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The Maypole, Cambridge Central, Cambridge

Park Street
Cambridge
CB5 8AS
Phone: 01223352999
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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
[User has posted 1805 recommendations about 1805 pubs]


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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Aqualung . left this review about The Maypole

This looks like a post war build pub and is definitely one I hadn't been to before. It's tucked away by the entrance to a multi-storey car park. The building seems to be split into three with a "public" bar to the right a "saloon" bar to the left and an off licence room in the middle. I went in the "public" bar which was a small wooden floored room with a bar on one side and a few tables and chairs. As the owner is of Italian origin the food served has an Italian slant.
The bar is dominated by eight hand pumps which included two Mauldon's beers, Church End Fallen Angel, Three Blind Mice Simple Simcoe Says and Grain Winter Ash. I later spotted a board with more beers that were on in the distant "saloon" bar.
I went for the Fallen Angel (£4.10) which is expensive but I failed to look up the 20p CAMRA discount which would have eased the pain slightly.
The prices are off-putting here but there is a big selection of beers to choose from and no national brands that I could see.

On 22nd December 2014 - rating: 8
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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)
Latest updates View all updates for The Maypole, Cambridge
15th Jul 2018, 18:26
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
17th May 2018, 16:05
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • 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
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11:30pm
Monday11:30am - Midnight
Tuesday11:30am - Midnight
Wednesday11:30am - Midnight
Thursday11:30am - Midnight
Friday11:30am - 2am
Saturday11:30am - 2am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: January 9th 2018
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