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The Bun Shop, Cambridge - pub details

Bun Shop
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Address: 1 King Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1LH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2206) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cambridge (1.2 miles), Shelford (4.4 miles), Waterbeach (5.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.1/10 (rated by 27 users)
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I used to like this place for a quick snack & pint at lunchtime, when it was called the BunShop (true, the original one was on Downing St). It had a lot of rowing memorabilia and was popular with local shop workers for lunch.

I stopped going when it went to a fancy tapas bar - and so did most of the old regulars.

Tried it the other day, as an alternative to the Bath House (which has gone McDonalds-style) and found it OK for a light lunch. Hot beef bun tasty, though beef tough. Good range of varying micro-beers: I tried MistyRiver and it was OK. Menu is perhaps too extensive for a place like this, and a little bit expensive. A window seat is great for watching the strange people going up and down King Street!
wuzatar - 10 Oct 2013 18:35
PS/ turns out it is a chain, or at least the start of one. the developers sold their previous chain to greene king and are not shy of saying that this is what they want to do with this one too.

benscaro - 10 Jun 2013 14:34
true enough. nothing wrong with it that you could stand in the court of public opinion and condemn it on. lots of cambridge folk like places like it, the geldart, for example, which focuses on a similar market at the mill road end of town.

BTW, with our references to bills and malmaison, it's worth me saying i have no clue whether cambridge brew house is or isn't part of a chain. it may not matter. baroosh (another chain) cultivates a similar market, and i rather like their cambridge bar.

so i make no play of being objective and am entirely capricious in my view ... but something about the clientele and ambience here does give me the irrits.

benscaro - 10 Jun 2013 13:20
benscaro indeed being a little bitchy :-) I can see his/her point, though. It is the Brewpub equivalent of Malmaison hotels: nice, clean, professional and.. a bit tedious. People who like places like this will like this place. So it will do well in Cambridge.

It's ok, though: perfect if your in-laws are visiting on Father's day or suchlike.
minesabeer - 7 Jun 2013 18:37
whatever it was in the past, 1 king street is now the 'cambridge brew house' a big, open plan, gastropubby myddle-class-family-friendly conurbation.

has some boutiquey ales and porters brewed on the premises. i did not mind the misty river but honestly they were not much to write home about.

the sort of people who like bills restaurants, that is, former hipsters with kids, drifting into early middle age, will find this exactly the sort of thing they like.

i really am a nasty bitch sometimes.

and i like it.
benscaro - 31 May 2013 14:44

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