The Regal, Cambridge - pub details
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- Food served, Real ale
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|A good example of the better type of spoons: airy, period features, good food and friendly staff. Not too many losers. Definitely worth a lunch stop on a day out or a few early evening drinking before heading somewhere more upmarket/lively.|
TommyRogers1979 - 29 May 2014 22:40
|Someone said it's the biggest pub in the UK. I wouldn't argue. Despite that it felt homely; well as homely as a JDW can be.We managed to bag some good seats to watch the rugby on Saturday. Beer was spot on. Decided to have some eats which were very good.|
I do think JDW has come on in leaps and bounds over the last 10 years.
LickeyEndBooze - 23 Feb 2014 21:36
|i really can't fault this place. |
the food is consistently good and better than just about everything else in cambridge ... which admittedly is not saying much.
but it is cheap, hearty stuff that does the trick for a fiver.
the staff are always welcoming. i've never noticed a problem with the clientele and the fact that it attracts such a diverse mix of people is one of its good points.
i have always enjoyed the range of beers on offer and the prices are modest.
whoever is managing just about gets it all right in running a huge city centre pub designed to cater to all tastes.
i like esoteric and weird a lot of the time, but when we just want a cheap beer in reasonable surrounds and a bite to eat on a busy saturday, the regal wins hands down.
benscaro - 10 Jan 2013 15:09
|Massive Weatherspoons in a converted cinema. Everything you'd normally expect beer and food wise. Lots of ales were on, generally priced from £1.99 to £2.99. I had a few Ruddles which I've not drunk in years. Had some Butcombe Mendip Spring as well which is a straight-down-the-line session beer. Perfect. Food was pretty good. I was in there about lunchtime/early afternoon, so it was fairly quiet. I suspect it's rammed in the evening, although I went past later that night at about 3am, I can't quite remember what was going on at that point. 7/10|
Goldings - 25 Jun 2012 14:06
|I've been visiting this pub for years. It seems to have changed a lot, the food is good value for money , the staff and managers always make time to make me feel welcome. There is a good selection of Ales all conditioned very well (regularly checked by Caske Marque and have never failed a test, well as far as the current team know! ) and a better choice than most pubs ( at least 10 guest ales on at one time, ruddles and an Abbot. Clientele here is very diverse and can at times entertain the chavs, the squaddies, most of the John Lewis Staff, the hen's and stags, the oldies,the tourists, the lonely, the loony, shopperholics, the educated , the uneducated and at most times of the day young students from around the world this pub really does cater for all and for that alone I give credit and any of these groups and the many more can become loutish idiots but the management team here certainly don't suffer fools, are constantly monitoring what's happening in the pub and act quickly when problems arise . I love just sitting at the upper bar balcony and watching all the goings on. Sometimes it's quiet in The Regal but on these times if you transported everyone in the pub to any other pub in Cambridge it would probably be their busiest day ever! I've been informed by one of the managers that there will be another refurb before the summer mainly focusing on the toilets and updating the bar . .. However it was only a few months ago The Regal won the best pub toilets in Cambridge award even with being the busiest pub in the JDW estate .My only criticism would be the lower floor lighting and the temperature control on the upper floor ( heat rises !) I do like the Regal a lot and the current manageress runs a tight ship so hopefully it will continue this way for years to come ... Thanks to the Regal and all that sail in her :) |
Joseph451 - 10 Feb 2012 23:25
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