Pub Gui 2Nd edItion
Welcome to the Peterborough Real Ale Pubs Guide! Welcome to the second edition of the Peterborough Real Ale Pub Guide. In recent years we have seen several new pubs and micropubs open both in the city centre and in the outlying districts of Werrington and Hampton. This growth shows how vibrant the real ale and pub scene is in our great city, and we urge you to get out and about and explore some of these fantastic venues. Peterborough has a pub for everyone! If you fancy a great pint in a great beer garden try Charters or the Cuckoo. Some posh fish and chips with your pint of ale? Why not pop over to the Beehive, only a short walk from both the rail and bus stations. Maybe you are looking for a night out with live music? Check out the resident DJâ€™s at The Solstice. For a band check the Palmerston Arms, Yard of Ale or Brewery Tap. In fact many (if not all) of the featured pubs have live music and events, we have listed websites where possible so you can find out whatâ€™s on during your city visit. Unfortunately, we continue to lose pubs nationally with 18 closing every week across the UK, so every visit you make to your pub is so important to keeping it open and available for future generations. As the saying goes, use it or lose it! Pubs often form a hub for our communities, as a place to meet friends and family, or a base for your local darts, footy or cricket team. Interested in poetry or art? Several pubs offer poetry evenings, drawing groups and art discussion. Whatever your interests, you can find a like-minded group down the pub! We hope you find this guide useful, have a great time exploring our city and enjoy your pint! Cheers Matt Mace Chairman, CAMRA Peterborough & District Branch
How to use this Guide The pubs have been split into four distinct areas: City Centre, Werrington, Stanground and Oundle Road/the Ortons. A map of each segment of the city is shown at the start of each section. Each of the pubs are numbered, and the numbers correspond to the numbers on the maps to help you navigate around the city. We have also included a selection of pubs in areas further afield under the heading ‘Out of Town’ on pages 24 and 25. All of the pubs are on or near main Citi bus routes, with the main bus station situated in the Queensgate Shopping Centre. The Citi bus route number is displayed on the pub information. If you would like to get a copy of the bus timetables they are available at: www.stagecoachbus.com. The information provided was accurate at the time of going to press but please check opening times with the pub to avoid any disappointment. Contact details for each pub are with the individual listing. Have a great time visiting the many and varied pubs in Peterborough and please drink responsibly!
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Oundle Rd and Orton
Out of town
LocAle Breweries 15 About CAMRA
Looking for the Werrington, Stanground and Oundle road maps? Check the contents page and flip to your desired location - that’s where you’ll find your map. See you in the Pub!
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62 Albert Place Peterborough PE1 1DD Tel: 01733 310600 beehivepub.co.uk Bus Route: City Centre
Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 12–11pm Friday–Saturday: 12–12am Sunday: 12–8pm
A smart, modern free house serving local and national real ale. Only a few minutes walk from the main railway and bus station. Recent addition of a 30 seater posh fish and chip restaurant.
BREWERY TAP 80 Westgate Peterborough PE1 2AA 01733 358500 www.thebrewery-tap.com Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours 12–late every night
The Brewery Tap opened in 1998 and is located within the transformed old labour exchange in Westgate, Peterborough. The pub houses a multi award winning micro-brewery called Oakham Ales, claiming to make it the largest brewpub in Europe. Opposite the bus and railway station, this is a good choice to start or end a trip to the city.
BULL HOTEL 80 Westgate Peterborough PE1 1RB 01733 561364 Bus Route: City Centre www.peelhotels.co.uk
DID YOU KNOW? India Pale Ale was specifically brewed for thirsty Englishmen based in colonial India who missed a pint from back home. First brewed in London and Burton-on-Trent, IPAs were strong in alcohol and high in hops: the preservative character of the hops helped keep the beers in good condition during long sea journeys.
46 Westgate Peterborough PE1 1RE 01733 561364 thebimbleinn.wordpress.com/ Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours Monday: 12–8 Tuesday–Thursday: 12–10pm Friday–Saturday: 12–11pm, Sunday: 12–6pm
Two minutes from the bus station and five minutes from the railway station, The Bumble Inn is a micro-pub opened in 2016 and it has been busy ever since! With 10-12 different casks served every week, there is always a decent and fresh selection of real ale and craft cans available.
Town Bridge, Peterborough PE1 1FP Tel: 01733 315700 charters-bar.co.uk Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 12–11pm Friday–Saturday: 12–Midnight Sunday: 12–10.30pm
Originally named Leendert-R and built in 1907, this Dutch barge is now moored on the River Nene by Town Bridge. Opened as Charters in September 1991. Normally twelve real ales available plus Belgian bottled beers. Large, popular beer garden with marquee, and landing stage for boats. The upper deck houses a fine oriental restaurant called East, and food and snacks are also available in the bar. Footpath from the garden leads to the Nene Valley Railway and Railworld. Dog friendly.
COALHEAVERS ARMS 5 Park Street, Fletton Peterborough PE2 9BH Tel: 01733 565664 Bus Route: Citi 5 and 6
Opening Hours 5-11 Mon-Wed; 12-2, 5-11 Thu; 12-11 Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Small, friendly one roomed back street gem of a local, dating back to the 1850s. Eight handpumps serving a mix of Greene King beers and regularly changing guests. Belgian bottled beers also sold. The only Peterborough pub to be bombed in WWII and exclusive Bomber’s Drop used to be a regular house beer.
40 Broadway Peterborough PE1 1RS Tel: 01733 319745 jdwetherspoon.co.uk Bus Route: City Centre
Opening Hours 8-Midnight; 8-1am Fri & Sat
Â Formerly a technical college that opened in 1903 and has given the name to the pub. Large and busy Wetherspoon pub opened in May 1996.
29-31 Cowgate Peterborough PE1 1LZ Tel: 01733 847570 jdwetherspoon.co.uk Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours: 8-Midnight Mon-Thu; 8-1am Fri & Sat; 8-Midnight Sun
City centre Wetherspoon that was purpose built for the draper and milliner Charles Armstrong in 1899. Armstrong traded at this address for almost a century. The interior is split into intimate spaces by wood-panelled dividers decorated with pictures of bygone days in the city. A very short walk from Peterborough Bus Station.
749 Lincoln Road Peterborough PE1 3HD Tel: 0843 523 5181 www.facebook.com/pages/ The-Crown/ 108589512555016 Bus Route: Citi 1 Opening Hours 12-3, 5-11 Mon-Thu; 12-11 Fri-Sun
Popular corner local established in 1867 and became a public house in 1885. Major alterations and mock Tudor facade added in the 1920s. The large, refurbished main bar/ lounge has a fireplace and TV, and detailed posters about the history of the pub and the New England area. Regular live music and events. Check their Facebook page for details.
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Garton End Road, Dogsthorpe Peterborough PE1 4EZ Tel: 01733 358134 Bus Route: Citi 2 Opening Hours 12-11; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat
The current building dates back to 1924, when it was known as the Comet Inn. Was renamed the Elm Tree Tavern in the 1990s. Basic bar with darts, pool, jukebox and TV, and large, carpeted lounge/ restaurant.
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Station Approach Peterborough PE1 1QL Tel: 01733 552595 www.gnhotel.co.uk Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours 11-11pm
Situated across from the rail station, this hotel was designed by architect Henry Goddard. Its ownership at the time was linked with that of the Great Northern Railway (GNR). This pub serves two regular beers and meals.
HAND & HEART 12 Highbury Street Peterborough PE1 3BE Tel: 01733 564653 thehandandheart.com Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 3–11.30pm Friday–Saturday: 12–12am Sunday: 12–11.30pm
Essentially intact since built in 1938, this back street community local is one of the Real Heritage Pubs of Britain. A “drinking” corridor connects the public bar with its Art Deco fittings and the rear room served by a hatch. The public bar features a war memorial and real fire. A dartboard is mounted over the open fire and multiple teams play throughout the week. At least five real ales available at all times. A gem of a pub, well worth a visit.
17 North Street Peterborough PE1 2RA Tel: 07718 912271 www.facebook.com/ostrichinn/ Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours 12-11pm every day
Great back-street city pub with U-shaped bar. Five, regularly changing real ales available, many from local breweries, plus cider on handpump. Small, enclosed patio area at rear. Hosts live music, pop up vegan kitchen and artist events like Drink and Draw. Check out Facebook site for details.
PEACOCK INN 6 London Road, Peterborough PE2 8AR Tel: 01733 311829 www.thepeacock peterborough.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours Monday– Thurday: 4–11pm Friday: 2–11pm Saturday: 10–1am Sunday: 12–11pm
Popular public house close to the football ground in Peterborough city centre. Serves food and has music on every weekend. Three ales usually available.
1023 Lincoln Road Walton Peterborough PE4 6AH www.tabletable.co.uk/ pub-restaurants/ Peterborough/Paul-PryWalton.html Tel: 01733 571 234 Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours: Monday– Friday: 6.30am–11pm, Saturday: 7am–11.30pm, Sunday: 7am–10.30pm
The Paul Pry is named after a local man thought to have been spying through the windows on the house. Today, you’ll find none of that cheeky behaviour - just good old fashioned warm hospitality and pub food.
33 - 35 Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HA puzzlespeterborough.co.uk Tel: 07942 801 905 Bus Route: City Centre
Opening Hours Monday– Friday: 6.30am–11pm Saturday: 7am–11.30pm Sunday: 7am–10.30pm
Micropub situated on the main pedestrianised area near the city hall. Serving a handful of decent and constantly changing beers, ciders, wines and cocktails. Regular live music on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
10 Queen Street, Peterborough PE1 1PA queensheadpeterborough.co.uk Tel: 01733 347009 Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours Monday– Friday: 6.30am–11pm Saturday: 7am–11.30pm Sunday: 7am–10.30pm
Recently refurbished pub and restaurant situated opposite the church of St John the Baptist in a lovely pedestrianised area of the city. Serving a selection of Charles Wells beers and freshly made wood-fired pizzas.
SIR HENRY ROYCE 1-3 The Broadway Peterborough PE1 1TA 01733 358070 sirhenryroyce.co.uk Bus Route: City Centre
Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 8am–11pm Friday: 8am–2am Saturday: 7am–1am Sunday: 7am–11pm
Reopened on 20th March 2015 after a major refit. More like a traditional pub. Walls adorned with photographs showing the career of Sir Henry Royce. Six handpumps with one set aside for cider.
8a Church St Peterborough PE1 1XB thestoneworks.co.uk/ Bus Route: City Centre Opening Hours Monday–Saturday: 12-12am Sunday: 1–8pm
Peterborough’s only bar specialising in craft keg beer. 22 craft beer lines from both UK based and international breweries. Also offer a well-considered selection of interesting and lesser-seen wines, spirits and sodas. Well worth a visit if you are in the city centre as it’s only a short walk from the bus and railway stations.
Northminster Road Peterborough PE1 1YN Tel: 01733 560231 thesolstice.co.uk Bus Route: City Centre
Opening Hours 11-1am Mon-Thu; 11-3am Fri & Sat; 12-2am Sun
Large, modern city centre pub opened in 1997. Several areas to explore, each with a different vibe, including an outdoor ‘SolGarden’ with retractable roof. Live Bands, Resident DJ’s, Club Nights and Live Sports make this a vibrant venue.
BLUE BELL Welland Road Dogsthorpe Peterborough PE1 3SA
Opening Hours 1-11 Mon-Wed; 1-Midnight Thu; 12-1am Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
One of the oldest pubs in Peterborough with parts dating to 1598. It started life as a farmhouse and became a pub in 1810.
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6 The Green Werrington PE4 6RU 01733 571264 Bus Route: Citi 1 Opening Hours Weekdays: 12–12am Weekends: 12–1am
1890s white painted brick built pub on the village green with beer garden, outdoor seating and children’s play area. Dog friendly.
1305 Lincoln Road, Werrington Peterborough PE4 6LW Tel: 01733 322006 Web: www.facebook.com/ theCockInnWerrington/ Bus Route: Citi 1
A large pub, thought to date from the 15th century. Olde Worlde bar and lounge areas with three fireplaces, stone pillars and low beamed ceilings. Separate restaurant. Reputedly haunted. Refurbished and under new management August 2018.
CRAB & WINKLE 3 Loxley Werrington Peterborough PE4 5BW Tel: 01733 322377 thecrabandwinkle.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours 11-11; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Named after a nearby disused railway line that carried seafood to London from the east coast. Good value meals served daily including steak nights, curry club and Sunday roasts.
Hodgson Centre, Werrington Peterborough PE4 5EG Tel: 01733 578088 http://www. charleswellspubs.co.uk/ pub-view/dragonwerrington/ Bus Route: Citi 1
Large spacious community pub. Traditional pub food served. Received a Peterborough CAMRA Gold Award in October 2013.
FROTHBLOWERS MICRO PUB
78 Storrington Way, Werrington Peterborough PE4 6QP TEL: 07756 066503 www.frothblowers.site Bus Route: Citi 1 Opening Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday– Thursday: 3pm–9pm Friday: 3–10pm Saturday: 12–10pm Sunday: 12–6pm
Opened in February 2017 by John ‘Cider Monkey’ Lawrence and Steve ‘Froth Master’ Williams in an ex tanning studio. Five hand pumps offering a variety of ales ranging from dark to light. Also serve direct from the cask from the cellar. Largest range of draught cider in the area with around 20 on at any one time.
184 Gunthorpe Road Peterborough PE4 7DS www.hungryhorse. co.uk/pubs/ cambridgeshire/ harrier/ Tel: 01733 575362 Bus Route: Citi 2
Opening Hours 11–11.30pm daily
Modern architect designed pub that won a CAMRA pub design award. Large, modern, L-shaped pub/ restaurant, part of Hungry Horse chain.
1 Staniland Way, Werrington Peterborough PE4 6NA Tel: 01733 327696 Bus Route: Citi 1 Opening Hours Monday– Thursday: 4–11pm Friday: 2–11.30pm Saturday: 12–11.30pm Sunday: 12–11.30pm
Rejuvenated from a no-real ale pub, the Ploughman is now a thriving community pub serving up to ten real ales; many local beers and others from far and wide. Awarded local CAMRA branch Gold Awards in 2010 and 2013, and voted Pub of the Year in 2011 and 2014.
THREE HORSESHOES Church Street, Werrington Peterborough PE4 6QE Tel: 01733 571768 Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours 11-11; 11-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Lively locals pub dating from 1877 comprising a basic bar with pool table, dartboard and jukebox, and separate L-shaped lounge. Strong on sports, with darts, pool and football teams.
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BOLTOLPH ARMS 465 Oundle Road Orton Longueville Peterborough PE2 7DD 01733 234170 Bus Route: Citi 1 and 24
Originally two cottages built in 1749. Converted to a pub in 1981. Refurbished and repaired when taken over by Sam Smith. Disabled toilet. Sells fruit beers brewed in Stamford by Melbourn Brothers. Large beer garden with children’s playground nearby.
Oundle Road, Peterborough PE2 9QS Tel: 01733 565103 www.crosskeyswoodston.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 1 Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 12–11pm Friday–Saturday: 12–Midnight Sunday: 12–10.00pm
Road side pub situated just before the bridge heading from Woodston into the Ortons. Serving traditional food, including a Sunday Roast. A large beer garden with plenty of seating is available, good for the summer months.
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20 Oundle Road Alwalton PE7 3UP Tel: 01733 239638 www.vintageinn.co.uk/ restaurants/east/ thecuckooalwalton Bus Route: Citi 24 and X4
Opening Hours Monday– Saturday: 11–11pm Sunday: 11–10.30pm
The Cuckoo began life as a stables in the village of Alwalton, before becoming the Wheatsheaf Inn. Now an attractive village inn with spacious gardens, well placed for riverside walks and the many attractions of the Nene Valley.
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DRAGON FLY Herlington Centre Orton Malborne Peterborough PE2 5PN Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 12-11pm Friday– Saturday: 12–1am Sunday: 11–11pm
Modern pub built in 1978. The high ceilinged, semi circular bar/ lounge has many small seating areas divided by brick partitions. Pictures of dragonflies adorn the walls and there is a large glass dragonfly above the bar. Another room at the back has a bar and is used for pool, darts and functions. Refurbished in summer 2014. Children welcome until 7pm. Entertainment on Friday nights.
527 Oundle Road Peterborough PE2 7DH Tel: 01733 231374 www.eating-inn.co.uk/ house/gordon-armspeterborough Bus Route: Citi 24 and X4
Opening Hours Monday–Saturday: 9–11pm Sunday: 9–10.30pm
17th century coaching inn physically moved to its present location in the early 1800s. The original design of the pub was based on a drawing made by the tenth Marquis of Huntley, of the Queen Elizabeth pub in Sevenoaks. Serving good value food. Beer garden and patio area.
Ham Lane, Nene Park Peterborough PE2 5UU Tel: 01733 235794 hwww.beefeater.co.uk/steakrestaurant/Cambridge/GranaryOrton-Wistow.html Bus Route: Citi 2 and X4 Opening Hours Monday–Saturday: 12–11pm Sunday: 12–10.30pm
Large Beefeater steak house built in 1983. Large, comfortable bar/lounge and separate, multi-level restaurant. Good value food from the Beefeater Grill menu. Disabled access and toilet. Patio area. Close to Ferry Meadows Park and Golf Course.
East of England Way, Orton Northgate, Peterborough PE2 6HE Tel: 01733 237615 www.harvester.co.uk/ restaurants/eastofengland/ harvesteralwaltonpeterborough Bus Route: X4 Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 11.30–11pm Friday–Saturday: 9–11pm Sunday: 9–11pm
Recently refurbished with modern interiors and a beer garden.
PALMERSTON ARMS 82 Oundle Road Peterborough PE2 9PA Tel: 01733 565865 www.facebook. com/PalmerstonArms-668264229950407 Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours Monday– Thurday: 3–12am Friday–Sunday: 12–12am
400 year old listed stone built locals pub. Owned by Batemans Brewery, it normally has three Batemans beers and up to seven other real ales available. Ales are served straight from the casks in the cellar which is visible through the glass panel behind the bar.
RAMBLEWOOD INN Orton Longueville, Peterborough PE2 7DN http://www.traditionalinns. co.uk/ramblewood-inn/ Tel: 01733 347009 Tel: 01733 391111 Bus Route: Citi 1
Originally part of the Marquess of Huntly’s estate in the conservation village of Orton Longueville, this traditional village inn was the stable block to the 17th century hall. Now the Ramblewood Inn incorporates a public bar with woodburning stove, snug seating and a large, airy conservatory.
The Windmill, 29 Cherry Orton Road, Orton Waterville, Peterborough, PE2 5EQ thewindmillortonwaterville.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 1 – Get off on Oundle Rd at the bottom of Cherry Orton Rd Opening Hours Monday–Friday: 11-11pm, Saturday: 11-11pm, Sunday: 11–10.30pm
Set in the middle of the pretty village of Orton Waterville, the Windmill has been refurbished to a high standard with a large outdoor seating and dining area. A large selection of real ale is usually available.
2 Grove Street, Peterborough PE2 9AG Tel: 01733 568734 Bus Route : Citi 1 Opening Hours 11-Midnight; 11-1am Fri & Sat; 12-Midnight Sun
Back street local, built in the style of an alpine chalet. Small, but friendly and lively Irish-themed pub with up to three regularly changing real ales with Rooster’s Yankee as regular. Some beers served straight from the cask.
YARD OF ALE
72 Oundle Road Peterborough PE2 9PA Tel: 01733 348000 www.theyardofalepub.co.uk/ Bus Route: Citi 1
Opening Hours Monday–Sunday: 12-11.30pm
Purchased and refurbished last year by local licensees James and Angela Hopkin. Now boasts a new bar serving a great selection of real ale with a minimum of four on at any time. Live music on most Friday and Saturday evenings. Also show popular sporting events.
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Bellona Drive, Stanground, Peterborough PE2 8GP 01733 302480 applecartpubpeterborough.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 5
Opening Hours Monday to Saturday: 11-11pm Sunday 11-10pm
L-shaped Marston’s family pub/restaurant opened in October 2011. Good value food from the “Two for One” menu.
82 South Street, Stanground Peterborough PE2 8EZ 01733 341929 Bus Route: Citi 3 and 5
Opening Hours: 11-11
Rebuilt in 1933 after the original thatched pub was destroyed by fire in 1930. Large basic bar and comfortable lounge. Live music on Saturday and some Fridays; karaoke Sunday. Pool table. Beer garden with smoking area.
Southfields Drive Peterborough PE2 8QB 07814 867028 www.facebook.com/ theheronstanground/ Bus Route: Citi 3
Opening Hours 12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-1am Fri & Sat; 12-11 Sun
Estate pub opened in 1959 with one large bar/lounge. Pool table and TVs. Patio area. Function room. Reopened in April 2014 after a refurbishment by a real ale loving team, who introduced a range of local ales. Regular live music events, check Facebook page for details.
4 Ashbourne Road Off London Road Hampton PE7 8BT Tel: 01733 310 772 www.brewersfayre.co.uk/pubrestaurant/Peterborough/ Hampton-Hampton.html Bus Route: Citi 6
Opening Hours Monday–Saturday: 12–11pm Sunday: 12–10.30pm
Named after the Hampton Estate on which this pub is situated. Large, modern family pub/restaurant built in 2000. Separate restaurant serving good value food from the Brewers Fayre menu.
358 West Lake Avenue Hampton Vale Peterborough PE7 8DR Tel: 01733 245717 moorhenpub.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 6
Opening Hours Monday– Saturday: 12–11pm Sunday: 12–10pm
Large, modern L-shaped family pub and restaurant opened by Marston’s in 2008. Four handpumps serve mostly Marston’s beers, although a guest may be available. Good value pub grub available including Sunday roasts.
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2 Kempley Close, Hampton Centre, Peterborough, PE7 8QH www.farmhouseinns.co.uk/ pubs/cambridgeshire/ mulberry-tree-farm/ Bus Route: Citi 6 Opening Hours:
Large, modern and familyfriendly pub situated on the Hampton Estate. Outdoor seating area.
Central Square, Stanground Peterborough PE2 8RH Tel: 01733 686145 whittleway.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 5
Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 12-11pm Friday–Saturday: 12-1am Sunday: 12–11pm
Large pub built in 1963, named after Frank Whittle, inventor of the turbojet engine. Reopened in November 2013 after a £260,000 refurbishment. The former main bar/lounge is now a comfortable dining area, and the function room is now for sports, with live matches on several screens, a pool table and dartboards.
29 North Street Stanground PE2 8HR Tel: 01733 753544 www.facebook.com/ WoolpackStanground/ Bus Route: Citi 3 Opening Hours 12-11, Meal Times 6-9 Mon; 12-2.30, 6-9; 122.30 Sun
Originally constructed in 1711. Medieval wall in garden and the old barn used to be the village mortuary. Beer garden leads to old river Nene with boat moorings available. L-shaped bar with TV and dart board. Two guest beers. Regular music events and beer / cider festivals.
Out of town pubs
These pubs are situated slightly outside the range of our maps but are still easy to get to, by bus or taxi.
Thorpe Meadows Peterborough PE3 6GA 01733 898469 www.chefandbrewer.com/ pubs/cambridgeshire/ boathouse/ Bus Route: Citi 2 Opening Hours Monday – Saturday: 11–11pm Sunday: 11–10pm
The Boathouse is a lovely waterside pub in the middle of Nene Country Park. Situated at one end of the rowing lake. Undercover patio area and large beer garden, which is very popular in summer and overlooks a tributary of the River Nene. Small children’s play area.
32-33 Copeland, Bretton Peterborough PE3 6YJ Tel: 01733 332783 www.greeneking-pubs. co.uk/pubs/cambridgeshire/ coopers/ Bus Route: Citi2 Opening Hours 11–11pm every day
A friendly and welcoming pub catering for the locals and passers by alike. The pub caters well for the sports enthusiasts, showing the major games on the screens.
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Rightwell East, Peterborough Tel: 01733 358134 Bus Route: Citi 2
Opening Hours Monday–Thursday: 9-11pm Friday– Saturday: 9–12am Sunday: 12–10.30pm
Community Pub situated in the Cresset Centre. Restaurant open daily from 9am to 2.30pm weekdays and 12pm to 3.30pm Sundays, lovely home cooked food. Live bands and discos weekends.
FOX AND HOUNDS
Thorpe Road, Longthorpe Peterborough PE3 6NB Tel: 01733 264126 www.chefandbrewer.com/ pubs/cambridgeshire/foxhounds/ Bus Route: Citi 2 Opening Hours Monday–Sunday: 12–11pm
With its Tudor-style black and white beamed façade, the Fox & Hounds looks like the pub that time forgot. In reality, however, the pub is not a Tudor structure at all, but a 20th-century construction built to replace the original Fox & Hounds pub which burnt down in the 1920s. Mixed seating areas for dining and drinking. Dog friendly, family friendly and has open fires in winter.
Atherstone Avenue Netherton Peterborough PE3 9TT Tel: 01733 263801 hungryhorse.co.uk Bus Route: Citi 3 Opening Hours 11-11pm
Large, open-plan pub built in 1957. This pub serves two regular beers. Children welcome until 9pm. Good pub for sports fans with large screens showing BT and Sky Sports.
Thorpe Wood Peterborough PE3 6SQ Tel: 01733 267601 www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/ cambridgeshire/woodman/ Bus Route: Citi 2 – Get off at Thorpe Wood Police Station. About a 5 minute walk. Opening Hours: Monday–Sunday: 9-11pm
Greene King pub set next to the Orton Golf Course. Very short walk from Orton Mere, a picturesque and peaceful part of the city.
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What is CAMRA LocAle?
CAMRA LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale. The scheme builds on a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of ‘green’ issues. Everyone benefits from local pubs stocking locally-brewed real ale…
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Public houses as stocking local real ales can increase pub visits Consumers who enjoy greater beer choice and diversity Local brewers who gain from increased sales The local economy because more money is spent and retained locally The environment due to fewer ‘beer miles’ resulting in less road congestion and pollution Tourism due to an increased sense of local identity and pride let’s celebrate what makes our locality different
Here is a list of all the brewers in the Peterborough and District area. Look out for their ales on your travels!
ANGLES BREWERY Unit 54, Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6WA Telephone: 07795 425891 Website: angles-ales.uk Started brewing in 2016. A highly qualified Microbiologist, and an Exciseman with a passion for real ales and lagers got together to found Angles Ales. Objective: to brew beers and lagers with only natural ingredients in the old fashioned way.
BEXAR COUNTY 8 Belgic Square, Padholme Rd, Peterborough PE1 5XF bexarcountybrewery.com Created in 2012, Bexar County Brewery was born out of the need for newer more creative beers to be produced in England. The days of only having a handful of styles of beers to drink are ending, and they are part of that change. A beer revolution is occurring, and this brewery are proud to be on the front lines.
BLUE BELL Blue Bell, Cranesgate South, Whaplode St Catherine, PE12 6SN www.thebluebell.net/brewery Set deep in South Lincolnshire’s productive agricultural marshland and operating from a former potato packing shed.
CASTOR ALES 30 Peterborough Road, Castor, PE5 7AX www.castorales.co.uk The brewery is located in the village of Castor, on the outskirts of Peterborough. Castor was the location of an important Roman settlement. The area was a Roman industrial site where pottery known as ‘Castor Ware’ was made.
DIGFIELD ALES Lilford Lodge Farm PE8 5SA digfield-ales.co.uk Digfield Ales was established in 2005 at North Lodge Farm, Barnwell. The use of long established field names for several of the beers reflects the farming background of this brewery.
ELGOOD’S North Brink Brewery, Wisbech, PE13 1LW elgoods-brewery.co.uk The North Brink Brewery was built in 1795 and the brewhouse is a classic English Ale brewery. The brewing process is carried out using equipment dating from 1910 to the present day.
DID YOU K NOW? The pub with the longest name in the UK was in Stalybridge, Manchester, and called ‘The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn”. The town also has the pub with the shortest name: The “Q” Inn, on Market Street!
HOPSHACKLE Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, PE6 8LD hopshacklebrewery.co.uk The great passion of this brewery is for the ales of yesteryear. Many of their recipes are based on historical ones but some are also new innovative beers.
KING’S CLIFFE King’s Cliffe PE8 6YH kcbales.co.uk King’s Cliffe Brewery is a five barrel microbrewery producing 1,400 pints with every brew. After casking, the beer is naturally conditioned for two weeks.
MELBOURN BROTHERS All Saints Brewery & Pub, Stamford PE9 2PA allsaintsbrewery.co.uk Located in the shadow of the 14th century All Saints Church in the heart of Stamford. The present brewery was established in 1825 and the antique steam brewing equipment at All Saints Brewery is used to make a range of handcrafted organic fruit beers.
MILE TREE 29 Alfric Square, Peterborough, PE2 7JP Prior to the development of Mile Tree Brewery, Richard had been a keen and passionate home brewer for over twenty-five years. Established in a redundant stable block on the Secret Garden Touring Park in Wisbech, this brewery won the Fenland Business Tourism Award 2012. Recently moved to Woodston, Peterborough.
NENE VALLEY Oundle Wharf, Station Road, Oundle, PE8 4DE nenevalleybrewery.com This brewery was established in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength with a range of 14 ales and several awards.
OAKHAM ALES 2 Maxwell Road, Peterborough, PE2 7JB oakhamales.com Our largest local brewery and greatest success story. Started in Oakham in the early 90’s by John Wood and John Bryan the brewery now exports ales to over 20 countries and has won bucket loads of awards.
ROCKET ALES The Brewery, Garden Farm, Great Staughton, Cambridgeshire PE19 5BE www.rocket-ales.com Founded in 2016 by Dave Smith, an award winning home brewer and IT systems analyst and aviation enthusiast Mike Blakesley.
TYDD STEAM Tydd St Giles, Wisbech, PE13 5NE tyddsteam.co.uk Tydd Steam Brewery was founded in 2007 by Will and Anna Neaverson in a converted agricultural barn. The name derives from the two farm steam engines that were previously housed inside the building now used for brewing.
XTREME ALES 67 Red Barn, Turves, Whittlesey, PE7 2DZ xtremeales.wordpress.com This father and son brewery with Mike & Neil Holmes commenced production in July 2013. Neil had been brewing beer previously for home consumption but this was his first foray into beer production on a larger scale.
peterborough and district camra
What do we
Peterborough and District Branch, like all CAMRA branches, are primarly concerned with the promotion of our national drink, real ale. Over recent years the battle for real ale seems to have been won with over 1,500 breweries now active in the UK, however, pub culture is constantly under threat so we now focus a large part of our campaigning on the promotion and protection of pubs in our area. We do this in a number of ways including a social calendar of pub trips and brewery visits open to all CAMRA and non-CAMRA members, cycle rides and regular meetings in real ale pubs across the city and further afield. All our diary dates and events are listed on our branch web site: www.real-ale.org.uk.
We also produce a bi-monthly magazine, Beer around â€˜Ere, containing brewery and pub news and interesting articles on CAMRA campaigns. This is available free in most pubs in the area and can be downloaded from the homepage of the branch website www.real-ale.org. uk. One of the best known things we do is hold the Peterborough Beer Festival on the Embankment every August. This annual event is the largest outdoor beer festival in the UK with over 350 ales and a huge range of bottled beers, cider, perry, wines and even a gin bar! With tens of thousands of visitors, putting on this event is a mammoth task and entirely run by volunteers. Being part of the festival is a fun and rewarding experience and we are always looking for help in setting up the site and running the bars.
If you would be interested in getting involved with the branch activities... Contact our Branch Secretary on 07731 993 896 - or email: email@example.com.
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Updated for 2018, the Peterborough Real Ale Pub Guide is a must for any beer and pub-lover visiting the city. With handy maps covering the c...
Published on Aug 9, 2018
Updated for 2018, the Peterborough Real Ale Pub Guide is a must for any beer and pub-lover visiting the city. With handy maps covering the c...