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Baron of Beef, Cambridge

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For the Champions League final, it was the only city centre pub showing the game. Manic, but civilised.
tradervic - 27 May 2018 20:38
Used this pub for lunch time midweek. Usual bland Greene King beers, but the food was ok and the service was prompt.
rpf1955 - 20 Nov 2011 17:33
after my older other half got me to watch porterhouse blues i had to at least walk in and get 1 pint .. pleasent enough staff cudda been a little more friendly
BusyB - 20 Oct 2011 17:04
Open for business as usual.
hogshead - 24 Mar 2011 19:33
Small fire in kitchen today caused by the cook leaving paper in the oven Fire brigade called and put it out before it could spread.
hogshead - 24 Jan 2011 19:28
Since its refurb it lacks any kind of identity - sports bar/wine bar/not sure what i am bar? Not good really.
maiseymoo - 16 Dec 2008 15:53
This pub featured in Porterhouse Blue staring David Jason although it was renamed the Leg of Beef..

Apart from that just another bland Greenking watsit.
hogshead - 21 Sep 2008 12:19
Nice. Haunted. Would have rated it 9 but the bar girl hit my head with a pint glass last time we were there. Won't hold it against her though...
ToneLeMoan - 15 Jun 2008 15:37
Nothing special, another Greedy King pub with the usual Greedy King range (although I do believe I spotted Caledonian IPA at one point).
Quinno - 31 May 2008 12:34
Very long and narrow pub in the centre of Cambridge selling GK beers a bit boring try the Pickerel across the road by the bridge.
hogshead - 3 Mar 2008 11:39
Went there on a Saturday lunchtime to watch football and grab a bite to eat. Not much room to sit down but decent beer, friendly service and good bog-standard fayre.
The_Prof - 12 Feb 2008 13:09
So-so Greene King pub - nothing really wrong with it, but not much to recommend it either. Ditto, the Abbot.
rpadam - 8 Dec 2007 18:38
I made the pub my first port of call as the Pickerel doesn't open until noon. I found the Speckled Hen excellent, as were the other beers, and at a perfect temperature. Plenty of seating space and a covered area outside for the nicotine addicts.
Cibalia - 24 Nov 2007 06:50
A fair pub in an area full of pubs. Ale nothing much to write about. The bar staff are into rugby so if there is a match on then it will be rammed with rugby fans getting drunk and making the floor very sticky.
CambridgeBlue - 12 Nov 2007 12:37
Rather bland and dull pub, with matching beer. The food looked good though.
Drinking_Bull - 9 Jul 2007 17:00
Rather lacking in character despite it's distinguished name, and I have to concur that the nearby Pickerel offers far superior charm and character, in terms of beer range, service, and interior decor.
The large screens showing the latest footie match seemed to over-dominate, and the long narrow bar lined with local lads and limited space beside it doesn't make for a particularly conducive pub experience, especially in a larger group.
That said, the Abbot Ale was well-kept and possibly one of the best I'd had in a while. I hope that is the norm as it was really the Baron's saving grace.
TWG - 7 Nov 2006 11:02
It's OK, but I'd suggest a quick walk across the bridge to the Pickerel instead.
pubcollector - 4 Oct 2006 21:01
good for sport. good location. very long. good location.
colinqueen - 24 May 2006 01:21
Good anonymous post there dec04, obviously unaffiliated with the pub.

Pretty dismal pub for the record.
linoleum - 4 Nov 2005 01:13
OKish pub with a central location, nothing special but at least you can get some Greene King real ales. I sampled the summer seasonal Ale Fresco, decent. I didn't eat when I visited.
Sigmund - 28 May 2005 22:58
Excellent pub, one of my favourites in Cambridge-day and night quite different,daytimes-great food (the steak offer mon&tues particulary great offer), is equally totally useable as a place to pop in for a quick pint then at night the lights dim-giving a really cosy effect the music becomes a little louder-but never intrusive. Sky sports in the pub shows everything from world cup football-wimbeldon. The staff are always helpful and most importantly polite (seems to be a rarity in Cambridge), their enthusiasm is always appriciated by the many locals the baron has been accumulating rapidly over the last couple of years.
The pub also holds a pub quiz on sunday nights.
The Sunday roast is fantastic-I've seen people queing to get in on sunday mornings!In the summer the patio is packed with everything from locals-student-tourists
anonymous - 21 Dec 2004 04:30
Decent pub with good mix of locals and tourists. Helpful staff
Babs - 3 Nov 2004 17:45
Decent Greene King place, but better of a day than the evening. At least there's no fishing nets on the ceiling anymore! Outside patio.
mikewmiller - 2 Nov 2004 17:46
Was once run in military style by the legendary Bob Wass. Now rather bland and lacking in vibrancy. Beware the flies in the backyard.
H&SG - 19 Jul 2004 21:10

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