Cambridge Blue (Free) | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Cambridge Blue (Free)
Excellent based on 27 ratings
Type: Bar

85-87 Gwydir Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 2LG [ print map ]
01223 471680

the-cambridgeblue.co.uk

Hours: Mon-Sat 1200-2300, Sun 1200-2230


Mayor: Scopey (2) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 120


Cambridge Blue (Free)

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Beer Available At Cambridge Blue (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Langton Welland Star , Colchester Old King Coel London Porter 66, Oakham Green Devil IPA 99, Black Iris Great Eastern Transatlantic Porter 61, Neath Afan Gold , Dark Star 80 Shilling 82, Oakham Endless Summer 77
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27 reviews for Cambridge Blue (Free)
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  77%
 Selection  81%
 Food  65%
 Value  70%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
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80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar  (346) Sandnes, Norway | January 13, 2014
Big friendly local pub, very spacy with a big patio out back. When you enter the premises you are met by a large doublel fridge filled with bottles from Europe, Belgian, Germans and some others. 14 cask lines and 12 kegs makes up the tap selection. Nice interior, and service minded personel
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (391) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
Cambridge Blue is easily one of the best pubs in Cambridge. The place itself is deceptively large... it has a smallish bar area at the front and then plenty of the seating that just keeps on going on towards the back. They have 8-12 cask ales on offer. On our visit these happened to be mostly Oakham, which made me very happy. The pub boasts a selection of over 100 bottles displayed in fridges at the front of the bar. This was comprised of mostly of Belgian beers - nothing much new for the power-rater, but decent nonetheless. Gets busy quite quickly due to the shape of the bar and then the service suffers unfortunately. Good place, but be prepared to wait a while for your drink!
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
bersek  (15) , England | August 24, 2013
Super hospoda s velmi velmi širokým výběrem piv z celého světa a velkou zahrádkou ve dvoře.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (738) The Sunshine State, Florida | July 27, 2013
Great pub for locals, as their bottle selection is varied and extensive including real lambics. Real ale selection was not too exciting but good enough. Nice place overall.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso  (145) Bratislava, Slovak Republic | July 14, 2013
Cosy pub near Mill road. After entering pub you will see huge selection of Belgian and other beers. They stock fair amount of obscure beers from not much beery countries. The tap selection was reasonable, but main spot for us was last day of Beer festival, we incidentally run in to. Excellent experience, stuff was polite and knowledgeable, recommended place. we didn’t have any meal there, only beer.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (362) Leiden, Netherlands | June 17, 2013
Decent selection, the fridges by the door are a novel touch. Decent, well kept beer and good service.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
Brigadier  (263) Clevelandish, Ohio | May 30, 2013
Maybe it was the time of day but the service and food quality were very poor. Fortunately the list of taps was amazing including a number of local breweries. Three fridges up front held a variety of international options including some nice lambics.

If the service had been a bit better I might think this was a place worth revisiting. As it is if I do make my way back to Cambridge there are other pubs just around the corner that seem much more friendly places. Give it a shot as your mileage may vary but prepare to be disappointed.
40
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 8/20
jmgreenuk  (164) The Hague, Netherlands | November 4, 2012| Updated November 5, 2012
Arrived at 10:26 on Sunday 4th November after traveling from Holland to sample some Cambridge beers. However, the somewhat rude bar staff took great pride in refusing to serve me, claiming the time was 10:31. The clock above the bar was wrong. They suggested I should sue O2, my service provider for telling me the wrong time. Well, I think that O2 have a better idea of the official time than a Cambridge pub clock! They might have a decent cask and bottled selection, but the staff were only interested in closing the bar and going home, There are three more bars in the area that are more deserving of your business. Avoid this place.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | September 26, 2012
One of the best places to have real ales in Cambridge. A good selection (30.6.2010).
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (400) Charlottesville, Virginia | May 20, 2012| Updated September 16, 2012
The Cambridge Blue’s a great pub located off Mill Road on the outskirts of Cambridge. The pub’s deceptively large, with a big beer garden behind the pub. The decor is tired, with plenty of beer and tobacco paraphernalia adorning the walls. The cask selection is strong, with something like 8 beers on cask plus more options available on gravity. The bottle list is large (150?), dominated by offerings from Belgium. At first glance the list is not all that interesting, but on closer selection it reveals some real gems. Rare beers from Hanssens, T’ij, and Struise (Pannepot Grand Reserva 09 ftw!) were all available at intriguing prices. The food is nothing special, the portions are large.

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