Cambridge Pub walk part 1.   Distance 1.2 miles. Walking time 24 minutes.

Cambridge is most widely known as the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and consistently ranked one of the top five universities in the world. The university includes the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King's College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. The Cambridge skyline is dominated by the last two buildings, along with the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church on Hills Rd, the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital in the far south of the city and St John's College Chapel tower.

Today, Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen – a play on Silicon Valley and the fens surrounding the city. Its economic strengths lie in industries such as software and bioscience, many start-up companies having been spun out of the university. Over 40% of the workforce have a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average. Cambridge is also home to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest biomedical research clusters in the world, soon to be home to AstraZeneca, a hotel and relocated Papworth Hospital.

The green space of Parker's Piece hosted the first ever game of association football, and also plays host to numerous events. The Strawberry Fair music and arts festival and Midsummer Fairs are held on Midsummer Common, and the annual Cambridge Beer Festival takes place on Jesus Green. Cambridge is adjacent to the M11 and A14 roads, and is less than an hour from London King's Cross by non-stop train, with other rail links to Norwich, King's Lynn, Birmingham and elsewhere.

Castle Inn CambridgeStart at the Castle Inn. 38 Castle Street CB3 0AJ
11.30-11    Meal times 11.30-2.30,6-9 Mon-Sat; 12.30-2.30,6-9 Sun
Adnams Broadside, Adnams Explorer, Adnams Ghost Ship, Adnams Lighthouse, Adnams Southwold Bitter, 4 changing beers.
Free Wifi.  The Castle Inn Cambridge is an Adnams pub with two storeys,a large bar, and a two level patio beer garden which at night comes alive with the fantastic new lighting.
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Cross Castle Street into Whymans Lane. Left into St Peters Street then emmediately right into Pound Hill and follow round.

The Punter

The Punter Cambridge

3 Pound Hill, CB3 0AE  12-Midnight Mon-Sat; 12-11 Sun
Attractive former coaching with courtyard and separate beautifully furnished barn function room. Close to the Cambridge Backs. Although specializing in fine dining it serves well kept Adnams ales. Adnams Broadside, Adnams Southwold Bitter.
Cosy pub with lots of framed pictures on the walls.
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Continue on Pound Hill, left into Northampton Street. Right into Magdelene Street.

Pickerel Inn CambridgeNext is Pickerel Inn

Meal Times 11:00-23.00    One of several claimants to be the oldest pub in Cambridge. Wifi
Theakston Old Peculier, Woodforde's Nelson's Revenge,  Woodforde's Wherry,  2 changing beers.

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Head S.E on Magdelene Street. Continue onto Bridge Street. Left into Portugal Place, turn right.

The Maypole

The Maypole Cambridge20a Portugal Street, CB5 8AF 
11.30-2.30, 5.30-9.30; 11.30-9.30 Sat; 12-9.30 Sun
Food11.30-2.30, 5.30-9.30; 11.30-9.30 Sat; 12-9.30 Sun
Free House, this pub serves many changing beers, and offers an Italian menu and TV sports.
Pub Garden, Wifi.

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Head west on Portugal Place. Turn left and then left into Bridge Street.

Baron of Beef Cambridge

Baron of Beef
19 Bridge St, CB2 1UF  Open 11-Midnight, Food11-10.  Free Wifi,  Pub Garden.

Greene King IPA, Greene King Abbot.
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Head S.E. in Bridge Street. Turn right into St Johns street. Continue into Trinity Street. Turn right into Senate house hill, then left into Benet Street.

The Eagle

The Eagle Cambridge

8 Benet Street, CB2 3QN  Open10-11 Mon-Sat; 10-10.30 Sun
Drinking and thinking hub where Watson and Crick announced they had discovered 'the secret of life'.
Food served all day. A window at the back of the pub has been open for 300 years - because it's believed a child died in the pub during a fire when the window couldn't be opened.  Pub Garden.

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Continue along Hotwell Rd/A4 for five minutes to the river on your left.

The Mill Cambridge

The Mill

14 Mill Ln,  CB2 1RX   Open 11-11 Mon-Wed; 11-Midnight Thu-Sat; 11-11 Sun
Renovated traditional riverside pub serving cask ales, craft beer and hearty food.
12-9.30; 12-8.30 Sun.   This pub serves many changing beers.

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