Cambridge Blue | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Cambridge Blue
Excellent based on 30 ratings
Type: Bar

85-87 Gwydir Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 2LG [ print map ]
01223 471680

the-cambridgeblue.co.uk

Hours: Mon-Sat 1200-2300, Sun 1200-2230


Mayor: ladnewton (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 120



Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Pub of the Year 2011.

Cambridge Blue

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Beer Available At Cambridge Blue (arranged by most recent)
Lytham Winter Gold , Newby Wyke Slipway , Pilot Beer / Hanging Bat Brew Co Dark Wheat , Grey Trees Winter Warmer , London Fields Texan Tea 82
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30 reviews for Cambridge Blue
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  76%
 Selection  82%
 Food  65%
 Value  68%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  87%
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76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads  (19) , Denmark | January 27, 2015
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon. The first thing you see when you open the door is the bottle selection. A handful of refrigerators with Belgian (4xBoon and 1x Drie Fonteinen + Hanssens). Also some mediocre American stuff, some Germans. 12 kegs, 14 casks, but unfortunately only about half of the casks were in service at my visit. They had a busy Monday night. Friendly service, local newspaper on the tables, walls covered in beer/tobacco signs shit. There is a beer garden in the back and it seems like a pretty good place to hang out overall.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 20/20
jjsint  (228) Ely, England | January 5, 2015| Updated February 20, 2015
The perfect pub? It doesn’t exist. But this is close. 10 cask ales, about 10 keg, and loads of bottles. Add four cask ciders to the mix and you’re laughing. This is a great place for tickers. Settle down and explore the unknown in a calming, music-free environment. My one beef: occasionally some members of staff can seem that little bit more officious than enthusiastic, which has to bring the score down that little bit. Otherwise sublime.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77  (114) Breda, Netherlands | October 29, 2014
Good, mixed selection. Lots of Belgian bottled beer and a variety of casks and kegs of UK beers. A bit of a hollow atmosphere. It seemed to be full of wealthy, fop students. It misses a bit of a vibe. Very expensive. I paid Ł2.80 for half a pint of an English pale ale which was not even that nice. Go here formticksmif you are wealthy.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar  (401) Sandnes, Norway | January 13, 2014
Big friendly local pub, very spacy with a big patio out back. When you enter the premises you are met by a large doublel fridge filled with bottles from Europe, Belgian, Germans and some others. 14 cask lines and 12 kegs makes up the tap selection. Nice interior, and service minded personel
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (459) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
Cambridge Blue is easily one of the best pubs in Cambridge. The place itself is deceptively large... it has a smallish bar area at the front and then plenty of the seating that just keeps on going on towards the back. They have 8-12 cask ales on offer. On our visit these happened to be mostly Oakham, which made me very happy. The pub boasts a selection of over 100 bottles displayed in fridges at the front of the bar. This was comprised of mostly of Belgian beers - nothing much new for the power-rater, but decent nonetheless. Gets busy quite quickly due to the shape of the bar and then the service suffers unfortunately. Good place, but be prepared to wait a while for your drink!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bersek  (15) , England | August 24, 2013
Super hospoda s velmi velmi širokým výběrem piv z celého světa a velkou zahrádkou ve dvoře.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (795) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 27, 2013
Great pub for locals, as their bottle selection is varied and extensive including real lambics. Real ale selection was not too exciting but good enough. Nice place overall.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso  (168) Bratislava, Slovak Republic | July 14, 2013
Cosy pub near Mill road. After entering pub you will see huge selection of Belgian and other beers. They stock fair amount of obscure beers from not much beery countries. The tap selection was reasonable, but main spot for us was last day of Beer festival, we incidentally run in to. Excellent experience, stuff was polite and knowledgeable, recommended place. we didn’t have any meal there, only beer.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (427) Leiden, Netherlands | June 17, 2013
Decent selection, the fridges by the door are a novel touch. Decent, well kept beer and good service.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
Brigadier  (287) Clevelandish, Ohio | May 30, 2013
Maybe it was the time of day but the service and food quality were very poor. Fortunately the list of taps was amazing including a number of local breweries. Three fridges up front held a variety of international options including some nice lambics.

If the service had been a bit better I might think this was a place worth revisiting. As it is if I do make my way back to Cambridge there are other pubs just around the corner that seem much more friendly places. Give it a shot as your mileage may vary but prepare to be disappointed.

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