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The Kingston Arms, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

33 Kingston Street
Cambridge
CB1 2NU
Phone: 01223319414
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Kingston Arms

One fairly open room extending round a central bar, a little dark in décor with lots of French pictures hanging round giving something of a wine bar feel. At the rear is a nice patio garden with lots of potted plants. An excellent range of beers from local brewers and further afield is available and well-kept (Cask Marque accreditation). Beware afternoon closing however.

On 21st May 2019 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Kingston Arms

A very good pub this one and well worth a visit. This small backstreet pub had a choice of 13 hand pulled ales on our visit. The interior consists of an L shaped room, with mustard coloured painted walls and dark green ceilings. The servery had a pine cladded front, with mahogany counter. There was a lit coal fire in front of the bar on this visit, very welcoming indeed. Seating consisted of tables and chairs along the front windows and some settees dotted around the back. We sat at the front where we noticed a small cardboard box with a cat inside having a snooze, the box said his name was Bear. We went for the Tydd Brewery Neanderthal. Opening times 12-3 5-11 during the week.

On 12th March 2016 - rating: 9
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Aqualung . left this review about The Kingston Arms

This is another back street ale house that has been knocked into one room.
There were what looked like carpet tiles on the floor for a change and bare wooden tables. There was a TV screen but it was turned off. The bar sported twelve hand pumps and a black cat fast asleep at one end of it. There were two ciders available and the beers on offer tended to have a slant in favour of larger micros. I went for a Thornbridge Jaipur IPA (£4.10) which tends to be pricey even in a Spoons. It was in excellent nick.
For the third time on the day I missed out on the CAMRA discount.
This was a much better place than the manic Cambridge Blue around the corner.

On 23rd December 2014 - rating: 8
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Cambridge Nov 2011 by Mark Davey
The Back street ale houses of East Cambridge by Steve of N21
Avoiding afternoon closures by paulof horsham
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve of N21
Cambridge, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.3 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 4.33 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kingston Arms, Cambridge
21st May 2019, 08:57
Review submitted by Graham Coombs
 
26th May 2018, 09:45
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - Summer months - last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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