Pear Tree, Hildersham
The great news here is that Paul and Sonya have secured the freehold of the pub from Greene King. A minimum of three ales will be on, hopefully going to four in the summer. Adnams Bitter will be permanent then a mix of the well-loved and the unusual. Nd it gets better because they're looking at installing a microbrewery later in the year. Expect a full article next time.
Anchor Burwell
Gaye and Simon Stephens-Jones celebrate a year at the pub on 1 April with a birthday party – all welcome. There's a family fun weekend at Easter followed by a Wedding Special on the plasma TV with Pimms and afternoon tea. The guest ale in March was Buntingford Highwayman.
Bakers Arms Fulbourn
Sadly Gary Dollimore and family have decided to call it a day, just as they were turning the pub round. The guest beer policy has been thriving here.
Hole in the Wall Little Wilbraham
Buntingford beers have featured strongly and it's intended to offer their “beer of the month” alongside Woodforde's Wherry and Nelson's Revenge.
Red Lion Brinkley
The Easter Beer Festival will make good use of the garden with a Saturday Farmers Market and craft stalls plus assault courses to raise fund for “Help for Heroes”.
Three Tuns Abington
Lots of Easter goings-on here as well – a BBQ, a disco on the Monday and a midnight Easter Egg hunt. Carl reports especially excellent Nelson's Revenge among the beer offerings.
Lazy Otter Stretham
Actually just outside our Branch area but under new management it hopes to feature regular beer festivals - the first in February had 12 ales, mostly local, at £2.90 a pint.
Bull Burrough Green
Dave and Alva Carling, formerly of the Crown Burwell, have taken over here. Dave is pleased to be able to access the (much improved) Greene King guest list.
Crown Burwell
James Bullman and Sam Wilson are the new tenants – watch this space.
Chestnut Tree West Wratting
The planned Easter Beer festival includes a St George's Day re-enactment – of what, we know what. The floral display in February completely belied the dreary weather. Coach House Dick Turpin was much enjoyed by Mr Woolf.
Kings Head Dullingham
Redecoration and some internal alterations have much improved the ambience. The identity of the king on the sign continues to exercise keen debate.
Boot Dullingham
The Spring Beer Festival will be on the Wedding weekend, starting 1pm Friday. Live music and BBQ Friday and Saturday night. Adnams Gunhill is now a regular alongside Adnams Bitter plus a guest.
Crown Linton
Cliff Quay Bitter from Ipswich is the new happy hour beer – only 3.4% but packed with flavour and £2 a pint 5.30-6.30 Mon-Fri and 12-1 Sat-Sun.
Legion Bottisham
Beers featured in February were GK IPA and Speckled Hen, Adnams Bitter and Elgoods Cambridge.
Red Lion Swaffham Prior
A beer festival during the Wedding weekend will be the first big event since Batemans bought the pub. Part of the dining area has been cleared to make room for a bar billiards table – a refreshing reversal of usual happenings. Bateman's Dark continues to be popular alongside XB, XXXB and the seasonal.
Quy Mill, Stow-cum-Quy
The bar and dining area refurbishments have seen removal of the breweriana in favour of a cleaner, minimalist (but still comfortable) environment In February all three beers were from Adnams.
Six Bells Fulbourn
Offering a special Pie and Pint (of real ale) for a fiver to coincide with British Pie Week
White Swan, Stow-cum-Quy
Has joined the ranks of pubs doing fish and chips evenings – Thursday at £6. Woodforde's Wherry and St Austell Tribute are still the regular ales.

And now over to Matt for his news

Three Blackbirds Woodditton
Reopened after a long period of closure. Although the main focus is on food, you can access three real ales (including Adnams Bitter an Tim Taylor Landlord) in characterful, well-beamed surroundings.
Red Lion Kirtling
A cracking pint of Adnams Oyster Stout with Adnams Bitter on the other pump. Although food is important, the separate bar area makes just-drinkers feel comfortable. Matt found quite a few people from Balsham drinking here.
Reindeer Saxon Street
Matt found top quality Adnams Bitter but the Broadside was considerably less to his liking. Though modernised the pub has retained some of its old character.
Red Lion Cheveley
Woodforde's Wherry and Sharps Doom Bar on the pumps with Brakspear Oxford Gold just finished – all of which suggests this is no longer a Greene King pub. Very friendly staff and a good balance between diners and drinkers.
Marquis of Granby Stetchworh
Greene King IPA and Abbott plus Kelham Island Pale Rider as a guest