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Summary

“An enviable range of ales and gins” adds vim to this “fun and fairly priced” gastropub two-year-old – an “energetic and welcoming” hang-out, serving “simple but excellent” cooking. When busy, though, it can be “super noisy and super slow”.

£44
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Very cool” gastropub yearling that’s proving “a lovely addition to Cambridge”, on account of its “superior” cooking (from a “substantial” somewhat “meat-heavy” menu), “the best selection of unusual ales in town”, and “huge selection of gins”. Top Menu Tip – “the best Scotch eggs around”.

£43
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A new and welcome addition to the city’s pub scene”; its food is “traditional” and “honest”, but the “fantastic real ales” and “wonderful gin list” are arguably greater attractions.

£40
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Pint Shop is all about creating a place that embraces eating and drinking equally. A place where you feely equally at home having a few beers, a light lunch or a full blown feast. A place where people from all walks of life, rub shoulders with each other.

Our inspiration for Pint Shop came from the Beer Houses of the 1830’s;

The original ‘Beer Houses’ or ‘Tom and Jerry Shops’ as they became known, are viewed by many as the birth place of today’s pub. At this point in time beer was a rich man’s drink because of its high tax levels. The poor drank gin and lots of it, mostly in illegal gin shops. Then in 1830, in an attempt to reduce public drunkenness, improve the health of the nation and encourage free trade, The Beer Act was passed. The act allowed anyone that paid a small fee to brew beer and sell it in their home, Beer Houses were born. It even allowed a low ABV beer, called Table Beer to be brewed for children, women and servants as the tap water was so unsafe! A new generation of beer drinkers were born.

We want to take the spirit of those original Beer Houses, namely; craft beer, intimacy & fun, throw in some killer food, cooked on coals, just as it was 1830 and deliver it with a bunch of amazing people.

Restaurant details

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Pint Shop Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Pint Shop Restaurant in CB2, Cambridge by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Pint Shop restaurant.
Julia D
London exports its service standards to Cam...
Reviewed 7 months, 20 days ago

"London exports its service standards to Cambridge, ie, appalling, slapdash and couldn't care less."

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Phil D
I don't like scotch eggs (my friends love t...
Reviewed 9 months, 26 days ago

"I don't like scotch eggs (my friends love them) but nothing else is worth shouting about - on the food front."

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Ivor S
Its popularity migjht just be because of th...
Reviewed 11 months, 17 days ago

"Its popularity migjht just be because of the range of gins, but it could be the extremely well cooked starters. But the popularity impacted the main courses rather badly. The starters were a long time coming because they really were freshly cooked; but they were worth the wait: shrimp pasties, southern fried chicken, artichoke fritters and lamb croquettes were each excellent so we had high hopes. But the place was so full that it was over half an hour between courses and the freshly charcoal grilled sirloin was warm and dry when it arrived as was the lamb kebab. Only the mackerel fillets passed muster. And the "Boxing Day Pie" was more in the idea than the quality of the execution. Perhaps it's better to go when it's less busy."

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10 Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3PN
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Mon- Thurs 12.00 – 22.00, Fri 12.00 – 22.30, Sat 11.00 – 22.30, Sun 11.00 – 22.00
Last orders: 11 pm

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