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The Jubilee, Cambridge - pub details

Address: 73, Catharine St, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 3AP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19467) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cambridge (0.6 miles), Shelford (3.9 miles), Waterbeach (5.2 miles)

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Empress, Cambridge (0.1 miles), Earl of Beaconsfield, Cambridge (0.2 miles), Geldart, Cambridge (0.2 miles), Royal Standard, Cambridge (0.3 miles), Kingston Arms, Cambridge (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

 

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The jubilee as predicted has now closed. Probably not a great loss to the pub going population
archboozer - 29 Nov 2009 11:16
Just to try to even things up a bit! I've been drinking in the Jube for years. It has a few things going for it. a) It's a no nonsense boozer, and yes that means spit and sawdust to some extent; b) It has a fine jukebox featuring some excellent blues music - find me another jukebox where you can hear Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown singing "Please Mr. Nixon"; c) The two pool tables are kept in decent condition and are only 50p (the price has escalated by 10p in 10 years); d) The beer garden is one of the most pleasant in Cambridge (seriously) in the summer; e) The landlord, Naman. Love him or loathe him, you can't deny he has personality. Oh and I have to say f) Friendly regulars - many's the time I've ended up talking to a bunch of randoms in there and having a nice evening because of it.

Down sides are that the beer just isn't great (that's what the Empress is for down the road) and Naman is notorious for turning the TV over when you're watching something, and in fact for putting crap TV on (real life crime investigations anyone?). But this pub is unique. Don't be put off by it seeming forbidding - give it a whirl. It's really not "a rough boozer" as someone else said. You may be disappointed but then at least you can say you've "done the Jubilee". It won't be around forever, and my guess is that it will become something a lot more posh and flashy when it's gone (let's face it, it could hardly get worse, but that's why we like it).

9/10 pool tables
10/10 character
9/10 good times had there
5/10 beer

You either love or hate the Jubilee. If you don't try it you can't find out.
anonymous - 14 Dec 2006 10:49
Yipes. It's got two pool tables, and that's pretty much all it has going for it. I suggest a swift walk around the corner to the Empress.
pubcollector - 19 Jun 2006 23:56
serves beer. chock-full of students on tuesdays, or as their posters would have it 'juby tuesdays'. or, alternatively you could throw yourself under a train.
colinqueen - 24 May 2006 01:07
Scary place, a rough boozer. Possibly one of the few places in town that still sells only keg bitter, which says it all

The Empress is 50 yards away in space but in another century pub-wise. You'd have to really struggle to bother with the Jubilee
dodgy - 17 Apr 2006 21:27

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