Where to get beer and food during a pandemic

Along with non-essential shops, pubs and clubs have been ordered to close for on sales. Rules are changing rapidly but off-licenses can still open and brewery taps can offer off sales. Breweries and cider makers can deliver from licensed premises. Pubs that do food can do takeaways, and that can include drinks with the food. Some pubs are doing meat, fruit and vegetable deliveries to the local area.

As well as the pubs and clubs, breweries and cider makers are also being affected by the crisis. To give the small businesses we love a better chance of still being there after this crisis, let’s try and support them as best we can.

The health of each other, our family, friends and our communities is incredibly import. Support our NHS. Please follow the advice given out by Public Health England. We look forward to the day when we can once again have a drink together.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of things, this page is almost certainly neither complete nor accurate. Please let us know of any omissions and inaccuracies.

Breweries and cider makers in or nearby the branch

BrewBoard, Harston. Takeaways from outside Tap Room. Monday-Friday 10–4, Saturday 10–1. Card payments only. Email 24 can mixed case for £48 (or multiples) with free delivery within 10 miles.

Burwell Burwery, Burwell. Order online. Evening and weekend local deliveries or collect by arrangement.

Calverley’s Brewery, Hooper Street, Cambridge. Order online. Free delivery in Cambridge.

Cambridge Cider Company, Bassingbourn. Online shop with delivery to CB1-5, CB22, CB23 and SG8 only. Pop-up Cider Stall, High Street, Bassingbourn 22-23 May, 10-6.

Crafty Beers, Stetchworth. Free delivery to local villages. £3 delivery charge to Cambridge.

Ivo Brewery, Somersham. Bottled beers. Free delivery to local villages including some in the northwest of our branch area.

Lord Conrad’s Brewery, Dry Drayton. Ale and Cider bottle shop 19-23 May, 11-6, click and collect or local delivery (charges may apply).

Milton Brewery, Waterbeach. Polypins (36 pints) and firkins (72 pints) for local delivery or collection. For smaller volumes take your containers to the brewery: Thursday-Saturday 12–5. Takeaway may also be available from the Haymakers (see below).

Moonshine Brewery, Fulbourn. Deliveries every Friday. Contact by email for current availability. Payment by bank transfer only. Free delivery to CB postcodes.

Papworth Brewery, Earith. Off sales from bottle shop at the brewery. 10-5 Monday-Thursday. 2-6 Friday & Saturday.

Pastore Brewing, Waterbeach. Cans and bottles of mixed fermentation beer available for delivery or collection.

Roughacre Brewery, Castle Camps. Free delivery on full range of bottled beers to local villages. At least one cask beer is tapped each week, available for delivery, including to Cambridge, in 4 pint flagons. More details on website.

Simon’s Cider, Cambourne. Online shop with free delivery within 20 miles of Cambridge. Delivery further afield for £8.

Turpin’s Brewery, Pampisford. Cans delivered nationwide. Webshop orders delivered by courier. Call 07951 736217 for free delivery within 10 miles of Cambridge city centre.

Wylde Sky Brewery, Linton. Takeaway (Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 4-7) or delivery (free within 10 miles). Order by 2 for same day pick up/delivery.

Rural pubs in the branch

Babraham. George Inn. Phone in orders for takeaway food & drink. Monday-Saturday 12-2:30 6-8. Order by 8 on Saturday for takeaway Sunday roast.

Balsham. Bell Inn. Takeaway menu. Phone orders.

Balsham. Black Bull. Click & collect Fish & Chips Thursday 5:30-7:30. Order 2 days in advance. Click & collect provisions Wednesday 2-4. Order 2 days in advance.

Bartlow. Three Hills. Friday takeaway pizzas 5-8.

Bottisham Community Sports & Social Club. Takeaway cask ale. Friday 5-7.

Bourn. Willow Tree. Takeaway food and drinks. Wednesday-Saturday, 4-10. Sunday 12-3 & 5-8. Phone or email orders. Delivery to local villages.

Brinkley. Red Lion. Takeaway food Monday-Saturday 12-1:30 and 5:30-8:30. Prescription drop off & delivery. Coordinating fish & meat deliveries in surrounding villages.

Burrough Green. Bull. Takeaway drinks. Local food deliveries. Phone in orders.

Burwell. Anchor. Takeaway Sunday lunches. Payment by bank transfer. Preorder by Facebook message or call 01638 720414.

Burwell. Five Bells. Delivery and takeaway food and drink. Thursday-Sunday, 5-9.

Castle Camps. Oak. Takeaway menu. International theme Wednesday. Pub classics Fridays & Saturdays. Phone/text orders 07875650640.

Coton. Plough. Pizza, pasta and pub classic takeaway or delivery from 5. Phone in orders.

Cottenham. Chequers. Takeaway menu Thursday-Saturday 5-9. Place orders by phone from 4.

Dullingham. Boot. Takeaway drinks, 12-1 & 5-8.

Duxford. Plough. Takeaway food & drink Fridays 5-8. Phone orders in by 3. Delivery available to vulnerable village residents.

Elsworth. George & Dragon. Takeaway menu Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

Fen Ditton. Ancient Shepherds. Takeaway food and drink. Bring your own jug for beer. Wednesday–Saturday 5–7. Phone in orders.

Fen Drayton. Three Tuns. Takeaway food & drink Tuesday, Friday (5:30-8) and Sunday (12-2:30 order by Friday) Fruit & Veg boxes and Meat bags for local residents. Tuesday & Friday 4-7. Order online before the previous session. Virtual pub quiz Sundays.

Fowlmere. Chequers. Back Door Bistro takeaway food and drink (including real ale). Thursday-Saturday, 5-9. Food orders online by 5. Email or phone for drink only orders.

Fulbourn. Hat & Rabbit. Takeaway food. Thursday-Saturday, 5-9. Phone in orders from 4. Preordered Sunday lunch 12-3.

Fulbourn. White Hart. Takeaway food and bottled drinks. Thursday-Saturday, 2-8. Sunday Roast 12-4. Phone in pre-orders at least an hour beforehand.

Girton. George. Thai food takeaways.

Girton. Old Crown. Food and bottles. Takeaway and delivery. Phone in orders.

Grantchester. Blue Ball Inn. Takeaway and delivery meals Tuesday and Friday. Place orders by midday the day before. Free delivery to the village and central and west Cambridge. www.meadow-kitchen.com

Great Abington. Three Tuns. Takeaway food and beer. Thursday-Sunday 5-9:30. Order & pay by phone. Delivery available to surrounding villages (free in Abingtons).

Great Shelford. Square & Compasses. Takeaway food and bottles. Tuesday-Sunday 12-2 and Tuesday-Saturday 6-9. Phone in lunch orders by 8pm the previous day and evening orders by 8pm on day required. Free delivery available in Shelfords, Stapleford and (time limited) Sawston.

Hardwick. Blue Lion. Takeaway menu Wednesday-Sunday. Orders from 3. Collection 5-7:30. Sunday 12-2.

Hinxton. Red Lion. Click & collect Fish & Chips Friday 5:30-7:30. Order 2 days in advance. Click & collect provisions Saturday 2-4. Order 2 days in advance.

Histon. King William IV. Takeaway drinks Thursday-Saturday, 5-7 and possibly Sunday lunchtime. Pre-order only food vans Friday and Saturday.

Histon. Red Lion. Takeaway pizzas & drinks. Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 5-8:30. Pre-order pizzas by phone.

Horningsea. Crown & Punchbowl. SmokeWorks Ribs & Buns and Sunday Classics cook at home kits. Order on line by 5 Thursday. Collect Saturday 2:30-3. Also Friday Night Inn meal for two kits. Order via https://www.cambscuisine.co.uk/ collect 5:30-6:30.

Horningsea. Plough & Fleece. Takeaway menu.

Horseheath. Old Red Lion. Meat and vegetable boxes for local residents. Email orders at least a day in advance.

Ickleton Lion. Takeaway food and drink Friday and Saturday 6-9. Pre-order by email or text 07843 283816.

Kirtling. Red Lion. Takeaway food Tuesday-Saturday. Also Sunday lunches. Phone for availability.

Linton. Crown Inn. Takeaway. Phone in dinner orders 5–8 for collection 6–8 Monday–Saturday. Phone in Sunday lunch orders 11–2 for collection 12–2. Card payment only.

Linton. Dog & Duck. Meat selection and vegetable boxes. Essential food items, beers and wine. Email or phone order for collection within 2–3 days. Once a week delivery service for the vulnerable or people public shielding. Online shop coming soon.

Little Shelford. Navigator. Thai food Wednesday-Saturday, 5-9. Collection only.

Little Wilbraham. Hole in the Wall. Takeaway and free local delivery. 4:30-8:30 Wednesday-Saturday. Sunday roast 12-4. Phone in orders. Card payment.

Madingley. Three Horseshoes. SmokeWorks Ribs & Buns and Sunday Classics cook at home kits. Order on line by 5 Thursday. Collect Saturday 1:15-1:45. Also Friday Night Inn meal for two kits. Order via https://www.cambscuisine.co.uk/ collect 3-4.

Milton. Brewer’s Inn. Takeaway food. Thursday-Saturday, 12-8. Sunday, 12-6. Order by phone. Contactless payment.

Milton. Lion & Lamb. Starting 30 April. Pre-ordered and paid (phone or email) takeaway & delivery meals and bottled drinks. Thursday to Saturday 5-8. Sunday lunch 12-4.

Milton. Waggon & Horses. Takeaway pizzas and drinks. Delivery coming soon. Wednesday to Sunday. 5 to 9. Pre-order by email, website or phone.

Milton. White Horse. Takeaway food and drinks (including cask ales). Wednesday-Saturday, 5:30-8:30. Pre-order by phone. Deliveries available in Milton.

Newton. Queen’s Head. Jug & Bottle Hatch including cask ale. Thursday-Saturday 6-8. Contactless payments.

Orwell. Chequers. Takeaway menu lunchtime and evening.

Over. Admiral Vernon. Takeaway food, Friday & Saturday 5–9. Pre-orders only. Beer available from midday.

Pampisford. Chequers. Takeaway menu. Tuesday-Sunday 12:30–8. Free delivery for orders over £10 within 3 miles. Phone orders.

Rampton. Black Horse. Takeaway food & drink. Wednesday–Sunday. Call to order and pay 3-5 for collection 6–8. Local delivery available. Small essentials boxes for local residents. Order Monday morning for Friday afternoon collection.

Reach. Dykes End. Takeaway meals. Wednesday & Thursday 6-8:30. Friday & Saturday 5-8:30. Sunday lunches 12-3. Menu on website/Facebook. Same day orders by email or by phone from 5 (11 for Sunday lunch). Contactless payment.

Shepreth. Green Man. Takeaway menu Friday (Fish & Chips) and Saturday. Call to pre-order.

Shepreth. Plough. Takeaway food and drink Friday and Saturday, 5:30-7:30. Order by email.

Stapleford. Three Horseshoes. Food delivery to local area. Phone orders and payments from 4-5 Wednesday-Saturday and from 11 Sunday. Cask ales available 4-5:15. Virtual quiz night Thursday.

Stetchworth. Marquis of Granby. Community shop. Fruit, veg, meat and dry goods.

Swaffham Prior, Red Lion. Takeaway food and bottled drinks 6-9. Phone in orders. Grocery boxes for local residents.

Swavesey. White Horse Inn. Takeaway food Thursday to Saturday 5–8. For delivery phone before 4.

West Wratting. Chestnut Tree. Takeaway food and drink Thursday to Saturday 5:30-8:30. Pre-orders 3-5 by phone only.

Whittlesford. Tickell Arms. SmokeWorks Ribs & Buns and Sunday Classics cook at home kits. Order on line by 5 Thursday. Collect Saturday 5-5:30. Also Friday Night Inn meal for two kits. Order via https://www.cambscuisine.co.uk/ collect 5:30-6:30.

Willingham. The Bank Micropub. Thursday to Saturday 6-8. Cans & bottles or bring your own containers for cask and keg beers. Order on line. Collect or delivery to local villages.

Willingham. Porterhouse. Takeaway pizzas. Thursday-Saturday 5-9. Order online in advance. Card payment on collection.

Cambridge pubs

Alexandra Arms. Gwydir Street. Food including Alex burgers and drinks including cask ales and cider available as takeaway. Tuesday-Saturday 5-8:30. Food orders by phone or email. Card payments only.

Architect. Castle Street. Fish & Chip Friday 5-9. Click & collect only.

Blue Moon. Norfolk Street. Takeaway pizzas and draught beer. Thursday-Saturday 3-8. Booking for pizza preferred, but walk-ups accepted.

BrewDog. Bene’t Street. Takeaway food and beer 12-10 via website or Hop Drop app.

Brook. Brookfields. Takeaway and delivery food and drinks. Friday 4-8, Saturday & Sunday 12-8. Phone in orders. Card payments only.

Cambridge Blue. Gwydir Street. Deliveroo Pieminister pies. Takeaway keg beer, cask ale, real cider and Belgian bottled beers. Everyday 12-9. Call or knock on door.

Carlton Arms. Carlton Way. Sunday carvery deliveries. Takeaway beer. Call first. Card payments.

Carpenters Arms. Victoria Road. Bare Essentials packs, DIY pizzas, cases of beer, Wednesday & Friday. Beer, draught and cases, Friday & Saturday 5-8.

Corner House. Newmarket Road. Takeaway breakfast Tuesday-Friday, 7-9, Saturday, 9-10:30. Other meals 5:30-8 Tuesday-Friday. 1-3 and 5-8 Saturday. Cooked in pub kitchen and served from food van in the car park.

Cricketers. Melbourne Place. Thai food delivered to Cambridge & surrounding villages. Phone in orders.

Dumpling Tree, Perne Road. Takeaway food service. Delivery available to CB1, 2, 3 & 5.

Empress. Thoday Street. Pizza and bar, offering deliveries.

Fort St George in England. Midsummer Common. Takeaway Pub Faves food and bottled drinks. 12-9 daily. Orders by phone or Greene King app. Card or app payments only. Deliveroo available.

Free Press. Prospect Row. Jug and bottle shop pick up window. 12–7. Takeaway and delivery menu. Phone or email orders.

Geldart. Ainsworth Street. Takeaway food and drink Thursday to Saturday 5-8:30 (9 Friday) (drink from 2 Saturday). Order food online. Drinks only Wednesday, 5:30-8:30. Cask ale from pub 2-5 and Pull Me Cheri food van 12-5 on Sundays.

Milton Brewery pop up at the Haymakers. Chesterton High Street. Bring containers for takeaway beer from the garden, Thursday-Saturday, 3–7 pm. Contactless payment only. Check brewery twitter and facebook before going.

Live & Let Live. Mawson Road. Tuesday–Sunday, 5–7. Cask ale, ciders and perry. Plus Belgian beer & snacks. Bring your own container or some take away containers available.

Maypole. Portugal Place. Takeaway beer, cider, Belgian beers, coffee and pizzas. Tuesday–Saturday, 12–2pm and 5–8pm.

Mill. Mill Lane. Takeaway beer. Monday-Wednesday 2-9, Thursday-Saturday 12-9, Sunday 2-8.

Millworks. Newnham Road. SmokeWorks Ribs & Buns and Sunday Classics cook at home kits. Order on line by 5 Thursday. Collect Saturday 3.45–4.15.

Pint Shop. Peas Hill. Food & beer click & collect and deliveries to CB postcodes. Food orders by webshop only.

Portland Arms, Mitcham’s Corner, Chesterton Road. Food and drinks including cask ales and cider available as takeaway. Wednesday-Saturday 12-2 and 5-8:30. Food orders by phone or email. Card payments only.

Rock. Cherry Hinton Road. Takeaway food and bottled beer. Phone orders and payment.

Royal Standard. Mill Road. Takeaway real ale and cider. Wednesday-Friday 4-10, Saturday & Sunday 12-8. Tzatziki (Greek street food) currently operating from the pub’s kitchen.

Sir Isaac Newton. Castle Street. Takeaway food & bottled beer. Menu online. Phone in orders. Collect 11:30–2. Within 5 mile deliveries if you’re unable to collect.

Smokeworks. Station Road. Friday Night Inn meal for two kits. Order via https://www.cambscuisine.co.uk/ collect 3-4.

Smokeworks Tap. Free School Lane. Wednesday & Thursday, 4-8:30. Friday, 2-8:30. Saturday, 12-8:30. Sunday, 12-5. Click and collect orders via https://www.cambscuisine.co.uk/

Wrestlers. Newmarket Road. Takeaway food menu. Tuesday-Sunday, 5-9. Phone in orders from 3.

Cherry Hinton. Red Lion. Thai food Thursday-Saturday 6-9. Order by phone. Sunday lunch delivered. Phone orders and payment by 10.

Trumpington. Hudson’s Ale House. Takeaway food. Phone orders.

Cambridge off licenses

Bacchanalia. Mill Road and Victoria Road. Monday–Saturday 2–7. Collection or delivery only.

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

Thirsty. Chesterton Road (Mitchams Corner). Online shop with delivery service to Cambridge and surrounding villages.