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Ale Taster

(formerly Hog & Partridge, Lord John Russell)

25 Russell Street
St Neots
PE19 1BA

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 6.00 pm



About the Pub

A traditional, small back-street pub which reopened on the 24th February. It is operated in the style of a micro pub. Renamed by the enthusiastic new owners, was previously the Hog & Partridge. It features up to six changing beers, which are served from stillage behind the bar. Also available are upto nine real ciders and a perry. The owners source beer and cider from local producers as much as possible.

Three large fridges display a wide selection of bottled beers from around the world.

The pub encourages conversation, with quiet background music and no electronic machines. Traditional bar games can be played here. The owners are happy to chat about their beers.

Sunday closing time may vary depending on business.

Directions - from St Neots High Street take New Road and Russell Street is on the right, around 5 minutes walk. If arriving by car use Tebbutts Road car park, the pub being accessed by using the passageway at the rear of the car park.


  • Huntingdonshire CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2022
  • Huntingdonshire CAMRA Urban Pub of the Year 2022 & 2019 & 2018
  • Huntingdonshire CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2019 & 2018
  • Huntingdonshire CAMRA Most Improved Urban Pub of the Year 2017

Historic Interest

The Lord John Russell was a Paines Brewery tied pub.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Frequently changing.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Mainly Cambridge Cider Co.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Garden

    Covered outdoor drinking area.

  • Parking Parking

    Tebbutts Road car park is nearby.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Accompanied children permitted until 7pm.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Bar skittles.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered outdoor drinking area.

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Ale Taster

25 Russell Street
St Neots
PE19 1BA

Sat Nav Reference

52.230372, -0.266693


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Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Route 905

Closest Station (1400m)

St Neots

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Ale Taster

25 Russell Street
St Neots
PE19 1BA

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

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