Pint Shop - Cambridge

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£25 and under
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British

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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
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food
4.2
service
4.2
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3.9
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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant with a very friendly waitress and good food. However our drinks were forgotten and we didn’t get them until halfway through our main course which was a bit of a bummer. The scotch eggs are great.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic selection of drinks and knowledgeable, friendly staff. The scotch eggs are to die for!

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

In summary; the food and the service were awful.

We were pretty much ignored by the waiting staff after we had been shown to our table, and given some water. We had to ask to place our order, explaining that we were in a hurry. We had to chase for the one drink that we had ordered and the food did not arrive until 29 minutes after we had placed the order. We know it was 29 minutes because when we complained, the waitress told us that “ 29 minutes is normal“. One of our party had to leave then, so, to its credit, Pint Shop did not charge us for their rather disgusting-looking steak, that was already cut up and covered in some gunk. The no-charging was done with bad grace and a lack of apology though, which was a shame.

We who stayed did eat our very charred plaice. It was overcooked, and tasteless: the only tasty part was the two or three cockles that came with it. The chargrilled broccoli was however very undercooked.

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

We were disappointed with the food, after hearing such good things. It's far too expensive for what it is. It's almost like it's upped it's prices to justify it being a Cambridge based restaurant.

I had grilled cheese for starters which literally was 1 thin slice of cheese and 4 cherry tomatoes, with a slice of beef tomato, I could make that at home at it wouldn't cost £7.

A couple of the waitresses seemed very engrossed in certain customers and would solely tend to them, laughing, joking, talking for elongated periods of time.

People are constantly up and down looking at the beer menu and pushing past your chairs, perhaps put the beer menu on a separate menu and give to each table, like you do with the other drinks menu, it's slightly chaotic and not a good ambience.

M
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Sunday lunch. Nice family friendly ambiance. Got drinks order slightly mixed up but staff were very apologetic and friendly. Great food for the price and location, lovely beer and cider. Would definitely recommend

DM
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Took over an hour to get food

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A good eating and socialising spot in Cambridge although this was not the best of visits as service was slow due to there being two large groups in the private dining rooms. . As a result, starters came quickly but it was over 45 mins til main course arrived. Food was good quality for all 4 diners although flat bread was a bit crispy and chewy as if it had been left too long in oven or microwaved after cooking.
Will go back though

S
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had such a lovely evening. Our waitress was excellent - knowledgeable and friendly. Happy to make suggestions for the food and wine. Made our evening very special when she brought out a candle in the dessert to celebrate my friend's birthday - he was very surprised and pleased! Overall a relaxed evening with really good quality food. Apparently the beer was good, I don't drink it myself but my friend enjoyed his and there was a large selection on the blackboard. Fabulous experience!

V
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening, like the new decor. The service was friendly & efficient. The food was excellent, had the flatbread was very flavoursome.
The offer on a Monday night for flatbread choice & beer for £10 is very good value . Highly recommend it , starters & desserts were also excellent.

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, everyone working there was very nice to us. The chicken was nice but we had higher expectations for the burger and scotch egg..
Desert was great.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great venue, great food, great selection of drinks, service was good seemed a bit rushed. The bar was very slow often forgetting drinks which put a downer on the evening, but I will go back to give it a second chance

KR
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - loved the atmosphere and the food. Highly recommended

P
Cambridge
16 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service good food great beers, good central meeting place

v
London
42 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice Sunday roasts. Downstairs Dining room is a bit cramped and dark and stuffy

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fab waitress (red lipstick)!

AK
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My husband's fish was not cooked properly, unfortunately, and when he sent it back he waited for ages for a replacement that never came. Eventually he cancelled his order, but it was a very disappointing conclusion to what should have been a special Mother's Day dinner. We were offered free desserts which we refused (my poor husband had not had a main course) & I had to ask to see the manager who apologized rather belatedly and gave us a 25% reduction on the meal and a voucher for a future visit. That was fine, but I wish he had come over much sooner to say sorry & explain the problem - that their chef had just walked out.

Pint Shop - Cambridge
Responded on 8 April 2019

Hi Ann, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. I am very sorry to hear that we have let you down on this occasion. We would love to hear more about your experience, please do get in touch: izzy@pintshop.co.uk Many thanks

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal but had one vegatrian with us choice was poor.

Pint Shop - Cambridge
Responded on 8 April 2019

Thank you for leaving feedback, we are currently working on expanding our vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. With changes taking place throughout the year.

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b
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Such a great collection of beers with high quality pub classics. Lamb steak was a highlight.

TD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food and nice quick service (we were going onto the Corn Ex afterwards). The lighting was suddenly lowered at 6.30pm and it became almost ridiculously dim. However must complement the large range of gins.

L
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food in a nice and relaxed setting. Impressive choice of beers. Very helpful and friendly staff. Good menu for children. We do like the Pint Shop and we'll be back again 😀

SA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful food, good service, nice ambiance and choices of many ales

KP
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very pleasant pub with good food at affordable prices. Good service and comfortable surroundings.
The lunch menus are ideal for a shopping expedition.

TP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The halloumi flatbread was a little disappointing. The flavour balance was just a bit off - too salty and tasted burnt rather than chargrilled. And far too much pickled cabbage, which overwhelmed the dish.
But dessert (citrus meringue) was good and the pink grapefruit gin was great!! And nice friendly service.
Thank you

Pint Shop - Cambridge
Responded on 1 April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback, and I am sorry to hear that we have let you down this occasion. It would be great to hear more about your visit to us. Please do get in touch: izzy@pintshop.co.uk Many thanks

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were recommended to this buzzing restaurant in the centre of Cambridge and we weren't disappointed. Interesting and unique tasty dishes, good selection of beers and reasonably priced. will definitely go again next time in Cambridge.

RF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service from Crofty and great range af beer

SM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Will definitely be back. Our waitress was excellent, one of the best I have ever met actually. She knew every meal on the menu with recommendations and drink knowledge and additional recommendations. I tried a new gin which I loved and even had tips for use at home. Really nice ambience and close to our next venue.
Will be back.

LW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at Pint Shop is incredible, really pleased I found this place for our little trip to Cambridge. The drinks, even non-beer are also excellent. We found the service a little slow, for example we were left with our dirty plates for a while, which is one of my pet hates. It was tricky to attract a server because by the time we left the place was heaving, but it was a great place to people watch in the evening and we really enjoyed it. As with all Cambridge, it was filled with young people, in our mid-thirties we were almost the oldest in the room; but that’s a university town for you. I would definitely recommend a visit for the food and drinks, the quality is excellent and the portions not too big.

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely dinner experience, staff were very energetic and friendly. would definitely visit again

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and great quality beers!

AH
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food great choice of beer

EH
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was average and my husband potatoes were raw, which they very kindly took of the bill.
I would suggest them to improve the clarity of their main menu, as at the top of the food menu has Drinks and they were 2 gin and tonics and a Hard Lemonade that my 14 years old ordered and got served, thinking of course it was lemonade, only when he said it did not taste like lemonade, I did asked the waitress and she confirmed that was an alcoholic drink, which was amusing if not slightly worrying.
The Pint Shop is a great pub for a beer and snack around the bar area but as for the food, we wont hurry back.

Pint Shop - Cambridge
Responded on 25 March 2019

Hi Erika thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that on this occasion we have let you down. It would be really useful to hear more about your experience, please do drop us an email: izzy@pintshop.co.uk Many thanks

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MS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge choice of beers - food fantastic with exciting options for all - veggie loved the roast celeriac whilst the 2 course roast was superb. particularly impressed with the salmon starter

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

This is the second time I have dined in the Pint Shop.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the lunch. I ordered a steak that was lacking in flavour and had a chewy texture. The service was disappointing, as our waitress was unfriendly and inattentive. She also swapped our orders, such that I requested for a peppercorn sauce but ended up having the butter sauce and my friend the vice versa.

It also took almost another hour for them to serve us our main dish.

I do not recommend this restaurant, except for their extensive list of beers.

MK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

This place has been recommened to us but it was a dissapointment. Staff was way too busy and distracted-but nice. The food was plain and small, starter was soo dry and burned. It was not a good dinner and as I had guests over from other countries I was embarassed because of You. Highly unlikely that I (we) ever go back and that I am going to recommend this place to anyone.
Also toilet is on the 3rd (??!) floor. Huge mistake.

Pint Shop - Cambridge
Responded on 11 March 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback & a review. I am extremely sorry to hear that we have let you down on this occasion, and would really like to understand a bit more about your visit to us. Please do get in touch: izzy@pintshop.co.uk Many thanks

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P
Cambridge
16 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and unusual interesting menu with great choice of Beer

MM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by very knowledgable and friendly staff. The food was of very good quality which was surprising and unexpected. It offered very good value for money.

The beer selection again was exceptional and served in perfect condition.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Noisy but with friendly staff, the atmosphere is laid back and basic in a good way. However the food really disappoints, over- salted and over- cooked. Even the basic burger was below average whilst the lamb shank was dry and tasteless. Beer of course was fine but wine is over priced for the offering.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a really good evening at the Pint Shop, our burgers were delicious, cooked to perfection, and the service was efficient and friendly. Our only one small issue was that the light above our table kept flickering which was a bit off putting. Our neighbours told us they had mentioned it already to the staff and apparently it’s a problem in the whole building? Apart from that all was excellent and we look forward to going again.

M
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent beer selection. Food tends to over promise and under deliver. Some good elements but not hearty enough for a gastropub and not good enough for fine dining.

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service & food & staff were amazing!

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