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! 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!