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Updates

The Free Press reopened on Tuesday 13 April.
Tuesday-Friday, 12-11 (food 12-2 & 6-9). Saturday, 12-11 (food 12-4 & 6-9). Sunday, 12-9 (food 12-4).

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Free Press

7 Prospect Row
Cambridge
CB1 1DU

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Opening Times

Regular

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2, 6 - 9 Mon - Fri
12 - 4, 6 - 9 Sat
12 - 4 Sun

About the Pub

Close to Parker's Piece, this intimate, friendly pub serves high-quality food and great beer. The rare Greene King XX Mild was its best seller until Greene King stopped brewing it regularly. Pub regulars still cuss when GK are mentioned. Guest beers are from Greene King's seasonal and guest lists. Weston's Old Rosie cider is also available. It has an interesting selection of unusual spirits such as English whisky and a range of bottled beers.

A pub since 1834, it just survived the 1970s Kite area redevelopment. It is identified by CAMRA as having a regionally important historic pub interior. Only the tiny snug is from the original pub. The other two rooms are a loving reconstruction. Local pictures, historic newspapers and printing type cases containing nick-nacks decorate the walls. The rowing eight bow hanging from the front bar ceiling is from the crashed 1984 Cambridge varsity boat. When students relished a frivolous challenge, Downing once got 59 in the snug. Bench seating out front and a walled garden at the rear.

Historic Interest

The pub is named after a temperance movement newspaper that lasted for just one edition.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Greene King Abbot
  • Greene King IPA
  • Greene King XX Mild (When available)
  • Morland --seasonal--

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

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Features

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Free doggy treats.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Free Press

7 Prospect Row
Cambridge
CB1 1DU

Sat Nav Reference

52.204799, 0.130346

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Free Press - Cambridge

Free Press

7 Prospect Row
Cambridge
CB1 1DU

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Additional Services
  • Pubs with Outstanding Conversions and Restorations
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Newspapers
  • Real Fire
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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