Pubs in Cambridge

Boasted as one of the oldest cities in the UK, it's no wonder than a destination the likes of Cambridge is pretty friendly with a smack up historical tradition, hot-footing it down the boozer. From on-site microbreweries and Cambridge craft, to nuzzle worthy nooks and beloved favourites, the pub scene in Cambridge is one of the most enviable in the UK, and we're here to show you why. Check out our recommendations for the best pubs in Cambridge.

Last updated on 11th August 2021

The Cambridge Chophouse

1562 user reviews 4

City centre based Chop House has everything you need for a night out in Cambridge. The King's Parade spot serves up hearty steaks, French-inspired dinners, real ales, breakfasts and stunning views of King's College Chapel. 

The Crown & Punchbowl

636 user reviews 5

A former 17th-century coaching inn, The Crown and Punchbowl is a charming and historical pub; think exposed beams, fire places and even cosy room upstairs - should you enjoy too much of their delicious real ale.

The Three Horseshoes

1522 user reviews 5

Located three miles out of Cambridge centre, this charming, thatched-roof pub is the perfect anecdote for a Sunday afternoon. Find roaring fires, a large beer garden, original features, and an award-winning menu that includes hearty British dishes.

With its on-site microbrewery and gastro inspired grub, The Cambridge Brewhouse are one almighty contender on the city scene. From plates piled high with brewhouse battered fish and slow aged brisket, to the likes of guests glugging their craft 'Night Porter', The Cambridge Brewhouse is the most charming of pubbing nooks. 

Pint Shop Cambridge

450 user reviews 4

An industrial wee nook with a hipster, minimalistic edge, Pint Shop are all about bringing quality goods to the city of Cambridge. From their mighty selection of drinks the likes of real ale and cocktails, to proud plates brimming with chargrilled treats and gastro goods, the tidings of Pint Shop are pretty hard for Cambridge to miss. 

The Alex parades under a banner of Burgers, Brews and Banter, which is more than enough to get us through the door. Once inside it's all about delicious patties, with these homemade meaty treats ranging from between £7 and £9 a piece. There's a top drawer Sunday Roast at the weekends, and a lovely choice of locally brewed ciders, ales and craft beers to contemplate at the same time.

The Anchor is a riverside retreat perched right next to the beautiful Cam where you can revel in alfresco drinking and dining all day long. Satisfying a traditional pub physique, this boozer oozes charm and comfort with a menu of locally sourced foods where you'll find game, meats and fish all on the menu and the bar stocks more than it's own weight in craft beers and ales. 

This cosy cubby hole is a quaint and quirky take on the old pub design, with extra care taken on delicate decorative details in this rustic interior. Settle into a comfy antique sofa, or take your pints outside and soak up the sun in a picturesque beer garden in one of the cosiest quirky pubs in Cambridge.

The Portland Arms

1 user review 4

One of the best pubs for live music in Cambridge, this 200 capacity venue is always buzzing with the best beats in town. And if it's a quiet pint and a bite to eat you're looking for, this menu has it covered. Nestle into a cosy corner and enjoy a vintage tavern pub in the centre of Cambridge.