Cambridge Blue | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Cambridge Blue
Excellent based on 32 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 (3) | 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)
Wild Weather Big Muddy , 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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32 reviews for Cambridge Blue
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  76%
 Selection  82%
 Food  65%
 Value  69%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
mon8  (1) Papworth Everard, Ca, England | July 22, 2011
Splendid selection of ales, enthusiastic landlord and staff. Wonderful atmos’.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Tim Webb  (271) Bristol, England | May 2, 2012
This used to be my local for a time, with a donkey box snug,forgivably vile tolilets, tiny open fire, multiple hanpulls and a series of characterful landlords. Changing it was a major gamble but the block of fridges at the entrance that has replaced even the beloved snug is a triumph of daring over solidity. Excellent beer list, now expanded to all styles. Must be 150+ beers. Hope it works.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 20/20
jjsint  (278) 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.
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lillywhite  (3) , England | July 5, 2011
Visit this pub every couple of weeks when visiting my daughter. It really is Beer Heaven with it’s extensive range of real ales. Now over 2000 different real ales since the landlords took over in October 2007. Food could be improved.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Fin  (729) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 5, 2009| Updated April 16, 2012
Have been a number of time over the years most recently was on Sat 3rd Oct 2009. As ever there is always a really solid selection of Cask Ales, at a guess I’d say about ten at any one time and usually its a fairly interesting and diverse choice. Very good selection of Belgian, USA and other world beers that is probably only matched (maybe bettered for the Belgian range) by the equally excellent Live and Let Live. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, pleasant garden though now mostly laid to slabs or cobbles as I recall from my last venture out there in June. The Mill Road area of Cambridge is pretty much the be all and end all area for anyone visiting this lovely city and this is certainly one of the major highlights there. UPDATE 2012 We’ve been here quite a few more time over the last few years in fact I would say that we get here at least 3-4 times a year. I went in March 2012 and again on Sat 14th 2012 and the place has had a slight facelift with the gents toilets being relocated providing a little more width in the bar area and six further handpumps on the front bar which show what beers are available on gravity in the tap room. De Molen has also been added to the keg selection and the bottled beer choice also seems to be growing. A very good pub that is getting even better.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
One of the best places to have real ales in Cambridge. A good selection (30.6.2010).
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton  (170) London, England | November 27, 2010
Paid timely visit last night, great to see the pub unchanged. Wonderfully cosy, welcoming backstreet pub, intimate and friendly. Great range of up to ten well-kept ales often from local small-to-micro breweries, and good homecooked food. Staff friendly and jovial, and the pub attracts a relaxed, easy-going clientele. This is a MUST visit pub. If you are visiting Cambridge by train, make this the last pub you visit and the one in which you spend the longest.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso  (182) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
skortila  (198) Baarn, Netherlands | May 18, 2015
Nice place, helpfull and knowledgeable staff. It has a nice garden with lots of place to have a beer. Located a bit out of the centre, close to some other good places. But it seems a bit more remote, in a more residential area. When entering you bump into an impressive setup of refrigerators with lots of bottles to pick from. They also have cask and keg beers.

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