Drinking Out

Cambridge has a great selection of traditional pubs and not-so-traditional bars, and with over 130 in the local area, you won’t suffer from lack of choice. Here’s the JCR’s almost-A-to-Z of places to drink in Cambridge:

The Anchor: a busy riverside pub that you can punt to (Silver Street, CB3 9EL)

The Baron of Beef: cosy pub close to John’s, gets busy when there’s a big football match showing (Bridge Street, CB2 1UF)

The Castle Inn: couple of minutes from the back of college, this pub has a lovely beer garden (Castle Street, CB3 0AJ)

The Devonshire Arms: a traditional pub a little further afield (Devonshire Road, CB1 2BH)

The Eagle: plenty of history, from the plaque commemorating Watson & Crick (discovered the structure of DNA and liked an after-work tipple in here) to the RAF scribblings on the ceiling (Benet Street CB2 3QN)

The Fountain Inn: a peaceful pub serving nice pies (Regent Street, CB2 1DB)

The Granta: quite a walk away but a picturesque location (Newnham Terrace, CB3 9EX)

The Hopbine: a “locals’” pub in a quieter part of town (Fair Street, CB1 1HA)

The Sir Isaac Newton: good pub grub and pool near college (Castle Street, CB3 0AJ)

The Jolly Waterman: foodie pub across the river (Chesterton Road, CB4 3AX)

The King Street Run: quirky pub with a junk-yard interior, named after a pub crawl along this street (King Street, CB1 1LN)

La Raza: an underground bar, often has live music (Rose Crescent, CB2 3LL)

The Maypole: the Johnian pub, even serves a cocktail named after our rugby team! (Portugal Place, CB5 8AS)

Nusha: a cocktail bar frequented by Homertonians (Cambridge Leisure Park, CB1 7DY)

The Old Spring: homely pub with a patio area (Ferry Path, CB1 4HB)

The Pickerel Inn: charming old-fashioned pub, not for those over 6ft tall! (Magdalene Street, CB2 0AF)

Revolution: a chain bar serving cocktails and flavoured vodkas downstairs, with a dancefloor upstairs (Downing Street, CB2 3DS)

Salisbury Arms: known for its real ales and eccentric decoration (Tenison Road, CB1 2DW)

Ta Bouche: fairly expensive cocktail bar but busy happy hours (Market Passage, CB2 3PF)

The Unicorn: a fair walk away for a standard pub with a silly name (Church Lane, CB2 9LA)

The Vaults: another underground bar, with good deals on cocktail happy hour 1q43 (Trinity Street, CB2 1TB)

Wetherspoon’s (AKA The Regal): the largest pub in Europe, serves cheap food and drink, with a dancefloor on Friday & Saturday (Regent Street, CB2 3AR)