ALE August/September 1996 No. 285

Back to the Hit List

The Hit List is Cambridge CAMRA's schedule of non-real-ale pubs in its area. When last published nearly two years ago, only 20 of our 336 pubs were not selling the proper article.

Since then a further six have converted to the real thing - The Burleigh Arms and City Limits, Cambridge; The George, Babraham; The Red Lion, Kirtling; The Duke of Wellington, Willingham and The White Horse, West Wickham. A further three, The Prince of Wales, Cambridge, The Greyhound, Fordham and The Spade and Becket, Littleport have closed.

This leaves just the following eleven to go.

Nine Green King pubs, which of course all have cask-conditioned beer in the cellar but then spoil things by serving it under top pressure gas dispense.

Alexandra Arms, Brookfield Tavern, Yorkshire Grey (all Cambridge), Red Lion, Brinkley, Waggon & Horses, Linton, Hopbind, Cottenham, George & Dragon, Snailwell, Cherry Tree, Soham, John Barleycorn, Duxford.

The Little Rose, Cambridge (Free) may be classified as a licenced restaurant. The Grasshopper, Cambridge (Free), has sold real ale before and we hope will do so again.

Some of the Greene King battery look like fairly hard-core fizz cases but who knows? A change of licensee, a change of heart, a bit of persuasion from the brewery - any of them could be off the list next time we print it. Place your bets now as to what will be the last non-real-ale pub in our area.


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