is infamous for its abysmal night life
, but as for pub
s, it favours rather better. Here are a few that spring to mind:
The Cambridge Blue:
A very nice
pub indeed, but located as it is on Gwydir Street it's hard to encourage
people to go there as it is a long way
from anywhere else (well, it's near good curry
on Mill Road, but that too is a long way from anywhere else).
The Cambridge Blue is a free house, and as such has an unusual and varied selection of ales from local breweries (some quite good). The pub also serves Hoegaarden and Kettle chips which is a Good Thing.
Oh yes, and it has a complete ban on smoking and mobile telephony. A Good Thing too.
Probably the best
pub in the area (it's situated at the end of Mill lane). Quite small, and certainly expensive, but a superbly preserved traditional
The place really comes into its own in May Week
, when you can get a drink there and take it out on to Laundress Green and lie around in the sun getting pissed
A quite large pub situated on Silver Street opposite Queens'
. It has two floors and two bar
s, and opens out on to a terrace on the Mill pond (nice in summer, but causes the lower level of the pub to get flooded when the level of the Cam
rises high enough). On the whole a nice
place, well decorated, but quite expensive
Owned by Whitbred.
The Eagle in on Bene't Street, a short distance
from The Bath House. A pleasant pub, which appeals more to old people
s than to student
s. It has two bars, one of which is the vaguely famous air force
bar whose ceiling is covered with the signatures of American
service men who were in the area during World War II
. It also has a no smoking
room, which is a reilef, but is quite small
Owned by Greene King and Corpus Christi.
The Bath House:
The Bath House, which used to be the Bath Ale House is located on Ben'et Street. The change of name occured when the pub was renovated, and became a pub of death
. Before renovation, it was a dingy but homely place for a quick drink, situated ideally to catch everyone coming out from lectures in the arts school. It was here that Ernest Rutherford
and his colleagues came to drink immediately after they had first split
These days, it's a brightly coloured thronging with teenagers drinking alchopops.
It's a Hogshead pub.
Situated on Regent Street, it was recently opened following the conversion of the old ABC cinema (at a cost of £3m). It is the largest
pub in the United Kingdom
, and gets quite rowdy
at times. Because of this, they ID everyone
who enters on Friday and Saturday nights, which takes the piss
The Regal is a Wetherspoon's pub and consequentially sells dirt cheap drinks. It sits below the Arts Picture House, and is a good place to go for a quick bite to eat before or after a film.
Not a pub of death, but looks like one.
After they shut, a trip to one of the vans
is in order.
If you wan to find any of these places, have a look at http://www.cammap.com/ 'the world's most interactive online map' (hmmm).