Cambridge & District

Campaign for Real Ale


30 Magdalene Street
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Opening times: Mon–Wed 12:00-23:00; Thu and Fri 12:00-24:00; Sat 12:00-01:00 next day; Sun 12:00-22:30
Regular beers: Greene King IPA, Woodforde's Wherry

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One of several claimants to be the oldest pub in Cambridge, first licensed in 1608. 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. Six (eight in summer) changing beers, always including a dark beer (mild or stout), often included beers from Milton, Oakham and Belhaven. 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.


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