The Hole in the Wall is now closed.

We would like to thank all of our guests,
our suppliers and our brilliant, outstanding, exceptional team,
for helping to create such a unique and special restaurant.

This will not be the last you hear from us: watch this space...

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The Hole in the Wall was an award-winning restaurant & free house run by Masterchef finalist and chef Alex Rushmer.

Set in the beautiful village of Little Wilbraham, nestled just outside the city of Cambridge, the Hole in the Wall offered a culinary experience like no other. 

We proudly held two AA Rosettes, were voted as one of the best restaurants in the UK by the Observer Food Monthly magazine, and were included as one of the top 100 restaurants in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2017.


"Technically exceptional, deserving of a Michelin star, unusually affordable, and served with panache in a setting that oozes charm… The Hole in the Wall satisfies four of my abiding loves - a proper English pub, Cambridgeshire, fantastic food, and real value for money."

Amol Rajan, The Independent

"The main thing that strikes us is a 'take us as you find us’ feeling of ease. There are thoughtful touches, but not of a showy kind: a jug of icy tap water, brought to the table without asking by one of two friendly young waitresses; treacly soda bread; charming roses and cornflowers in an old potted-meat jar."

Bee Wilson, The Telegraph

"[The tasting menu] was a stunner. It’s rare to find a meal achieve such a high standard course after course… a very special place which – if there’s any justice – will get at least one Michelin star."

Fiona Beckett, MatchingFoodandWine.com