Now we know there’s not exactly a shortage of fantastic pubs in the Mill Road area – in fact it’s got probably the highest concentration of brilliant boozers of anywhere in the city – but that doesn’t mean we’re not excited about the arrival of The Petersfield.
Located in the building previously home to the well-loved Backstreet Bistro (RIP), this new Sturton Street pub and restaurant comes our way courtesy of the ever-expanding City Pub Company, who are also responsible for local favourites including Cambridge Brew House and The Old Bicycle Shop. Inside, as we’ve come to expect from this group, it’s smart and vintage in style, with lots of dark wood, quirky art and rich, deep colours.
They’ve made the most of the venue’s courtyard, which is now a small-but-perfectly-formed, fairly-light adorned, peaceful little haven (and definitely one to add to your list when you’re looking for an alfresco pint in the neighbourhood).
There’s a nice beer selection, and we’re hearing excellent things about the food too, which is of the gourmet pub grub variety (think beer battered haddock and chips, steaks and pies), plus you can pick up brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.