England > Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | October 1, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
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.
Leighton (726) London, England | March 5, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
ladnewton (170) London, England | August 17, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jackl (546) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 16, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jmgreenuk (206) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | November 4, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Worth the trek from the city. A great selection of real ales from many different breweries. Good service too. Feels like home!
jjsint (294) Ely, England | January 6, 2015| Updated March 25, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JorgeLee (174) , England | April 22, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
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!
mym (14) London, England | February 16, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good range of some of my favourite ales, busy ambience, food excellent.
Another must-visit for me when in Cambridge.
madsberg (59) Søborg, Denmark | August 20, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
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!!!.
Fin (733) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 5, 2009| Updated April 16, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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