Waterbeach is the home of a large military barracks(not sure what squadron, but will find out).So, naturally, the village is full of army men/squaddies, especially the pubs, but, apart from the odd high jinx are no trouble at all, and very friendly, and in my opinion the villagers and the squaddies mix very well. The guys(and girls) bring a lot of...more
At the end of 1999 all the kids in the village of Waterbeach were invited to plant a tree for the Millenium celebrations. There's about 3000 trees planted, but I'm not sure if there's that many kids in Waterbeach!My niece's and nephew's tree are the brown ones in the photo!It's not really a wood as such at the mo, but give it 50 years and it'll be...more
for better than average pub food then try the Bridge at Waterbeach, which is a pretty village close to Cambridgethere is an amazingly vast menu and the food is excellent, with daily specials chalked up on huge blackboards in addition to the standard menu, blackboards are a bit of a feature here, ask to see the dessert choices and a small blackboard...more
ah, the humble chippy, every town should have one, and most do.
This one, however, is a bit special. The cod and chips are out of this world, big portions, and lovely drenched in salt and vinegar after a night on the local ale.
Dress Code: Clothes, although I've never tried to order anything whilst naked, but if I get drunk enough one night, who knows?
This is one of two main village shops in Waterbeach. Both sell similar things, ie everything you could want, and the sale assistants seem to know everyone(as is the norm in villages), but also are very friendly to strangers, ie me!
What to buy: Everything!
What to pay: Maybe slightly more than a supermarket, but you get a better, friendlier service
If you are into walking you can follow great paths from Waterbeach to Ely or Cambridge. The footpaths are very picturesque and follow the River Cam.You do not even have to stick to the river, as there are plenty of turn-offs taking routes along the many drainage channels that criss-cross the entire fenland area. If you do this, I do recommend...more