Elm Tree | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Elm Tree
Good based on 18 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

16a Orchard Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 1JT [ print map ]
01223 502632

theelmtreecambridge.co.uk | facebook

Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:30

Mayor: jjsint (2) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 50

Elm Tree

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Beer Available At Elm Tree (arranged by most recent)
Charles Wells / Dogfish Head DNA New World IPA 37, Achel 8 Bruin 98, Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne 97
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18 reviews for Elm Tree
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  80%
 Selection  72%
 Food  80%
 Value  65%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | May 31, 2015
A fairly traditional corner pub in a quiet residential area close to the city centre. There are ten hand pumps with a reasonable choice of beers. (Visited 21 May 2015).
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
skortila  (200) Baarn, Netherlands | May 18, 2015
Just a bit too cosey this place: Lots of stuff on walls and ceiling, Guess not really my cup of soup. Still some nice beers on cask, didnít check for bottles. Service is okay. They didnít fart this time. ;-)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer  (220) Knoxville, Tennessee | May 1, 2015
Visited a few years ago but it doesnít sound like things have changed much. A pleasant spot in a nice old building. Quite a convivial atmosphere. I recall a few English crap beers on tap but things may be different now. Certainly a decent enough spot to while away a little time on a (very) quiet Sunday evening. However, there werenít many beery options around town so we were grateful for anything we could find - things seem to have improved somewhat since then. Which is good because Cambridge is a very pleasant place for a walkabout. Didnít eat as weíd already done so elsewhere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil  (400) Tallinn, Estonia | January 30, 2015
Easiest way to find this is to take the narrow footpath (not the one with the archway just 50m from the copshop, the next one up) from the side of Parkerís Piece, near the coach stops. Otherwise, head to the Tram Depot from East Road, and zig-zag once behind that, about 200m max. New B&T proprietorship is a great improvement over the old only-Wells drudgery. 3 W&Y, 3 B&T (always rotating) and 4 guests. Well-chosen Belgian bottles too. Great staff - very knowledgable about good beers, and really friendly too. A very positive contribution to the excellent Cambridge beer scene. UPDATE (2015): Wellsí influence dropped to just 1 pump (facing the door), which is about right. Got more ticks here again. Always worth coming back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77  (114) Breda, Netherlands | October 29, 2014
Situated in a quiet street. Has a bit of a rock vibe. Beer quality was poor to average. Around 6 casks I think. Reasonable collection of Belgian beers for a high price. I tried speaking with the lady working there about beers but she didnít know much. Maybe she was trying to get rid of me, she had seemingly just farted before I approached her and was (hopefully) somewhat embarrassed.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar  (508) Sandnes, Norway | January 18, 2014
Very nice pub on a corner location,inside there is a small bar, 3 guest beers, 10 on tap alltogether. I liked the ambience in here, a student meets beergeek place, wooden floor, music played at conversation friendly level,lots of small tables for 2-3 persons, brewery signs and memorabila on the walls,pretty dark, small candles on tables,nice beer on tap and bottles, by the way, the Westvleteren 12 was only £45 a bottle. And the service couldnīt be better, my best experience at my short Cambridge visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint  (340) Ely, England | August 19, 2013| Updated May 1, 2015
Pub near the bus station. Owned by Charles Wells but run by B&T. You cannot fault the selection - a tickerís paradise for Belgians - but quite expensive. I come here quite a bit when I want a nice bottle to drink in convivial surroundings, but the cask is pretty good too.
Brugmansia  (505) Jylland, Denmark | April 23, 2013
Visited january 2013, another great pub visited on our great pubcrawl. I think this place is where a lot of the locals go, it for sue seemed that way. Cosy atmosphere anf very serviceminded staff. The beers we had was well served. Go there, enjoy the atmosphere and a nice pint of beer..
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton  (798) London, England | February 10, 2013
Fairly quiet little boozer, even with the glam rock background music, which played a fairly sedate volume. There are carpets in here. The cask range is so so, the prices [on the cask ales] average. This place seems to fancy itself a purveyor of Belgian beers, and they have a respectable bottle list; however, much of the Belgian range is expensive to the point of ridiculousness. According to their printed beer menu, you may purchase a Westvleteren Blonde for £35, a Westy 8 for £35, or a Westy 12 for...wait for it...£80. Yep, £80. Thatís their prerogative, but I find it pretty silly. The pub is decorated with lots of photos on the walls (in the style of a high-schoolerís bedroom) with plenty of beer ephemera to boot. Interesting spot, I suppose, but not one of my favouriteís in Cambridge.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk  (230) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | November 4, 2012
A very hard to find pub on the backstreets of Cambridge, but well worth the trek. Itís an uber geeky place selling mainly Banks and Taylor beers but with several guests too and an awesome selection of Belgian bottled beers and some ciders too, for those people partial to drinking battery acid :-) A totally off the wall boozer with a greal ambience that will appeal to students, pensioners and anyone in between!

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