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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 Casketeers! – your beery notes for this week!

This week we have some lovely stuff hitting the taps, and even more hitting the cellar!

On the cask front, we’ve got some excellent hoppy stuff from the “Never-knowingly-underhopped” Kevin at Golden Triangle Brewery, Citropolis (3.9%) is racked up ready for the weekend and Bonny’s Gold (4%) waiting in the wings to tickle those hoppy tastebuds. Don’t see either of those lasting long! Also from Norfolk, Blimey! – the only brewery with an exclamation mark in their name that I’ve heard of – Son of Paleface, is a fantastic pale ale with plenty of citrus yet still managing to come across as a smooth flavour. Certainly exceeds the 7/10 IMDB gives the Bob Hope film of the same name. The brewers are showing their age a bit, but that’s fine because their beer is awesome! Continuing the Norfolk theme, Grain have a NZ-hopped pale called Taiheke, which we’re very excited about.

A curio from the West Midlands, Weatheroak Brewery’s Keystone Hops (again, I think you have to be of a certain age to get that one), has a solid biscuity-malt base with a gently warming hoppy finish. If you are quick, we’ve got a lovely session pale from 3 Piers (from ‘oop north’ somewhere, probably using sparklers… tsk… Be the first to review it on RateBeer!) called – wait for it – Hop Cross Bunny! How eloquently jovial; that has certainly sparked some linguistic bonhomie on the bar this evening, I can tell you, friends! In fact, it’s so funny we’ve had to pass up the opportunity of purchasing a similarly-named beer from a slightly more local brewery, simply for the fear that our sides would split, being unable to cope with two beers with the same hilarious name! Anyway, further down the line, we have had a good selection of ales from the fine Shrewsbury-based people at Salopian Brewery; these will hopefully start hitting the pumps from next week.



Our friends at Nene Valley have a new beer out, it’s a German-style Kellerbier which boasts and ABV of 4.6%, golden hue and uses classic Pilsner and Vienna malts as well as a bit of wheat. Should be a great quaffer for the week ahead. We’ve also got a Mid-week Bender on order for this week as their tweaked recipe went down so well last time. That’ll hit the tap on Wednseday. Brewboard‘s latest beer CardinalRed takes it’s place in the lineup as well this week, again, probably Wednesday, and we’re hoping it will last until the weekend. Secret awesomeness from Three Blind Mice, Magic Rock and Anarchy coming in if you can imbibe your way through all that lot and more!



March 26th, 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

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01223 471680

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