Past Pubs & Breweries
This is a tiny sample of the hundreds that could be listed - just the more notable ones.
- The Bun Shop
- In the complex of medieval streets swept away for the
Lion Yard car park and shopping centre in the early 70s.
More-or-less where Quinns now is.
The name was revived by Peter Fagg as the ground-floor bar below the Old Dot jazz venue in 1991, moving in 1992 to
take over The King's Arms.
- The Cow & Calf.
- The Foresters, corner of Burleigh St. and City Road
- Closed by Tolly Cobbold in 1986 for office development.
- The Merton Arms, Northampton St.
- Closed by St. John's College in 1988 for student accomodation.
A perennial in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide
and one of the few pubs with accommodation.
- The Jolly Millers, Newnham Road
- Changed to the India House in the mid-1990s.
- Formerly a Tolly pub, was coverted to J. Millers during the
yuppie era (mid-1980s), subsequently changing name to Monroes.
- Next door to Sweeney Todds (subsequently Bella Pasta), the old mill premises.
- Dog & Pheasant, 451 Newmarket Road
- Closed in the early 1990s and subsequently a curry house
- The Little Rose, Trumpington Street, opposite Peterhouse
- An ancient inn on the main road southwards.
Converted to a restaurant in the mid-Eighties when Bass' lease expired.
In 1998/9 converted to a fish restaurant (Loch Fyne), with significant changes to the building.
- Plough & Harrow, Madingley Road
- A typical 1960s estate pub.
Converted to a Berni Inn c1980 as The Churchill, subsequently a Beefeater.
In 1998 bought & converted by McDonald's.
In 2004 closing for redevelopment as housing.
- Racehorse, Newmarket Road (junction with Wadloes Road)
- Was Hoofers during the Yuppie era.
Sold by Scottish & Newcastle in April 1999 to McDonalds to become a drive-through restaurant.
(See ALE 294
: Pub News - Cambridge)
- Still and Sugarloaf
- Under the Victoria Cinema in the market until
M&S redeveloped the site about 1992/3.
Was a squaddies' bar.
- The Globe, Newmarket Road.
- This pub is on the site of a former brewery and has been derelict since about 1990.
It featured in the Oct-95 Anglia TV News item on former Cambridge breweries.
Paul Ainsworth (regional director of CAMRA) was
interviewed in the pub's back yard.
As of 1999 was redeveloped into a restaurant.
- The Spring Brewery
- On the site of the Tivoli Cinema, now
The Graduate. Closed in 1896.
See Firkin Comes to Town.
- The Panton Brewery
- Only the gates remain.
Bailey & Tebbutt's of Cambridge ran it in its heyday.
- The Alma Brewery.
- Dale's Brewery, Gwydir Street.
- Now various shops and community units.
- George Scales Cambridge Brewery.
- Now part of the Cambridge Arms.
- The Star Brewery.
- Taken over by Tolly.
On the site behind the Burleigh Arms and now replaced by housing fronting onto Vicarage Terrace.
Until recently (mid-1990s?) you could still see the brewery name on the side
of the Hat & Feathers, Barton Road.
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