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The Pickerel Inn, Cambridge - pub details

Pickerel Inn
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Address: 30 Magdalene Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0AF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2208) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Cambridge (1.5 miles), Shelford (4.7 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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Quay Bar, Cambridge (0.0 miles), Mitre, Cambridge (0.1 miles), Baron of Beef, Cambridge (0.1 miles), Castle Inn, Cambridge (0.1 miles), Maypole, Cambridge (0.1 miles) - see more nearby pubs


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The Pickerel was like an oasis in the real desert that is Cambridge on New Year's Day. With the Hopbine, St Radegund, the Champion of the Thames, the Cambridge Brew House, the Maypole, the Mitre and the Castle Inn all closed, I was well onto my list of reserve pubs for the day when arriving here. Unsurprisingly, it was rather busy. There are 2 small rooms with access to the bar, with a larger interconnecting room and another smaller area at the rear with a real fire. This is a Taylor Walker pub, which had a decent selection of ales - Taylor Walker 1730 Special Pale Ale, Oakham Pickerel & Citra, Tring Pale Four, Woodfordes Nelson's Revenge & Wherry, Greene King IPA Reserve & Timothy Taylor Boltmaker. There were also 2 real ciders - Old Rosie & Rosie's Pig from Westons. Be sure to check both rooms with access to the bar to see the full selection. Bar staff are knowledgeable. A welcome sight on New Year's Day.
blue_scrumpy - 5 Jan 2017 20:42
Only 2 Oakham badged beers available which were no more than OK. Another unrecognised beer was undrinkable and should not have been served. It had been busy in Cambridge on a Sunday afternoon but no excuse for selling bad beer
Rocky53 - 24 Feb 2015 16:26
Not many ales on yesterday, suppose that is to be expected in the Xmas/New Year gap. What was on was good. Just outside the main tourist area so not as crowded as some of the other city centre pubs.
Aztecgoat - 31 Dec 2014 11:37
Great boozer just down the road from a very serviceable curry house, a winning combo. Multitude of local cask ales and a couple in barrels behind the bar too. Didn't try food but it looked good. Friendly service and great place to watch Cambridge going about its business..
TommyRogers1979 - 29 May 2014 22:36

We called here for a beer during a recent day trip to Cambridge after visiting the wonderful Kettles Yard and gallery which is 100 yards or so away on Castle Street.

The Pickerel seems to be a relatively unspoilt pub which is claimed by some to be the oldest pub in Cambridge. With its low, beamed ceilings and a variety of nooks and crannies, it certainly has plenty of atmosphere. Today serves an interesting selection of real ales including Theakston Old Peculiar, Woodforde's Wherry and the same brewery's Nelson's Revenge. I had a couple of excellent pints of the latter which were served by a very helpful and friendly barman. The downside was that the beer cost £3.75 a pint, but I guess that this is probably about par for the course for pubs in the tourist hot spots of the city.

steve2905 - 2 May 2014 08:53

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