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The Portland Arms

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The Portland Arms is a traditional English pub serving fine real ales, speciality beers from around the world and home cooked food in a cosy, friendly setting. For decades the Portland has been an essential part of the Cambridge live music scene welcoming local, national and international acts of all genres and backgrounds to play in our dedicated 200 capacity venue space.
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in for a drink late afternoon . Real fire was lit but that was about it for atmosphere! Left after one drinkMore

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank StanyerCorporation
Steve P, Public Relations Manager at The Portland Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Mid December is a funny time of year but you must have just caught us at a quiet day. In fact we had a sell out gig on the 15th and was busy all day from what we can remember! Hopefully you will...More

Reviewed 11 November 2018

We had the best vegetarian nut roast dinner we have had in a very long time. I have noticed that in so many establishments when a lot of vegetables have to be cooked the timing and texture is very poor but the chef at the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jo R
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

payed a visit with my daughters to try their famous pizza (baked in wood oven...) we orderd peperoni pizza, the pizza we got a good dough and fine crust, on it was a swamp of cheese, way too much and ham. not to my liking,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank yona74
Steve P, Business partner at The Portland Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Yona74 Sorry you had a disappointing pizza. The Peperoni pizza should not come with ham so thats a bit strange, perhaps you got the wrong pizza? I would appreciate it if you can let me know what day and time you visited so I...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Whilst working with Space, we did a gig here part of the tour on Friday night. The venue and staff are excellent great crowd and nice venue. We had pre gig food which was good, not the best burger I've had but it was good...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Took my family here for dinner during a stay in Cambridge. We used to live here and I recalled pizzas but I didn't see them on the latest menu. Fish and Chips were on the menu and they were well prepared and delicious. The prices...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ndnnfan
Reviewed 25 July 2018

on entering the Portland Arms you see a fairly spacious dining area the menu of you a second meal for a pound and they cater for children there was a wait for meals that came out at a varied pace this meant some of us...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank alfiewarner
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We visited the Portland Arms on a recent trip to Cambridge, and were very disappointed with the food. The food tasted like it was frozen food that they put in the microwave. The fish and chips were particularly bad, the worst I have had in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dpk29
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great venue for gigs and the food is great too, not too expensive and a nice selection of drinks too. Great atmosphere and perfect for music enthusiasts!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LaurenF909
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Friendly pub, nice atmosphere. It’s a live music venue but no band on when we were there, World Cup football on tv. Staff and locals very friendly. Pizza delicious.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank susanranson64
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I was working in Cambridge for a few nights and thought I would give the Portland a try. Strangely the taxi driver didn't know where it was. The selection of beers was very good, my preference for real ale was easily satisfied. Bar staff were...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Fit2drop
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