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The Maypole, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

Park Street
Cambridge
CB5 8AS
Phone: 01223352999
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Maypole

I don't think that this pub has changed much, if at all, since previous reviwers' visits, which is a very good thing indeed. The licensees are still Mario and Vincent Castiglione, and the pub is still rightly a GBG regular. There are two separate rooms, with the one at the front a bit more roomy and seemed to be where those wanting something to eat were sitting - or perhaps they avoided the back bar as it was full of CAMRA types on a pub crawl.

There were far too many beers to list (luckily the pub lists them on a board), but I had a pint of the excellent local brew Milton Justinian.

This is a destination pub that should be included on any Cambridge crawl. In fact Cambridge seems to be full of great pubs, and I shall clearly have to pay a return visit to do the place justice.

On 18th October 2019 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Maypole

Just off Jesus Common and tucked away from the tourist hot spots,this pub is now a free house and has been in the capable hands of Mario for 34 years and has just won the local CAMRA pub of the year.You enter into a front room with the interior quite like a canteen,simple furniture and flooring.Check out the vast blackboard to find out what's on from 14 handpumps and 15 keg taps.There is a quieter back room to the side,again simply furnished but functional.Finally there is an upstairs function room used as an overflow for terrestrial sporting events such as rugby and football internationals.Courtyard seating for good weather drinking.
There were too many ales to note fully but there was a lot of Locales and a number of light golden ales on my trip but with a few different ale styles as well.The keg options were often the more pokey ABV choices and again with a mix of styles.Over two sessions I consumed Nene Valley Australian Pale,Crafty Beers Sauvignon Blonde and Grain Smash all in perfect condition on a very hot day.Other brewers featured on the ale line up were Mad Squirrel,Milton and Colchester while the keg line up was even more diverse.
This is a drinking institution in Cambridge popular with a wide cross section of people and it would be a major mistake not to call in when in town.I will most certainly return.

On 15th July 2018 - rating: 9
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Maypole

This pub is a little tucked away but well worth seeking out. Almost too many cask beers to choose from! The beers are split across two bars, so worth checking out both before making your choice. One had 9 pumps and the other had 7 or so. I had a half of Simple Stout by Three Blind Mice at £2.25. Seems to be popular with students and was fairly busy at the time of my visit.

The pub seems to have some history and there is a timeline above the rear bar of who the various owners have been over the years. Found it quite interesting to look at while supping by drink.

Definitely one to seek out.

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 9
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Cambridge, 1.47 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.31 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 5.08 miles, 1 hr 38 min walk (show)
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18th Oct 2019, 11:50
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
26th Jul 2019, 17:40
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 01 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 07 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 01 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 December 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 01 July 2014 by ROB Camra
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