The Maypole

3 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

20A Portugal Place
Cambridge, England, CB5 8AF
United Kingdom

01223 352999 | map

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Added by BlackHaddock on 12-05-2011

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by BlackHaddock:
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4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I thought this pub to be a real find and had no hesitation in putting it forward as a beerfly destination. Hidden away from any main roads or shopping streets Portugal Place is however within easy walking distance of anywhere within the city centre and The Maypole is well worth the effort of finding; if you want good quality Real Ale from small independent breweries that other pubs don’t sell in Cambridge.

The pub has two distinct rooms, both with TV’s (something I’m not too keen on), both also have a bar area, the larger bar having many hand pulls on it. Cocktails and good quality food being another selling point according to a local who tipped me off about it, we didn’t eat or have cocktails though: too many new cask beers for us to attack. The pub is also in the 2012 CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

Basic, this is far from plush or smart, but it is friendly and clean, good service comes with a smile no matter how busy the establishment is, or how large your order may be. On our visit the beer quality was excellent as was the selection, what more could you ask for?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of benanger
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Stephen63
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Popped in here on a flying visit to Cambridge the week before Christmas. Really excellent choice of ales and great range of bottled beers. Old fashioned wooden tables give the place a homely feel though the big screen TVs detract somewhat from that.

Was pretty busy when I was there but plenty of bar staff and no problems getting served. Very much enjoyed the beers I had there, from a range of small breweries too. Definitely one to drop by if you are in Cambridge. The town has plenty of real ale pubs this is certainly of one the good ones.

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The Maypole in Cambridge, GB2, United Kingdom
Place rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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