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The Fort St George, Cambridge - pub details

Address: Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 1HA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4061) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cambridge (1.4 miles), Shelford (4.8 miles), Waterbeach (4.9 miles)

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user reviews of the Fort St George, Cambridge

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This is a very nice pub with plenty of room and good, affable service. The food is tasty, well-priced and plentiful - my one criticism is that I never have enough room after my meal to try the scone and clotted cream cheesecake. There are also excellent views of the River Cam and Midsomer Common. The beer selection is reasonable in comparison to many Cambridge pubs.
kid_b - 26 Jun 2012 23:36
Oh dear. Who on earth brought the dragon back?

Look at the reviews from 2010 and you will see how the pub had gone so far downhill that it was not w0orth the effort of walking to it. A new landlord was brought in and turned the pub around. Now the previous hostess has come back and the air of neglect has retuirned!

Rude staff, inedible food and you try and complain! "If you don;t like it here, go somewhere else" rather than trying to sort the probklems out.

Our problem .... adjoining the outside area are their rubbish bins. Whilst eating we saw two rats playing amongst them.

Disgusting. Never again.
KingUmberto - 15 Jun 2012 15:18
I really want to like this pub - it has such a fantastic location. I headed over with a group for post-work drinks in the first of the Spring sunshine, and we all got seats (admittedly in the smoking area) outside, under the blossom trees. Lovely - except for the fact that every trip to the bar took a minimum of 40 minutes! The queue was consistently out of the door. Whilst there was a higher volume of customers than normal (this was the first really sunny Friday of the year) the service in this pub always suggests that the bar staff are suprised to get any custom at all. Even with three staff on one bar, they were rarely serving more than one or two customers at once, which meant that people went to the bar with massive orders and delayed the service further. There better places to go in Cambridge, with more competent staff, even if you have to stand on a Friday night (although if anyone knows of one with a similarly large sunny beer garden, let me know!)
littlespark - 13 Apr 2011 18:22
My three adult children wanted to organise a large family Mother's Day treat for myself and their two grandmothers. As we live in Cambridge we wanted a large pub in which the 20 of us wouldn't feel like we were hogging the place. We wanted a good view and the ability to eat outside if the good weather stayed the extra day. We also wanted to spend the afternoon together rather than just going for a meal and leaving.

Incredibly, this was difficult in Cambridge. My husband and I did a recce all last week visiting lots of sites. There were lots of drinking pubs (in, have a drink and leave) and lots of pubs which did food (eat up and let's be on our way), but none where 20 diners could feel comfortable sitting and enjoying the outside ambience.

As we were about to give up, not being impressed with the curt atmosphere at the Old Spring. a local suggested we looked over the river at the St George. As soon as we crossed the footbridge we knew that we had hit the jackpot.

A lovely outdoor seating area overlooking the river. Easily accessible toilets and plenty of time to enjoy our afternoon. We sat there for four hours, no one rushed us away and we felt really welcome. The food was a carvery which was easy to get to and tastey. The staff were helpful and the (reddish tinged haired) lady who served us was polite throughout.

A critism. Why don't they wear name badges. I would like to write and thank them personally for making our mothers day a real treat, but I don't know who they are! 10/10 for everything. Next year ... there again.
sophiecloudsley - 3 Apr 2011 17:49
Went back last week for a birthday meal. It is interesting to see that all the negative posts are now quite old ones. The snug was lovely and warm with a blazing log fire, the rear bar had comfy chairs and another log fire. There were 3 real ales on tap and there was certainly no air of tension as all the staff appeared to be laughing and joking when not actually serving. I had a lamb shank which was delicious. The other 6 members of my group all had a different meal, some with starters, some with desserts and all arrived promptly and were piping hot.

My only criticism is that we didn't all have enough room to finish our shared puddings. Whatever was wrong before has now been rectified and it was lovely to sit in an olde world pub with a blazing fire
KingUmberto - 21 Feb 2011 19:57

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