The Dev closed in early December for an extensive refurbishment. Once memorably described as a "seedy Rastafarian dive", it was obvious that changes had to be made. The revamped pub now has two bars. The soaring high-ceilinged front bar has lots of dark wood, Victorian details and a gloriously over-the-top chandelier. The spacious and comfortable back bar is complete with a wood-burning stove and opens onto a small garden area.

Plans are progressing for a kitchen as soon as practicable. Nine handpumps dispense Milton beers, microbrewery guests and a cider. The Devonshire is the only pub in Cambridge to stock the rare and excellent Moravka lager.

The pub is run by Dom & Jo, familiar faces from the Elm Tree. It's a great new addition to the real ale scene and is already popular with rail travellers, being so close to the station.