Good Friday evening saw us at dinner at the Black Horse Inn in Swaffham Bulbeck near Ely in Cambridgeshire, East Anglia. Was known as the Horse and Groom established in 1765 and renamed The Black Horse Inn in the 1870s.
That was our last evening at the Inn. The place was buzzing and it seems that the whole town gathered there for the evening! A healthy sign. Well it was warm and welcoming so we were not surprised that we had to wait at the bar while a table was found and cleared for us. While waiting, one glass of Wells Bombadier ale, an English premium bitter ale was ordered, and oh how it hit the spot!
Some information on Wells Bomabadier at http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk and a video review of Wells Bomabadier ale.
Whitebait are young herring or sprats as they call them here in Britain and Europe and in many parts of the world including New Zealand and Australia. There is nothing on whitebait in other Pacific Islands but I think there are but known as other species of fish not necessarily herring or sprats. Anyway, I like whitebait because I could eat the whole fish – bones and all. They are small enough to eat one whole. When cooked well done one shouldn’t encounter any bones when eating it.
I must say dining at the Black Horse Inn took on a different meaning for me once I saw whitebait on the dinner menu. Yeah, you guessed it – I ordered it and of course enjoyed it immensely.
The Black Horse Inn has comfy and modern rooms. Clean, cosy and well-heated! Now that’s important for a Pacific Islander and a tropical islandmeri like me – need the heat. The bathroom was modern – extremely clean. If you are lucky you can pick up the wireless connection in the bedrooms but the signal in our room was very weak so unfortunately that was why I wasn’t able to blog until I returned to Middlesex. The Inn is quite near to Cambridge city centre, Soham and Stow-cum-quy (pronounced kai). I’d stay there again if in the vicinity of Swaffham Bulbeck. So much history around this region – dates back several hundred years.
We spent two nights at the Inn. Arrived on Maundy Thursday evening and departed on Easter Saturday. The Inn is centrally located and close to Cambridge city centre, Stow-cum-quy (kai) and even Huntingdon.
I searched the web for more information on this memorial but no luck. Too bad. The memorial is situated opposite the Inn on the green.
We checked out the next day on Easter Saturday headed for Huntingdon and a busy Saturday afternoon.