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The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

87 Gwydir Street
Cambridge
CB1 2LG
Phone: 01223471680
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E TA left this review about The Cambridge Blue

As described by others, this is an ale lover’s destination, which also offers an excellent selection of craft beers, ciders and whiskies. It was originally called The Dew Drop. The name has changed, but I believe Israeli paratroopers are still welcome. It is let down by minor irritating details – the sneering barman who looked down his nose when I asked about CAMRA discount, the WiFi not working were the two most obvious. Craft beers were Heisenberg (though I’m not too certain about that one), Mosaic, Egyptian Cream, Sacristan and Hop Stash. Ales were Hop Kitty and Gazelle from Animal, Adnam’s Southwold, Nethergate Growling Dog, Burton Bridge Damn Dog and Bramble Stout, and Mad Squirrel Berkhopsted. The other handpumps were dry, and there were several foreign beers available in bottles plus Bitburger on tap and there was an excellent selection of real ciders. A definite crawl destination and I’d be happy to spend an evening here, though it does get busy, especially with once-a-year would-be ale drinkers and those CAMRA yoghurt-knitters who like a selfie while clogging the bar with their hour-long half.

On 18th February 2020 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Cambridge Blue

One of my fellow drinkers told me that there were fourteen real ales on in here - he's probably right but I stopped counting after I ran out of fingers and thumbs. As you enter, the bank of fridges are still there facing you containing what appeared to be an impressive array of Belgian beers.

This looks it might be a house conversion; in any case it has the same look as the terrace of house in which it sits. Inside it's essentially two rooms, with the room on the left stretching back a long way, leading to the garden at the back. It didn't have the same homely welcoming "locals" feel as the Elm Tree, but rather a functional pub where you can drink a range of well kept real ales. I can see that such a place would be some real ale enthusiasts dream pub, and it was certainly doing a good trade late Saturday afternoon even without the CAMRA pub crawl participants that admittedly swelled the numbers.

If you appreciate good real ale (and who doesn't?) then this is yet another destination pub in Cambridge.

On 20th October 2019 - rating: 8
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Cambridge Blue

A remarkable permanent beer and cider exhibition with a huge range of each. The large extended back room has the feel of a German beer hall, and the large outdoor area under canvas even more so. Great when quiet but can get over-busy.

On 6th August 2018 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Cambridge, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.19 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 4.4 miles, 1 hr 24 min walk (show)
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18th Feb 2020, 06:07
Review submitted by E TA amended by E TA
 
18th Feb 2020, 06:03
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - April - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 October 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 October 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 December 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 18 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
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