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Cambridge Drinking Circuit

Dates



Autumn 1995
Whitbread announced the Hogshead.
Dec 1995
Fresher & Firkin opened.
Easter 1996
More Pubs for the City?
Jul 1996
Hogshead opened.
Aug 1996
Trade in the Firkin dropped, customers having moved to the Hogshead.
Nov 1996
King Street Run review.
Apr 1997
Spade & Becket reopened as a Rat & Parrot.
May 1997
Residents successfully opposed the licence for a JD Wetherspoon opposite Drake's Cycles (Hills Rd).
Jul 1997
Bass apply for planning permission for Bar Coast.
Aug 1997
JD Wetherspoon start on The Regal.
Mar 1998
Bass opened Bar Coast.
Apr 1998
Bass announced plans for the All Bar One.
Baron of Beef conversion.
S&N apply for planning permission for the Rat & Parrot II.
Summer 1998
Rat & Parrot II applied for a licence.
Sep 1998
Bass opened the All Bar One opened.
Nov 1998
On The Circuit - J.D. Wetherspoon, St. Andrew's Street and Community Pubs.
All Bar One review.
The Cambridge Rattle & Hum.
Dec 1998
Work on The Regal resumed.
May 1999
Firm plans for the Rat & Parrot II.
Jul 1999
Starbucks, Market Hill, opened.
Aug 1999
R&P II building under way.
Starbucks, Quayside, opened.
Sep 1999
The Regal opened.
Oct 1999
McMullens to convert old Arts Cinema.
Dec 1999
Rat & Parrot II opened. 7,050 sq.ft. on 3 floors. The fate of the older Rat & Parrot behind Quayside isn't clear yet.
Aug 2000
Fresher & Firkin closed for conversion to a Bass It's A Scream student theme bar.
McMullens applied for planning permission for the former Arts Cinema site.
4th Starbucks opened (Fitzroy St.) - showing the influence of brands these days.
Summer/Autumn 2000
Bar Coast renamed Quay Bar.
(The 1st Starbucks in Waterstones, Bridge St., branded as its Seattle Coffee Co. subsidiary, was replaced by another coffee franchise. This Waterstones then closed around June 2001.)
Sep 2000
Greene King's major refurbishment of the Castle, next door to the Regal, completed.
Charles Wells tried to join in by revamping the Ancient Druids (Napier Street) into Bar Citrus.
Oct 2000
Bass reopened the Fresher and Firkin as The Graduate.
Jun 2001
Parisa Cafe Bar and Borders (including the 5th Starbucks) opened.
Oct 2001
Cambridge Pub Co. converting former Pierre Victoire restaurant.
The Mitre was refurbished in the trendy style.


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