Live and Let Live

40 Mawson Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 2EA
bar  4.2/5.0 26 reviews
Mon-Fri 11:30-14:30 & 17:30-23:00, Sat 11:30-14:30 & 18:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-14:00 & 19:00-22:30 (but times may vary)

Mayor: jjsint (2) | Taps: 6 cask | Bottles: 5-10
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
tobydarling  (2) , England | September 19, 2010
Best pub in Cambridge 5 ever changing guest ales, including 1 that’ll be 3.5-4%, a dark one (could be anything from a 3.3% mild to a 9% stout). There’s usually an offering from Oakham. Tring Jack O Legs and Nethergate’s Umble are the house regulars. Landlord is fastidious about line cleaning There’s 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 Cassel’s, and Weston’s under gas. 50+ rums, except when there’s a rum festival on when that goes up to 70+. 10+ bourbons. No fruit machine, music or tv.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Benjii  (63) Edinburgh, Scotland | June 8, 2011
A great locals bar in Cambridge. A necessary addition to any pub crawl. A great selection of cask ale and also a nice belgian bottle list, including a few geuzes : ) Highly recommended!
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
aj_ml  (4) , Norway | May 26, 2010
One of Cambridge’s gems. Always a good selection of ales, decent food and the possibility of a nice chat with the locals.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Tim Webb  (513) Bristol, England | May 31, 2009
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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn  (224) Bracknell, England | June 17, 2009
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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
lada66  (134) Savonlinna, Finland | October 1, 2012
A nice wooden pub with good real ales. My choice was Nethergate Umbel Ale 3,8% (30.6.2010).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Fin  (1149) 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. I’ve 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Martinus  (214) Baarle-Nassau, Netherlands | October 9, 2011
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx  (199) Vasa, Finland | August 10, 2010
Lovely pub with a talkative landlord, who atleast this day just would let you order until 1430 when they are supposed to close for a while. Great selection of cask ales and all serviced in very good condition.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
jackl  (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 20, 2012
Live and Let Live is a great little pub located close to the Cambridge Blue off Mill Road. The ambiance is lovely - the bar’s 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.

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