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Haven't been here for a few years and was pleasantly surprised. Excellent selection of ales in good condition. Only downside was large group of hooray henrys with ttheir ladies who decided that they would block the way through to the toilets with their chairs and tables.
Aztecgoat - 31 Jan 2020 21:11
It's a fairly long walk from the railway station to the Mill. But luckily I'd stopped for liquid refreshment at the Old Ticket Office in the station building itself. Being fairly new the OTO is not listed on BITE. The Mill however, has been around for much longer and is a better pub. It enjoys a location that will always make it a magnet for tourists. Finding a table not reserved for diners was tricky. Although, when I did, I vacated it so that a Japanese family who wanted to dine could do so - just doing my little bit for the Cambridge economy. Tourists had created a nice orderly queue at the bar for drinks. I awaited my turn and had the selection of Adnams Bitter, Lighthouse & Old Ale, Grain Slate & Black Spruce & Nene Valley New Age Chestnut. Instead I chose the Lilley's Elderflower Cider from the end handpull. CAMRA discounts are offered. But not to cider drinkers. Even the barman seemed surprised by that. The interior has lots of wood and a few different seating areas. Very pleasant pub in which I could have happily stopped for much longer, had I not had such a lengthy list of new (and old) pubs to try.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Jan 2020 20:12
A good range of well-kept beers. I had the Thornbridge Lucaria and the 3 Blind Mice Lady Grey IPA, both of which were gorgeous in their own unique ways. Staff are friendly - if a little worked off their feet at the very peak times, like when we popped in. Remember to use the CAMRA membership discount if you''re a member, as it''s not advertised.
littledrummerboy - 20 Aug 2017 22:21
well I know its a student pub, but plastic glasses, and a rather small gents !

Leftinthepub44 - 14 Jul 2017 16:33
Thought I'd been here before but mistook it for another pub in the river. Good range of beer, including two dark beers (a rare thing nowadays it seems) and a fridge of Belgian and US craft beer). The dark ale I had was excellent, the barman was friendly and chatty, as was the local sat next to me a the bar. The food coming out looked good. Although not a big place on entry there were a few side rooms that actually made for a reasonable sized pub. Had a range of games in one of the rooms to help pass an afternoon away if you so wished. Really enjoyed my visit.
Rod_Hariga - 5 Mar 2017 08:05
Top beers, top location. Friendly staff. A must visit.
Muzzy - 4 Sep 2016 11:50
I think it has been open under new ownership for about a year now. A massive improvement on what it used to be. It is now a real gem.
Interesting, well kept beer selection and excellent, well priced food.
The interior has also been much improved and it's a nice place to wile away the time with a pint or two.
Central Cambridge lacks decent pubs, it now has one of the best.
waspattack - 17 Jun 2013 13:06
Popped in here when staying in the hotel a little further along the road. Thought the place was brilliant and the Porter I tried was excellent. The food menu seemed to offer enough options to satisfy most. Would call in again if passing.
BlueMoon - 14 Oct 2012 16:16
The entire cast of Brideshead Revisited descended on my visit which is a shame as this pub does appear to have improved a little down the years (although I do recall a wonderfully cloudy cider they were serving about a decade ago now). Posh people in red trousers are a Cantab hazard of course and the wondrousness of a stotch egg (as bar snack) did confirm that quite a lot is being done right. Seems to have had a makeover although how recently this took place, I am not sure.
BoehmBawerk - 15 Jun 2012 07:42
Potentially cracking pub let down by average beer and indifferent 'Brakes Bros' style food.
What appeared to be the landlady, enquired patronisingly of a Japanese tourist studying the incomprehensible menu(IN A BASIL FAWLTY STYLE LOUD NORTHERN ACCENT) "No speak English Luvee??
morrisonale - 26 Aug 2011 16:08
Despite its location almost nothing to commend this pub with a landlord displaying a terrible attitude to customers. A visit on Saturday for a last pint where a pint and a glass of wine was expensive ...... landlord opined that his business was only about selling to tourists, occasional students and "very few" locals. When further prompted acknowledged that he didn't care at all about locals as they are so unimportant to his business. Beer was OK, wine was undrinkable, attitude was terrible. Don't disappoint the guy by trying to become a local you wont be valued. If on a visit to Cambridge avoid it and go to a place which at least pretends you are important...........
12pinttarget - 11 Apr 2011 15:29
A decent glass of Broadside. I say "glass", because this pub seems incapable of serving a PINT of ale. It was pulled with a huge head, and when asked to top it up, the barman just held it in the general direction of the hand pump, rather than actually doing his job properly !
Pub_Inspector_2 - 24 Jul 2010 08:53
Visited on a rainy may bank holiday. Staff not freindly by far and the most expensive ale of the 5 I had in Cambridge on the day at �3.30 a pint.
CambridgeBlue - 4 May 2010 12:45
Full of unfriendly flies reading copies of Penthouse.
Trabbs_Boy - 12 Sep 2009 14:49
Soon to be pulled down to make way for more exclusive penthouse desirable superb flats.
hogshead - 12 Sep 2009 13:14
unfriendly full of flies and uninviting.
sandpiper - 1 Sep 2009 19:56
Similar tourist pub like the Anchor next door I went there and a group of French tourists were asking about the price of Kronenberg and when told they walked is expensive but better range of beers than th Anchor including hobgoblin.
hogshead - 24 Sep 2008 19:51
Love this pub. Bit of a trek from the city centre but worth it. Great in summer 'cos every other idiot sits outside by the river and we're guaranteed a seat inside watching them. Great atmos, just a lovely, old pub inside.
ToneLeMoan - 15 Jun 2008 15:49
A pub that heaves with tourists as its next to the river. OK choice of beers if you can get near the bar. Plastic pint glasses with a charge of 20p deposit. and beer at tourist prices.
Lots of grass to go sit on but better pubs within spitting distance.
CambridgeBlue - 12 May 2008 11:52
Pleasant pub with a good range of beers. Friendly staff and quite handy for the University Rugby Ground. Worth popping in on the way to or from a game.
Fakenham - 20 Apr 2007 19:36
Great little pub with a lovely atmosphere, a fine pint of Guinness and a fantastic music session on a Thursday night.
barmy_fred - 26 Mar 2007 15:46
As stated, has a great beer garden by the pond. Beer is good and range is sensible (Fenland, Deuchars, Hobgoblin etc). Pub is actually very cosy inside.
mtaylor40 - 11 Sep 2006 23:08
very good service. decent beers including a cracking pint of deuchars. gets very busy due to size. floods surrounding greenery with sunburnt drunks. but a very good pub.
colinqueen - 24 May 2006 01:43
As has been said, nicely located but nothing special, neither in terms of the building, the service or the beer. The Granta is a much better bet, but at least the Mill sells you beer in plastic glasses for the green. Which is kind of the point
dodgy - 17 Apr 2006 21:32
(expensive) beer stall for the green. beer ok but can seem parsimoniously understaffed at busy times.
linoleum - 4 Nov 2005 00:23
Great on a sunny day if you fancy getting a takeaway pint and sitting on the grass by the river. On the downside, not much good for anything else. Very seasonal, but an essential stop on the summer Cambridge riverside pub crawl, along with the Granta and the Anchor.
rah - 2 Jun 2005 13:52

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