Cambridge & District

Campaign for Real Ale

Champion of the Thames

68 King Street
Emailmoc.liamg@semahtpmahc Telephone(01223) 351464
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubGardenSeparate BarGamesSmokingDog FriendlySports TVWiFi
Opening times: Mon–Thu 16:00-23:00; Fri and Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 16:00-23:00
Regular beers: Greene King Abbot, Greene King IPA

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

This small, two-room city-centre pub has a truly friendly atmosphere. It's one of the four remaining pubs on the infamous King Street Run pub crawl, which involved a pint in each of the eight pubs with no lavatory stop. The oarsman after whom the pub is named is commemorated in the fine etched windows. Both bars are wood-panelled with Victorian counters, fixed benches and a part-glazed partition between the rooms. It is on the National Inventory as having a historic pub interior of regional importance. The humour and chatter of customers predominates. You know you're in Cambridge when you see the adverts to view University Challenge here. The ales from Greene King and its guest list are very well kept. Pub snacks, including pork pies and scotch eggs, available. Cheese & crackers on Sunday at 5. There is step-free access to the bar but no accessible WC. Greene King Beer Pub of the Year 2022.


  • Cambridge & Dstrict CAMRA Pub of the Year 2024