What to do and see in St. Neots, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

December 27, 2017 Christa Meece

St Neots (/sənt ˈniːəts/ sənt NEE-əts) is a town and civil parish in the non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire, England, within the historic county of Huntingdonshire, next to the Bedfordshire county border. It lies on the banks of the River Great Ouse in the Huntingdonshire District, 15 miles (24 km) west of Cambridge and 50 miles (80 km) north of central London. St Neots is the largest town in Cambridgeshire with a population of approximately 40,000 in 2014. The town is named after the Cornish monk Saint Neot, whose bones were subject to translation from the hamlet of St Neot on Bodmin Moor on consecration of the Priory of St Neots circa 980.
Restaurants in St. Neots

1. Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Little Paxton Lane, St. Neots PE19 6ET, England +44 1480 406795
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve

Reviewed By dudie69 - Markfield, United Kingdom

Great place to walk and see wonderful variety of wildlife, and flora. Good wheelchair acess into the hides and good viewing too. Visitor centre was good and really good accessible loo, Look forward to going back.

2. River Great Ouse

St. Neots, England
Excellent
61%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

River Great Ouse

Reviewed By SPYC - Hastings, New Zealand

Had a sunny day to enjoy the pleasant walk along the river & friends showed us the lock gates & weir that controls the water level. Interesting & a nice place for a picnic

3. Cath Kidston Factory Shop

1A Alpha Drive, Eaton Socon, St. Neots PE19 8JJ, England +44 1480 473175
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Cath Kidston Factory Shop

Cath Kidston sells unique children's clothing and bedroom decor.

Reviewed By Heather R - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This is a large outlet with fantastic bargains from clothes to bags and household. Great reductions and will definitely return. Easily found in Eton Socon. If you like Kath Kidston this is for you

4. St Neots Museum

8 New Street | The Old Court, St. Neots PE19 1AE, England +44 1480 214163
Excellent
55%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

St Neots Museum

Reviewed By Dave C - Alexandria, Virginia

I don't remember the last time I've enjoyed a town museum this much. Located in the former jail and courthouse, which is woven into the story. Great staff, superbly labeled and presented displays, really told the story of the town in the context of the times, engages kids, has community events, was topical, and well laid-out. I found nothing eccentric about it (per some reviews) but I thought it was really quite professional. Admission is free for those from the surrounding area, a modest £3 for those outside the area. It's in a great location to prowl the rest of town and do some shopping, too. Nice book selection as well.

5. Cineworld Cinemas

Huntingdon St | The Rowley Arts Centre, St. Neots, England +44 871 200 2000
Excellent
52%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Cineworld Cinemas

Reviewed By Greg W - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Classic cinema experience, nothing too much to shout about. Several fairly overpriced confectionaries as per normal, but the plus for this cinema is that it is still relatively modern and tends to be quite quiet. Not sure if people have fully cottoned on to it!

6. Crafty Monkey Pottery Painting, Build a Bear and Craft Studio

12 Moores Walk, St. Neots PE19 1AG, England +44 1480 219222
Excellent
76%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Crafty Monkey Pottery Painting, Build a Bear and Craft Studio

Crafty Monkey is a pottery painting, build a bear and craft studio based in the heart of St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. It is great place for all ages and abilities to have arty, creative fun. Simply pick a piece of pottery to paint or foam clay or a bear to make and our friendly helpful staff will guide you. Crafty Monkey makes a great place for a fun family outing or to hold a birthday or hen party. We also specialise in baby prints in clay, on pottery or silver print jewellery.

Reviewed By lalitha_ray - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

We took our kids to crafty monkey and both of them really enjoyed themselves very much. My 4 year old son was able to concentrate for a more than an hour and had so much fun. I really recommend crafty monkey.Hi Lalitha Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm pleased your little artists enjoyed their time at Crafty Monkey and we hope to see you again soon. Take care Chrissy

7. The Ale Taster

25 Russell Street, St. Neots PE19 1BA, England +44 1480 581368
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 12 reviews

The Ale Taster

Reviewed By Gegsbloke - Ipswich, United Kingdom

A new business venture that deserves to prosper.
Excellent ale and a good range of low alcohol drinks which kept my other half happy.
It seems based on the philosophy of the Fat Cat in Ipswich and in Norwich. No loud music, no slot machines and no cooked meals. Somewhere to go and have a conversation, over a beer, if anyone remembers that.
Comfortable inside and what a great use of space in the rear garden.
Friendly barman, what else could you want?
Tip: Watch opening times though, some days it does not open until 16.00.

8. The Coach House

18 High Street, St. Neots PE19 1JA, England +44 1480 386451
Excellent
75%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

The Coach House

Reviewed By TheSnitch - St. Neots, United Kingdom

This was a Friday evening so the pub was reasonably busy. There were three of us eating and we decided to have a plate of Nachos to share as a starter. This arrived within a reasonable time and, as it was a starter, we took our time to eat and chat. When we had finished our server quickly arrived and asked if we were ready for our main courses. We felt that we would have liked a slight pause but as the server was clearly trying to speed up the service we agreed. Two of us were having burger and the third was having gammon. Unfortunately when the food arrived it was all rather dry and it looked as though it had been sitting under the warming lights for quite a while. I understand that often people are in a hurry to eat but I think that it would be a good idea if customers were asked and, if they aren't in a hurry, that the main course isn't cooked until the customers are ready.
The staff are very pleasant and, usually there is a good range of draft ales available. Unfortunately when we visited two ales weren't available meaning that there was a choice of one.
We'll probably visit again but perhaps on a less busy night when we'll tell the server not to rush the main course.

9. Bertie's Bar

30 Market Square | Betty Bumbles Vintage Tea Rooms, St. Neots PE19 2AF, England +44 1480 211496
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Bertie's Bar

Reviewed By Isa W - Gateshead, United Kingdom

Been a few times with different people. Everyone has enjoyed it. Can't complain when there is a decent Long Island Iced Tea in front of you!

10. Eat N Bowl

Huntingdon Road, St. Neots PE19 1XG, England +44 1480 471611
Excellent
18%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
12%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 74 reviews

Eat N Bowl

About our Bowling Centers: Based in St.Neots our ten pin bowling center has 16 lanes over 2 levels. We have fully computerized lanes, with the latest LED lighting and flat screens.With two fully licensed bars we offer the latest beers, wines, spirits and snacks to keep you refreshed throughout your games! Alternatively you can choose from our varied menu where we use quality ingredients to make our food really tasty! Either way you are in for a fun packed, exhilarating day out here at Eat N Bowl! Why Eat N Bowl is different: You pay per person / per game rather than a single price for the lane. That means you can come in any group size with a maximum of 8 people to a lane and always get the same great value! Includes free shoe hire. Our standard bowling prices get better value the more games you have. Special rates for senior citizens, concessions & off peak prices.

Reviewed By MaddieJadexox - Rushden, United Kingdom

I went for a party we arrived very early earlier than the hosts in fact I went in the play area but did not realise you had to pay! OUTRAGEOUS !the bowling was good though and we enjoyed it.The food was nice and the vegetarian option very good no vegan though.

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