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The Free Press, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

7 Prospect Row
Cambridge
CB1 1DU
Phone: 01223368337
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Free Press

The ale selection in here was pretty good - Greene King Abbot; GK XX (a rarely seen mild); Skinner's Cornish Knocker; St Austell Tribute; Woodford Wherry; and something from Redemption. Food is clearly a major player in here, as most people were eating during our Saturday afternoon visit. Ham, egg & chips is £8, fish & chips is £12, and a new one on me was the pulled jackfruit pie (topped with mash) at £12. The barman said that I wouldn't be able to tell the jackfruit from chicken pie - I didn't believe him and went for the cheese & chutney sandwich at a reasonable £4.50.

This is also on CAMRA's Regional Inventory of pubs with historic interiors. Even though most of the fittings aren't original, it still retains the tiny snug at the back on the left. All over the pub there are are small shelving units (old print trays according to the Pub Heritage Group) in which customers place messages, business cards, and the like. I've never seen that before. There were also framed WWII newspapers as decor. It's also clearly dog friendly. At one stage a dog hurled itself at the door to open it, ran to the bar counter and placed his paws on it as an indication that the barman should reward him with a doggy treat. The barman duly obliged whereupon the furry missile sat in the middle of floor to devour his treat, until his breathless owner eventually made his way to the pub to reclaim his hairy chum.

Even though this pub appears to be food led (at least on Saturday afternoon) it still apears to be a traditional pub. I would be very happy to visit this one again.

On 20th October 2019 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Free Press

On our visit we met a friendly local, along with his dog sitting by the coal fire in the main front bar. The student barmaid was also friendly and chatty and what with a choice of eight pumps including one cider, this was a difficult one to leave. There is a tiny snug leading off the main room, which has a record of holding 64 people in it at one time. Goodards Fuggle De Dum was our choice on the day.

On 11th March 2016 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Free Press

Another one of Cambridge's excellent back-street locals - this one retaining a multi-room layout (including a tiny snug at the back of the compact bar area, and a slightly larger room at the back). Very traditional furniture and decor, as you would expect, and an excellent atmosphere on an otherwise quiet evening between Christmas and New Year. Although a Greene King house, there are several guest beers on the eight handpumps, but I opted for a decent pint of the XX Mild (£3.30).

On 16th January 2016 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Cambridge, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.16 miles, 41 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 4.72 miles, 1 hr 31 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Free Press, Cambridge
20th Oct 2019, 11:31
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
11th Mar 2016, 19:52
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes 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
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 October 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 October 2019 by Rex Rattus
  • 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 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
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