Probably the Cambridge boozer that I most frequent, a cosy pub with a small patio garden. Bar staff are always casual and friendly, and there is a large enough selection of ales to keep you there for a little while. Guest ales change quite frequently, so you may find something new.
Another comfortable back street pub in the Mill Lane cluster that I’ve visited several times and thought I’d reviewed but hadn’t. The feel is a bit similar to the Cambridge Blue, although the beer range is a bit smaller and somewhat undermined from a ticking perspective by the fact that a number of the casks - Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Thornbridge Jaipur, Taylor’s Landlord, Summer Lightning & Oakham JHB - seem to be permanent fixtures. The other 5 or 6 casks change constantly so I normally find something new, but there have been occasions when I haven’t. They also run regular monthly mini-festivals. Pleasant, enclosed patio/garden at the back. They have free WiFi but also a couple of computers in the bar area for public use. Definitely worth a visit and, as you’re going to be in the immediate vicinity for the other pubs nearby anyway, it gets near-essential billing.
Cosey place, not far from the city centre and other nice places in Cambridge. Friendly staff, nice set of beers on tap. Good to have a few. But also nothing to get over excited about.
jjsint (598) Cambridge, England | January 6, 2015| Updated March 25, 2015
Lovely little one-room sidestreet boozer not terribly far from the train station. Good ale selection, with a small amount of keg & bottles thrown in. Seems to attract a young crowd, very well patronised when I cam on on the first Monday after the Christmas holidays. Piped music free. While the (very nearby - I smell a pub crawl) Cambridge Blue may be close to the perfect pub, the Kingston would be the perfect local: well-worn, well-loved and well met on a wintry day. You’d not be doing yourself any favours to exclude it from your visit to this fair city.
Nice big pub with back patio area. Beer was in decent condition which is actually very good for the city of Cambridge! Around 8-10 casks. Food was available but did not try it. Would return to this place to try it again.
We visited the Kingston Arms for lunch and a few beverages. Nice local pub feel with a laid-back atmosphere. They offer a solid selection of cask ale and a small, but varied selection of bottles. We opted for a few halves, then a bottle of saison dupoint for the pricely sum of £2.50! Food was way above average for pub grub. A nice spot.
A busy spot with lots of good session cask ales. Great value here in addition to CAMRA discounts. Efficient bar staff, diverse clientele. Seems like a great spot overall. I could easily pass a good chunk of time in here.