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The Cambridge Blue (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old LondonExcellent1
Three Blind Mice - Sinister FingerExcellent1
Moonshine (see also Cambridge Moonshine) - Barton BitterExcellent1
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Blue DragonExcellent1
Nene Valley - Australian PaleExcellent1
Slater's - HakaGood1
Oakham - Endless SummerGood1
Durham - South Island IPAGood1
New Lion - Pandit IPAGood1
Indian Summer - Hop & SoulGood1
Nene Valley - Starless StoutGood1
Hopstar - Dizzy Danny AleGood1
Nene Valley - 4th DimensionGood1
Eden River (formerly Eden) - Eden BestGood1
Captain Tuttle - GrogGood1
XT Brewing - No. 6 Rich Ruby Acceptable1
Garage - Plymptonís Ruin Acceptable1
Three Castles - White KnightAcceptable1
Keppels - Tipsy CrowPoor1
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk NogNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Dew DropNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Colchester - Anne DownesNot Tried0
Colchester - MildNot Tried0
Bartrams - Thy Last DropNot Tried0
Colchester - Jack Spitty's Smuggler's AleNot Tried0
Beowulf - Killer StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - Shingle ShellsNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - HMS NelsonNot Tried0
Moonshine (see also Cambridge Moonshine) - Hot Numbers Coffee StoutNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Tantalus Belgian DubbelNot Tried0
Empire - ImperiumNot Tried0
Geltsdale - Newcastle BrownNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeNot Tried0
Matthew's - Pithead PorterNot Tried0
Great Corby (formerly Cumberland) - Corby AleNot Tried0
Tydd Steam - Piston BobNot Tried0
Rother Valley - LightermanNot Tried0
Grey Trees - Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Grey Trees - Jager WeizenNot Tried0
New Lion - Totnes StoutNot Tried0
Teignworthy - 25th Anniversary AleNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - XL MildNot Tried0
Nene Valley - Nene Valley Bitter (NVB)Not Tried0
Potbelly - Lager BrauNot Tried0
Three Blind Mice - Breakfast BeerNot Tried0
Potbelly - ScrumdownNot Tried0
Maldon - LovestruckNot Tried0
Coastal - Merry Maidens MildNot Tried0
Cambridge Moonshine (see also Moonshine) - Chocolate Orange StoutNot Tried0
Nene Valley - Simple PleasuresNot Tried0
Nene Valley - Manhattan ProjectNot Tried0
Nene Valley - Bitter & OrangeNot Tried0
Durham - Kama CitraNot Tried0
Wildcraft - Wild StallionNot Tried0
Batemans - Rosey NoseyNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Little JohnNot Tried0
London Brewing Co. (Bohemia) - 100 Oyster StoutNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Hop KittyNot Tried0
Beatnikz Republic - Kentucky RiotNot Tried0
Three Blind Mice - Winter RubyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Visits Details

21 Dec 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I came here twice today - for lunch with my brother and nephew and again in the early evening for a couple of beers with a friend. I think it would be fair to say that at lunchtime they were struggling - understaffed ahead of a well-attended football match at Cambridge United.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - New Old London4.80ExcellentA great find here in cask.
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Blue Dragon4.60ExcellentA full-bodied, hoppy Pale Ale.
Three Castles - White Knight4.10AcceptableA very soft Blonde, verging on bland.
Keppels - Tipsy Crow5.00PoorSomething wrong with this. Very fruity when all descriptions say it is dry and roasty. I failed to finish my pint.
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90Not Tried
Lincoln Green - Little John4.30Not Tried
London Brewing Co. (Bohemia) - 100 Oyster Stout4.60Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Hop Kitty3.90Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Kentucky Riot5.00Not Tried
Three Blind Mice - Winter Ruby4.10Not Tried
07 Oct 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and not too busy made for a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Durham - South Island IPA4.70Good
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Coastal - Merry Maidens Mild4.00Not Tried
Cambridge Moonshine (see also Moonshine) - Chocolate Orange Stout6.70Not Tried
Nene Valley - Nene Valley Bitter (NVB)4.10Not Tried
Nene Valley - Simple Pleasures3.60Not Tried
Nene Valley - Manhattan Project4.00Not Tried
Nene Valley - Bitter & Orange5.50Not Tried
Durham - Kama Citra4.30Not Tried
Wildcraft - Wild Stallion5.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2016 (HSB)
12:45 A few people in. Jethro was behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nene Valley - Australian Pale4.40Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Burton Bridge - XL Mild4.00Not Tried
Nene Valley - Nene Valley Bitter (NVB)4.10Not Tried
Potbelly - Lager Brau3.90Not Tried
Three Blind Mice - Breakfast Beer3.80Not TriedUnfined
Potbelly - Scrumdown3.80Not Tried
Maldon - Lovestruck4.80Not Tried
12 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Pleasant lunchtime drink with an increasingly large group of friends and acquaintances in the back garden, ahead of football at Abbey Stadium. I did not note the wide range of beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Blind Mice - Sinister Finger7.20ExcellentA powerful Black IPA.
Nene Valley - Starless Stout4.10GoodSmooth Oatmeal Stout.
Nene Valley - 4th Dimension4.20GoodAuthentic-tasting, cloudy, German-style Wheatbeer. Oranges.
04 Dec 2014 (HSB)
19:00 A change of management. Jethro has taken a back seat and the young couple from the Norwich White Lion are now running it. Much improved choice of beer. Over the years this place has gone from being a traditional pub to having the feel of a cafe bar. Shame.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Haka5.20Good
New Lion - Pandit IPA4.90Good
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20Not Tried
Matthew's - Pithead Porter4.40Not Tried
Great Corby (formerly Cumberland) - Corby Ale3.80Not Tried
Tydd Steam - Piston Bob4.60Not Tried
Rother Valley - Lighterman3.80Not Tried
Grey Trees - Winter Warmer5.20Not Tried
Grey Trees - Jager Weizen4.50Not Tried
New Lion - Totnes Stout3.80Not Tried
Teignworthy - 25th Anniversary Ale4.70Not Tried
30 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Many pumpclips turned round so limited choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eden River (formerly Eden) - Eden Best4.00GoodGood old fashioned English bitter. Clip unnecessarily announces it as Craft Ale which is meaningless descriptively
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Tantalus Belgian Dubbel6.50Not TriedRan out
Empire - Imperium5.10Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Geltsdale - Newcastle Brown4.00Not Tried
05 Dec 2013 (HSB)
17:30 Busy. The range of beer seem much reduced.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moonshine (see also Cambridge Moonshine) - Barton Bitter4.00ExcellentJethro the Landlord said it was not quite ready but we could have it if we wanted. A bit hazy but very tasty.
XT Brewing - No. 6 Rich Ruby 4.50AcceptableNo condition. On gravity.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Beowulf - Killer Stout7.90Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Shingle Shells3.90Not Tried
Newby Wyke - HMS Nelson4.70Not Tried
Moonshine (see also Cambridge Moonshine) - Hot Numbers Coffee Stout5.50Not Tried
25 Jul 2013 (HSB)
14:47 Surprisingly busy for a mid-week afternoon. Jethro was on his own behind the bar and was working hard.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Endless Summer3.40GoodTypical Oakham
Indian Summer - Hop & Soul2.80GoodTasty for a low gravity beer.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Dew Drop3.90Not Tried
Colchester - Anne Downes4.40Not Tried
Colchester - Mild4.10Not Tried
Bartrams - Thy Last Drop4.00Not Tried
Colchester - Jack Spitty's Smuggler's Ale4.00Not Tried
29 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Gwydir Street is in party mood and the Blue is at the epicentre of the street festival. A large marquee at the back has a very long line of festival barrels and there is an additional bar out on the street at the front. Very busy. I list just the three beers I drank.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopstar - Dizzy Danny Ale3.80GoodPale and quite hoppy.
Captain Tuttle - Grog3.80GoodFrom the elusive, and quite possibly imaginary, Captain Tuttleís Brewery. Amber-coloured and malty, with some nice hops too.
Garage - Plymptonís Ruin 4.40AcceptableIn rather flat condition from the cellar. Pale in colour.
20 Jun 2013 (thebrewingman)
Late afternoon. A few punters spread around the pub. I'm having problems with the beers available as I cannot remember the names. There were 2/3 Captain Tuttle (I had Cabin Boy) beers of which I can find no trace on the web. In addition there were 3 Wellington Inn beers of which I cannot remember the names and one Cotswold Lion - Drovers Return which is not on their web site. There might have been a couple of others I missed. A bit of a lousey report but lots of variation and choice here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Inferno4.00Excellent
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Woodforde's - Norfolk Nog4.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Dew Drop3.90Not Tried

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About The Cambridge Blue

The pub sign. The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent14
Good24
Acceptable10
Poor1

Website.

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

Traditional back street (in a narrow street of terraced houses) community pub which has been in the GBG regularly over the last few years. A house beer and many local and guest beers feature as well as twice yearly beer festivals. Good home cooked food available. 14 handpumps sported on the bar and additional beers as well as cider are collected from the cellar.

We have visited this pub 22 times, seen 110 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CB1 2LG