No longer, perhaps. It’s always been a pleasant pub but now it’s making a determined bid to be one of Cambridge’s coolest drinking spots, with a hip new look and some truly brilliant new foodie offerings.
It now looks every inch the stylish city gastro pub, with distressed wood-clad walls adorned with vintage signs, quirky hanging lights and mismatched furniture – as well as a lovely suntrap of a beer garden.
Food-wise, the burgers are nothing short of epic, prepared using top quality freshly ground beef and served in a glazed brioche bun, they range from The Meaty Ox (with bone marrow fritter, Monterey Jack cheese, Worcester sauce, pulled oxtail), to the 5am Saint (crisp black pudding, dry cured bacon, fried egg, mushroom ketchup). Sides include sweet potato fries, curried coleslaw and baby gem lettuce with radish and bacon, slathered with ranch dressing.
There’s tasty veggie options too and roast dinners on a Sunday, as well as a great selection of ales and craft beer. Well worth a look.
They’re throwing a party this October too: read about AlexFest here.