Cambridge Blue (Free) | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Cambridge Blue (Free)
Excellent based on 28 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

Mayor: Fin (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 120

Cambridge Blue (Free)

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Beer Available At Cambridge Blue (Free) (arranged by most recent)
London Fields Texan Tea 84, Langton Welland Star , Colchester Old King Coel London Porter 66
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28 reviews for Cambridge Blue (Free)
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  76%
 Selection  82%
 Food  65%
 Value  69%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (457) Charlottesville, Virginia | May 20, 2012| Updated September 16, 2012
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Tim Webb  (204) Cambridge, 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil  (307) Tallinn, Estonia | January 25, 2012
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | December 2, 2011
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.
  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 atmosí.
  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 itís extensive range of real ales. Now over 2000 different real ales since the landlords took over in October 2007. Food could be improved.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
mym  (14) London, England | February 16, 2011
Good range of ales, friendly ambience, food can be a bit ropy sometimes. A must visit for me when in Cambridge.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh  (500) Tampere, Finland | January 8, 2011
Nice atmosphere, real neighbourhood pub. OK food. Good service. 10 casks, 3 German taps, 1 Belgian tap, 1 Meantime tap and 1 cider tap.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton  (165) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx  (156) Vasa, Finland | August 10, 2010
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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