King’s Cliffe is a peaceful, beautiful and active village with plenty to offer visitors, whether you want to stay close to Hall Farm or venture further afield.
At the heart of the village is the conservation area - a mix of period houses and a church, bakery, pub, greengrocer, general shop, almshouses and village hall all built in the mellow local limestone. More recent additions to the village include the artisan King’s Cliffe Brewery, a village school, the Old Brewery Studios art gallery and a small heritage centre.
Nature is an integral part of the village, with Willow Brook carving its way through the meadows and under the Mill, and Fineshade Wood - part of the ancient Rockingham Forest - offering extensive walks and an abundance of flora and fauna. Deer roam the area and Red Kites are an everyday sight in the skies above the village. Take a look around and see what is waiting….
Cross Keys, King’s Cliffe
The menu features pub staples plus Sunday lunch, and a range of beers are available. Try the old pub skittles game.
The Queen’s Head, Bulwick
Excellent food, wine and beer in a quintessential Northamptonshire village pub. Indoor and outdoor seating make this a perfect year round pub.
The Falcon, Fotheringhay
More restaurant than pub, this has an extensive menu and garden seating for the summer. Booking recommended.
White Swan, Woodnewton
A small pub/restaurant with a strong menu and outside seating
Royal Oak, Duddington
Extensive menu, open fire and a good walk from Hall Farm. Booking recommended.
Tap and Kitchen, Oundle
Part of Nene Valley Brewery, this bar and restaurant has eclectic decor and a varied menu in a roomy and vibrant setting, next to the river.
Exeter Arms, Barrowden
Traditional pub in an idyllic location overlooking the village green
The George and Dragon, Seaton
Newly refurbished, offering high quality and imaginative food. Booking recommended.
An easy walk from Hall Farm. Well signposted walks and cycle routes. Bike hire, drinks and food available from Top Lodge
Circular walk, Apethorpe
An extensive reservoir with a circular walking and cycling route, bike hire, sailing club and a wildlife centre. www.rutlandwater.co.uk
Burghley House and Gardens
One of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan age. Extensive parkland and a sculpture park.
(Open July 4th - August 26th only, booking essential).
One of England’s greatest country houses, owned and used by Tudor and Stuart monarchs.
Lyveden New Bield
Intriguing remains of an Elizabethan Lodge and moated garden.
Built on the instruction of William the Conqueror and continuously occupied for nearly 1000 years.
The home of Isaac Newton and the world’s most famous apple tree.
Country manor, park and gardens and tea room.
One of England’s greatest Elizabethan houses, preserved but not restored.
38 individual gardens set in 8 acres, plus nursery, shop and tea room.
Nene Valley Railway
Heritage steam and diesel trains.
A fine Georgian market town with a wide selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Home of Burghley House and a Friday market.
The nearest market town, with excellent independent shops and cafes and a Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of the month.
A small market town with an ancient annual fat stock show, independent shops and traditional butchers. Combine with a trip to Oakham and Rutland Water.
The county town of Rutland, with a mix of independent shops, bars and restaurants, a historic market place and close to Rutland Water.
St Martins Antique Centre, Stamford
Uppingham Antiques Centre
Peterborough Festival of Antiques