Cambridge & District

Campaign for Real Ale


38-39 St. Andrews Street
Telephone(01223) 366459
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Opening times: Mon–Wed 08:00-24:00; Thu 08:00-01:00 next day; Fri and Sat 08:00-03:00 next day; Sun 08:00-24:00
Regular beers: Adnams Ghost Ship, Greene King Abbot, Greene King IPA, Sharp's Doom Bar

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

When it opened in 2000 Wetherspoon's reckon this to be the biggest pub in the UK and it's certainly a whopper, occupying two floors of the former Regal cinema (the Picturehouse Cinema occupies the rest of the building). Although essentially a barn of a place, there are a few more intimate areas on the edges. There is also an outdoor area to the rear. A DJ ups the atmosphere from 10pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Excellent value beer and food but it can get hugely busy in the evening when service can become an issue. As well as its 4 regular ales it also offers 8 to 10 guest ales. It is no longer Britain's biggest pub. The Moon under Water, Manchester (opened Jan 2014) and the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate (opened Aug 2017), both also Wetherspoon's pubs, are larger.