Kingston Arms | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Kingston Arms
Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Bar

33 Kingston Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 2NU [ print map ]
01223 319414 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Thu 12:00-15:00 & 17:00-23:00, Fri 12:00-00:00, Sat 11:00-00:00, Sun 11:00-23:00

Mayor: jjsint (2) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 25

Kingston Arms

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Beer Available At Kingston Arms (arranged by most recent)
Hop Back Summer Lightning 47, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold 90, Thornbridge Jaipur 94, Timothy Taylor Landlord (Cask) 91, Oakham JHB 81, Wild Beer Wild Goose Chase 82, 360° Pale #39 49
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20 reviews for Kingston Arms
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  76%
 Selection  74%
 Food  76%
 Value  75%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
Rating Distribution

lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | October 1, 2012
Great selection of real ales in a good condition. The first time when I visited the place there was a beer festival going on. Not a bad start at all. (2010, 2011)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (795) London, England | March 5, 2013
A busy spot with lots of good session cask ales. Great value here in addition to CAMRA discounts. Efficient bar staff, diverse clientele. Seems like a great spot overall. I could easily pass a good chunk of time in here.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton  (184) London, England | August 17, 2009
A superb pub! I visited on Saturday 15th August 2009 and found pub unchanged since last time. Ten well-kept beers on, and a superb, comprehensive food menu catering for everyone. Drinkers are invited to use the internet on a screen opposite the bar and those wishing to drink outside are provided with a spacious rear patio garden. Staff are friendly and enthusiastic about their jobs, rubbing off on service which I found to be very good indeed. This pub is a MUST on any Cambridge crawl.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
This is a great local watering hole. There’s 12 cask beers and a small (but decent) selection of bottles. The cask offerings were interesting (Thornbridge, Oakham, a few locals) and well-kept. They offer one ’Recession Special’ beer for 2 quid a pint. The ambiance was great - very laid back and welcoming. There’s a nice back garden for when the weather’s cooperative. The food looked good. Overall, I really wish I had known about this place when I lived in Cambridge. While the beer selection at the Cambridge Blue may be a bit more exciting for tickers, this place has charm in spades. Recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk  (230) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | November 4, 2012
Worth the trek from the city. A great selection of real ales from many different breweries. Good service too. Feels like home!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint  (340) Ely, England | January 6, 2015| Updated March 25, 2015
Lovely little one-room sidestreet boozer not terribly far from the train station. Good ale selection, with a small amount of keg & bottles thrown in. Seems to attract a young crowd, very well patronised when I cam on on the first Monday after the Christmas holidays. Piped music free. While the (very nearby - I smell a pub crawl) Cambridge Blue may be close to the perfect pub, the Kingston would be the perfect local: well-worn, well-loved and well met on a wintry day. You’d not be doing yourself any favours to exclude it from your visit to this fair city.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee  (179) , England | April 22, 2012
Nice backstreet pub. I was there mid afternoon - no music, good friendly vibe, lots of beers on tap, a few classics and a couple of interesting locals. Would be a great local!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
mym  (14) London, England | February 16, 2011
Good range of some of my favourite ales, busy ambience, food excellent. Another must-visit for me when in Cambridge.
madsberg  (63) Søborg, Denmark | August 20, 2007
Very calm and freindly place. Helpful and attentive servings. Felt quite at home eventhough I sat with my paper and pen. The lineup was great. Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and varios beers from places like Ossett, Oakham, Arundel, Wooden Hand and Mighty Oak. Easy to find when on bicycle. Were there twice during my stay in Cambridge. Wireless internet, so you can bring your own laptop!!!.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (507) London, England | November 8, 2015
Another comfortable back street pub in the Mill Lane cluster that I’ve visited several times and thought I’d reviewed but hadn’t. The feel is a bit similar to the Cambridge Blue, although the beer range is a bit smaller and somewhat undermined from a ticking perspective by the fact that a number of the casks - Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Thornbridge Jaipur, Taylor’s Landlord, Summer Lightning & Oakham JHB - seem to be permanent fixtures. The other 5 or 6 casks change constantly so I normally find something new, but there have been occasions when I haven’t. They also run regular monthly mini-festivals. Pleasant, enclosed patio/garden at the back. They have free WiFi but also a couple of computers in the bar area for public use. Definitely worth a visit and, as you’re going to be in the immediate vicinity for the other pubs nearby anyway, it gets near-essential billing.

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