Cambridge & District

Campaign for Real Ale

Blue Ball Inn

57 Broadway
Emailku.oc.retsehctnargllabeulb@ofni Telephone(01223) 846004
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenAccommodationLunchtime MealsEvening MealsSeparate BarGamesSmokingDog FriendlyWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Thu 12:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-23:30; Sun 12:00-20:00

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

Currently open: Wednesday & Thursday. 12-10 (food 12-2:30 & 5-8:30). Friday, 12-10:30 (food 12-2:30 & 5-8:30). Saturday, 12-10:30 (food 12-8:30), Sunday, 12-8 (food 12-4).

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

This small, authentic local retains its original two-bar layout and many old fittings. No TV, no games machines: good beer, good conversation and old pub games are the order of the day. Try your hand at ringing the bull. At the back is a small walled garden with a covered heated area complete with a piano and cricket memorabilia. Dogs welcome. "HQ" of Grantchester Cricket Club. Long term regular, Toby Joseph, having purchased it from a pubco, has carried out some essential repairs and sympathetic redecoration that retains the pub's charm. Refurbishments include B&B accommodation and new toilets, allowing a modest expansion of the bar area. The garden has also been extended with additional terrace and seating. Real ales are from Adnam's, Woodforde's, Elgood's and other East Anglian brewers, served from three hand pumps. Adnam's dry-hopped larger is the first lager to be available here for many years. Cranes local cider is on draught. Soup, sandwiches and hearty, home-cooked food available lunch and evening. Children welcome. Credit cards accepted.