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Pint Shop, Cambridge

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10 Peas Hill
Phone: 01223352293
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paulof horsham left this review about Pint Shop

There were too many beers to list on the board - up to 6 cask and 24 keg. On my visit, there were just 4 reasonably priced real ales (2 pumps not in use), with the craft keg almost universally not reasonably priced and largely not of sessionable strength either. I opted for something affordable from the cask range, though it really could have been somewhat cooler (it may have been a hot day, but this does claim to be a specialist beer emporium).

There was a decent food menu, and I had no complaints about the food. I did find the service a little brusque though so, along with the beer options not really hitting my preferred price/quality targets, I think I'll try elsewhere next time in Cambridge.

On 26th August 2019 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Pint Shop

ORIGINAL REVIEW December 2015.

A solid frontage to this beer emporium,its trendy and wouldnt look out of place in Hoxton.The front room is modern, has small circular tables,some plastic furniture a bit of bench seating and is light,airy and full of chatter.The light fittings are contemporary and the ducting around the ceiling almost a cliche.However this is an old building and there is a rear section with an original fireplace,a rear corridor leading to a restaurant,impressive carved wooden staircase and banisters to a first floor dining area.Even the stylish gents has an unused fireplace.The soundtrack is hip but the real star of the show is the beer ,both in cask and keg form.
The board by the two sided bar (none of the taps are clipped) has the list of 6 real ales (on my trip including Marble Pint,Dark Star Creme Brulee (both excellent condition),two from Oakham and two from Nene Valley ).The 16 keg taps were offering an excellent selection also featuring on my trip brews from leading brewers such as Marble,Siren Craft( My Pompelmocello Grapefruit IPA 6% was unbelievably good ) and Oakham among others with several very high ABV options priced by schooner or half so watch out for that .I didnt eat but I might have a pop next time,given the obvious focus on excellence in here.
The fans of boring brown beers and pub traditionalists would probably turn their noses up at a place like this but for those interested in cutting edge beer in all it's form this is a must visit,and I would always call in first on any pub crawl to see whats on ,with every possibility that the crawl may not get much further.Enjoy.


A revisit found a slight change in vibe.There are still 5 real ale options,but these are not listed on the board so move to the small back bar where the 6 handpumps are located offering a real cider and 5 cask ales My Magic Rock Inhaler was on good form and this seemed the best option but at £5 pp was overpriced.The other ale choices were less inspiring.The keg selection also seemed less cutting edge,with far few high ABV choice than my previous visit ,hence the downgrade.

On 15th July 2018 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about Pint Shop

6 cask and 17 keg options, so yes it is easy to be spoilt for choice in here! Clearly a place that takes its beer seriously. I had the IPA by 360° Brewing, at £4.80 a pint or £2.40 for a half. This was dangerously drinkable for a 6% ale, but was very nice indeed. All the other cask options were unusual other than Adnams Ghost Ship. There are two beer boards, one for cask and one for keg.

I found this to be a nice modern place. There was a menu of what I judged at the time to be trendy bar snacks, but seemed to be more expensive than main meals at most places so did not give in to temptation despite getting a bit peckish. Scotch egg was £4.50 but other stuff was £10/12+ but could not see exactly what it was from where I was sat.

The toilets are a long climb to the second floor.

100% worth a visit.

On 17th May 2018 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Cambridge, 1.18 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Cambridge North, 2.53 miles, 48 min walk (show)
Shelford (Cambs), 4.69 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
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26th Aug 2019, 11:47
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26th Jul 2019, 18:28
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 30 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 30 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 17 September 2014 by Pub SignMan
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