Latest opening at CB1 adds to station options
The rapidly developing station area has welcomed a new pub in the shape of The Old Ticket Office, located – you’ve guessed it – in the spot where rail tickets used to be sold from. We know we’re in good hands with the management of this smart new gastro pub, which comes our way from City Pub Co, the team behind popular local spots including Cambridge Brew House, The Mill and The Petersfield.
Conveniently located for a swift drink and a bite while you wait for your train, OTO offers a huge choice of keg and cask beers, alongside plenty of great wines and a classy cocktail list which includes a spiced blackberry daiquiri and a blood orange Bellini. There’s also – refreshingly in all senses of the word – a genuinely good choice of non-alcoholic tipples for those abstaining.
As with all of City Pub Co’s outposts, food is central to the offering – and there’s a lot to tempt on a menu that’s teeming with crowd pleasers. Swinging by in the morning? Tuck into breakfast baps, kedgeree or a full English, then come lunch and dinner, feast on pub classics like cider battered haddock and chips or hearty pie and mash. There’s also colourful salads, vegan curries and bar snacks including Scotch eggs, cauliflower hot wings and chunky chips in rich cheddar sauce.
Commuters will be pleased to note that many of the pub’s dishes can be provided to go, and there’s a discount on offer for key workers including NHS staff, teachers and military personnel.