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 and Tue closed; Wed–Sat 12:00-22:00; Sun 12:00-19:00
Regular beers: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Woodforde's Wherry

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This cosy, 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, 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 four 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.