This is a hotel, so it's possible that drinks are only available here to residents or diners. Please check before visiting.
Fordham Rd, CB8 7AA
grid reference TL 644 639
Former residence Charles II now used as a hotel. Today it has a lounge bar, a resident's lounge, 12 bedrooms with en suite facilities and a restaurant.
In 1895 a gentleman of rather dubious nature (known as Gordon Chetwynd) sold what was known as Rutland Cottage to the 5th Earl of Cadogan. The Earl numbered amongst his closest friends Edward Price of Wales, later King Edward VII. Reputedly Miss Lilly Langtry entertained the king within the premises; legend suggests the one-time existence of a secret tunnel from here to King Charles' palace in the High Street.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 1.0 mile away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)