Pub crawls 2010-2011
CUTwC runs a series of pub crawls throughout the first two terms
of the academic year, intending to visit every public house in Cambridge
during that time. This is an excellent way to learn you way around Cambridge,
so long as you don't mind asking "what pub's it near?" when being given
A historical crawl from 1999-2000 is available for reference.
5 pubs to visit (plus 4 not in Cambridge):
Note: The last four pubs are in Grantchester, and outside the city limits of Cambridge. They are therefore not strictly part of the crawl, but we usually visit them by way of celebration.
- The Bath Ale House is near the Eagle, on Bene't Street, which is the road leading between King's Parade and the Corn Exchange. The Bath Ale House is a transplant from the Town Centre Crawl, since it was closed for refurbishment when that crawl was run.
- Turn right out of the Bath Ale House and head west along Bene't Street to the junction with King's Parade/Trumpington Street. Turn left (south) along Trumpington Street, continuing past Pembroke and the Fitzwilliam Museum to the mini-roundabout at the end of Lensfield Road. Turn left (east) onto Lensfield Road and cross over. The Snug is on the junction between Lensfield Road and Brookside, visible from the Trumpington Street end of Lensfield road. Note that this is the Snug that used to be the Spread Eagle (and still has an eagle on top, although not particularly spread), not the Snug that used to be the Vine, and was previously the Boat Race.
- Turn left out of the Snug and walk west along Lensfield Road, then turn left onto Trumpington Street at the roundabout. Continue south along Trumpington Street to Trumpington (which is quite a long walk; you may wish to consider a taxi). The Green Man is on the left.
- Turn left out of the Green Man, south along the High Street. The Tally Ho is on the left, a little way down.
- From the Tally Ho, cross the High Street and turn right, the head left into Church Lane. The Unicorn is on the right.
- Prepare for a long walk. Turn right out of the Unicorn, southwest down Church Lane, then west on Grantchester Road. Stay on Grantchester Road as it winds and turns into Mill Way, then Grantchester High Street. As the road splits, the Green Man is on the right.
- From the Green Man, follow round to the right. The Red Lion is very nearby on the left.
- Turn right out of the Red Lion and return to the High Street, then turn right. Follow the High Street round to the right as it turns north into Broadway. The Rupert Brooke is on the right.
- Turn right out of the Rupert Brooke north along Broadway. The Blue Ball Inn is on the left.
- To head back to town, turn left out of the Blue Ball, north along Broadway. Broadway becomes Grantchester Road; veer right at Selwyn Road and left onto King's Road to cut a corner before hitting Barton Road (this is famously a long walk and typically an opportunity for singing rude songs). Veer right on Barton Road, follow around to the left for Newnham Road, cross the roundabout and turn right at Silver Street to get back to the town centre. Alternatively, it is possible to walk back from Grantchester alongside the river, if one prefers stepping in cow pats and cattle grids in the dark to being run over. There is no obvious curry opportunity, but there's no way go get back in time for one either - the only option is a taxi from the Blue Ball.
Meeting at The Wrestlers at 7pm.
Crawl completed - 8 pubs visited (total 80).
- The Wrestlers is on the north-west side of Newmarket Road, near the junction between Newmarket Road and Cheddars Lane (an appreciably walk away from the Newmarket Road/East Road junction), roughly opposite the car park for Argos and Sports Direct.
- Turn right out of the Wrestlers, south-west along Newmarket Road, staying on the same side of the road. The Seven Stars is on the right, just after an open area and a bus stop.
- Turn right out of the Seven Stars and continue south-west along Newmarket Road. The Corner House is on the right, not far from the Seven Stars, on the corner of River Lane.
Leave the Corner House and cross Newmarket Road, continuing south-west to the traffic lights with Coldham's Lane. Turn left (south-east) down Coldham's lane towards the Beehive Centre. Continue down Coldham's Lane past the Beehive Centre, going straight over the roundabout and crossing the railway bridge. The Greyhound is on the left as the road levels out. - The Greyhound is closed, so this diversion is no longer necessary.
Turn right out of the Greyhound and return over the railway bridge and past the roundabout to the junction with Newmarket Road. Turn left, to resume travelling west. At the roundabout junction with East Road and Elizabeth Way, take the underpass and cross to the immediately opposite exit, turning left at the end onto the north side of the western part of Newmarket road. Emerge and continue west - The Bird (which was The Bird In Hand when the photo was taken) is on the right opposite a side fork of Newmarket Road, before the main part bifurcates.
- Now that the Greyhound is closed... Leave the Corner House and continue south west towards town along Newmarket Road, staying on the north east side of the road. At the junction with Elizabeth Way, take the underpass and head to the right-hand tunnel. Turn left at the end to emerge on the north side of the continuation of Newmarket Road. Continue west - The Bird (which was The Bird In Hand when the photo was taken) is on the right opposite a side fork of Newmarket Road, before the main part bifurcates.
- Turn right out of the Bird, continuing west along Newmarket Road, and cross the road. The Zebra is on the left, at the junction with James Street.
- Turn right out of the Zebra, south down James Street (the minor road). Continue to the Grafton Centre building (passing the Co-op funeral directors) and turn right, keeping the Grafton Centre building on your left. After passing Fitzroy Lane and the Grafton Centre North car park on your right, continue onto Fitzroy Court, then veer left down the narrow walkway. At the compass on the pedestrianised area (you'll enter via the "N"), veer left (south-east) onto Burleigh Street, and continue to the junction with East Road. The Snug (previously the Vine, previously the Boat Race) is on the corner).
- Turn right out of the Snug, south-west down East Road. Turn right at Dover Street and head north-west. The Tram Depot is on the right (north-east) side of Dover Street.
- Barring motorized transport, turn left out of the Snug down Dover Street, returning to East Road, and turn left (north-east), crossing the road. Turn right (east) at the junction with Norfolk Street, passing the Man On The Moon (from the Hither Mill Road crawl). At the end of Norfolk Street, turn right (south) onto Gwydir Street, continue past the pedestrianised section by the Alexandra Arms, and the Cambridge Blue is eventually on the right (west) side of the road. (The Cambridge Blue is a transplant from another crawl, since it was temporarily closed; hence the distance.)
- To return to the centre of town, turn right out of the Cambridge Blue and continue to the junction with Mill Road, then turn right to return to Parker's Piece. The Kohinoor is an obvious curry opportunity, on the opposite side of Mill Road on the return to town.
Meeting at the Panton Arms at 7pm (NOT 7:30pm as originally advertised).
Crawl completed - 9 pubs visited (total 72).
- The Panton Arms
(43 Panton Street, by Coronation Street)
- The Alma Brewery
(26 Russell Court)
- The Osborne Arms
(108 Hills Road, just out of town from Station Road) The Osborne Arms was closed during the Hills Road crawl, so is transplanted here.
- The Rock
(200 Cherry Hinton Road, by the junction with Blinco Grove)
- The Queen Edith
- The Robin Hood
(1 Fulbourne Road, crossroads with Queen Edith's Way, Cherry Hinton Road and Cherry Hinton High Street)
- The Unicorn
(15 High Street, Cherry Hinton, by Mill End Road)
- The Red Lion
(20 Mill End Road)
The Five Bells
(145 High Street, Cherry Hinton) - The Five Bells appeared to be permanently closed.
- The Rosemary Branch
(503 Coldham's Lane, by Rosemary Lane)
- The Panton Arms is off Panton Street next to Coronation Street. Panton Street runs down to Lensfield Road.
- Turn left out of the Panton Arms, then left down Russell Court. The Alma is on the right.
- Turn right out of the Alma, follow Russell Court to the right, left and right, then turn left onto Norwich Street. Continue to Hill's Road, then turn right. Continue south on Hills Road past Station Road, Brooklands Avenue and over the railway bridge, then turn left onto Cherry Hinton Road. The Rock is some way down on the right, just after Blinco Grove. Alternatively, consider a taxi. If the Osborne Arms is closed during the Hills Road crawl, this is the obvious opportunity to pick it up - it is on Hills Road, on the right heading out of town, just on the far side of the junction with Station Road and before the railway bridge.
- Turn right out of the Rock, and continue east along Cherry Hinton Road, crossing the roundabout with the ring road by Budgens. Turn right onto Wulfstan Way and follow the road south. Shortly before the junction with Queen Edith's Way, the Queen Edith is set back from the road on the left.
- Turn left out of the Queen Edith and walk to the T-junction with Queen Edith's Way. Then turn left (east) and continue to the crossroads with Cherry Hinton Road and Fulbourn Road. The Robin Hood is on the far right corner.
- Turn right out of the Robin Hood, up Cherry Hinton High Street. The Unicorn is on the left just after the mini-roundabout with Mill End Road.
- Turn right out of the Unicorn and right at the mini-roundabout down Mill End Road. The Red Lion is on the right.
- Turn left out of the Red Lion, then left again onto the High Street (northeast). Continue along the High Street; the Five Bells is just after Railway Street on the left, eventually. The Five Bells appears to be closed; in which case, continue past in the same direction.
- Turn left out of the Five Bells and continue northeast up the High Street. Take the second left onto Coldham's Lane. The Rosemary Branch is some way down, on the right, by Rosemary Lane.
- To get back to town, turn right out of the Rosemary Branch, northwest along Coldham's Lane. Turn left (eventually) at the roundabout by Sainsbury's, then right at Brookfields. Continue along the whole length of Mill Road (locals may advise using the cycle bridge if you want to cut a corner and miss curry), cross Parker's Piece diagonally and turn right onto St Andrew's Street. After the railway bridge on Mill Road, the Curry Queen and Kohinoor are on the left. This is a long walk and you may wish to consider a taxi.
Meeting at the Red Bull at 7:30pm.
Crawl completed - 7 pubs (including one retrospectively not-a-pub) visited (total 63), plus a bonus stop.
- The Red Bull
(11 Barton Road, by the junction with Hardwick Street)
- The Granta
(14 Newnham Terrace, near where Newnham Road runs alongside water)
- The Anchor
(12 Silver Street, beside the Silver Street Bridge over the Cam)
- The Mill
(Junction of Mill Lane and Granta Place)
- Bonus stop: The Grad Pad (the Granta Bar of the University Centre)
- The Eagle
(8 Bene't Street)
The Bath Ale House
(3 Bene't Street) The Bath was closed, possibly for refurbishment.
- The Cow
(Corn Exchange Street/Guildhall Street)
- The Baron of Beef
(19 Bridge Street)
- The Red Bull is on the south side of Barton Road, between Newnham Road and Grange Road
- Turn right out of the front of the Red Bull, down Barton Road. Turn the corner left into Newnham road at the cycle crossing. Cross the roundabout with Fen Causeway, continuing northeast. The Granta is on the east (right) side of the road, just after some parking spaces beside the water.
- Note: the following directions are a preferred route and order. The actual route taken was to turn right from the Granta, continue along Newnham Terrace to Silver Street, then turn right past Darwin College and continue over the Silver Street Bridge. The Anchor is on the right, adjacent to the bridge. Leaving the Anchor, turn right and follow around the building onto Laundress Lane. The Mill is straight ahead. Turn left out the of the Mill and continue alongside the river; the University Centre is part of the same block, on the left (and left inside the building). Turn right out of the Grad Pad back along Mill Lane, left onto Trumpington Street (or cut through the car park from Mill Lane to Silver Street and Queen's Lane), and turn off Trumpington Street onto Bene't Street on the right - the Anchor is on the left.
- Unlike the route shown on the Google Map linked in the directions, turn left out of the Granta, keeping water on your left as you pass in front of buildings. Cross the pedestrian bridge over the water and follow the path northeast. When the path joins the Cam, turn left and follow the path north (with the river on your right); mind out for cow pats. Continue past the rollers and cross the river at the lock. The Mill is immediately opposite, on the corner of the road.
- The Grad Pad, which is not a pub, can be visited by turning left out of The Mill alongside the river; it's on the left, part of the same building as the Mill. After the Grad Pad, turn right and return to the Mill to pick up the rest of the crawl.
- Turn right out of the Mill, down Mill Lane. Turn left through the bollards onto Laundress Lane. Turn left at the end, onto Silver Street, and follow the wall of The Anchor, on your left, to the door (which faces the Silver Street bridge).
- Turn right out of the Anchor down Silver Street. Again disagreeing with the Google map, follow the wall of Queens' College on your left, down Queens' Lane between Queen's and St Catherine's. Follow Queens' Lane to the right, between King's College and St Catherine's. Turn left onto Trumpington Street towards King's Parade, then turn right onto Bene't Street. The Eagle is on the left (north) of Bene't Street.
- Turn left out of The Eagle and continue east along Bene't Street. The Bath Ale House is on the left. The Bath Ale House was closed, hopefully temporarily.
- Turn left out of the Bath Ale house, east along Bene't Street. Continue to Wheeler Street, past Peas Hill on the left and the Corn Exchange on the right. The Cow is on the right, on the far side of Corn Exchange Street. The Cow appears no longer to be Red, which historically was its colour.
- From the Cow, go straight ahead up Guildhall Street. Continue north along Market Square; turn left onto Market Hill and then immediately right onto Rose Crescent. Follow Rose Crescent around to Trinity Street, and turn right. Continue as Trinity Street turns into St John's Street, then turn left past St John's College onto Bridge Street. The Baron of Beef is on the right just after The Mitre (which was included on the King Street crawl).
- To get back to the centre of town, turn right out of the Pickerel (or left out of the Mitre or Baron of Beef), south down Bridge Street. Pick Trinity Street or Sydney Street as suits you. The obvious curry opportunity is the Curry King, which can be found in the passageway (Jordans Yard) between the Mitre and the Baron of Beef.
Meeting at the Portland Arms at 7pm.
Crawl completed - 7 pubs visited (total 56).
- The Portland Arms is on the north side of Mitcham's Corner, where Milton Road leaves the one way system. Mitcham's corner is the one-way system connection around a Staples and a Lloyds Bank, connecting Victoria Road, Victoria Avenue, Chesterton Road and Milton Road.
- Turn right out of the Portland Arms, west up Victoria Road. Follow Victoria Road, and the Carpenters Arms is on the right (north) side of Victoria Road, on the junction with French's Road, next to Histon Road Cemetery.
- Turn right out of the Carpenters Arms and continue west along Victoria Road. At the junction with Histon Road (where the road splits into several lanes), veer right. The Grapes is on the west side of Histon Road as the dividing lanes join into Histon Road, opposite the supermarket. If you're going to the Traveller's Rest and don't have motorised transport on hand, consider ordering a taxi before you order beer. Alternatively, one can turn more sharply right out of the Carpenters Arms, north up French's Road with Histon Road Cemetery to your left. Turn left at the corner of the cemetery, along Bermuda Road, and continue to Histon Road. Turn left (south down Histon Road) and cross over. The Grapes will be on your right, near the junction of Histon and Victoria Road. Which route is preferable depends on the traffic on Victoria Road and the creepiness of the cemetery.
- Turn right out of The Grapes, follow Histon Road down to Huntingdon Road. If you're visiting the Traveller's Rest (which has historically been included, but whose staff currently describe it as "to be honest, a bar on the hotel, but a pub crawl would be cool" - consensus from our visit seemed to be that it really is a pub in that it tried to have real ale, no matter what the barkeep said), turn right, out of town, along Huntingdon Road. The Traveller's Rest is a long way down on the left (southwest) side of the road, opposite Whitehouse Lane and barely inside the city limit. If you are walking to the Traveller's Rest and back, you are likely to be under time pressure.
- Turn right out of the Traveller's Rest and travel (preferably on wheels) back down Huntingdon Road, passing the traffic-lit junction with Victoria Road on the left and Mount Pleasant on the right. The Sir Isaac Newton is on the left (east) side of the road, next to an entrance to the businesses on Castle Hill.
- Turn left out of the Sir Isaac Newton, down Castle Hill. You will pass the County Arms on your right, but stay on the left side of the road and continue down the hill. The Castle Inn is on your left.
- Turn right out of the Castle Inn, up the hill. The County Arms is on the opposite side from the Castle Inn.
- To head back to town, turn right out of the County Arms and head down Castle Hill. Cross at the bottom to get to Bridge Street. The obvious curry opportunity is the Maharajah, which is on the right as you walk down Castle Hill, near the Castle Inn.
Meeting at the Clarendon Arms at 7pm.
Crawl completed - 7 pubs visited (total 49).
- The Clarendon Arms is on Clarendon Street, which is the small road off the Park Side/Park Terrace/Parker Street crossroads (at the corner of Parker's Piece). The pub is on the west side of the road, just south of Victoria Street.
- Turn left out of the Clarendon Arms, northeast up Clarendon Street, which becomes Jesus Terrace and (after passing the pedestrianised end of Fitzroy Street and the Eden Chapel on the right) Fair Street. Continue (past the closed Hopbine) to the junction with Maids Causeway. Turn right (east) and cross over the road. The Burleigh Arms is on the left as you continue eastwards.
- Turn right out of the Burleigh Arms, and cross the road to the south side, returning west along Maids Causeway until you reach the roundabout at the bottom of Victoria Avenue. Cross Short Street and follow round the edge of the church to King Street. The St Radegund is on the opposite (north) side of King Street, near the roundabout end.
- Turn right out of the St Radegund, west along King Street. The King Street Run is on the left (south) side of King Street.
- Turn left out of the King Street Run, continuing west along King Street. The Champion of the Thames is on the left.
- Turn left out of the Champion of the Thames and cross King Street, continuing west past the defunct Bun Shop. Turn right down Malcolm Street, then continue to the end. Turn left onto Jesus Lane, following the road down to the traffic lights with Park Street, where you should turn right. Pass the ADC, continue past the Park Street car park. The Maypole is on the left, just after the car park.
- Turn right out of the Maypole and right again up Round Church Street, after the car park. Turn right at the junction with Bridge Street. The Mitre is on the right.
- To get back to town, turn left out of the Mitre - this will take you to Bridge Street and the junction with St John's Street. Before doing so, the obvious curry opportunity is the Curry King, in the passageway between the Mitre and the Baron of Beef.
Meeting at the Pickerel Inn at 7pm.
Crawl completed - 7 pubs visited (total 42).
- The Pickerel Inn is on Magdelene Street, opposite Magdelene College, just on the out-of-town (north-west) side of Magdelene Bridge on the south-west side of the road.
- Turn left out of The Pickerel Inn, out of town along Magdelene Street towards Castle Street. Turn left at the crossroads onto Northampton Street, and cross the road. The Punter is on the right corner of the junction with Pound Hill.
- Turn left out of The Punter, back east along Northampton Street the way you came, and cross back over the road. Cross Magdelene Street and continue straight on, along Chesterton Lane. The Boathouse is some way down, on Mitcham's Corner, by the junction with Croft Holme Lane in the Mitcham's Corner one-way system, backing onto the river.
- Turn right out of the Boathouse, east along Chesterton Road. The Tivoli is next to the Bouthouse, on the right.
- Turn right out of the Tivoli, continue to the junction with Victoria Avenue. The Waterman is on the corner, on the right.
- Leaving the Waterman, continue east along Chesterton Road. At the roundabout at the end of Elizabeth Way, cross Elizabeth Way and veer right through the pedestrian section onto the last of Chesterton Road, then continue onto Chesterton High Street. The Haymakers is on the right.
- Turn right out of the Haymakers, follow the High Street to the mini-roundabout with Water Lane, where you should turn right. Where Water Lane meets Water Street, turn right through the road furniture. The Green Dragon is on the right, opposite the pedestrian bridge over the river.
- The obvious route back to town involves turning right down Water Street out of the Green Dragon and crossing the river via the pedestrian bridge. Continue to Garlic Row, then turn right onto Newmarket Road. There used to be a helpful curry house here; alas, no more, which means that turning right (southwest) along Newmarket Road and heading back to town is the only option. Cross the underpass and continue to Maids Causeway. Turn left at Fair Street and veer right onto New Square to get to Emmanuel Road (veer left for the town centre), or continue to Jesus Terrace, Clarendon Street and Park Terrace for the southern part of town. Curry is harder - one option is to turn down East Road at the roundabout, continue alongside Parkside and turn right at Regent Street for the Gandhi. The other is to turn left off Newmarket Road at the lights onto Coldham's Lane, then right onto New Street, left at Sturton Street, right at the end (Hooper Street) then immediately left onto Kingston Street, then at the junction with Mill Road turn right and visit either the Curry Queen or (farther down) the Kohinoor; in this case, continue down Mill Road to get to the centre of town - cross Parker's Piece diagonally and turn right onto St Andrew's Street.
Meeting at the Med at 1pm.
Crawl completed - 6 pubs visited (total 35).
- The Med (which was, until recently, called the Master Mariner) is on the west side of Perne Road, part of the ring road. between Cherry Hinton Road and Perne Avenue. This is some way out of town, so you may wish to take motorised transport to get here.
- Turn left out of the Med, north along Perne Road. Cross the first roundabout (with Radegund Road) then turn left at the next (Brookfields). The Brook is on the left.
- Turn left (west) out of the Brook and continue onto Mill Road, crossing it to the north side. Take the Thoday Street turn on the right. Continue to the junction with St Philips Road. The Empress is on the far right side of the crossroads.
- From the Empress, return south down Thoday Street to Mill Road. Turn right, east along Mill road, and pass the shops. The Earl of Beaconsfield is on the right just before Great Eastern Street, just before the bridge over the railway.
- Turn right out of the Earl of Beaconsfield and cross the railway bridge. Devonshire Road is on the left; the Devonshire Arms is a little way down on the right.
- Leaving the Devonshire Arms, turn left and return to Mill Road. Turn left (northwest) towards town on Mill Road. Take the second left onto Tenison Road. The Salisbury Arms is on the right, just after Wilkin Street. The Salisbury is not open until about
6pm7pm on Sundays, so we will not reach there sooner than that.
- To get back to the town centre, leave the Salisbury and turn northeast down Tenison Road to the junction with Mill Road. Turn left onto Mill Road, and continue to the traffic lights with Gonville Place; cross the road and walk diagonally across Parker's Piece, then turn right at the end onto St Andrew's Street to get to the centre of town. The obvious curry opportunity is the Kohinoor, which is on the left as you walk down Mill Road. Alternatively, you could turn right at Mill Road (towards the railway bridge) and visit the Curry Queen, which is opposite the White Swan.
Meeting at the Man on the Moon from 7:30pm.
Crawl completed - 8 pubs visited (total 29).
- The Man on the Moon is on the corner of Norfolk Street and Staffordshire Street. Norfolk Street meets East Road near the Grafton Centre, and reaches Gwydir Street, which is convenient for various bits of the middle of Mill Road. For most, joining Norfolk Street at East Road (just south of where East Road becomes dual carriageway) and walking east will be easiest; the Man on the Moon will be on your left.
- Turn left out of the Man on the Moon and continue east, away from East Road, along Norfolk Street. Turn left on St Matthew's Street (oddly, where Google seems to think the Man on the Moon lives), then take the second right down Vicarage Terrace. The Dobblers is more or less opposite the junction of Vicarage Terrace and Sturton Street.
- Turn left out of the Dobblers, south down Sturton Street. Take the first left onto Sleaford Street. The Geldart is on the right, just before Ainsworth Street.
- Turn left out of the Geldart, returning west to Sturton Street. Turn right (north) up Sturton Street and then the next left onto Milford Street. The Alexandra Arms is on the left (south-east) corner of the junction with with Gwydir Street.
- From the Alexandra Arms, turn left, south down Gwydir Street (passing the Cambridge Blue, closed at the time of this crawl, on the right). Turn left (east) at the junction with Hooper Street and follow the road to the right/south (not through pedestrian-only section) to Kingston Street. The Kingston Arms is on the right, some way down.
- From the Kingston Arms, turn right and continue south down Kingston Street. The White Swan is on the right (north-west) corner of the junction with Mill road.
- After the White Swan, turn right (northeast) along Mill road away from the railway bridge, towards town and take the fourth left onto Covent Garden. The Six Bells is on the left, just after Mill Street.
- Turn left out of the Six Bells, continuing southwest down Covent Garden. Take a left at Cross Street, cross Glisson Road, then the Live and Let Live is on the right, at the junction with Mawson Road.
- To get back to the centre of town, turn left out of the Live and Let Live onto Mawson Road, continuing northeast to Mill Road. Turn left (northwest) to get to the junction with Gonville Place. Cross the road, cross Parker's Piece diagonally (past the Reality Checkpoint), and turn right up St Andrew's Street towards the centre of town. The obvious curry is the Kohinoor, which can be reached by turning right out at the Mill Road/Mawson Road junction rather than left; it's on the right near the junction. The Curry Queen is an alternative, farther away from town along Mill Road, opposite the White Swan.
Crawl completed - 7 (of 8) pubs visited (total 21).
Meeting at the Regal from 7pm.
There will be an Extraordinary General Meeting in the Regal before we continue.
Note: The start time is now 7pm to allow time for the EGM, not 7:30pm as previously published.
This crawl was rearranged while in progress in order to end in nicer pubs. These directions have been updated to reflect reality rather than plans.
- The Regal
(38-39 St Andrews Street, under the Art's Picture House, next to the Castle)
- The Fountain Inn
(12 Regent Street, opposite the University Arms)
- The Avery
(69 Regent Street, opposite the Gandhi)
- The Prince Regent
(91 Regent Street)
The Osborne Arms
(108 Hills Road, just out of town from Station Road) The Osborne Arms was (temporarily) closed.
- The Earl of Derby
(129 Hills Road, between Brooklands Avenue and the bridge over the railway)
- The Flying Pig
(106 Hills Road, next to the Osborne Arms)
- The Emperor
(21 Hills Road, junction with St Paul's Road, opposite the Saffron Brasserie)
- The Regal is on St Andrews Street, between Downing Street/Emmanuel and Downing, on the west side of the road, next to the Castle and under the Arts Picture House.
- Turn right out of the Regal and head south along St Andrews Street. The Fountain is opposite Park Terrace on the west side of the road.
- Turn right out of the Fountain, south along Regent Street. Pass Downing College. When you get to the Gandhi, cross Regent Street and go down a gap between buildings to the Avery.
- Leave the Avery from the same exit, then turn left, south down Regent Street. The Prince Regent is on the left.
- Turn left out of the Prince Regent and continue out of town, down Regent Street. Cross the crossroads, onto Hills Road. Take to the right side of the Hills Road and continue past the traffic-lit junction with Station Road. The Osborne Arms is on the right. The Osborne Arms was closed when this crawl was attempted, but we believe this to be temporary.
- Turn right out of the Osborne Arms and cross Hills Road. The Earl of Derby is just after the junction with Brooklands Avenue, on the left (east) side of the road.
- Turn right (north) out of the Early of Derby, cross Hills Road after Brooklands Avenue, and retrace your steps to the Flying Pig, which is next to the Osborne Arms.
- Turn left out of the Flying Pig and walk back down Hills Road, passing Station Road again and crossing Hills Road. The Emperor is on the right, near St Paul's Place and opposite the Saffron Brasserie.
- To get back to the centre of town, turn left out of Osborne Arms and follow Hills Road north, crossing the lights at Lensfield Road on to Regent Street and St Andrew's Street. There are curry options (Saffron Brasserie - opposite the Emperor, Gandhi - opposite the Avery) en route.
Crawl completed - 8 pubs visited (total 14).
Meeting at the Fort St George from 7pm.
Please note: Arbury has historically been home to a disproportionate amount of anti-university feeling. While this is not as pervasive as was once the case, it is best not to aggravate matters: please go out of your way to be on your best behaviour, and it may help not to be too obviously-connected with the university (e.g. avoid wearing college scarves or Quarter Blues).
- Make your way to the Fort St George. This is on the river at the corner of Midsummer Common near Victoria Avenue, by the pedestrian bridge which links to Pretoria Road, and at the junction of several paved paths across Midsummer Common. It is traditional to do this crawl on November 5th, which provides the opportunity to watch the fireworks on Midsummer Common. In this case, it is a good idea to get beer at the Fort St George early - there is likely to be a long queue - and be near the pedestrian bridge when the fireworks finish, so as to beat the rush. Anyone playing catch-up after the fireworks may find the queue at the Fort St George to be less an issue than the Old Spring, which is less equipped to spread out.
- Turn left (southeast) out of the pub, away from Victoria Avenue, and cross the Cam at the pedestrian bridge. Walk up Pretoria Road, turn left at the end onto Hamilton Road, and follow it round towards Chesterton Road. The Old Spring is on the left. Expect a long queue if doing this crawl after fireworks.
- Turn northeast along Chesterton Road (away from the Mitcham's Corner one-way system), cross Chesterton Road at the pedestrian crossing and turn left down George Street. Continue to the T-junction with Milton Road (a main road) and turn right. Cross Milton Road and follow it northeast, crossing the roundabout junction with Elizabeth Way. Continue past the traffic lights at Arbury Road, and the Milton Arms is on the left (northwast) side of Milton Road.
- Turn left out of the Milton Arms and continue northeast down Milton Road. Continue to the major crossroads with King's Hedges Road. The Golden Hind is opposite, on the north corner of the crossroads.
- Turn right out of the Golden Hind, up King's Hedges Road, and cross over. Turn left (southwest) onto Campkin Road, following it round the bend as it turns northwest. The Jenny Wren is on the right (northeast), just before the junction with St Kilda Road.
- Turn right out of the Jenny Wren, down Campkin Road. You then have two choices:
- The simpler route is to continue down Campkin Road and turn right at the second mini-roundabout, up Northfields Avenue. Stay on Northfields Avenue as it veers northeast. Just after the roundabout with Cameron Road, the Ship is on the right, with the entrance near Northfields Avenue. (Ignore the Google map linked in the directions - do not divert up Aragon Close and Northfield Avenue).
- The shorter route is to turn right off Campkin Road up the pedestrian route from the car park near St Kilda Avenue. Follow the path as directly northwest as possible, keeping buildings to the left (and mostly open ground to the right). When there are trees instead of buildings to the left, follow the path through them to the left (west, then southwest) and continue where the path rejoins the road (Cameron Road). Continue southwest down Cameron Road; The Ship is on the right, near the roundabout junction with Northfields Avenue; you will probably have to walk to the northwest edge of the building to find an entrance. If looking at this on an on-line map, it's worth using a satellite view, because the pedestrian route is separate from roads. It is inadvisable to take this route except in a group, especially after dark - it is poorly-lit and hidden from the road, and Arbury has traditionally contained a population with some anti-university feeling, so it is unwise for lone students to expose themselves to danger. It is also easy to get lost in this back route. If not in a group, the Northfields Avenue route is safer.
- From The Ship, turn left (southwest) down Northfields Avenue past the roundabout with Cameron Road, continuing as it veers southeast to the junction with Campkin Way. Turn right onto Campkin Road (one can cut the corner diagonally across the grass here), then cross Campkin Road and turn left at the junction with Arbury Road. Cross Arbury Road and The Grove is on the right (southwest) side.
- Turn left out of The Grove (taking the exit away from the car park if possible, otherwise walking around three sides of the building), heading south away from Arbury Road down the pedestrian route into Arbury Court (shops). Veer right (west) on entering Arbury Court and head through the gap onto Alex Wood Road. Follow Alex Wood Road west, veering left at the roundabout with Mansel Way to stay on Alex Wood Road and passing Montgomery Road on your left. At the T-junction with Carlton Way, turn left (southwest). The Carlton Arms is some distance down on the right (northwest) side, after Perse Way (on the right) and Metcalfe Road (on the left).
- To get back to the centre of town, turn right from the Carlton Arms and walk to the crossroads with Gilbert Road. Turn left, southeast, down Gilbert Road, then right at the bottom, which will turn you southwest along Milton Road. Walk to Mitcham's Corner and cross southwards to Victoria Avenue (the main road across the river). Walk down Victoria Avenue, then take the second, third or fourth exit from the roundabout to get to Short Street (for Emmanuel etc.), King Street (past the St Radegund, for Christ's, King's, etc.) or Jesus Lane (Jesus). If heading to the north of town (Murray Edwards, Fitz, Churchill, etc.) you may prefer to turn right at the crossroads between Carlton Way and Gilbert Road, then left onto Histon Road, which will take you to the Histon Road/Huntingdon Road/Castle Street/Victoria Road junction. One can cut a corner by continuing from Carlton Way to Stretten Avenue instead of turning at Gilbert Road, then veering left at Harvey Goodwin Avenue and then right at Victoria Road, but this is a less main road route if navigating alone. There is no curry opportunity obviously close to the Carlton Arms - the Maharajah on Castle Hill or the Curry King near Bridge Street may be the nearest options.
Crawl completed - 6 pubs visited.
Meeting in Quinn's from 7:30pm.
(Downing Street, under the Holiday Inn)
- The Castle
(37 St Andrews Street, next to The Regal and under the Arts Picture House)
- N.B. not The Castle Inn, which we do later.
- The Cricketers
(Melbourne Place/Prospect Row)
- The Elm Tree
(Orchard Street, Elm Street/Eden Street, opposite the Cricketers - trust the arrow, not the label on the map)
- The Free Press
The Tram Depot (Dover Street) The Tram Depot was closed. The Bakers was substituted.
- The Bakers
(Adam & Eve Street/East Road)
Directions ending at the Tram Depot
Directions ending at The Bakers:
- Make your own way to Quinn's. Downing Street runs past the south side of the New Museum Site and the north side of the Downing Site, between Pembroke College and Emmanuel College. (Note: Downing College is not on Downing Street.) Quinn's is on the north side of the road, between Corn Exchange Street and St Tibb's Row.
- Turn left (east) out of Quinn's and walk down Downing Street to St Andrew's Street (opposite Emmanuel College). Turn right and walk south, down St Andrew's Street. The Castle is on the right, so stay on the west side of the road..
- Turn right, south down St Andrews Street, out of The Castle and cross the road. Turn left (north-east) down Park Terrace, before the University Arms hotel. When you get to the crossroads, turn right (south-east) down Parkside and cross to the north-east side of the road. If you cut the corner here be wary of the railings and any rope that's protecting the cricket pitch on Parker's Piece. As you walk south-east down Parkside, Melbourne Place is a pedestrian route on your left, roughly opposite one of the tarmacced paths across Parker's Piece. Turn down Melbourne Place; the entrance to The Cricketers is on the right, just before you get to Prospect Row.
- Turn right (north-east) out of the Cricketers and walk alongside the pub to Prospect Row. The Elm Tree is diagonally to the left, roughly north of the Cricketers.
- Head diagonally right out of the Elm Tree down Prospect Row (a road navigable by cars), across the side of the Cricketers (not back down Melbourne Place). The Free Press is on the left (north-east) side of the road.
Turn left out of the Free Press, heading south-east down Prospect Row to the end of the road. Turn left (north-east) onto Adam and Eve Street, then right (east) onto Dover Street. The Tram Depot is on the left (north) side of the road. The Tram Depot was closed. The Bakers was substituted.
- Turn left out of the Free Press, heading south-east down Prospect Row to the end of the road. Turn left (north-east) onto Adam and Eve Street. The rear entrance to The Bakers is on the right.
- To get back to the centre of town, turn right out of the East Road exit from the Bakers and walk to Parker's Piece. Walk diagonally across to get to St Andrews Street, and (unless going to Downing) right to head towards the town centre. Alternatively, stay on East Road alongside Parker's Piece (Gonville Place) to the junction with Regent Street, then veer right if heading towards an obvious curry opportunity (the Gandhi on Regent Street).