Big Spoons in an old cinema on the main drag into the city centre coming from the station. You know the rest. As I tend to head towards Mill Road from the station, rather than coming in this way, I rarely visit. Have found it handy for a cheapo breakfast before starting a Cambridge session if Iím arriving at the right time. Beer range is up to Spoons standard.
Everyone in Cambridge seems to drink here; especially the barflys. Wider selection of real ales and macro taps than most, and itís hard to beat their prices. Service is a wild card, but plenty of value and host to a number of CAMRA events, so itís worth checking out if youíre near the shops or taking in a show at Picturehouse.
Big, fairly opulent Wetherspoons in the city centre. This used to be the old picture house, which explains the size and decor. Despite its inherent beauty, itís still kitted out in typical JDW fashion. Staff can be anywhere from openly surly to simply lovely. Beer selection can be disappointing, and itís more expensive than a JDWís should be. But this is Cambridge. There are far, far better pubs in the city, but whether youíre a townie, commuter, student or tourist, chances are youíll end up eschewing better places for the Regalís location.
Large cinema conversion Wetherspoon over two levels with plenty of seats and tables in an open plan environment. The ground floor bar serves ales over two rows but the smaller upstairs bar holds little interest those hunting craft. The decor and style are traditional and very familiar for Wetherspoon pubs but no less comfortable for it. At the rear of the building is a patio area also on two levels.
Wetherspoon selection, Greene King and Adnams beers. My choice was Banks & Taylor Mad Hatter 4,2% (2010).
Cuso (216) Bratislava, Slovak Republic | April 25, 2012
Quite good selection of ales, staff was quite quick. Upstairs area is nice. Anyway if I didnít stay in hotel near Regal, I wouldnít visit this pub. Too crowded for me.
Fin (950) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | April 16, 2012
Have visited here frequently most recently in March 2012 (I think) though we did pop in here on Saturday 14th April 2012 but the place was heaving with those watching the Grand National so bar far too busy and a quick visit to the loos was all we could be bothered with. Like many JDWís this suffers from poor lighting and a distinct lack of natural light, this is one of my greatest criticisms of a JDW pub. The beer selection is usually pretty good in here and there is often a smattering of locally sourced beers. Food service was very swift on my last visit and beer well kept. This is a very large JDW and one that is easy to find from the centre of town.