Maypole | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Maypole
Good based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar

20a Portugal Place
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB5 8AF [ print map ]
01223 352999

maypolefreehouse.co.uk/Welcome.html

Hours: M-Th 1130-2400, Fr & Sa 1130-0100, Su 1200-2330


Mayor: jjsint (2) | Taps: 17 | Bottles: 50+



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Maypole

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Beer Available At Maypole (arranged by most recent)
KŲstritzer Kellerbier 38, Redwell White IPA 84, Tring Seven Hundred , Samuel Smiths Extra Stout 86, Milton Justinian 59, Mauldons Black Adder 93, Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo 97, Tring Tea Kettle Stout 85, Samuel Smiths Organic Apricot Fruit Beer 84, Hop Studio Raisin Díetre , Buntingford Winter Gold
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17 reviews for Maypole
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  67%
 Value  70%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  84%
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78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Boudicca  (949) London, England | May 31, 2015
I really liked the Maypole. Itís quite an ordinary place but the beer selection was extraordinary - there were 34 beers on offer, and the list was exceptionally well chosen. The service was very good too. We were offered a taste of each beer before a full glass was poured and, unprompted, they asked whether we had a CAMRA card. The pub is tucked away in the back streets next to a car park and has a patio running along the side. Well worth seeking out. (Visited 21 May 2015).
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
skortila  (198) Baarn, Netherlands | May 18, 2015
Very nice place located just a little off centre. Seemed like a place where students hang out. Nice, cosey terrace. Good selection of cask beers. Some nice bottles as well. Good thing one can order beers inside but outside as well at the terrace. Would probably visit again. A bit like the Cambridge Blue.
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads  (23) , Denmark | February 7, 2015| Updated July 20, 2015
Interesting selection of cask ales, something like 15 to choose between I think, so the selection is wide, but not necessarily good. Fair prices. There is a small bottle selection also, but nothing interesting. Service was attentive and friendly, but they didnít know too much about the beers that were on. Simple interior with wooden furniture and beer + sports stuff on the walls, intellectual clientele. Those people need to remember that they are merely shoeshine boys of the ruling elite.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Fin  (729) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | December 22, 2014
I didnít visit here on this my most recent trip to Cambridge 19th & 20th December 2014, however I had been here on an earlier visit. Its an interesting place in that it has the feel of a back street bar and yet situated where it is, it is very close to the centre. On our visit there was a very good range of cask ales (in fact my last visit was on my own as Loz was working at Sanger) there is also a good choice of bottled beers (nothing too out of ordinary) I do need to pop in here again at some point but Cambridge for its size is blessed with a ridiculous amount of very good boozers.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ManVsBeer  (1502) Hebden Bridge, England | May 2, 2014
Twin roomed, twin bar real ale house with a ridiculous but very welcome amount of cask ales on offer. The bar in the smaller front room sports enough cask pumps to keep you busy for quite a while, but it is worth heading through the small corridor to the bar at the back where thereís a greater number of differing ales available with plenty of different styles available. The furniture is a tad simple in both rooms which are fairly ordinary in design for a traditional pub but thereís nothing negative about this. The outdoor area is sandwiched between the building and the multi-story car park at the pubs side and is fairly extensive and mostly covered with large framed pump clip collages on the walls. Food is served here.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (500) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
The Maypole in my opinion is the best pub in Cambridge. It is located on a backstreet, so thankfully is not full of tourists. They have the most varied selection of cask ale in town. Plenty of non golden-ale options which are all too common in the region! They also have a small, but interesting selection of bottles which include Belgian, Dutch, Italian & US beers. Staff were friendly and attentive. A Cambridge must-visit.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 18/20
jjsint  (279) Ely, England | August 19, 2013| Updated October 20, 2013
Backstreet free house near the city centre. 10 real ales on, plus about 30 bottles. The real ales are well-thought out and varied, two Miltons and the rest from other small breweries. The bottles include craft ale from many countries.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso  (182) Bratislava, Slovak Republic | July 14, 2013
Small and cosy Pub in quiet street near city center. Good selection of beers, my favorite was Elgoods Black Eagle Imperial Stout. Food was tasty, surprisingly not obvious pub meals but Italian dishes. Service was quick and polite. Recommended pub.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Brugmansia  (466) Jylland, Denmark | February 11, 2013
Visited this pub 19/1-2013. First pub-stop after visiting the WinterAle Festival. Placed a bit from main street, so can be a bit tricky to find. Clean and cosy place, friendly staff and the beers in good condition. There is some bootle beers as well. Think they do food as well, but didnīt have any..
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (723) London, England | February 8, 2013
A real utilitarian boozer, this place. Probably the has the most unattractive exterior of any pub Iíve seen in the UK. The interior is slightly more approachable, but still somewhat sterile. Plenty of long tables with lots of seating. They have two bars featuring a good range of sessionable real ales, in addition to some more adventurous bottles, including Goose Island, Flying Dog and De Molen. In terms of the cask offerings this place definitely has one of the best ranges in Cambridge. Prices are fair, the bartenders were friendly. Certainly one of the must-visit pubs in town.

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