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The Alexandra Arms (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestExceptional1
Buntingford - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Tydd Steam - NeanderthalExcellent1
Marble - Manchester BitterExcellent1
Grain - ClusterExcellent1
Shortts Farm - SkiffleExcellent1
Milton - JustinianGood1
Lord Conrad's - Slap ā€˜nā€™ Tickle Good1
Buntingford - HedgehogGood1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Latitude Pilsner (Atlas range)Good1
Greene King - Morland OriginalNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Grain - OakNot Tried0
Grain - PorterNot Tried0
Greene King - Twisted WheelNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - St Edmund'sNot Tried0
Milestone - Lion's PrideNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Great ExpectationsNot Tried0
Tring - Squadron Scramble Not Tried0
Milestone - Lock, Prop & BarrelNot Tried0
Oakham - Velvet ClawsNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Alexandra Arms, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

07 Oct 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and very busy for a back street local with a young clientele and staff alike. bright and basic interior yet still felt comfortable and welcoming.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80ExceptionalTicked every box for my perfect pint, superb.
Milestone - Lion's Pride3.80Not Tried
Oldershaw - Great Expectations4.20Not Tried
Tring - Squadron Scramble 4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Lock, Prop & Barrel4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Velvet Claws4.20Not Tried
18 Feb 2016 (HSB)
13:30 4th stop. One other group of four.
Tydd Steam - Neanderthal4.50Excellent
Milton - Justinian3.90GoodMalty
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Not Tried
25 Jul 2013 (HSB)
13:30 lunch stop. Only two others in. Nice atmosphere even when its quiet.
Shortts Farm - Skiffle4.00ExcellentGood balanced bitter
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Grain - Oak3.80Not Tried
Grain - Porter5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Twisted Wheel4.00Not Tried
29 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
This pub is utterly transformed (for the better) since my last visit around 15 years ago. It is the Gwydir Street Party today and this pub is rammed, with a beer festival in progress and live music in the street outside. Around 15 beers to chose from, from £3 a pint.
Lord Conrad's - Slap ā€˜nā€™ Tickle 4.30GoodA well-balanced, golden ale.
Buntingford - Hedgehog4.30GoodBlack and quite roasty.
21 Mar 2013 (HSB)
Early evening. Quiet but a good atmosphere.
Grain - Cluster4.40ExcellentPart of their year of hops range.
13 Mar 2013 (HSB)
Day after my sixtieth out for a hair of the dog. First stop for lunch.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Latitude Pilsner (Atlas range)3.60Good
29 Jan 2013 (HSB)
Just right. Neither too busy or too quiet.
Buntingford - Oatmeal Stout4.40Excellent
07 Dec 2012 (HSB)
Just after lunch. Not many in.
Marble - Manchester Bitter4.20Excellent

About The Alexandra Arms

The pub sign. The Alexandra Arms, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 2LL.

Just down the street from the Cambridge Blue in Gwydir Street this pub has recently undergone a major renovation and is much improved. The Landlord, who also has the Free Press, is able to stock a wide range of guest ales.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CB1 2LL