Pubs in Cambridge Suburbs
- Greyhound, Coldham's Lane
Cambridge's second pub on the Internet (after the Six Bells).
Live entertainment 7 nights a week. Refurbished in 1995.
- Rosemary Branch, Coldham's Lane (Punch Taverns)
Thriving community pub.
- Five Bells, Newmarket Rd. (Free)
Went GayLesBi in 1998. Refurb'ed in Sep. 1999, having been bought by a neighbouring business.
Closed in 2003/4.
- Club Afrika, Sturton Street (Free)
- Seven Stars, Newmarket Rd. (GK)
- Corner House, Newmarket Rd. (GK)
Refurb'ed in 2004 and became more 'foodie'; also started offering accomodation.
- Wrestlers, Newmarket Rd. (Charles Wells)
Famed for its Thai food (go early - usually very busy).
Good variety of beers.
Web site: The Wrestlers in Cambridge.
Arbury/Kings' Hedges/Castle Hill/Histon Road/Milton Road
- British Queen
Called Bumpers during the pathetic mid-80s fad for pubs ending in "ers".
It had a refurb in 1998 as an American cafe-bar
(Pub News - Cambridge)
and became a Fat Jack's - no real ale.
It reverted to the British Queen in 2002.
- Carlton Arms
Superb pub with excellent beer.
- Grapes (GK)
Real ale house, with XX Dark Mild and guests/seasonals from the GK portfolio;
small pub garden.
- Jenny Wren (GK)
A Hungry Horse pub, misleadingly labeled as a Free House (since the landlord
doesn't have a free choice of beer)
- Ship (Charles Wells)
- Milton Arms (GK)
Around 1995/6 became a family-oriented pub - one of the very few in Cambridge legally admitting children.
Since then it's gone downhill, having a refurb around Winter 1997 and another one in Summer 1999 (downmarket conversion
to a Hungry Horse). Subsequently sported garish signs (and had to ask for retrospective planning permission for them).
- Golden Hind (Spirit)
- Blackamoor's Head (Punch Taverns)
- Carpenter's Arms (Great Little Pub Co.)
A excellent locals' pub, with a good range of beers.
- The Grove (GK)
Used to feature regularly in the
CAMRA Good Beer Guide when it was a Tolly Cobbold pub
called the Snowcat.
It's a classic example of a Sixties estate pub.
Its special feature used to be that the beer was delivered from the first floor
down see-through pipes to the bar, instead of being pulled from a cellar.
- Five Bells
- Red Lion (Pub Trading Co.)
- Robin Hood & Little John (GK)
- Unicorn (GK)
- Golden Pheasant/Dragon Boat/Saigon City/...
The Dog & Pheasant was sold by Whitbread in late 1999 and then became a restaurant.
- Penny Ferry (GK)
Renamed from Pike & Eel in late 2004.
For many years was a classic example of a managed bar but new
management c2000/1 improved it.
- Haymakers (Punch Taverns)
- Fleur De Lys (Punch Taverns)
- Yorkshire Grey (GK)
Was a fizz-only pub till boarded up around Xmas 1998.
Replaced by flats in 2001.
- Green Dragon (GK)
A very good community pub.
- Hat & Feathers (Punch Taverns)
Once a thriving, friendly tenanted Tolly pub with three bars.
Since changed into a managed pub and gutted.
Has revived somewhat since (the Punch chain is tenanted only).
The Tolly livery was still visible as of 1997.
- Red Bull (Enterprise)
Real-ale-oriented pub, taken over by the landlord of the
Empress in September 2001.
Queen Ediths & Coleridge
- Queen Edith
- Master Mariner
Was The Weathervane till the mid-80s.
Refurbished in 1998.
- Rock (GK)
Definitely a youth/"venue" pub.
Romsey/Southern Hills Road
- Empress (Enterprise)
A good locals' pub, regularly in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
- Jubilee (Punch Taverns)
The opposite of the Empress!
- Duke of Argyll (Punch Taverns)
One of the few pubs in Cambridge with no real ale.
- Earl of Derby (GK)
One of the few pubs offering accomodation;
major refurbishment in 2004, particularly its accommodation.
- Earl of Beaconsfield (Punch)
As of early 2001 it revived and became a serious real ale house, with a range of guest beers, such as Youngs and Adnams.
Later in 2001 there was a "wobble" during another change of landlord and then another change around Xmas 2001.
At least it finally got the promised new bar billiards table.
Before 2001 it last had a good patch around 1994:
No Frills Drill Still in Mill Road,
- Royal Standard (Punch Taverns)
Renamed from Royal Standard to Kitty Dunphys on St. Patrick's Day 1998 after a year's refurb.
Changed landlord again around Sep. 1999, being taken over by Mary, formerly of the Geldart & Man On The Moon
- Grasshopper (Whitbread)
Very neglected as of 1999 and closed that August.
Demolished in 2001 for student accommodation.
- The Brook (GK)
On Halloween 1997 changed name from The Brookfield Tavern. For a while had a loyal following and excellent beer
but it went downhill in early 1999.
Perhaps now more a restaurant than a pub.
- Green Man (Beefeater, then in 2001 Out&Out - Whitbread restaurant chains)
- Tally-Ho (GK)
- Coach & Horses (Old English Inns, now GK)
Reopened in 1997 after 10/11-year gap; mainly a restaurant.
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