banana, honey, toasted nuts and seeds (£5)

All eggs are from our own free range hens and bacon and sausages are from the local farm shop.

Special diets can be catered for, just let us know at the time of booking.




Platters and picnics

We have found that a lot of guests arrive at Crafts Hill Barn and don’t want to leave! So we’ve introduced a menu of delicious deli platters for a reasonable additional cost. If you’re arriving late or fancy a cosy night in, we’ll prepare a tasty spread and leave it in your room for you to enjoy.

Maybe you’re planning a long day out and would like a delicious picnic to take along? All the items below can be packaged up for you to pop in the picnic hamper.

Because it’s all super fresh and homemade by Jo where posssible, we do ask for 24 hours notice.

All platters are priced at £20 to generously serve 2, or £12 for a one serving platter, while Tasty treats are £5 to serve 2. We are currently only able to accept payment in cash.
Ploughman’s Platter

Local pork pie, ham, cheeses, hunk of home baked bread, chutney

Gardener’s Platter (V)

Homemade vegetable quiche, cheeses, hunk of home baked bread, leaf salad, chutney

Fisherman’s Platter

Homemade smoked mackerel pate, smoked salmon, hunk of home baked bread, leaf salad, lemon, mayonnaise

Mediterranean Platter (V option available)

Hummus, crudités, olives, pitta, feta, salami or falafels (V)

Afternoon tea

Selection of finger sandwiches with a delicious variety of cakes followed by scones, jam and cream!

Tasty Treats 

Homemade brownies and delicious tiffin for afters!

Unfortunately, we are not licenced, but bring a bottle and we’ll provide the glasses, bottle opener, ice and lemon!

Local places to eat

From cafes to fine dining, CAmbridge and its surroundings have something for everyone – here are some of our favourites

Three Horseshoes

Picturesque thatched Pub in neighbouring village of Madingley, serving resturant quality food with a good value set menu on Tuesday to Friday.

The blue lion

A traditional English pub in Hardwick, serving pub classics and more adventurous specials. 

SIx panoramic bar and restaurant

Located on the top floor beneath The Roof Top Garden of The Varsity Hotel With breathtaking 360° views across the Cambridge skyline, this brasserie also has a rooftop bar to watch the sunset from.

Darrys liquor loft and restaurant

dArrys is one of the many and glorious independent restaurants of Cambridge with an atmospheric Liquor loft and sun trap terrace.


Riverside restaurant, The university centre

A little known restaurant within the University Centre but open to the public with spectacular views of the River Cam

The lalbagh

Serves an extensive array of authentic Bangladeshi & Indian foods in the picturesque village of Bourn. Also delivers takeaway.


cotto restaurant

Offers a delicious, creative and beautifully presented fixed price 3 course menu in contemporary surroundings

Pint shop

Creative chargrilled meat dishes and real ales in atmospheric bar with parquet floor and industrial-chic decor.

The Gog magog farm shop and cafe

A busy, family-owned Farm Shop, Deli, Café and award-winning Butchery south of Cambridge, they make the most delicious Scotch eggs and sausage rolls!