Cambridge Saturday 9th April, 12.30 - 14.30 at The Cambridge Blue, 85-87 Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LG
From punting on the river to exploring the grand university colleges, Cambridge has history, plenty of culture and beautiful architecture. The town is also home to the UK’s longest running CAMRA beer festival and more than 1000 pubs for real ale lovers to visit.
Beer fans will enjoy the huge selection of beer festivals in the County, including three run by the Cambridge & District CAMRA branch. The popular Cambridge Beer festival, in its 43rd year, takes place in May annually, the Cambridge Winter Ale Festival, held in January and the Cambridge Octoberfest, which emulates the famous Munich beer festival. Neighboring CAMRA branches Huntingdon and Ely & District also host great local beer festivals including Booze on the Ouse in St Ives and Elysian Winter Beer Festival in Ely.
Taking place at the Cambridge Blue, this Good Beer Guide entry is a bustling single-bar pub with a large garden area, wholesome home-cooked food (try their Sunday roast!) and a rather impressive range of bottled beers. They even hold three beer festivals each year in February, June and October. It’s no surprise this pub was once a former CAMRA Cambridge and Cambridgeshire Pub of the Year.
Take a visit to another GBG entry and Cambridge & District’s CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015, the Mill, situated in an extremely picturesque location in central Cambridge overlooking the river Cam and its punting stations. There is a strong commitment to locally brewed beers particularly from it’s sister pub the Cambridge Brew House, also well worth a visit.
The quaint town of Cambridge has plenty of great attractions and is a hub for real ale and fine food, with plenty situated in view of the lovely river Cam. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to trying new beers and ciders from local and national breweries at many of its pubs, so planning in advance is highly recommended.