Cambridge Pub walk part 2.

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.
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Elm Tree CambridgeStart at the Elm Tree. 16A Orchard St, CB1 1JT  Open 11-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Real ales, Belgian beers and artisan ciders in a snug and quirky, candlelit pub with a terrace.
City centre pub, slightly hard to find because it is located on the corner of Elm Street and Eden Street (despite the address).
This relaxed backstreet pub is decorated with brewery memorabilia and quirky bric-a-brac plus recent photos. A single bar on entry with long narrow seating area extending to the back. Ten hand pumps
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Walk south-west on Clarendon St towards Earl St

The Clarendon Arms

Clarendon Arms Cambridge

35-36 Clarendon Street, CB1 1JX
Opens 5-11 Mon; 12-11 Tue-Sat; 12-10 Sun.   Food 6-9 Mon; 12-2.30,6-9 Tue-Sat; 12-3.30 Sun
Free Wifi. Greene King Abbot, Greene King IPA, 3 changing beers.
This pub has a reputation for good food.

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Retrace your steps to the Cricketers, near the Elm Tree.

The Cricketers CambridgeNext is The Cricketers
18 Melbourne Pl, CB1 1EQ     Open12-15:00, 17:30-23:00  Mon-Sat; until 22:00 Sun
Greene King IPA, 2 changing beers.  Pub Garden. Serves excellent Thai food.
More restaurant than pub but there is room for some drinkers and made welcome

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Walk Walk north-east on Melbourne Pl towards Prospect Row. Turn right onto Prospect Row, pub will be on the left

Free Press

Free Press Cambridge7 Prospect Row, CB1 1DU  Open  1Noon daily
Food  12-2, 6-9; 12.00-4:30, 6-9 Sun  Snacks for dogs.
Greene King - seasonal, Greene King Abbot, Greene King IPA, Greene King XX Mild, 3 changing beers. Lined Glasses
Dimly-lit, century-old pub with a fireplace and an intimate walled garden, serving British cuisine. Pub is currently up for sale.

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Head S E on Prospect Row to turn left into Adam and Eve street. Turn right into Dover Street and left into East Road.  Slight right then right into Gwydir Street.

The Cambridge Blue

The Cambridge Blue
85-87 Gwydir St, CB1 2LG
12-11 Mon-Fri; 11-11 Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Food 12-10; 12-9 Sun 
Dark Star Hophead, Woodforde's Wherry, Dark Star American Pale Ale,  many changing beers.

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Continue along Gwydir Street. Left into Hooper Street. Right into Kingston Street.

The Kingston Arms

Kingston Arms Cambridge

33 Kingston St, CB1 2NU  Open

Monday to Thursday: 12-3, 5-11pm Friday: 12-12pm Saturday: 11-12pm Sunday: 11-11pm

Food Serving Times: Monday to Thursday: 12-2.00pm,  6-10pm  Fri: 12-3pm, 6-10pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11am-10pm (Breakfasts!) Bank Holidays: 12-10pm

Free House  with a sizable garden, serving locally-sourced dishes and hand-pumped real ales.
Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Hop Back Summer Lightning, Oakham JHB, Thornbridge Jaipur IPA. Timothy Taylor Landlord, Woodforde's Wherry, 4 changing beers.
Wifi, Dog Friendly.

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