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The Flying Pig, Cambridge - pub details

Flying Pig

Address: 106 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1LQ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 23881) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cambridge (0.3 miles), Shelford (3.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.1/10 (rated by 28 users)
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I believe this pub only opens in the evening at weekends. I arrived around 8pm to find it already very busy with standing room only. It is small. So I'd like to bet it gets rammed when live bands are playing. The interior is dark and filled with pictures of pigs and pig-related ephemera. The clientele was mixed - students mixed with some serious drinkers. Ales were Moonshine Cambridge Pale Ale & Night Watch Porter, Crouch Vale Brewer's Gold, Dark Star American Pale Ale & Adnams Lighthouse. This one is not too far from the station. So it's handy if you have time before a train.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Apr 2015 20:52
Still going strong, still as good as ever. There is something I find hard to define about what I see as the ideal English pub (George Orwell made a pretty god stab at summing up his idea of the perfect pub in his essay The Moon Under Water), but this booozer pretty much ticks most of the boxes for my choice.
dougdeep - 21 Jan 2015 13:10
Can't really add to the last review. Bit surprised to see it as local pub of the year morea campaigning gesture than a view on beer quality, but that was to be fair pretty good and the range looked well chosen (Hop Back, Crouch Vale). A lovely little pub, particularly if you can get a window seat.
mtaylor40 - 20 May 2013 20:17
I think (and hope) the future of this pub is secure. Certainly all my recent visits (admittedly always in the couple of hours after the end of work) have found it bustling with a young to middle-aged clientèle. It may come across as somewhat contrived - rather dark and lit mainly be candles on the tables - but actually it seems to work. People talking away, sampling a range of 5-6 beers including some slightly uncommon beers drawn mainly from local brewers. It does stand out as an isolated older building amongst new development but that is part of the charm. This pub is maybe not quite of the standard of the cluster of establishments near Mill Road (Live & Let Live, Cambridge Blue, Kingston Arms, Devonshire Arms & increasingly the Alexandra) but this is a well above-average pub and a good option for a before or after-show beer at the Junction (just across the bridge to the south)
Arctium_lappa - 7 Apr 2013 20:45
Hogshead: yes, very much so, despite renewed threats from evil developers. I'm guessing from the date of you rcomment that you tried it on a Saturday afternoon: it only opens in the evenings at weekends.

Now free of Punch, at least, and serving beers from local breweries.
hadda - 9 Jul 2012 17:46

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