The Tickell Arms is a marvellous name for a pub. If you’re local you probably take it for granted, but it really is. Like The Pemberton Arms in Harston it’s actually named after the local Lords of the Manor, the Tickell family, and strictly speaking it’s said tick-ell rather than tick-ull. Pronounce it the correct way if you must but know the rest of us are having more fun. If that’s not enough moniker merriment, Whittlesford’s other pub is called The Bees in the Wall. It does not contain literal bees in the literal wall, just good traditional pub cheer. The local shop and post office doesn’t have a name I don’t think, or if it does it’s something like Whittlesford Shop. A missed opportunity perhaps.
Other things in the village include a primary school that feeds Sawston VC, a large village green and various pleasant walks out into the countryside.
Other things in the village include a primary school that feeds Sawston VC, a large village green and various pleasant walks out into the countryside. Oh, and only a mainline railway station at its south edge! Taking you into Cambridge in 10-12 minutes, Stansted Airport in a bit under 30 minutes and Liverpool Street in about an hour. The M11 is super easy to get to at junction 9 and neighbouring Sawston or the Shelfords have doctors, supermarkets and all the other day-to-day things you might need. Plus it’s a handsome village of winding roads and fine old buildings.