Covid-19 : what pubs are doing

England’s third lockdown to suppress the spread of the Coronavirus began to be eased on Monday 12 April. Pubs can now open their gardens for table service. Groups of up to six people or two households can meet. Pubs can now offer takeaway alcoholic drinks as well as food and non-alcoholic drinks. Off-licenses can continue selling takeaways and deliveries. Breweries and cidermakers, if licensed, can also continue selling takeaways and deliveries. This is only a summary of the full rules. The next stage of easing is currently due to take place on Monday 17 May when pub interiors will reopen.

We’re trying to keep track of which pubs in our area are offering services. It’s a rapidly changing situation and without doubt some of our information is missing, outdated or just plain wrong. If you see something that needs changing please email us.

As well as pubs offering services, many of our local breweries and cider makers are also offering delivery or collection services. Below the pubs list are specialist off-licenses.

  • Babraham – George Inn
    Currently open Monday-Saturday, 12-10 (food 12-2:30 & 6:15-8:45). Sunday11:30-6 (food until 4).
  • Balsham – Bell Inn
    Currently open Monday, 3:30-10:30. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-11:30. Sunday, 12-10:30.
  • Balsham – Black Bull
    Currently open Wednesday, 17:30-23:00. Thursday, 07:30-15:00 & 17:00-23:00. Friday & Saturday, 07:30-23:00. Sunday, 08:30-17:00. Breakfasts for guests only. Lunch: Thursday & Friday, 12:00-14:00. Saturday, 12:00-14:30. Sunday, 12:00-15:00. Evening meals: Wednesday & Thursday, 18:00-20:30. Friday & Saturday, 18:00-21:00.
  • Bar Hill – Bar Hill Sports & Social Club
    Currently open Monday, 5-10:30. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-11. Friday, 2-12. Saturday, 12-12. Sunday, 12-10:30. Food: Wednesday 6-9. Friday & Saturday 4-10. Sunday 2-7.
  • Bar Hill – Fox
    Currently open Monday to Saturday, 11-11. Sunday 11-10:30.
  • Bartlow – Three Hills
    Currently open Wednesday-Friday, 12-3 & 6-11. Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-6. Food: Wednesday-Friday, 12-2 & 6-9. Saturday, 12-2:30 & 6-9. Sunday, 12-4. Bookings required to dine.
  • Barton – White Horse Inn
    Currently open 12-10:30 (10 on Sunday). Food: Monday-Saturday 12-3 & 5-9:30. Sunday 12-8.
  • Bottisham – Bell Inn
    Currently open Monday, 5-9. Tuesday, 5:30-10. Wednesday & Thursday, 12-2:30 & 5:30-10 (food 12-2). Friday, 12-2:30 & 5-11 (food 12-2). Saturday from 4. Sunday, 12-3 & 6-9 (food 12-2).
  • Bottisham – Bottisham Community Sports & Social Club
    Currently open Monday-Friday, 5-11. Saturday, 4-11. Sunday, 12-8.
  • Bourn – Willow Tree
    Currently open Wednesday & Thursday, 12-10:30. Friday & Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-10:30.
  • Brinkley – Red Lion
    Currently open Wednesday-Friday, 5-11. Saturday, 12-2:30 & 5-11. Sunday, 10:30-4. Booking recommended for indoor table. They continued to offer takeaway food 7 days a week. Order online. Monday-Saturday, 5-8. Sunday (including roasts) 12-2:30. Sunday orders by Saturday.
  • Burrough Green – Bull
    Currently open Tuesday, 5-8. Wednesday & Thursday, 12-2:30 & 5-9. Friday, 12-2:30 & 5-12. Saturday, 12-12. Sunday, 12-8.
  • Burwell – Five Bells
    Currently open Monday, 5-11 (food 6-9). Wednesday, 5-11 (Nisha's kitchen or Quiz Night). Thursday, 12-3 & 5-11 (food 12-2 & fish & chips 6-9). Friday, 12-3 & 5-12 (food 12-2 & 6-9). Saturday, 12-12 (food 12-3 & 6-9). Sunday, 12-9 (food 12-4).
  • Burwell – Fox
    Currently open Monday & Tuesday, 4-11. Wednesday, 12-11. Friday, 4-12. Saturday & Sunday, 12-12.
  • Caldecote – Caldecote Social Club
    Currently open: Tuesday, 7-11. Friday, 7-12. Saturday, 3-12. Sunday, 3-7.
  • Cambridge – Alexandra Arms
    Currently open: Monday-Friday, 12-11 (food 12-2:30 & 5-9). Saturday, 12-11 (food 12-9). Sunday, 12-5 (food 12-3).
  • Cambridge – Architect
    Currently open: Tuesday-Thursday, 12-10. Friday & Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-5.
  • Cambridge – Blue Moon
    Currently open: Monday-Wednesday, 4-12. Thursday, 4-1am. Friday: 4-2am. Saturday, 2-2am. Sunday 2-10:30. Table booking available (via Facebook or email cambridgebluemoon.events@gmail.com) but not essential. Food from Oscar's Lockdown Pizzas Wednesday-Saturday, 5-9.
  • Cambridge – Boathouse
    Currently open: Monday-Saturday 12-11. Sunday, 12-10:30. Food until 10. Online table booking available. Greene King app available for orders and payments.
  • Cambridge – Brook
    The Brook reopened on Tuesday 13 April. 12-11 (midnight on Friday & Saturday). Food 12-10 (9 on Sunday).
  • Cambridge – Calverley's Brewery Tap
    Currently open as stated. Calverley's beers are also available in fresh growlers and cans as takeaways or via their online shop. Online shop. Free Delivery to CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4 and CB5. Delivery for CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4 and CB5 is next day. Other postcodes can take two days.
  • Cambridge – Cambridge Blue
    Currently open: Monday-Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-10:30. Currently offering a reduced range of ales & ciders. Food: Daily, 12-9:30 (10 on Friday & Saturday). Table bookings available for groups of over 6.
  • Cambridge – Carlton Arms
    Currently open: Everyday, 12-10. They will continue offering takeaway breakfasts Friday & Saturday, 9:30-12:30, Sunday lunch, 12-4.
  • Cambridge – Champion of the Thames
    Currently open 4-11 (12-11 on Friday & Saturday).
  • Cambridge – Clarendon Arms
    Currently open: Wednesday & Thursday, 4-11 (food 6-9). Friday, 12-11:30 (food 12-2:30 & 6-9). Saturday, 12-11:30 (food 12-3 & 6-9). Sunday, 12-10:30 (food 12-4 (roast only) & 7-9).
  • Cambridge – Cricketers
    Currently open: 12-2:30 & 5:30-11 (10 on Sunday). Booking advisable but not essential.
  • Cambridge – Devonshire Arms
    Currently open: Monday-Wednesday, 4-11. Thursday-Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-10:30. Food: Kitchen run by Chicken'n'Tings Wednesday-Friday, 4-9. Saturday, 12-9.
  • Cambridge – Dumpling Tree
    Currently open: Monday-Wednesday, 12-9:30. Thursday-Sunday, 11:30-9:30. Delivery available for CB1, CB2 & CB5 if orders over £25. Online order via bigfoodie.co.uk
  • Cambridge – Earl of Derby
    Currently open: 9am-10pm (11pm Friday & Saturday).
  • Cambridge – Empress
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 4-11. Friday & Saturday, 4-12:30. Sunday, 4-11.
  • Cambridge – Flying Pig
    Very sadly the Flying Pig closed on Saturday 23 October 2021. The developers who own the pub gave the licensees and their two daughters notice to leave the pub and their home by the end of October.
  • Cambridge – Free Press
    Currently open: Tuesday-Friday, 12-11 (food 12-2 & 6-9). Saturday, 12-11 (food 12-4 & 6-9). Sunday, 12-9 (food 12-4).
  • Cambridge – Geldart
    Currently open: Tuesday, 5-11 (no food). Wednesday & Thursday, 5-11 (food 6-10). Friday, 5-late (food 6-10). Saturday, 12-late (food 6-10). Sunday, 12-11 (food - 12:30-3:30).
  • Cambridge – Green Dragon
    Currently open as stated. No food until the spring.
  • Cambridge – Haymakers
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 12-11 (food 12-3 & 5-10). Friday, 12-12 (food 12-3 & 5-10). Saturday, 12-11 (food 12-10). Sunday, 12-10 (food 12-9).
  • Cambridge – Kingston Arms
    Currently open: 4:30-11. Thursday & Friday, 4:30-11. Saturday, 12-12. Sunday 11-11. Walk-ins welcome.
  • Cambridge – Live & Let Live
    The Live reopened under new management on Tuesday 1st March. The new opening hours are correct. Other pub details have also been updated.
  • Cambridge – Maypole
    Currently open: Sunday-Friday, 12-2:30 & 5:30-11. Saturday, 12-11.
  • Cambridge – Old Spring
    Currently open: Monday-Friday, 12-10 (food 12-2:30 & 6-9:30). Saturday, 12-10 (food 12-9:30). Sunday, 12-6 (food 12-6).
  • Cambridge – Old Ticket Office
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 12-10. Friday & Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-6. Food: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-3 & 5-9.
  • Cambridge – Othersyde
    Opening hours vary with the seasons.
  • Cambridge – Panton Arms
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 3-11. Friday & Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-10. Food includes Sunday Roasts. Round app can be used. Email bookings available.
  • Cambridge – Petersfield
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 5-11 (food until 10). Friday, 12-11 (food until 10). Saturday, 11-11 (food until 10). Sunday, 12-9 (food until 8). City Club app can be used for bookings, ordering & payments. Online table book available.
  • Cambridge – Queen Edith
    The Queen Edith is currently showcasing the wide range of beers brewed by Milton brewery.
  • Cambridge – Red Bull
    Currently open: Monday-Wednesday, 4-10. Thursday-Saturday, 12-10. Sunday, 12-6. Booking available by phone or online.
  • Cambridge – Six Bells
    Currently open: Wednesday-Friday, 4-11. Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 4-10. No food.
  • Cambridge – Tram Depot
    Currently open: Everyday, 12-9:30.
  • Castle Camps – Oak
    Each Saturday, 10-12, the Oak has a deli counter of fine cheeses and also hosts locally brewed Roughacre beers and Wild Flower home baking.
  • Comberton – Three Horseshoes
    Currently offering food: Lunchtimes - Thursday & Friday, 12-2. Saturday & Sunday, 12:30-2:30. Evenings - Tuesday-Saturday, 6-8.
  • Dry Drayton – Black Horse
    Currently open: Thursday & Friday, 11-3 & 6-9 (food 12-2 & 6-8). Saturday, 11-9 (food 12-3 & 6-8). Sunday, 12-5 (Sunday lunch 12-2:30).
  • Dullingham – Boot
    Currently open: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 11-3 & 5 to close. Wednesday & Friday to Sunday, all day from 11. Lunchtime food (except Sunday). Wednesday evening fish & chips (booking recommended). Friday food vans.
  • Dullingham – Kings Head
    The Kings Head closed from 28 March 2022 for a refurb. Thursday 6-9. Friday & Saturday, 12-3 & 6-9. Sunday 12-3.
  • Duxford – Plough
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 12-11. Friday-Sunday, 11-11. Food: Monday-Saturday (except Wednesday), 12-2:30 & 5-8:30. Sunday, 12-4. Takeaway available Fridays, 5-8:30.
  • Foxton – White Horse
    Currently open: Monday-Wednesday, 5-10. Thursday, 5-11. Friday, 5-12. Saturday, 12-12. Sunday, 12-10. The kitchens are currently closed following a fire in May 2022.
  • Great Wilbraham – Carpenters Arms
    Reopened Monday 11 April 2022 as part of the Chestnut Group.
  • Harston – BrewBoard Brewery Tap
    BrewBoard Brewery Tap is open as usual. BrewBoard's Brewery Shop is open for takeaway cans, bottles, growlers and merchandise Monday-Friday, 10-3 & Saturday, 10-2. BrewBoard's beers are available through online sales for deliveries within 10 miles of the brewery. Free delivery nationwide for orders over £45.
  • Histon – King William IV
    Currently open: Monday & Tuesday, 4:30-6:30. Wednesday & Thursday, 4:30-8. Friday, 3:30-10:30. Saturday, 12-8. Sunday, 12-5. Food vans often outside Wednesday-Saturday, 5-8. Check Facebook. The King Bill also coordinates direct delivery of 5 or 10 litre takeaways of Buntingford beers. See website for details.
  • Linton – Crown Inn
    The Crown Inn reopened on Friday 16 April. Monday-Saturday, 12-2 & 6-9:30. Sunday, 12-3.
  • Linton – Wylde Sky Taproom
    Wylde Sky beers in cans, growlers and minikegs are available to order online. Free local deliveries (within 10 miles, £10 min) every Wednesday & Friday. Order by 10 for same day delivery. Free next day UK mainland delivery (£50 min). Order before 10am.
  • Milton – Brewers Inn
    The Brewer's Inn reopened on Saturday 1 May.
  • Newton – Queen's Head
    Currently open: Tuesday, 12-2:30 & 6-9. Wednesday & Thursday, 12-2:30 & 5-10. Friday, 12-2:30 & 5-10:30. Saturday, 12-3 & 5-10:30. Sunday, 12-4. Pub food: Tuesday-Saturday lunchtimes, Thursday-Saturday evenings and Sunday 12-3. Street food vans outside Wednesday, 5-8. Preorders available with the vans.
  • Reach – Dyke's End
    Currently open Wednesday-Friday, 5-10. Saturday, 10-10. Sunday, 10-9. Bank holidays, 12-9. The kitchens are currently closed at the Dyke's End while a new chef is being recruited.
  • Sawston – Kings Head
    Currently open: Monday-Friday, 4-11. Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-10.
  • Toft – Toft Social Club
    Currently open: Thursday & Friday, 8-11.
  • Trumpington – Hudson's Ale House
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 12-9 (food 12-8). Friday & Saturday, 12-10 (food 12-9). Sunday, 12-8 (roasts 12-4).
  • Willingham – Bank Micropub
    Currently open: Wednesday, 5-10. Thursday-Saturday, 5-11. Food vans on Saturdays 5-8. Online orders of bottles and cans for delivery to local villages (minimum order £30).
  • Willingham – Lot 25
    Currently open: Friday & Saturday, 5-10.
  • Willingham – Willingham Social Club
    Currently open: Monday-Thursday, 5:30-11. Friday, 5-11. Saturday, 12-11.

Cambridge off licenses

Bacchanalia. Mill Road and Victoria Road. Tuesday–Saturday 1–6. Takeaway and delivery (Saturday, 11-2). Bottles and cans. Cask ale available Thursday-Saturday. Bag in box available. Please bring a container for smaller volumes. Mill Road: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6. Victoria Road: Monday-Saturday, 12*-6:30 (*2 on Monday & Thursday).

Cambridge Wine Merchants. Cherry Hinton Road, Bridge Street and Kings Parade. Wine and bottled beers. Free local delivery, or take-away.

Thirsty. Chesterton Road (Mitchams Corner). Bottles, cans plus keg beers on tap. Online shop with delivery service to Cambridge and surrounding villages.