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Submitted on Monday, 25th July 2022
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The Elm Tree, Cambridge

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

One of three pubs in about a 50 metre radius and two of them are outstanding, this is one the Free Press is the other. This is one of those pubs that is filled with an eclectic collection of stuff, this one majors on flags/coats of arms, breweriana (of course), and witchy, skully things. As well as seven pumps of cask, a couple from Charles Wells, Wainwright, Black Sheep and a couple of more interesting ones, with Old Rosie on an eighth, there’s a good range of Belgian beers and not just the usual suspects. Naturally these are backed up by the ads and glasses. Physically it has a square room at the front with the counter and a larger room at the back with no dividing wall or door between them. It does occasional live music too. It’s currently missing a pub sign or indeed any signage.

On 25th July 2022 - no rating submitted
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E TA left this review about The Elm Tree

A very pleasant city pub with an excellent ale selection and a comfortable vibe. It consists of a single narrow room formed by knocking through the downstairs rooms of a building whose origins are lost in the mists of time but are certainly interesting. There is an outside patio area, mainly used by smokers and comatose students. The barmaid seemed a bit unsure about anything to do with beer, but she was welcoming enough and reasonable company. Ales on were Razorback from Ringwood, Pedigree, Malt Starry Nights, Shefford Plum Mild, Banks and Taylor Dragonslayer, Cross Bay EPA, Otter Bitter and Oxford Craft Beer’s Matilda’s Tears. There was also a good selection of Belgian beers and English ciders. A very strong candidate for a revisit and inclusion in a crawl.

On 26th February 2020 - rating: 8
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Elm Tree

This was my Cambridge pub of the day. As we entered we were met by the friendly landlady who was happy to engage us in conversation about the pub, which is apparently a Banks & Taylor pub leased(?) from Charles Wells. There were ten handpumps and all were clipped (I went for the Banks & Taylor Plum Mild - a bit under £4 a pint as I recall), plus they had a selection of Belgian bottled beers in a fridge. I didn't see any sign of food on Saturday afternoon.

Judging by previous reviews and photographs already here, this pub doesn't seem to have changed in years. That is definitely good news. It's carpeted, is furnished with normal tables and chairs and has loads interesting decor around the place, including breweriana. This is the sort of homely pub I really appreciate. I even saw a couple of ladies doing their knitting. This is definitely a pub for a return visit.

On 20th October 2019 - rating: 9
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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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Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
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)
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25th Jul 2022, 12:02
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25th Jul 2022, 12:02
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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 20 October 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 27 April 2009 by Will Larter
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
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