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The Grain & Hop Store, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

Regent Street
Cambridge
CB2 1AB
Phone: 01223323405
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Greene King

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Reviews of The Grain & Hop Store (Average Rating: 4 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Steve of N21 left this review about The Avery

This was formerly a Hogshead venue but changed its name back in 2007 when it was taken over by Green King (yawn, like they needed another pub in Cambridge) who renamed it The Avery due to the fact that it was previously a factory where the Avery scales were produced.
So good to see an old factory building continuing life as a pub and it’s fairly spacious on two floors (main bar and dining area downstairs and pool tables and large screen TV’s upstairs), and is well situated over looking Parkers Piece.
But that’s where the plaudits end unfortunately. Internally it’s a modern clean space with large wooden tables and chairs and some sofa type soft seating at one end. However it’s set up for sport with multiple teles, and difficult to avoid them. And although its got a great location overlooking the green space, there is no outside seating, but a small outdoor area out the back that looks out over a small courtyard. And even though some of the original factory fittings , like the air condition ducts remain, its still a bit characterless internally.
And then, even leaving to one side the standard GK beer choice with no guests offered, their low cost Wetherspoonesque food menu attracts the inevitable crowds of students. And on perhaps the hottest weekend of the year so far, when the Parkers Piece green space was heaving with people they were woefully understaffed to deal with the throng , either serving or clearing glasses from the tables.
Didn’t take long to find better pubs in Cambridge.

On 30th May 2012 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Cambridge, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.56 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 4.26 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
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11th Mar 2015, 14:41
Web Link submitted by hondo . approved
 
11th Mar 2015, 13:31
Pub map correction submitted by hondo . approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 30 January 2019 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday10am - 11pm
Tuesday10am - 11pm
Wednesday10am - 11pm
Thursday10am - 11pm
Friday10am - Midnight
Saturday10am - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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