Cambridge is home to around 110 pubs so there really is one to suit every person and every occasion. Here are our favourite pubs in Cambridge as voted for by our local friends and family who have had the pleasure of eating and drinking in these wonderful establishments. Good food and drink means good times after all!
8 Bene’t St, Cambridge CB2 3QN
Dating back to 1667 when it was originally a coaching inn, the Eagle is one of the oldest pubs in the city. Steeped in history, you can enjoy a pint knowing that you are in the place where in 1953, Francis Crick publicly announced that he and his colleagues had “found the secret of life” when they discovered the structure of DNA. A favourite with RAF servicemen in World War Two too, who left their legacy with their graffiti of names and squadron numbers on parts of the ceiling in the pub. A firm favourite with locals who love the cosy nooks and nostalgia.
The Cambridge Blue:
85-87 Gwydir St, Cambridge CB1 2LG
This Multi-CAMRA-Award-Winning Freehouse the Cambridge Blue describes itself as a traditional pub serving modern beer. What a lot of choice they have for beer too, with up to 14 real ales, 12 keg beers and 7 real ciders on at a time, alongside their bottled drinks, gins and spirits. The food is good old fashioned pub grub, including a tasty Pieminister pie menu to enjoy with your drinks. Lots of outside space with heaters too.
3 Pound Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AE
Live and Let Live:
40 Mawson Rd, Cambridge CB1 2EA
Real ale pub Live and Let Live were Cambridge CAMRA Pub Of The Year winners in 2020. Alongside their ales you will also find a pretty amazing selection of rum. A charming, old fashioned pub and a local gem that is enjoyed by many a local drinker. Serving pub snacks.
The Pint Shop:
10 Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PN
The Salisbury Arms:
Salisbury Arms, Tenison Rd, Cambridge CB1 2DW
Serving up some seriously good beer, The Salisbury Arms also serve delicious food. Be sure to try their freshly made pizza cooked in their impressive pizza oven to complement your drinks. A good selection of drinks, great service and a friendly atmosphere. The bar area is dog friendly too- what more could you want?
14 Chesterton Rd, Cambridge CB4 3AX
Nicely located the river Cam, the Boathouse offers a relaxed atmosphere and good quality food and drink. Friendly service and a great place for a evening out with friends. Sitting outside is a favourite with locals due to the pretty outside aspect. A great venue for live weekend entertainment when restrictions allow.
Town and Gown:
8 Market Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PF
14 Mill lane, Cambridge, CB21RX
The Brew House:
1 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LH
A welcome addition to the city centre in 2013, the Brew House is a buzzing pub boasting its own range of ales from the on-site micro-brewery alongside local and international craft beers from their ever changing range. Its a favourite for those wanting to meet with friends and watch the game and also has good food.
14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9EX
The Plough Fen Ditton:
Green End, Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8SX
You (and your dog) will be given a warm welcome at the Plough. Get cosy in the bar area and warm by the open fire. Alternatively, enjoy the lovely garden area. A great venue for really good quality food and drink. Just under 3 miles from the city, why not have a long dog walk and take a refreshment break at The Plough? Book in advance if possible.
The Green Man, Thriplow:
2 Lower St, Thriplow, Royston SG8 7RJ
Community owned The Green Man combines great food with a really cosy atmosphere. A great venue for a catch up with friends. Based in the pretty village of Thriplow in South Cambridgeshire, the Green Man serve a generous tapas and large plates menu alongside a great quality drinks selection. Dog friendly with a beautiful garden too!
Let us know you your favourite pubs in Cambridge in the comments below. We would love to hear where you love to go and why.
Taking your furry family? See our favourite dog friendly pubs in Cambridge here.