The Kingston Arms
This is a cosy and traditional freehouse tucked away in a residential street off Cambridge’s Mill Road.
A ‘proper’ pub, the cask beer line-up is impressive, with 13 handpumps serving regular and ever-changing guest beers, including at least one dark ale and two ciders and perries. The pub also stocks a selection of Belgian and bottled brews.
The kitchen focuses on hearty locally sourced, home-cooked food, with breakfasts served from 11am on Saturdays and Sundays. Blackboards list the daily specials. The local butcher delivers the meat, Cambridge Cheese Company supplies the cheese, and the greengrocer down the road drops in the vegetables.
On my most recent visit I had liver and bacon with bubble and squeak, and my wife had sea bass with buttered sprouts and cabbage, mash and a chive sauce.
This stalwart of the Cambridge scene continues to please!
By Philip Seaman, Cambridgeshire editor
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