Live and Let Live (Free) | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Live and Let Live (Free)
Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Bar

40 Mawson Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 2EA [ print map ]
01223 460261

the-live.co.uk

Hours: Mo-Sa 1130-230 & 5 [6 Sat]-11, Su 12-3 & 7-11


Mayor: Scopey (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 40+


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Beer Available At Live and Let Live (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Oakham Green Devil IPA 99
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20 reviews for Live and Let Live (Free)
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  81%
 Selection  74%
 Food  46%
 Value  74%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  85%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (738) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 26, 2013
Great pub. The beer selection and quality are solid. They don't play music, allowing the walls and people to create the ambiance. But the holy of holies of this bar is the rum lists. That's lists, plural. They've got a minimum of 100 different rums from around the world in a connoisseur's catalog. We now have a date for a nightcap :)
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (541) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 5, 2009
This was the third of the Mill Road vicinity pubs that we visited this time whilst in the city. I’ve been here before but not as frequently as its two near neighbours the Cambridge Blue and the KIngston Arms. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in here, the beer was in excellent order and the barman very helpful and friendly. It was fair buzzing with chatter and was nice to see a little back street pub doing so well. An excellent Belgian beer selection offered those seeking something different from the 8 or so cask ales on handpump something to go at. This has now risen ahead of the Kingston for me and pushes the Cambridge Blue hard for the best pub in this city.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (400) Charlottesville, Virginia | May 20, 2012
Live and Let Live is a great little pub located close to the Cambridge Blue off Mill Road. The ambiance is lovely - the bar’s small and wooden, the decor tired. Despite that, the atmosphere is relaxed and jovial (sleeping dogs under tables, locals having plenty of banter etc). When I visited there were 6 beers on cask, including 3 options from Oakham. The beers were well kept, the prices good. Overall, while the beer selection is inferior to the Cambridge Blue, the great atmosphere of this pub makes up for it. I highly recommend a visit.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (391) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
Located a few moments away from the Cambridge Blue, so makes for a good beginning/end of a pub-crawl. First off this place closes for lunch for a good few hours, which is unusual to say the least! Inside it has a proper local boozer feel. They have 8 hand-pulls, but unfortunately only 4 beers on when we visited. Oakham Green Devil was on, so that was the drink of choice. A solid pub with good cask beer, but nothing terribly out of the ordinary to be honest. Worth a stop on a pub crawl for sure.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Brugmansia  (386) Jylland, Denmark | April 23, 2013
Visited january 2013, last pub on our great Cambridge Pub Crawl :-) Very cosy place, friendly and serviceminded staff. The beers were served in good condition. The place was a bit crowded, but that was expectet on a saturday nigth. Being in Cambridge, this place is for sure worth visiting..
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314  (362) Leiden, Netherlands | June 17, 2013
Fairly average back street bar, not a very exciting selection by local standards.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil  (301) Tallinn, Estonia | July 14, 2008| Updated January 25, 2012
Possibly Cambridge’s 2nd best real ale pub, having a more interesting selection than the Kingston Arms. Very friendly staff (in particular ’Haggis’), and knowledgeable too. Pete’s good at pulling in some interesting foreign beers too. Food has always been tasty, and frequently includes specials. Rather limited in space, alas. Doesn’t cater for smokers, not having a terrace, but I couldn’t give a flying wotsit about that. Gents loos are the only thing making this not a 5 ambiance - they’re dire. (And still dire 2 years later - please Pete - fix up the loos!)
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tim Webb  (202) Cambridge, England | May 31, 2009
One of the cornerstones of the Cambridge sanity belt and unique in branching out into an impressive range of Belgian craft ales to compliment the UK real ones. The pub that is nearest to the station on the way back. Round the corner from Bacchanalia. A good place to mumble but still feel normal.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn  (167) Bracknell, England | June 17, 2009
Another great backstreet pub, close to the Kingston Arms and Cambridge Blue, and surpassing them both in my opinion. Slightly dark and seedy - I guess I fitted in straight away! A good and varied range of cask ales, good service, and excellent reading material dotted around the place - my kind of pub.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk  (164) The Hague, Netherlands | November 5, 2012
A spacious real ale bar with a wooden interior, just outside the city centre. Up to eight hand pulled real ales, plus a few fizzy lagers, ciders and a decent bottled Belgian selection. Good service and value. It’s worth the walk out here to visit this place and the other three top bars in the area.

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