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Cambridge Blue

Address: 85-87 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2LG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2608) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras


Nearest train stations Cambridge (0.7 miles), Shelford (4 miles), Waterbeach (5.2 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 122 users)
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I last reviewed the Cambridge Blue 3 years ago to the day and have always rated this as the best pub in Cambridge. However, I was a little disappointed by yesterday's visit. The ale selection is still good. But the cider selection has been halved since 2017. Previously I've found 2 or 3 new ciders to try. But this time, there was nothing unusual. The pub was also a little quieter than on previous visits. The ale selection was XT Animal Hop Kitty, Church End Stout Coffin, Three Blind Mice Juice Rocket & Lonely Snake, Ramsgate Gadd's No 5, Adnams Bitter, Nene Valley New Age Chestnut, Release The Chimps & Bible Black & Mighty Oak Buster Keaton. I opted for the Stout Coffin. But in hindsight, I should probably have tried the much stronger Bible Black. Ciders were Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer & Lilley's Rhubarb Cider & Pineapple Cider. Incidentally, it's sister pub is the Blue Moon. Their website (and CAMRA's) advertised a 2pm opening time. Checking with the barman here, he revealed it was in fact 5pm and he promptly amended the website! That still left me with almost 2 hours to kill before the Blue Moon opened.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Jan 2020 21:16
Not been here for many years but still an excellent pub. Lots of ales and ciders from a variety of breweries (although meets the current trend of having predominantly light and hoppy beers). Good food and helpful and friendly staff.
Rod_Hariga - 5 Mar 2017 07:45
I was last here several years ago when I spent a little too long supping the various ciders. Ever since, it has been in my mind as the best pub in Cambridge. My visit yesterday only served to confirm that suspicion and the only question mark in my mind was whether to score it a 9/10 or a 10/10. 9 ales were on - Dark Star Hophead & American Pale Ale, Norfolk Brewhouse Moon Gazer, Three Blind Mice Half Wit & Juice Rocket, Mighty Oak Yellow Snow, Colchester London Porter & Woodfordes Wherry & Ruby Red. One local customer walked in and was also offered Incognito from the Crafty brewery, which wasn't officially on. Ciders and perry were Udders Orchard Luddite, Cromwells Oliver's Downfall, Hallets PX, Millwhites Rum Cask, Snails Bank Fruit Bat & Simons Sweet Barton Perry. The pub appears to have changed a little since I was there last. You are immediately greeted by fridges displaying a large bottle selection. To the right-hand side of the bar, you can see the cellar from where all ales and ciders were being dispensed direct from the cask. To the left is another small drinking area, with a larger extension beyond. I don't recall this area last time I was here. But I did have a few. There is also a large outdoor area, that was even in use yesterday. I think they had patio heaters. My conclusion is to rate this pub a 9/10, as there were a few vacant handpulls. Although this is hardly surprising for this time of year. It's certainly the best of many decent pubs in Cambridge and also one of the best pubs in the country.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Jan 2017 19:28
Nice enough if a bit 'Cambridge twee' and faux foodie. Ale (Woodforde's Wherry) was a bit disappointing and lifeless though.
anonymous - 2 Oct 2016 09:50
A very nice well run pub,it was slightly off putting to enter and look at large bank of coolers and not be able to see the bar (left? or right?) a decent selection of real ales and a pleasant garden.
slerpy - 29 Jul 2016 15:45

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