Pint Shop - Cambridge

4.3
1499 reviews
£25 and under
British
We serve simple, seasonal British food alongside an awesome beer list.

'Standard’ for a Dining Room reservation on the Dining Room menu

‘Bar’ or ‘Outdoor’ for drinks only or bar snacks
What 1499 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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SimonP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Loved the food & service - great menu suiting all. Will definitely return.

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BekN
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service! Their Sunday roast is plate of 3 slices of chewy beef with very poor presentation of vegetables.

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ffion
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mains were very nice. Puddings were same choices as on last visit a month ago, a bit disappointing. I picked sticky toffee pudding which was not nice. Very dry and stodgy, and the ice cream was horrible and grainy.
None of the serving staff wore masks, and the tables were very close together. I probably won't go back as this is really off-putting.

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AlisonT
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit . Lovely atmosphere. Staff were amazing. Really good young German waitress. So attentive
I am a real ale drinker so a couple more on menu would be nice 👍
Good lovely
Thank you x

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JeremyM
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great selection of beers and great roast. Would highly recommend.

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Alisa
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great aubergine roast, nice setting and friendly staff.

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JennieC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Boring food and very expensive. Service good and nice place but not worth price tag.

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CraigS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to dine in for a while, forgot how great it was ! Excellent friendly service and food was amazing..

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RachL
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and choice of pints were delicious. We went at midday so ambience not as energetic as the evening but this is how we preferred it so couldn’t fault it. Lovely place, would highly recommend.

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TheBaron
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Good food, with an excellent array of drinks, bother beer and gin.

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HelenA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was good. The beef starter was too big and too expensive. There were many meals unavailable (no fish dish) . The cheese selection was also too big, too expensive the grapes poor quality and a selection of crackers would have been nice.

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TraceyF
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked a table for Pint Shop well in advance of dining. Arrived at the restaurant area, were seated and asked if we would like drinks. Ordered drinks which duly arrived and were asked if we were ready to order food. Asked for a few more minutes whilst we decided what to order. Placed our order only to be told neither of the two items we ordered were available nor were either of only the two fish dishes on the menu.
Whilst I appreciate current covid related circumstances make it difficult for restaurants, we should have been told in advance of ordering drinks that around 20% of the menu was unavailable.
Sadly we left and went elsewhere

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had an ok meal here. Starters were very tasty. Had the scotch egg and the beef. Couldn’t fault those to be fair. The mains were ok, pork didn’t really seem to have much meat on it though. I’d also ordered the mash thinking it didn’t come with it. I’d been wanting to order the salmon but unfortunately they had run out so hence why having to quickly change my mind at the last minute and clearly hadn’t read the menu properly. Waitress didn’t point out that it already came with mash so then when the meal came out with two lots of mash and I commented to say I hadn’t realised it already came with it she said - oh yeah I probably should have said. At which point would have been better if she’d simply said tell you what I’ll take it away and take it off your bill. This didn’t happen and it was still on our bill at the end which was a little disappointing. Husband had the chicken flatbread, he said that this was ok but nothing special, he only ate about half of it. Shame as had been really looking forward to eating here having seen others recommend it online. Wouldn’t rush back. Had a good buzz about the place though, might be better suited for a quick bite to eat at lunch as opposed to coming for dinner.

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AliceW
Derbyshire
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Really excellent food with a varied availability of beers available to accompany them too just felt that our service was quite lacking unfortunately - we waited a long time for our drinks to be delivered both times we ordered them and although our waitress provided us with everything we needed she was very abrupt in her manner throughout our visit.

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NicolaB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No atmosphere in dining room downstairs. Starters arrived over an hour after ordering, with a further 30 minute wait for mains, by which point we weren’t hungry as we’d gone past it. Starters were taken off our bill as an apology but sending a plate back untouched required further questioning which they didn’t seem interested in. Toilets were dirty. Would not recommend, as Cambridge has many better establishments.

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AnneB
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains a firm favourite. Reliably good food, great beer board and service.

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Sian
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Christmas Eve Eve dinner, as always. The food was amazing, good portions and more importantly delicious. The service was brilliant. Thank you for a great dinner.

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JEROMEBK
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great beer and ambience and a decent food selection.

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AlexW
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, very pleasant table and ambiance and great food!!! Also good range of beer and cider.

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OllyEvans
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Lack of food choices were not made clear before ordering

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KateC
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Main course disappointing , made the wrong choice I feel

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NicholasP
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cracking find,, great staff, food was great, one minus issue I found the met very difficult to read as the font was to small and the paper too dark

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Foody19
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Hadn’t eaten at the pint shop before.I was very impressed with the service we received and the really good fresh food.
Will definitely be back

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ffion
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very nice food and very friendly staff. But did not feel comfortable because venue was poorly ventilated and only ONE member of staff was wearing a mask.

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Oli1
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, lovely setting, a bit quiet and a longer than normal wait for our drinks!

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georgieqw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very nice good quality food however i do think it was not worth the value that was charged.
Cabbage and 1 large carrot as seasonal vegetables isn’t quite enough.

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EmmaR
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere - lovely pre Christmas buzz and busy which was good to see.
Service was great. Our table was delayed but the team went out of their way to keep us informed and comfortable while waiting

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Wilko
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Kebab was great, asked about the food but as we were served by a vegan she couldn’t answer if it was spicy..

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EmilyD
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect, all the staff were lovely and super friendly! Drinks were good as was the food. I do feel the food is overpriced for what it is. A burger priced at 17 is too much. The kebab which is essential bread with meat and a little side salad and dressing for £17 is priced too high, Plus you would need sides with the kebab too. I think I expect to pay more for the drinks for obvious reasons, however would be more inclined to return if the food was more reasonably priced.

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DanielM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great British food simply done & great delivery of flavours. Service also very friendly. Pork belly was superb & Xmas themed sticky toffee was sublime. Will definitely be back!!!

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Heather
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small work Christmas do here - really impressed! Well organised and good food and service. Would recommend!

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyable food in a good location in the city centre. Attentive service and responded well to a request to turn down the terrible Christmas playlist!

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Lanky
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The burger was too greasy and the kebab had so much onion!

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Tobi
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great beer menu with frequent additions and knowledgeable staff to help you choose. Very good food menu too with some welcome twists to the traditional gastro options.

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JulieC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and helpful, great food and good location.

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DavidC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent pre-theatre eatery with an outstanding selection of beers. Their strap line is “Meat - Bread - Beer” …marvellous!

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PhilipH
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You'd think the Pint Shop is not obviously vegan/vegetarian friendly. There's a bread/meat/beer vibe. But it has great options for non-meat eaters as well as those who like their beer - even non-alcoholic beer (sorry!). A top, top experience: a delicious burger and a great couple of non-hangover-y beers. Ta!

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yumyum
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Roast was amazing! Great selection of ales, dining room seperate from the bar for a nicer dining experience

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Ahov
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at Pint Shop last Sunday . Good location for a break from shopping in Cambridge. Our food was lovely , it was nice & busy & the staff were very friendly . My husband enjoyed the choice of beers too …..

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cherrypie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, big range of beers and cocktails, and great atmosphere! Great for vegans too with delicious vegan options (don't be put off by the 'beer, meat, bread strapline)

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Pint Shop - Cambridge is rated 4.3 stars by 1499 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.