ALE Autumn 1995 No. 282

Pub News in the Town

The Grapes on Histon Road has been transformed following a major refurbishment. It is now smart and slylish with light-wood wainscotting, creamy walls above, framed prints and tasteful furnishings. New toilets, an extended car park and garden/patio areas complete the picture.

Licensees are Doug and Marion Robb from the Sudbury area, who bring with them twenty years' experience in the trade. An extensive menu is available lunchtimes and evenings. Real ales are Greene King IPA and Rayments on handpump, Abbot and the seasonal ale direct from the cask behind the bar. [See Cask Marque.]

The Prince of Wales in Histon Road, for some years one of the city's few non-real pubs, has closed for good, being converted into a much-needed Indian restaurant. There are only three others in the vicinity. To their credit, Pubmaster, the pub's owners, did make every effort to sell it as a licensed premises. There were evidently no takers.

The Fresher and Firkin is the latest addition to the Cambridge pub portfolio. It is due to open in early November at Mitchams Corner in what was The Exchange building, later Levels. [See Firkin Comes to Town.]


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