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Panton Arms, Cambridge

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Cambridge has so many better pubs to offer - check out Kingston, Cambridge Blue, St Radegund (no food) all take a pride in their real ale and if you're unfamiliar with a beer you'll get a taster. The reason the Panton doesn't give out tasters is cos it's greene king IPA. Who wanna taste that??
jamie.nakin - 3 May 2013 21:47
We visited this pub last year .After making our food order i asked for a taster of one of the ales,the manager,a gruff sad looking man said"we dont do tasters" .Upon this we put down the menus he then said "go on off you go"I will never go again.
gripesy - 3 May 2013 19:37
Went there on Saturday evening. A roomy pub with a good sized outdoor area . Quiet but pleasant. Friendly staff. Good IPA and a decent selection of real ales, Dizzy Blonde and Old Hooky amongst them. Food was reasonably priced and we ate decent burgers. Much more attractive than some of the touristy placed further in to town. Would go again.
sheahanmick - 4 Jun 2012 12:25
I have just returned to the office after lunch with colleagues at the Panton Arms, which we chose as a change to our regular venue, the Salisbury Arms. Suffice to say we will not return any time soon. The first of our food orders (made before 12:45) did not arrive until after 1:30 and the others had to wait over an hour for their food. During this time other tables were given odd plates of food, but no one table received all their food in one go. A hurried "Sorry, but 40 people came in at once" doesn't really wash when it's Friday lunchtime and the pub is only about 75% full.
njb - 24 Sep 2010 14:40
What a difference a year makes.

Rhode_Runner - 12 Dec 2008 20:38
Visited this pub at lunchtime at 1p.m. today. It is very local to me and seemed the ideal place to take some visitors from Nottingham for lunch. The place was deserted and I am not surprised. Typical pub grub which is not a problem. Te wo of us had fish and chipos and the other ham egg and chips. The chips were cold, and the fish was very dry, and all was served with salad.

The only redeeming feature was that the beer was in very good condition Greene King IPA.

Rhode_Runner - 18 Nov 2008 22:32
Great little locals pub hidden just away from the main area of Cambridge a minutes walk from the Botanical gardens and worth heading to. Large outside seating area and well kept ales. Had a very nice pint of Reverand James and sat in the afternoon sun.
Not so sure about the pale Green paint but it does not affect the ale.
CambridgeBlue - 12 May 2008 11:33
This pub is a little off the beaten track for tourists but is a favourite watering hole for post graduates. There is an outside courtyard area that is partially covered. Good, reasonably priced, food and excellent beer. Greene King IPA, Abbot and Reverend James. Well worth a visit.
Rhode_Runner - 15 Oct 2007 21:09
Good food, nice refit of the pub, and they're quite happy to feed a large group of people just before the kitchen shuts! The beer's pretty good too.
anonymous - 15 Aug 2006 14:53
The management changed again in August 2005 and all for the better. The food is great.
anonymous - 12 Apr 2006 17:03
It used to be excellent but changes in management (who "improved" it) caused drinkers and eaters to go elsewhere. The fact that there is often more bar staff than customers speaks for itself
anonymous - 10 Mar 2005 11:32

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