Kingston Arms

4.25/5.0 20 reviews
bar
33 Kingston Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 2NU

01223 319414
  kingston-arms.co.uk
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 (3) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 25
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76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (516) London, England | November 8, 2015
Another comfortable back street pub in the Mill Lane cluster that Iíve visited several times and thought Iíd reviewed but hadnít. 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, Taylorís 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 havenít. 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 youíre going to be in the immediate vicinity for the other pubs nearby anyway, it gets near-essential billing.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
skortila  (202) Baarn, Netherlands | May 18, 2015
Cosey place, not far from the city centre and other nice places in Cambridge. Friendly staff, nice set of beers on tap. Good to have a few. But also nothing to get over excited about.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jjsint  (396) Cambridge, 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. Youíd not be doing yourself any favours to exclude it from your visit to this fair city.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mike_77  (114) Breda, Netherlands | October 29, 2014
Nice big pub with back patio area. Beer was in decent condition which is actually very good for the city of Cambridge! Around 8-10 casks. Food was available but did not try it. Would return to this place to try it again.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (607) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
We visited the Kingston Arms for lunch and a few beverages. Nice local pub feel with a laid-back atmosphere. They offer a solid selection of cask ale and a small, but varied selection of bottles. We opted for a few halves, then a bottle of saison dupoint for the pricely sum of £2.50! Food was way above average for pub grub. A nice spot.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | June 17, 2013
Nice back street local, interesting choice. Smell of vinegar soused food a bit off putting.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (916) 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk  (260) 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!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
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)
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (643) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
This is a great local watering hole. Thereís 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 íRecession Specialí beer for 2 quid a pint. The ambiance was great - very laid back and welcoming. Thereís a nice back garden for when the weatherís 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.

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