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Cambridge Brew House, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

1 King Street
Phone: 01223855185
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Rob Hunter left this review about Cambridge Brew House

Visited a couple of weeks back while staying in Cambridge. Made this my first visit of the crawl as I was keen to try their own ales, being a brew pub. There were 7 or 8 cask pumps plus several keg taps. At the time of my visit they had two of their own beers on cask plus a cider. I had a Night Porter at £1.90 for a half, a delicious fresh porter.

The brewery is visible from the bar area. Loads of old cans decorate the bar and other knick-knacks including a jar of old cigarette playing cards and another of empty matchboxes. Pleasant décor and atmosphere to match, bare boards, music playing, sacks of malt stacked up near the brewery door. Definitely worth a visit!

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Cambridge Brew House

Eight ales on handpump on our visit, the majority of which were from their brewery, only a couple of metres away from the bar and a couple of guest ales on also. The restaurant end of the Brew House was very busy on our visit, still we managed to get a small pew near the bar, which gave a good view of the brewery operation whilst supping a pint of their Brew House IPA, which was extremely good.

On 9th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about Cambridge Brew House

The Cambridge Brew House opened its doors in February 2013, becoming Cambridge's only brewery and the city's first brewpub since the 1990's. There has been a pub on this site since the 1830's, although the present incarnation is a grim looking example of 1970's brutalism. The current pub has gone under several guises over the years including Kings Arms (a nod to the name of the original pub on this site), The Bun Shop and more recently, The Jolly Scholar. Today we find a modern brewpub and restaurant in a large, bare boarded single room format. You enter to a smart seating area with lots of comfy options including some unusual stools made from old kegs given a padded top. Table football takes up space in one corner underneath a TV screen that was showing the late Premier League fixture and to the rear you can view some of the brewing plant. Further into the room, the servery appears on the back wall with some limited high table and stool seating opposite. Craft beer cans are on display along a high shelf, as well as keg font inserts and I also noticed some strange looking keg taps on the left hand side of the bar back. A large poster opposite the bar shows a map of the UK from 1978, marking all of the country's breweries, which is worth a look if you fancy a bit of nostalgia. Nearby, a large barrel was being used to pile up the day's papers. The rest of the room, over to the right hand side, is set up as a restaurant, with friendly waiting staff ready to find you a table. Padded bench booths run along the front wall, whilst standard tables and chairs fill out the rest of the space in an area with rustic wood panelled walls and a tiled area dominated by coffee making facilities. A curved staircase leads up to the toilets and two first floor rooms. To the left is the 'Tank Room' - a conference style room with a single large table and access to the brewery and in-house smokery. Meanwhile, to the right is the 'Locker Room' - a second bar with a large screen for live sports coverage and long rows of neatly ordered tables and chairs.
The brewery was set up by a former Hop Back employee, so I was hopeful for some good quality beer. Two house ales were on - Kitchen Ale and Cherokee - with the core range also available in bottled format. I tried the Kitchen Ale and absolutely loved it; easily the best pint I found on my Cambridge crawl. Also available on handpull were Saffron Brewery Black Jack, Tring Kiwi and Bishop Nick Heresy with one pump clip reversed and another pump dispensing a real cider. A diverse keg and bottle range was also in evidence. The dining area was full on my visit so I grabbed a table near the bar and ordered a couple of tapas style dishes (calamari and lamb meatballs), both of which were excellent. The staff were all really friendly, patient and helpful, going out of their way to assist customers.
I was a little unsure if I'd like this place but figured it would at least be worth a look for their own beers, but as things turned out, this was a really enjoyable visit and I had to cut my crawl short as I ended up spending much longer here than intended. A great addition to the city centre beer scene and well worth setting aside a bit of time to visit.

On 18th September 2014 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Cambridge, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.26 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 5 miles, 1 hr 36 min walk (show)
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17th May 2018, 15:24
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4th May 2018, 17:51
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% only applies to Cambridge Brewhouse ales - last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11:30pm
Monday11am - 11:30pm
Tuesday11am - 11:30pm
Wednesday11am - 11:30pm
Thursday11am - 11:30pm
Friday11am - 11:30pm
Saturday11am - Midnight
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