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The Hopbine

££ - £££, British,
11-12 Fair Street, Cambridge CB1 1HA, England
+44 1223 367204
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
11-12 Fair Street, Cambridge CB1 1HA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We planned an afternoon on Jesus Green for the live jazz music, en route is The Hopbine, So we decided to stop off for a drink and after looking at the menu my friends were very keen to have a bite to eat.. We were...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Its ok here, good for a quick pint but food is nothing special. Not too good of choice of ales but they have some nice bottles and nice lager.More

Thank JoeD1984
Steve P, Owner at The Hopbine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi JoeD1984 Our range of Ales changes daily, perhaps on your next visit you will find something more to your taste. Talking of taste, can you say what you had to eat and how you think we can improve upon it? We always welcome feedback...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Been to this pub more than once and each time the staff are very blunt and rude. They seem unmotivated and in a hurry to get your order off you. The starters are nice to taste but a poor portion size for the price you...More

Thank Body U
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Food all day. friendly relaxed pub. No problem with a goats cheese salad, ham egg and chips, hot rock cooking halloumi kebabs fish chips and peas ok on price hot excellent pub food timely delivery couldn't fault it called on spec at 4pm starving a...More

Thank Buxtonfolk
Reviewed 31 March 2018

we were staying at the nearby Travelodge and didn't want to walk all the way into the city for our meal. The Hopbine seemed a good venue, in Fair Street, just off Newmarket Road, so we went in and an a nice meal indeed. The...More

Thank MS2129
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I was surprised by the excellent selection of beers in this friendly city centre pub including XT Porter and Amstel for the lager types. Recommended.

Thank DaddyRye
Steve P, Owner at The Hopbine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thanks for the kind words DaddyRye We hope you drop in again soon!

Reviewed 27 March 2018

The beer here is not good. I ordered a pint, took it back because it was bad but was told i couldn't change it and had to buy a new one. The one i took back was terrible. An XT classic ruined by bad cellaring....More

Thank tom m
Steve P, Owner at The Hopbine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi Tom Sorry to hear you had a bad pint, we pride ourselves on serving a quality pint and our high turnover of ales means that it would be rare that one would have the time to deteriorate but being a live product it does...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Really excellent service and quality tasty food. Been twice on Mondays where they had buy one get one free main meals .Absolutely mouth watering burger with blue here. Vrey caring staff always ask if you like to take away the free burger and nicely packs...More

Thank Chandani R
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Easy to get to, this pub serves good food for a fair price. Last time i came i ordered the sausages and mash, and while generally i enjoyed it, the gravy was a little too thin and too salty for my tastes. When i have...More

Thank BugLord
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff here and well-priced pub-grub. All good. Enough choice for vegetarians. Located near the Grafton Centre.

Thank judemgard
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Barbara W
21 September 2017|
Response from rizpah127 | Reviewed this property |
I've never been in the evening latest we have been is 6 pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-12 Fair Street, Cambridge CB1 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 367204
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Cambridge Free House serving unusual and hard-to-find real ales, foreign beers, speciality wines and excellent home-made food in a friendly environment.
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