The Grain Store has sprouted where The Avery used to be, following a six-figure investment and a thorough makeover. Gone are the tired furnishings and dark wood decor. Here to stay are modern pops of graffiti-inspired wall art, elegant Chesterfields and an ambience of urban, industrial cool.
At the bar, The Grain Store will offer a choice of ten craft beers and six cask ales from local, national and international breweries, alongside premium spirits and selected wines. The pub will also be Cambridge’s first Tankovna bar, serving unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer, arriving each week from the Czech Republic. On the food front, in-house smoked meat and fish dishes, alongside pub classics, will take pride of place on the new lunch and dinner menus. Breakfast will be served daily from 9am.
Pub manager Barry McCardle says: “We are the new home of great beer, food and customer service in the heart of Cambridge. My team can recommend something for everyone, from ale lovers looking for a new experience to people eager to try their first craft beer. We cannot wait to make our mark on the city’s craft beer scene and show the community what we have to offer.”
Jonathan Webster, managing director of Greene King’s local pubs, adds: “It is always exciting when the doors to a newly transformed pub are once again opened to the public. This is a huge change to The Grain Store, but one I am sure the people of Cambridge will thoroughly endorse.”
The Grain Store will be aiming to hold regular events in their great new surroundings, including beer tastings, live music performances and ‘meet the beer master’ nights. You can stay up to date with what’s happening over on Twitter @grainstorecambs.