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The Cambridge Blue Pub

One of Cambridge’s enduring institutions; generations of happy customers.

Multi-CAMRA-Award-Winning Freehouse
Cambridge’s Real Ale Paradise

The latest update from our beer people:


Greetings Beer Drinkers!

Quick beery update for the weekend:

Now on cask:

Dark Star Hophead – 3.8%
Dark Star APA – 4.7%
Woodforde’s Wherry – 3.8%

Nene Valley Simple Pleasures – 3.6%
Nene Valley Bitter – 4.1%
Hop Kettle Lode Star – English-hopped pale ale – 4.3%
Grain Slate – Smoked Porter – 6%
Blimey! Night Porter – Chocolate Orange Porter – 4.8%
Brecon Brewery Gold Beacons – Subtly bitter golden ale – 4.2%
Brecon Brewery Blonde Beacons – Unfined citrussy pale – 5.2%
Ilkley Tribus Lupulus – Juicy NE-style pale, not too bitter – 4.4%

Now on keg:

Bitburger Pils – 4.8%
Adnams Moasic – 4.1%
Benediktiner Weissbier – 5.4%
Pilsner Urquell – 4.4%
Velkopopovicy Kozel – 4.0%
Köstritzer Schwartzbier – 4.8%
Aspall Harry Sparrow – Medium-Sweet Cider – 4.6%

Dark Star American Pale Ale – 4.7%
NVB x London Fields Banoff With Your Head – Banofee wheat beer (believe it baby!) – 5.6%
Marble Pilsner – 4.2%
Dark Star x Harbour – Wee Heavy – 7.0%
Kernel IPA Centennial HBC 431 – 7.4%

Chillin’ in the cellar…

Durham White Amarillo – 4.1%
3 Piers Hop Cross Bunny – 4.0%
Tiny Rebel Dutty – 4.2%
Dark Star Hophead Loral – 3.8%
Weatheroak Keystone Hops – 5.0%

Brewboard Cardinal Red – 4.6%
Nene Valley Pulping on Your Stereo – 4.5%
Nene Valley Heisenberg – 4.4%

Come Drink Beer!

March 16th, 2018|Categories: Blue Beer|0 Comments



Our kitchen is open Monday-Saturday 12-3 and 6-9, and we serve a cracking Sunday Roast from 12 noon until it runs out, and then serve our regular menu until 8pm. It’s always best to book a table, but as always we welcome people for food during all service times without advance booking. Please call us on 01223 471680

PLEASE NOTE that since we are now serving food, we no longer allow takeaways to be ordered to the pub.

Our menu is mainly based around the award-winning Pieminister Pie range, but we do let our chefs get a bit creative so a few specials will be available throughout the week.  If you are looking to host an event or bring a large number of people in, we are happy to discuss some special arrangements, please email us directly.

A vast selection of fine beverages

Needless to say, our focus is Real Ale, however we also stock a good range of Real Cider and Perry, having won Cider/Perry Pub of the Year for Cambridge 2012 and 2016.  We tend to stock 6 or 7 ever-changing ciders but always have a good  balance of sweet, medium, dry and occasionally a flavoured cider.

‘Craft Beer’? Whatever your definition of it is, we have loads of it! Most people mean beer from keg taps rather than  hand-pump or served by gravity (straight out of the barrel), a method of dispense normally associated with lager. Whatever your personal opinions on non-cask-conditioned beer, we aim to provide a good balance of European lagers and new beer from the UK market.

Wine drinkers are not forgotten here, our small range comes hand-picked by our managers and the lovely folks at Bacchanalia, one of Cambridge’s elite independent wine merchants.

Aperatif? Our shelves are stocked with over 70 single malt Scotch whiskies (and a few whiskeys for good measure) to dazzle you while you are standing at the bar. We have a few gins to choose from but let our sister pub The Blue Moon to act as our Gin Palace. A small selection of Rums and Bourbons add a little sweetness to our selection.

It’s fair to say that we’ll probably be able to find something you like!

Real Ales

Regular beers from Dark Star, Woodforde’s and Nene Valley. Rotating new beers from Three Blind Mice, Mighty Oak, and many thousands more.


A small but fine selection from our friends at Bacchanalia, encompassing French, New Zealand, Chilean and Italian varieties.


Malt Whiskies

A wide selection including some rarer and older expressions from all over Scotland. Occasional guest appearances from Irish and if you’re really lucky, Japanese distilleries.

Contact Us

The Cambridge Blue
85-87 Gwydir St,

01223 471680

Normal Opening Hours:

Mon – Sat 12 – 11pm
Sun 12 – 10.30pm

Reserve a table now!

01223 471680

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