Best pub in Cambridge
5 ever changing guest ales, including 1 thatíll be 3.5-4%, a dark one (could be anything from a 3.3% mild to a 9% stout). Thereís usually an offering from Oakham. Tring Jack O Legs and Nethergateís Umble are the house regulars. Landlord is fastidious about line cleaning
Thereís a guest draught Belgian, currently Kwak, and Leffe. 40+ Belgian bottles gets it a mention in the Good Beer Guide to Belguim
Real cider from Casselís, and Westonís under gas.
50+ rums, except when thereís a rum festival on when that goes up to 70+.
No fruit machine, music or tv.
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.
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.
A nice wooden pub with good real ales. My choice was Nethergate Umbel Ale 3,8% (30.6.2010).
Fin (963) 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. Iíve 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.
Live and Let Live is a great little pub located close to the Cambridge Blue off Mill Road. The ambiance is lovely - the barís 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.
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. Itís worth the walk out here to visit this place and the other three top bars in the area.
Nice place to go to when visiting Cambridge. Great atmosphere, seems to be the favourite of the locals. Good selection, including quite many Belgian beers (much to the enjoyment of the friend I was visiting) and some nice cask ales.