Pub news round up

The St Radegund on Kings Street finally reopened on 7 March as The Rad offering 20 taps of craft keg beers, at least 2 taps of cask ale and 2 local real ciders. The opening was greatly anticipated and it has been very busy ever since.

The freehold of the Navigator in Little Shelford, which closed at the beginning of March, has been put on the market by Admiral Taverns. The former licensee and team relocated to the Rose in Stapleford earlier this year.

The Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Hudson’s Ale House and before that the Tally Ho) in Trumpington had another change of licensee in March. The new licensee plans to improve its drinks offering.

It was only December when the Barley Mow in Histon reopened as part of Greene King’s Hive Pubs franchise under new licensees following a big makeover. Well, those licensees didn’t last long. Another couple took over in late March. Let’s hope these ones are there for the long term.

The community owned Plough & Fleece in Horningsea changed licensees recently. Former licensee, John Cross, will be a hard act to follow.

Very soon we will have a large new craft keg beer venue in our branch area. Northstowe Tap & Social, which hopes to open in early April, will have 21 craft keg beer taps and will be located close to the Longstanton Park & Ride site. It will be able to host 200 people indoors and a further 200 outside. As well as its tap wall it will also have a fitness area and on site bakery. Adjacent to it will be a container housing Steak & Honour artisan burgers.

Planning permission has been granted for the demolition of the Wheatsheaf in Stow cum Quy. A religious place of worship will be built in its place. The Wheatsheaf had been closed since 2019.

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