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The Clarendon Arms

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The Clarendon Arms


35-37 Clarendon Street

Tel: 01223 778272




Small, unchanged, back street neighbourhood pub with friendly reputation.  Courtyard beer garden to the rear is sun-trap in summer.  Good value food.          


Fascinating fact

The Clarendon has only had 15 landlords since 1820

PocketPub statistics

Established 1812 Capacity 40
Real ales 3 (Greene King) Outside seating 20
Wines 6 New category TBC No

What the pub says about themselves - please email in to

Cambridge public house since 1812 the Clarendon Arms on Clarendon Street is a traditional pub serving well-kept beer and home-cooked locally-sourced food.
The pub was recently taken over by Lawrence Dixon who runs the Champion of the Thames on nearby King Street. And who was awarded a CAMRA Lifetime Achievement award in April 2013.
Delicious lunches and dinners are served from Wednesday to Saturday and a fabulous roast every Sunday.
The pub has a lovely beer garden for the summer and open fire for the winter. Dogs are very welcome!

Cambridge public house since 1812 Featured in the first Cambridge CAMRA Branch calendar Greene King Abbot IPA Mild and various Guest Beers! Larry@theclarry

What our readers say

Lovely welcome and the feeling of a small team working in harmony in this little no-frills pub.

What CAMRA say about this pub

Cosy, welcoming two-bar local - "proper pubs" like this are a rarity in the city centre. Although tied to Greene King for draught beers, the pub is free of tie on other drinks, hence the superb range of reasonably priced bottled beers, from home and abroad and including beers from the Draycott Brewery of Buckden. Lots of malt whiskes too. The right hand room has a bare boarded floor and half timbered walls while the main bar is on two levels, the upper one having a stone flagged floor. The current regime have removed the TVs and other detritus, the walls now being adorned with beweriana and old photos. Out the back is a small sun-trap courtyard. Home made, good value food served every lunchtime and evening Wednesday to Sunday - takeaway service also available. No microwave in the kitchen! Quiz night Thursday and darts Tuesday.

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