Kingston Arms (Free) | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Kingston Arms (Free)
Exceptional based on 16 ratings
Type: Bar

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

kingston-arms.co.uk

Hours: Mo-Th 12-230 & 5-11, Fr & Sa 12-Midnight, Su 12-11


Mayor: DruncanVeasey (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 25


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Great Newsome Frothingham Best 39, Saison Dupont Vieille Provision 99, Shortts Farm Skiffle
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16 reviews for Kingston Arms (Free)
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  77%
 Selection  75%
 Food  77%
 Value  76%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  84%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (545) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 5, 2009| Updated April 16, 2012
A very decent boozer that I’ve frequented on a number of occasions over the last few years. Visited here on 03-10-09 and whilst it is undoubtedly a great little place it seems to have slipped a little further behind its close neighbour the Cambridge Blue, there was a beer festival on when I arrived but to be honest I was barely even aware of this unitl I went out into the garden and saw the casks, no one was out there and compared to the garden of last time it seemed a little sad and deserted, I accept that this visit was in October (albeit on a pleasant day) and my last visit was in June but much of the garden is covered. The beer selection was reasonably diverse but seemed to lack imagination. The beer quality was good though and maybe I just visited on a day when it wasn’t at its best. UPDATE have visited here very frequently over the last three years since my last rating, in fact probably 3-4 times a year. My most recent visits have been in March 2012 and Sat 14th April 2012. The beers are always in very good nick with the likes of Crouch Vale Brewers Gold and Jaipur seemingly permanent selections. The choice is never quite as interesting as The Cambridge Blue but to be fair there is always something interesting or new (for me) to try. Good service a a nice little bar in an area which is spoilt for choice.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton  (160) 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.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn  (171) Bracknell, England | June 17, 2009| Updated November 2, 2009
A light and airy backstreet pub with a good range of ales (but somewhat eclipsed by the Cambridge Blue around the corner). A wide ranging selection of 10 beers on hand-pump, with 6 regulars and 4 guests; good service, and great prices. Very busy in the early evening due to the excellent food.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
bacchanalia  (6) milton, England | March 18, 2009
They always have about 8 pumps on at any one time. A selection of classics that are always there, including Crouch Vale Brewers Gold & I believe Entire Stout from hopback. They also have 3 guest beers, so there’s always something to tickle your fancy. Food is great & the beers are well kept. Great wine list as well if you like that sort of thing.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg  (51) 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!!!.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil  (302) Tallinn, Estonia | August 18, 2007| Updated September 28, 2011
Quiet, friendly feel. Always with 10 real ales on hand pump. No bottled beers, no lagers. And that’s policy. HAving said that - policy has now changed. Now there’s some good foreign stuff in bottles. No piped music, I consider that a plus. Tucked away down a side-street on the south-east of town (head down mill road), you’ll need to be sneaky to hide your car somewhere. Oh - free internet access on 2 terminals for customers. Rate while you drink - hoorah!

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