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The Tivoli, Cambridge

16 Chesterton Road
Phone: 01223310450

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Tivoli

Art Deco former 'spoons, closed after a disastrous fire in 2015, but reopened under new ownership in 2022 after lengthy (and no doubt expensive) repairs. Reconfigured into different uses on four levels, ranging from the main ground-floor bar and cellar club to the first-floor Electric Green mini-golf courses to another (part time) bar for the rooftop terrace. This is quite dark inside, apart from the picture windows overlooking the river at the back, with something of a BrewDog look under a relatively low ceiling and industrial ventilation. No cask ales these days unfortunately, with Meantime's 'brewery fresh' tank beer being the most prominent offering. However, I went for the 'house' Pale Ale of uncertain origin (£3.20, half) featured on the three hooped keg founts.

On 8th April 2024 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about Tivoli (JD Wetherspoon)

The Tivoli is being redeveloped by the City Pub Group and it is scheduled to reopen in the spring.

On 2nd February 2022 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about Tivoli (JD Wetherspoon)

Reported to be not opening again as a JDW.

Visit Dec 2014

Although this is clearly a converted cinema before Wetherspoons took it over in 2010 it had also been an electrical warehouse and a Firkin pub.
Inside it is quite long narrow and dark which seemed odd for such a large building. I had failed to notice that there is also an upstairs area with another bar.
The downstairs bar had two banks of five hand pumps with GK Ruddles & Abbot, Moorhouse's Ice Witch, Rudgate Rudolph's Ruin, Caledonian Minagof IPA, Doom Bore, Arundel Old Scrooge, Marston's Cinder's Doppelganger, Mordue Headmaster's Christmas Sermon and Caledonian Knee Deep. I went for the Ice Witch (£1.99) and it was in really good nick. Needless to say, this was the cheapest pint during my day in Cambridge.
Despite the rather gloomy interior I would return to this one rather than the Regal in the centre of Cambridge.

On 20th August 2016 - rating: 8
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A B left this review about Tivoli (JD Wetherspoon)

Huge, huge, huge place based in an old cinema with far too much furniture. Deathly quiet, there's normally 5 people spread amongst the 500 tables. Its right by the river but you wouldn't know. Go somewhere else instead.

On 20th December 2012 - rating: 1
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