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Being repaired at the moment. Whether it will be a proper pub remains to be seen....
glenfarg - 18 Jun 2014 13:25
The Cambridge closed down about a year or more ago. For ale drinkers it's no great loss, especially with The Grape & grain & The Westow House both opposite so if you find yourself in Westow Hill or any adjacent roads they are well worth your time
carlj - 9 Jul 2013 18:59
Closed down now and boarded up - aroudn 2-3 months ago.
While the only outstanding reason for a pop-in visit was generally comical value before it closed, it has to be said this pub definately went downhill over the last few years and with so many better places to choose from at the Triangle its no real sad loss, just nostalgia from its better days from 3-6 years ago
the_original_rawnsleys - 2 Dec 2011 11:35
Full of hoodies and manky sofas.
glenfarg - 11 Nov 2011 01:22
Still open. Still a bit crap.
misterwoppit - 12 Dec 2009 11:24
Our crowds local when Marjela & Hubby ran it back in the early - mid 90's. Great old place, good old crowd. THE pub, along with the Alma in Crystal P in those days.
gonetolunch - 29 Feb 2008 15:40
The Cambridge is under new management. It is now a gay pub.
One other battleship boozer in SE London no longer functioning as it was.

anonymous - 24 Oct 2007 13:05
Still up for sale.

No news on it being sold. Still as it was...
terenced - 27 Jun 2007 11:28
Only a month or so left of this hostelry.

Being turned into a restaurant in the New Year.

Which in some ways is a shame but in other ways appears to be somewhat inevitable. There only ever seems to be 4 people in here and one of these works behind the bar.

Went downhill after the old landlord died a year or so ago.
terenced - 28 Dec 2006 13:25
Not sure what's happening with this place.
Seems to have changed hands again ? only now seems to attract the occasional betting crowd...

Unclear whether this place has much of a future... mostly empty most of the time....

Lets hope this doesn't go the same way as so many other traditional pubs...
terenced - 12 Dec 2006 08:40
My mate lives in Norwood, and when I visit him for a drink or five a visit to the Cambridge is always on the itinerary. Unpretentious local pub, with a definite character of its own, especially with its unusual triangular shape. Even better since they spruced up the bogs.
Ivan_Dobski - 11 Aug 2006 15:28
It has a certain charm, would pop in occasionally but none too regularly

Very old style. Regular patrons prop the bar up during afternoon while the occasional hard grafter pops in of an evening. Easy to get in random convo's at the bar

Could do with smartening up a bit.
the_original_rawnsleys - 2 Jun 2006 15:03
This pub is up for sale again.

It's a traditional pub in the purest sense. Nothing pretentious about it and serves its regulars well generally. Tiny little bar but if you like a traditional pub and a pint of ale for under 2 then it's worth a visit.

Works well in the winter as it has an open fire.
terenced - 22 May 2006 13:30
i agree whole heartedly
anonymous - 8 Feb 2006 13:52
great pub when they aint chucking out long serving patrons
lou - 31 Oct 2005 09:23

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