This has always been on our must visit list of Cambridge pubs and remains our favourite pub in the city, despite the influx of newer places. It’s a tardis of a place with bars to the left and right on entering then going right back through to a rather pleasant garden. There is plenty of choice on hand pumps but also there are a large range of bottled beers just in case you are stuck and confused. An institution.
Visited April 2017, post-Brexit tour of doom. Watch your parking, even in the side streets... - Relaxed in early afternoon with helpful warm and tasty food served round the clock where other bars stop serving food at 2:00pm. Bangers and mash were tastiest on our trip. Nice mix of international and regional brews, with a focus on hoppier styles. Impressive selection of almost exclusively Belgian bottles all in fridges (did not check prices on those). Staff needed a while to warm up. Sticking to halfpints helps keep costs low.
This pub is well known for the vast range of beers they stock. There are many Belgian as well as US, German and British bottles available, and maybe 10 cask taps. Great place to find new beers to try, but I think as a pub it needs livening up a bit.
Great put with some great British ales. A large selection of bottled Belgian beers available. Some excellent British traditional dishes available. I have tried the pork and Stilton sausage roll and the sheperd’s pie, both were excellent!
Visited many times over the years. Surprised to see I hadn’t reviewed the place before. Bit of a Cambridge institution - one of the cluster of back street pubs on the Mill Road patch, and arguably the best of the bunch. The range encompasses about a dozen casks - no permanent fixtures as far as I can recall - plus some craftier kegs, a smattering of proper ciders and a pretty large bank of bottles (mainly Belgian). Regular beer festivals too. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed and the pub has a comfortable, lived in feel - not especially smart but not scruffy either. There’s a very large (and very pleasant) garden out the back. They do food but I’ve never eaten here. An essential stop when in Cambridge.
A nice pub with a large back garden and a good beer selection. I remember it from a visit years ago, long before the smoking ban, when it had a no smoking policy (highly unusual in those days) and it was notable not only for a very good selection of beers but also a nice clean, sweet smelling atmosphere. It’s much the same now and the beer range remains good.
(Last visited 21 May 2015).
Nice place, helpfull and knowledgeable staff. It has a nice garden with lots of place to have a beer. Located a bit out of the centre, close to some other good places. But it seems a bit more remote, in a more residential area. When entering you bump into an impressive setup of refrigerators with lots of bottles to pick from. They also have cask and keg beers.
Visited on a Tuesday afternoon. The first thing you see when you open the door is the bottle selection. A handful of refrigerators with Belgian (4xBoon and 1x Drie Fonteinen + Hanssens). Also some mediocre American stuff, some Germans. 12 kegs, 14 casks, but unfortunately only about half of the casks were in service at my visit. They had a busy Monday night. Friendly service, local newspaper on the tables, walls covered in beer/tobacco signs shit. There is a beer garden in the back and it seems like a pretty good place to hang out overall.