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The Hand & Heart, Millfield, Peterborough

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12 Highbury Street
Peterborough
PE1 3BE
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Hand & Heart

Sound side-street pub with a plain but unspoilt bar at the front, a (temporarily disused?) Smoke Room at the back and a small off-sales counter in-between. The former is simply but tidily furnished, with the original 1938 light-wood counter, a dartboard above the fireplace at one end and (very unusually) a war memorial at the other. Five local(ish) real ales in various styles from small brewers, including 'Hooty, the Wise Bird' from Tydd Steam Brewery. Well worth the walk.

On 2nd March 2019 - rating: 8
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Mark Davey left this review about The Hand & Heart

Less than impressed with the Hand & Heart. 6 of us turned up to drink beer, but got the distinct feeling that we were not welcome. After 2 minutes, a local slammed his laptop shut, downed his pint and stormed out!! No idea why? The beer was average, however, the fire was roaring and it was very warm. As with Real Ale Ray, we left and jumped on the No.1 to the Palmerston Arms.

On 30th January 2017 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Hand & Heart

Intact small inter-war community pub built in 1938. The pub is the only pub in Cambridgeshire to be listed by Camra as a pub interior of Outstanding National Historic Importance.
It took a good 20 min walk to get here from the train station and we arrived just on opening at 12noon. This is a two roomed pub with the main bar in the front and a smoke room at the rear. The corridor on the left retains the original off sales cum drinking lobby with a bell push and a hinged pane in the glazed screen over the counter. The bar has the original bar counter with Art Deco front, back bar and fixed seating.
There were five ales on handpump and one from the cask in the cellar on our visit. The landlord, Bram, is renowned for keeping good ales and this is well known around Peterborough. We went for the Woodfordes Norada, Hawkshead and Tydd Steam Off the Rails, which is brewed for the pub and brought up from the cellar. We found the landlady and locals very friendly and chatty and stayed here longer than anticipated. The bus back into town was the No 1 on the high street which took us to the Palmerston Arms, just over the river. Note the pub opens at 3 Mon - Fri and 12 Sat and Sun.

On 13th July 2016 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Peterborough, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Whittlesea, 7.33 miles, 2 hr 21 min walk (show)
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 April 2012 by Moby Duck
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