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White Lion

96 High St
CB22 3HJ

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed.

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - Midnight
Tuesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Thursday4.00 pm - Midnight
Friday4.00 pm - 1.00 am
SaturdayNoon - 1.00 am
SundayNoon - 00.30 am



About the Pub

Michael Roughead, the landlord of more than 15 years, passed away suddenly in April 2020.

The future of the pub is uncertain, but it is unlikely that it will reopen in its current form.

Grade II listed former coaching inn with the oldest bits dating back to the 17th century. The entrance opens into the main bar which has sports shown on two large TVs along the back wall. There is a separate pool room, which is also used for hosting local youth team, British Legion meetings and other functions. At the back there is a car park, beer garden and smoking area.

The pub has a strong community involvement, supporting local charities and sports teams. There are resident darts, pool and p├ętanque teams. They are also home to a Saturday League football club. There is a pub quiz every Thursday night.

The ale range normally consists of a blonde beer, a bitter and a dark beer sourced from a variety of smaller local and regional breweries, such as Grain, Nene Valley, Church End, Nethergate and Crafty. There are occasional meet the brewer events.

Cambridge & District CAMRA Community (rural) Pub of the Year 2018 and Dark Beer Pub of the Year 2020.

The pub closed in March 2020 following the death of the licensee. It is due to reopen in October 2022.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Normally one blond beer, one bitter and one dark beer.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Early may.


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Pub quiz every Thursday.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool and darts.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    About once a month.

  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV
  • WiFi Wifi

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White Lion

96 High St
CB22 3HJ

Sat Nav Reference

52.120517, 0.168952


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Nearby Bus Routes (20m)

Citi 7

Closest Station (1800m)

Whittlesford Parkway

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White Lion - Sawston


White Lion

96 High St
CB22 3HJ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Beer Festivals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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