Cambridge & District

Campaign for Real Ale


30 Magdalene Street
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Opening times: Mon–Thu 11:00-24:00; Fri and Sat 11:00-01:00 next day; Sun 11:30-22:30

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:

The Pickerel reopened on Thursday 29 April. 12-10 (food until 9). Online booking available. The Greene King app can be used for ordering and payments.

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

One of several claimants to be the oldest pub in Cambridge. Whether true or not, the interior has been much altered with only portions of the internal walls remaining from what must have been a warren of little rooms. There are still a good variety of drinking spaces though and some genuinely old features including roof beams, old brickwork, fireplace etc. Courtyard garden. Its constantly changing guest beers often includes regional ales. Since the Spirit Group, including Taylor Walker, was taken over by Greene King, beers from the Bury St Edmunds brewer are more in evidence than previously. Weston's Old Rosie cider is also available. A pickerel is a baby pike.