Pub crawls 2021-2022

CUTwC runs a series of pub crawls throughout (mostly) 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 directions. The crawl is pleased to reappear after a COVID-induced absence in the 2020-2021 season.

See also the 2019-2020 crawl.

Previous years: 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2010-2011 1999-2000 1997-1998 1996-1997

For historical reference, there is a comparison of pubs open in 2022 compared with the 1996 crawl, the earliest recorded on this site.

Crawl map 2021-2022

Sunday 3rd of July: The Grantchester Crawl

Meeting at The Green Man (Trumpington) at 2:30pm.

Three pubs in Cambridge visited, with four three bonus pubs in Grantchester outside the city limits.

Attendance: Edward Brown, and the British Grand Prix TV coverage


Monday 30th of May Saturday 18th of June: The Station Road Crawl

Meeting in The Earl of Derby on Hills Road at 7:30pm.

It appears that the May 30th pub crawl was an attempt to answer the question "if nobody goes on a pub crawl, did it still happen?" so it was "re-"run on Saturday 18th of June.

6 pubs visited.

Attendance: Harley Jones, James Ireland, Alex Fairclough, Anne Austin, Edward Brown, Toby Bruce, Rupert Knight, Molly Birch, Marc Mills; Natasha Holmes, Katherine Drew and Tatiana Meyer joined at the Curry Queen


Friday 20th of May: The Cherry Hinton Crawl

Meeting in The Rock on Cherry Hinton Road at 7:30pm.

5 pubs visited.

Attendance: Ed Green, Katherine Drew, James Ireland, Marc Mills, Tasha Holmes, Harley Jones.


Saturday 12th of March: The Chesterton Crawl

Meeting in The Wrestlers at 7:30pm.

6 pubs visited.

Attendance: Edward Brown, Harley Jones, Katherine Drew; Alex joined at the OtherSyde, Jake joined at the Green Dragon


Thursday 3rd of March: The King Street Crawl

Meeting in The Corner House at 7:30pm.

6 pubs visited (not the Punter).

Attendance: Edward Brown, James Ireland, Jake Humbles; Ed Green present for just the Burleigh Arms and King Street Run


Friday 18th of February: The Town Centre Crawl

Meeting in The Grain & Hop Store at 7:30pm.

8 pubs visited.

Attendance: Edward Brown, James Ireland, Alex Fairclough; Sam Clayton joined at the Pint Shop


Tuesday 8th of February: The Mill Road Crawl

Meeting in The Brook at 7:30pm.

6 pubs visited.

Attendance: Edward Brown, Katherine Drew, Izzy Jarvis, Jack the Taller, Jack the Blonder, Alex Fairclough; Katie Reynish and Sofya Boruleva joined at the Empress, Harley Jones and Ed green joined at the White Swan


Friday 28th of January: The Castle Hill Crawl

Meeting in The Travellers Rest at 7pm.

7 6 pubs visited.

Attendance: Edward Brown, Joe Smith, Toby Bruce, Rupert Knight, James Ireland; Alex Fairclough and Molly Birch joined at the Grapes


Saturday 11th of December 2021: Ben Fairbairn's Birthday "39 is like 69, only smaller" Bonus Crawl

Meeting in the Old Ticket Office at 2pm.

9-15 pubs to visit.

Possible additions:

Directions (for the primary pubs only):

Friday 3rd of December 2021: The Sturton Street Crawl

Meeting in The Dobblers Inn at 7:30pm.

7 pubs visited.

Attendance: Edward Brown, Ed Green, Harley Jones, Izzy Jarvis, Katherine Drew


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021: The Laundress Green Crawl

Meeting in The Red Bull at 7:30pm

7 6 pubs (plus a bar) visited.

Attendance: Edward Brown, Alex, Harley, Kat, Sam, Toby


Friday 5th of November 2021: The (untraditional) Arbury Crawl

Meeting in the Fort St George at 7:30pm.

6 pubs (and a bonus drink) visited.

Attendance: 🤦
Fort-Spring-Boathouse-Carpenter's-Carlton: Molly, Harley, Jake, Toby, Izzy
Fort-Spring-Boathouse-Carpenter's-Portland-Thirsty-Carlton: Edward B, SiBo
Fort-Spring-Boathouse-Carpenter's: Leo, Panos, Arnaldo, Sam, Alex (not the Fort)

Note: Normally we would start at the fireworks (which aren't happening this year), queue for half an hour to get a drink (which hopefully won't be necessary this year), and do the traditional Arbury Crawl, except we can't because the Ship has closed and a 1.6-mile walk from the Golden Hind to the Carlton Arms is unappealing.


Friday 29th of October 2021: The Prospect Row Crawl

Meeting in the Clarendon Arms at 7:30pm

7 pubs visited.

Attendance: Edward Brown, Molly Birch, Alex Fairclough, James Ireland, Toby Bruce, Sam; Ed Green joined at the Duke of Cambridge.


Monday 25th of October 2021: The Regent Street Crawl

Meeting at the Prince Regent at 7:30pm.

7 5 pubs visited.

Attendance: Harley, James and Alex; Hiro, Kat and Tash joined at the Bike Shop, Hiro left after the Alma.