The official certificate will be presented during the pub's September Beer Festival (1-5 September 2003).
Beers include Milton Minotaur (Mild), Everards Beacon and Tiger, Oakham Bishops Farewell, Belgian bottled beers plus guests.
The pub also hosts a beer festival at Easter.
Further down the street, the White Hart (Pubmaster) has changed hands and at the time of writing a refurbishment seems to be starting.
The first Carlton Arms (Carlton Way; Enterprise Inns) beer festival was held in early July, featuring 31 beers. Congratulations to Terri & Jethro on making it a huge success.
The Chariots of Fire Free House on Mill Road, which suffered a major fire last May, is on the market as a pub - a trade Estate Agent is handling it. And at the time of going to press we expect a new yet strangely familiar face in the Live & Let Live (Mawson Road), as Pete Wiffin takes over the reins from Alan Kilker.
The Volunteer on Trumpington Road (Laurel Pubco) has changed landlord.
The Baron of Beef on Bridge Street (Greene King) has at last recovered from the disastrous 1998 refurbishment and removed all the silly decor. It's now advertising its theme as "traditional English pub" and once again looks the part inside.
Nearby the Pickerel has improved its beer selection. A few years ago it rarely had anything other than the standard Scottish Courage range: now there are guests such as Ridley's Rumpus, Tim Taylor Landlord, Woodforde Wherry, and Wells Bombardier.
Two new places: West near the Vet School on the West Cambridge site is that area's first cafe-bar. It's an offshoot of the University Centre (aka the GradPad). On Quayside Ischa, a trendy restaurant-bar, has replaced the Quay Bar.
The Blue Ball in Grantchester (last year's Pub of the Year) has stopped selling lager.
In Horseheath the Old Red Lion has changed landlord but at the Montfort Arms the landlord stabbed the owner dead!