England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
jackl (438) Charlottesville, Virginia | May 20, 2012| Updated September 16, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The Cambridge Blueís a great pub located off Mill Road on the outskirts of Cambridge. The pubís deceptively large, with a big beer garden behind the pub. The decor is tired, with plenty of beer and tobacco paraphernalia adorning the walls. The cask selection is strong, with something like 8 beers on cask plus more options available on gravity. The bottle list is large (150?), dominated by offerings from Belgium. At first glance the list is not all that interesting, but on closer selection it reveals some real gems. Rare beers from Hanssens, Tíij, and Struise (Pannepot Grand Reserva 09 ftw!) were all available at intriguing prices. The food is nothing special, the portions are large.
Tim Webb (203) Cambridge, England | May 2, 2012
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
FatPhil (306) Tallinn, Estonia | January 25, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Almost certainly the number one beer venue in Cambridge. Youíre basically guaranteed 3 new beers every day. 6 of the 12 pump clips are for hand-pull, the others show whatís on from gravicask round the back - my favourite dispense. Unfortunately, several that Iíve had there in the last few trips have been a little old. Food is excellent - I got the rarest steak Iíve had since I was in France there - and was pretty reasonably priced. Plenty of space. Prices in the UK have gone up massively since I was last there, so this last trip felt a bit expensive, but Iím sure the CBís no more expensive than any other pub in town. No matter how short the trip, you must visit this pub!
Benjii (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great locals pub a bit off the beaten track in Cambridge. A good, constantly rotating, selection of cask ales. During the beer festival, a tent is set up outside to host a lot more beer. Seating runs out fairly quickly outside on a sunny day. The food is hearty and tasty.
mon8 (1) Papworth Everard, Ca, England | July 22, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Splendid selection of ales, enthusiastic landlord and staff. Wonderful atmosí.
Lillywhite (3) , England | July 5, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visit this pub every couple of weeks when visiting my daughter. It really is Beer Heaven with itís extensive range of real ales. Now over 2000 different real ales since the landlords took over in October 2007. Food could be improved.
mym (14) London, England | February 16, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Good range of ales, friendly ambience, food can be a bit ropy sometimes. A must visit for me when in Cambridge.
rosenbergh (491) Tampere, Finland | January 8, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice atmosphere, real neighbourhood pub. OK food. Good service. 10 casks, 3 German taps, 1 Belgian tap, 1 Meantime tap and 1 cider tap.
ladnewton (162) London, England | November 27, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
oh6gdx (156) Vasa, Finland | August 10, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cosy place with a huge backyard. A bunch of cask ales making a nice selection. All served in good quality. Pleasant place and good service.
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