We are lucky to have the Haymakers, our friendly local pub, just around the corner. The pub is owned by a local Milton brewery with an Italian chef and proper pizza oven, so they offer a winning combination of excellent beer and pizza! Across the road from the pub is the small but perfectly formed Barbarella, serving wonderful coffee, croissants and homemade cakes. We also wholeheartedly recommend Stir. Next door to their bakery is a great daytime cafe which serves lovely coffee, tea and lunch, as well as brunch and fabulous cakes, all made on the premises.
Another option nearby is The Old Spring, a popular gastro-pub, just a short walk from Chapel Street. Then there is Thirsty, an independent wine shop that hosts various street-food vans in the evenings. Customers can eat on the spot, with wine or micro-brewed beer from the shop. For an authentic taste of Poland, try Polonia Club. For fine dining, there is Restaurant Twenty-Two (booking ahead is advised).
Eating in Town
Naturally, many of our guests head for Cambridge City Centre to eat and drink. We are lucky to have a wide selection of restaurants.
The following cafes, pubs and restaurants are good quality, mid price range and unique to Cambridge.
- Espresso Library: coffee, cycling and local art plus light food.
- Hot Numbers: locally roasted coffee, sandwiches and cakes.
- The tiny but immaculate Bould Brothers coffee shop .
- Family run Locker Cafe which features art and handmade pottery, in addition to tasty food and drink.
- For a fabulous sandwich right in the city centre, try Bread and Meat – despite the name, there is also a very tasty vegetarian option.
- Stem & Glory for really tasty vegan food
- The Cambridge Chop House, which is part of a small local chain.
- The award winning Pint Shop.
- Cambridge Brewhouse, which has its own micro-brewery and a buzzing atmosphere.
- The Clarendon Arms for good quality British cooking.
- The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill – locally reared steak.
- For a posh curry, Navadhanya.
- Parkers Tavern, at the newly restored University Arms Hotel is a welcome addition to the Cambridge food scene, with a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar, while afternoon tea in the library is a special treat that requires 24 hours’ notice.
- For special celebrations, there is the famous Midsummer House (booking ahead is essential), The Ivy or Cotto at the Gonville Hotel.
These recommendations are not a finite list, please ask for further ideas and, indeed, tell us if you have eaten somewhere good!