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: ladnewton (2) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 25


Kingston Arms (Free)

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Beer Available At Kingston Arms (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Great Newsome Frothingham Best 39, Saison Dupont Vieille Provision 99, Shortts Farm Skiffle , Wentworth Chocolate & Chilli Stout , Wolf Lavender Honey 44, Hellhound Twisted Sister 45
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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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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (1383) Washington, Washington DC | October 1, 2011
Plain place. Good food, decent enough beer range with at least one gravity offering and real cask ales. Worth a look.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (559) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (497) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 5, 2009| Updated April 16, 2012
A very decent boozer that Iíve 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 wasnít 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (359) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (321) Charlottesville, Virginia | 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (308) Leiden, Netherlands | June 17, 2013
Nice back street local, interesting choice. Smell of vinegar soused food a bit off putting.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil  (278) 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 thatís policy. HAving said that - policy has now changed. Now thereís 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), youíll need to be sneaky to hide your car somewhere. Oh - free internet access on 2 terminals for customers. Rate while you drink - hoorah!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton  (155) 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn  (155) 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.
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)

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