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Clarendon Arms, Cambridge - pub details

Address: 35-37 Clarendon Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1JX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12430) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cambridge (0.9 miles), Shelford (4.2 miles), Waterbeach (5.3 miles)

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Tenancy taken over in March by Lawrence Dixon, (Cambridge CAMRA Life Time Achievement Award 2013) from The Champion of The Thames, managed by the lovely Bex, The Clarendon Arms is establishing itself as the best place for food and beer in central Cambridge.
The most amazing homemade scotch eggs and pickles with hand peeled chips - yum! Always two guest ales, along with Abbot and IPA and the not often seen GK mild.

Well worth a visit for the best Sunday Lunch in Cambridge for only £9.50!
Montague23 - 16 Aug 2013 17:27
Under ( yet another ) new manager. Still a good pub, as it was under the previous 3. No idea what's going on here, but ale's well kept and pub is good. In spite of whatever the Green King landlords are doing.
minesabeer - 5 Jun 2013 19:27
I just heard yesterday from the bar staff that the pub will be closing in early march! What terrible news. Apparntly Greedy King have struck again; i didn't press the issue but it was something to do with a new deal and a loss of cash?

This pub has suffered loads over the last frew years but I thought the team there had sorted it out. Hopefully one of them can let us know what happened or is happening.

So you have got three weeks, and i recommend you MUST come and at least try their mild, and their incredible chips, before they are gone for good.
LightBlueMan - 15 Feb 2013 15:46
Like The Snark, I'd also avoided this great pub since Barry left, after a hugely disappointing visit under the last regime (I think they did try, but it just didn't work). But after seeing the advert and write up in the local camra newsletter, I was tempted back in.

It was a little quiet (about a dozen people midweek), but the beer was great: Greene King Mild, York Guzzler, St Peter's Best and Milkwood Nut Brown, with GK Abbott and IPA as ballast. We tried the food, and was quite impressed - nice chunky 8 oz steak (11.45), thick bit of gammon with decent eggs and pineapple (about 9), both with massive chunky chips (proper chips), with a simple green side salad. I'd be tempted to say that the gammon and eggs was rival quality and value to The Geldart's (which is saying something).

Good to see/hear regulars are drifting back, as it could do with a bit more of the old atmosphere. Most of the pub paraphenalia has gone, so it felt a bit 'empty', but I'm sure that will pick up as this pub is definitely back on the map. With the Elm Tree and Free Press just round the corner, this bit of town is now worth the discerning drinker spending the whole evening in again.
mafting - 2 Apr 2012 00:11
I'd given this pub a wide berth since the long standing landlord Barry left a couple of years ago, but now on a second change of regime I found myself back. Although the real community spirit seemed diluted, old regulars are coming back. Greedy King beers are what you get, but they are well kept and the guest list is expanding. Food looks good (but didn't eat), and bar staff smile nicely - necessary given the prices. This one's on the up...
The_Snark - 31 Mar 2012 23:49

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