The village of Grantchester lies just two miles from the Cambridge city centre, on the banks of the River Cam.  Along with being well-known for having the highest concentration of Nobel Prize winners, Grantchester has been the subject of a Tom Sharpe novel, a song by Pink Floyd and features as the setting for ITV drama, The Grantchester Mysteries. The much-celebrated war poet Rupert Brooke lived at The Old Vicarage (immortalised by the poem) and you will see subtle references to our namesake during your visit.

The Rupert Brooke is the perfect base to explore the historic City and multiple attractions Cambridge has to offer. If you’re looking for a more peaceful break, why not take a stroll through the picturesque Grantchester Meadows that surround The Rupert Brooke, or hire a punt for a relaxing trip down the River Cam.

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A must visit is the world-famous Cambridge University, it's just a short 10 min drive from us. The University consists of 31 colleges and has been affiliated to notable alumni such as eminent scientists, monarchs, diplomats, global heads of state, writers, musicians and many more including 116 Noble Laureates and 15 British Prime Ministers.

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Enjoy a stunning punting tour on The River Cam. From private tours to chauffeured, you’re guaranteed to be enthralled by the history and the beautiful sights. Rent a punt and take your own tour or get skilfully propelled along the river by an ever charming and incredibly knowledgeable punting tour guide. Choose to have lunch at The Rupert Brooke before, after or take along your own refreshments.

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The footpath from Newnham in Cambridge along the Grantchester Meadows ending up in Grantchester Village is popular among dog owners. It’s pure dog delight as there are many ponds and rivers to splash about in. The path is quite flat and makes for a pleasant walk.


Named 3 times as the most innovative distillery in the world, it’s clear why this multi award-winning distillery stands out. Book a tasting at The Gin Laboratory, owned by the Cambridge Distillery where they “can teach you to taste like a pro, reveal the history and mysteries of gin production, and even teach you to blend your own gin!” Then head back to The Rupert Brooke to have a taste of their famous Cambridge Gin Martini!


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