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The Elm Tree, Cambridge

Orchard Street
Phone: 01223502632

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Quinno _ left this review about The Elm Tree

Formerly of the nationally-renowned Hobgoblin in Reading, this is Rob’s new venture and he has bought Dom and Jo with him so expect some ragging from behind the bar. The pub is tucked away (aren’t they all in Cambridge?) in the back streets. Wells and Youngs own the pub but Banks & Taylor have got the lease, so three W&Y beers appear along with three B&T ones. However there is room for four interesting guests along with an excellent selection of bottled beers and a couple of ciders. The pub interior is fairly straightforward, being a single room decorated in brewerania with a bar area that looks brand new. An eclectic soundtrack is provided by the bar staff’s choice in music. Board games are offered and there’s no sports shown here which many may find a blessed relief. One of the few ‘better’ Cambridge pubs to open all afternoon and a straightforward inclusion on any crawl of the city.

On 10th October 2009 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about The Elm Tree

Very enjoyable visit yesterday, good range of ale on the ten handpumps, friendly and well informed barman, fairly eclectic soundtrack at background volume. I recall this pub from a Cambridge jaunt a few years ago when it was a fairly run of the mill Charles Wells outlet and music venue. It now has a relaxed, slightly bohemian feel, decor is mainly old tin signs plus other artifacts including the famous Hobgoblin, salvaged from the landlord's previous pub in Reading. A sign outside states that the pub is a football free zone, so no TV/Sky Sports in here. Shelves contain a few board games and old copies of the GBG and other beer books.A broad selection of Belgian beer too, with menus on the tables.
Yesterday's selection was, Banks and Taylor Dragonslayer, Shefford Bitter and Shefford Dark Mild, Sharps Atlantic IPA, Oldershaw First Class Bitter, Nottm Rock Bitter, Oakleaf " I can't Believe its not Bitter" ( a cask lager), plus staples Wells Bombardier, Youngs Bitter and Courage Directors. A cider was on behind the bar too, but I didn't record the name. It should be recorded that one of our party ate two pickled eggs here. Highly recommended.

On 27th April 2009 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Elm Tree

The Elm Tree is a back street pub that is in a nice area of Cambridge.
When i went in this pub it was a Charles Wells tied house and once inside there was one room that was L shaped and it also had a bar billiards table in it.
There were two real ales on the bar i had a drink of Eagle bitter and this was very nice the other beer was Bombadier.

Pub visited 17/6/1989

On 17th June 1989 - rating: 8
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