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The Elm Tree, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

Orchard Street
Cambridge
CB1 1JT
Phone: 01223502632
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Elm Tree

Another very traditional feeling pub. Took a bit of finding but glad I did. Ales are mainly by Wells and Banks & Taylor. Think there may have been a couple of guests too. I had the Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout at £2 for a half, which was pleasant enough.

Plenty of old signs on the walls and hats stuck on the ceiling, but also modern photos of customers enjoying themselves in the pub. In addition to the impressive 10 hand pumps for cask at the bar, a Belgian beer menu is on each table with a separate sharing menu for larger bottles.

I liked this pub and it is one you could probably spend quite a bit of time in.

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Elm Tree

A good backstreet boozer, that's well worth a visit. There were ten handpumps in operation on our visit, so we went for the Crouch Vale Chinook, which was in excellent condition. Another major attraction here, was the extensive collection of Belgian Beers listed in booklets left on each table. The young barman was very knowledgeable about his beers and also gave great info about other pubs in the area.

On 11th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Elm Tree

I remember first visiting this pub almost forty years ago when Charles Wells beers were unheard of in London, and this one was noted as it had their beers served without top pressure. It was in the very first GBG back in 1974 but was subsequently omitted. In modern times it's back in the Guide and as noted below is a joint venture between Wells and B&T breweries. As you enter the bar is on the left in a square room with a narrow carpeted room further back. Numerous old brewery signs decorate the walls. On the bar there were ten hand pumps with one unused and Charles Wells represented by Directors and their Good Stuffing beer. I also noticed two B&T beers, two from Crouch Vale and two from the Colchester brewery.
I went for the Crouch Vale Anchor Street Porter (£3.50) which was in excellent nick.
After numerous visits here over the years it remains one that is well worth a look.

On 23rd December 2014 - rating: 8
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This pub features in the following crawls:
The Back street ale houses of East Cambridge by Steve of N21
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Cambridge, 1.09 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.16 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 4.58 miles, 1 hr 28 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Elm Tree, Cambridge
17th May 2018, 15:46
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
 
4th May 2018, 17:54
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Seating in adjacent alley - last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 27 April 2009 by Will Larter
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 April 2009 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 April 2009 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
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