Pint Shop

4.2
921 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
At Pint Shop we cook simple British food over real charcoal. Our bar serves 23 craft beers on tap, 100 gins and wines from small European growers. We have 4 dining rooms, where we cook around three cooking principles; Spit-Roasting, Charcoal Grilling and Braising.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday:
12pm - 10pm
Friday:
12pm - 10.30pm
Saturday:
11am - 10.30pm
Sunday:
11am - 10pm
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Phone number
01223 352293
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
The closest car park is the Grand Arcade car park, which is about a 2 minute walk from Pint Shop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 921 People Are Saying
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K
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Fine but underwhelming unfortunately.
Undercooked starters (which were, to be fair, replaced and not billed), disappointing desserts.
Friendly staff though.

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RT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great beer, interesting food and friendly service. Recommended!

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C
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As ever really nice evening at the Pint Shop. Service is great, food is really good for the money, loads of good drinks to choose from, atmosphere busy and upbeat. Shame we can’t take the dog!

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CG
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Helpful and professional staff. The dirty burger was no normal burger. Definitely the best burger I have ever eaten. Highly recommend.

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AD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A nice meal and great beer selection. Nice relaxing place to go.

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CL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant with great service . Our waitress was exceptional

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m
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Brilliant buzzing bar restaurant fantastic beer selection + Gins appetitive s food is good but expensive for what you get,but this is central Cambridge!a nice change to your everyday boozer.

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S
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I ordered the Octopus to start with which was not generous in size and not proportionate to it’s price - £8. For my main course I had the roast dinner which was fairly good, the beef was cooked very well but perhaps more vegetables could be added. My friend had the paneer kebab which was dry and the paneer was hard.

The service was below average, the waitress who seated and served us during our meal was moody. My friend initially ordered the aubergine tagine, however it took the waitress 15 minutes after she took our order to notify us that the kitchen had ran out of aubergine tagine.

We found the ambiance pleasant, the dinning room was not overly noisy and the decorations were ascetic.

Value for money - I am happy to pay for expensive food if the food is proportionate to that price. After this experience I cannot conclude that the restaurant serves food which is value for money.

Overall, although the menu looks tempting, I would not rush back to the Pint Shop to eat.

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went here for a roast dinner. The food was great but unfortunately not big enough portions and the service was really slow. I was originally wanting a desert too but as it took so long to get our main course I couldn’t beat another long wait. We also had to track down a waiter to get our bill despite being sat with empty plates for 15mins and even then they had made a mistake with the bill. It is a nice pub and have a large variety of beers and gin but would only come back for drinks and not food.

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C
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I’ve been to the Pint Shop several times and this last occasion was pretty disappointing. The place was heaving and had a great atmosphere, which is terrific, but the music was turned right up so that it was difficult to make conversation even just across the table. The food was just OK - whitebait to share was shockingly over cooked, the plaice came swimming in (not very brown) butter and the aubergine / chick pea dish was under seasoned. The milk jelly was rubbery and the rock hard plums barely poached. Maybe they were overstretched on a busy Saturday evening but the food here is not complicated. This place ought to be fantastic - great location, helpful staff and stylishly decorated - but you come to a restaurant for the food.

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SL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We fully enjoyed our evening and were pleasantly surprised at the venue, food and atmosphere we have already recommended the Pint shop to friends and relatives. We look forward to visiting again soon

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food with a nice mix of options well presented with a nice drinks menu to explore!!

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JW
Denver
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Late Sunday lunch ... we weren’t rushed at all and enjoyed our meal

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing and overrated. Food was very late and our order was wrong, although to be fair part of the order was rectified quickly. Don't expect even a hint of truffle if you order the truffle chips! Small restaurant but very busy, hard to get a booking, absolutely not worth the fuss!

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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late and called the restaurant, they allowed us to move our booking back 45 mins even though they were very busy. Service and food were excellent

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T
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good selection of beers and gin, friendly staff. Outdoor seating with heating, good vibe.

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CW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere, great beer. Highly recommend

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KS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

To be fair we had booked a table for 5pm which was a lull between covers . However the staff at this point were disinterested and lacklustre.

The roast dinner was ok, but nothing spectacular..

Roast beef was pink in the middle so a plus. For this who want crackling with their roast pork this is a cheffy fried version and disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great to have a date dining room! Thank you so much for this! The whole experience was outstanding.

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SD
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect for a pre concert bite to eat Ideal location

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TB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We picked this restaurant as it was close to the Corn Exchange, Cambridge, we had a super meal at reasonsble prices in a great
atmosphere with excellent service.
We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and awesome beer selection. Very happy to see a gluten free beer on draft!

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MN
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Pint Shop for a Sunday lunch and weren’t disappointed - the food was amazing and came out really quickly.

I’d definitely recommend the two course Sunday lunch which is great value.

We also had a pram with us so they took away a chair and there was plenty of space for us at the table (bonus points for my baby not waking up until after I’d finished dessert!).

The restaurant was a bit warm and stuffy - in future I might ask to be seated in the garden, although it does say it’s first come first served and looked busy out there.

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b
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love the food at the pint shop and the gin menu speaks for itself. My only issue is that no matter how hard the individual waiters and waitresses work there seems to be an issue with disorganisation, on our last visit we got asked twice if we were ready to order drinks but were still waiting for a drinks menu from the original waitress who seated us. They also explained there was a shortage on drinks menus so we could only 1 per table which is a bit annoying especially when youre paying around £8 per G&T.
Think it has all the right features to be a great restaurant but small things seem to let it down whenever I visit.

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JB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On arrival had one of the endless list of beers, one of the famous Scotch Eggs and enjoyed the noisy environment. We were escorted to dinner upstairs and had a great meal Service was brilliant.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Absolutely love the bar and garden of this place so thought I'd take the in-laws there for dinner. Very lovely room. Well decorated and with lovely lighting (if you can ignore people using their phone torches to read the menu). There aren't many tables so it's a gentle buzz making for a lovely evening experience. The drinks selection was great as always, and the food was creative and brilliantly done - if a bit small for the price. The sharing fish platter was the size of a standard starter. The service was quick but a bit shy. The service could have been far more personal in an intimate space like that. The desserts were lovely also. Would definitely go again but maybe without the fish platter this time!

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TV
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Starters leave a lot to be desired, game scotch egg was dry and lacking flavour would be better as a traditional scotch egg!
Burger was small, tandoori fish was dry.
Waited until after we finished our starters for drinks to arrive.. overall dining experience not great, not soft furnishings so very noisy, bar on the other hand was fantastic, great choice of gins and well made cocktails.

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b
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent craft beer menu. Food is absolutely delicious

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AJ
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good and waiter helpful and very friendly.

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GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Menu seems to have become a bit less interesting than previously, but still good food

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pint Shop is a lovely bar and restaurant. Great selection of drinks on offer and the food is always brilliant. We went on a Sunday this time, they were out of stock on at least 3 things we ordered but fortunately we are pretty easy going.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff and great food. Portions were impressive, great beer selection and I will be back. If going for Sunday lunch though I highly recommend booking as it is quite rightly always busy.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Looked very promising but waiting staff seemed bored and uninterested. They wanted everything done very quickly - the food arrived within a couple of minutes of ordering which just felt too quick. The food was ok nothing special. Everything seemed rushed. There was just something missing. Reading the reviews it seems as if it has gone downhill since January when the reviews were all excellent. I had really high hopes but was disappointed. It was an ordinary not a special experience. Sorry ☹️ I don’t like being negative. I think the management should really focus on the waiting staff and showing them how to be enthusiastic and friendly.

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ML
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stumbled upon this place whilst visiting Cambridge and was initially swayed by the extensive beer menu. We ate quite late but the restaurant and bar were pleasantly busy. Food was really good and service was great too.

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k
Singapore
27 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately not much choice in Cambridge so Pint Shop is one of the best by default. Excellent choice of craft beers. Food (mostly burgers and grills) is pretty good also for the price. Menu could do with more variety and more frequent change.

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M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately I’m unable to leave a positive review. My rating of the food should be ignored as we didn’t receive any so it’s not possible to review and because of this it was difficult to say whether this was good value for money or not.

I can, however, rate the service. Which unfortunately for our visit was much to be desired. We arrived 5 mins prior to our booking, we were greeted by a fairly miserable looking greeter who marched us up to our table on an upper floor. From here it only got worse. After being seated we were told our server would be with us shortly. We were sat at a table in the corner of the room surrounded by two larger tables both with families enjoying there lunch. Our waitress was fairly attentive to these two tables checking on there meals and clearing the tables bringing over bills etc. After witnessing our waitress entering and exiting the room 5 to 6 times to attend to both these tables we were not even greeted once or even receive eye contact to acknowledge us being there. 25 minutes into having been sat at our table we still had not even heard a peep from our waitress, a simple apology for it being busy and explaining they’d be with us shortly would have sufficed, but no such luck. By this point I was tired of being what seemed invisible and ignored so decided we would leave.

I can only review our experience and the above accurately describes this. This was very dissapointing as I had been looking forward to our meal. I understand that a Sunday Lunch service can be busy, but not even being acknowledged by your waiter/ waitress while being sat there for 25 minutes is, in my opinion, simply unacceptable. I hope others have a better and happier experience than we did.

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JB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and delicious food as always! A definite favourite for a Sunday roast. The staff are brilliant and really friendly.

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LT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm welcome. Great service. Fab beers. Excellent food and good portions. Easy going atmosphere and decent prices. What more can you ask for. Will be back.

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SD
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My first visit. Will no doubt be back again. Extremely well located for an evening in Cambridge

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YG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really cool place. Lots of nooks and crannies and places to sit and enjoy.
Great beer list. Lovely menu - very tasty. Starters were particularly delicious.
Staff made a genuine effort to be sweet and attentive.
Lovely independent place, a welcome relief amongst all the chain restaurants surrounding it.

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