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 It’s a rapidly changing situation and without doubt some of our information is missing, outdated or just plain wrong.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.

  • Balsham – Bell Inn
    Currently open Monday, 3:30-10:30. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-11:30. Sunday, 12-10:30.
  • 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.
  • 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 (Oct 2022) open Monday, 5-11 (food 6-9. 2 for 1 pizzas). 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 (Oct 2022) open Monday - Thursday, 4-11. Friday, 4-12. Saturday, 12-12, Sunday, 12-8.
  • Caldecote – Caldecote Social Club
    Currently open: Tuesday, 7-11. Friday, 7-12. Saturday, 3-12. Sunday, 3-7.
  • Cambridge – Architect
    Currently open: Tuesday-Thursday, 12-10. Friday & Saturday, 12-11. Sunday, 12-5.
  • 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 – 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 Working Mens Club
    Currently (01:09:2022) open: Tuesday evening, Friday evening, Saturday morning & evening. Sunday morning & afternoon.
  • 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 – Cricketers
    Currently open: 12-2:30 & 5:30-11 (10 on Sunday). Booking advisable but not essential.
  • 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 – Engineer's House
    Opening hours vary with the seasons.
  • 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 – 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 – Portland Arms
    The Portland closes at 5 on Sundays if there isn't a live music event, Online table booking available.
  • Cambridge – Red Bull
    Currently open: Monday-Wednesday, 4-10. Thursday-Saturday, 12-11. 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 – Tipsy Vegan
    Their website says that they are closed in September for an end of summer break and will have new opening hours in the autumn.
  • Cambridge – Tram Depot
    Currently open: Everyday, 12-9:30.
  • Castle Camps – Oak
    The Oak will be closed from 7 January to 7 February 2024 due to higher running costs and reduced returns. 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.
  • Dry Drayton – Black Horse
    Closed in January except for private events. Check website for current opening hours. Winter opening: Thursday evening takeaway food only 5-8 (phone or email orders 4:30-7:30). Friday, 11-3 & 6-9 (food 12-2 & 6-8). Saturday, 11-9 (food 12-2:30 & 6-8). Sunday, 11-5 (Sunday lunch 12-3).
  • 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.
  • Fen Ditton – Kings Head
    Current opening hours. Closed Mondays. Tuesday to Friday: 5 - 10. Saturday: 1 - 10. Sunday 2 - 10.
  • 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.
  • Grantchester – Green Man
    Current food hours are: M-Sa 12-2, 6-8 Su 12-2
  • Great Shelford – Square & Compasses
    Now open under new management.
  • 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
    Opening hours correct for February 2023 but are regularly reviewed. May stay open later if busy. 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 – 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.
  • Madingley – Three Horseshoes
    Closed Monday 8 to Friday 19 January 2024 for a refurbishment including the installation of an accessible WC.
  • Swaffham Prior – Red Lion
    Closed on Mondays in 2024 until Summer arrives. Closed at lunchtime in January 2024. Current opening hours Tues/Fri 16:00-22:00, Sat 14:00-22:00 Sun 12:00-20:00.
  • Toft – Toft Social Club
    Currently open: Thursday & Friday, 8-11.
  • West Wratting – Chestnut Tree
    The pub changed hands in December 2023. No full meals until the new year.
  • Whittlesford – Red Lion
    Closing at 10pm January & February 2023.
  • Whittlesford – Tickell Arms
    Closed Monday 22 to Thursday 25 January 2024 for maintenance work.
  • 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.
  • Woodditton – Three Blackbirds
    Open Wednesday to Sunday during the colder months. From the end of May open 7 days a week.

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.