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The Kingston Arms, Cambridge - pub details

Kingston Arms
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Address: 33 Kingston Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2NU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1785) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cambridge (0.5 miles), Shelford (3.8 miles), Waterbeach (5.3 miles)

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It's been several years since I was last in the Kingston Arms and I didn't review it then. I was also quite inebriated the last time I was in. So with this being only my third pub of the day, I got a much better impression. This is a backstreet pub that has an L-shaped room and what looks like it might be a pleasant outdoor courtyard in the summer - not so pleasant on a freezing January day. The pub was busy with plenty of diners and the menu looked very tempting. The ale range was equally good, with the 6 regular beers - Jaipur, Brewers Gold, Summer Lightning, JHB, Wherry & Landlord supplemented by Mighty Oak Oscar Wilde, Green Duck Duck Dastardly, Tydd Steam Armageddon & Great Heck Chopper. Ciders were Lilleys Pear & Raspberry & Pickled Pig Porkers Snout. A far better pub than I remembered it.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Jan 2017 19:17
Couldn't fault the ale here again but the gripe this time is a pretty general one - while gasping to have a first pint of the day I am kept waiting by the family in front pondering over their life changing decisions as to whether Jemima wants Stilton or Wensleydale on her cheeseburger. it's about time Camra done a 'Food & Family Free' pub guide.
The Nene Valley DXB was a good pint though.
Snarling_Mallard - 2 Oct 2016 09:47
Busy Tuesday evening, food going well . 10 pumps with ales and 3 with cider. First 6 pumps very standard fare, Jaipur, Crouch Vale Brewers gold, Summer lightning, Oakham JHB, Wherry and TT landlord, next 4 a bit more adventurous - Oscar Wilde mild, Adnams Oyster, Axholme sahci, Wolf Sirius DogStar. Well worth a trip, one of the better pubs even if it could be a tad more lateral thinking with the main beer selection.
TonyMitch - 22 Mar 2016 20:51
An unexpected stop between the Geldart and Devonshire as I was wandering past and noticed it was in the 2015 GBG.

Extremely busy on the Saturday night I popped in. There’s 11 hand pumps offering a reasonable range of ales, I chose Thornbridge’s Jupier which is always a very good pint. A large selection of bottled beers in the fridges behind the bar.

The walls are adorned with lots of posters and old advertising signs.

Beer garden which only had a couple of hardy souls smoking out there, but I imagine it’s very popular in the summer.

Food was popular and smelt good.

A decent little pub that I’m glad we stopped off in.
lezford - 2 Mar 2015 14:32
The second stop on a mini crawl on the way to see Plymouth play at the Abbey Stadium. The range of beer was greater than the Devonshire (indeed, there was a small beer festival on out back with about half a dozen ales on gravity) but the Kingston didn’t have as pleasant a feel to it.

Its food looked very nice, though, and it was another pub that left me thinking that those who claim Cambridge punches under its weight in pub terms haven’t been looking in the right places.
plymouthpirate - 12 Aug 2014 12:27

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