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Best pubs in Cambridge recognised at annual awards

Photo: The award-winning Champion of the Thames

The Campaign For Real Ale has named the best pubs in and around Cambridge for 2024.

On Thursday 13 June 2024, publicans, brewers and cider makers attended the Cambridge & District CAMRA’s 2024 Gala Night at the Portland Arms in Cambridge.

Champion of the Thames, off Christ's Pieces, was named Cambridgeshire Pub of the Year and Cambridge & District Pub of the Year.

The Three Horseshoes in Stapleford was awarded Rural Pub of the Year, while The Devonshire Arms, off Mill Road, picked up the Cider Pub of the Year accolade.

Alistair Cook, Pubs Officer:

"Pubs play a key role in our communities so it is great to see pubs with a community feel picking up these awards.

"It is also important that we show our appreciation for the people who have done so much over many years to offer us great places to go and beers to drink."

Full list of Cambridge & District CAMRA award winners:

Pub of the Year: Champion of the Thames, King Street, Cambridge
Rural Pub of the Year: The Three Horseshoes, Stapleford
Cider Pub of the Year: The Devonshire Arms, Devonshire Road, Cambridge
Dark Beer Pub of the Year: The Kingston Arms, Kingston Street, Cambridge
LocAle City Pub: The Royal Standard, Mill Road, Cambridge
LocAle Rural Pub: The Red Lion, Histon
City Community Pub: The Red Lion, Cherry Hinton
Rural Community Pub: The Dolphin, Melbourn
Most Improved City Pub: The Kingston Arms, Kingston Street, Cambridge
Most Improved Rural Pub: The Red Lion, Swaffham Prior
Young Members Pub of the Year: The Portland Arms, Chesterton Road, Cambridge
Dog Friendly Pub of the Year: The Black Horse, Dry Drayton
Real Ale Champions: Jethro & Terri Scotcher-Littlechild (Cambridge Blue and others) and The Castiglione family (The Maypole)
Lifetime Achievement: Mark Watch of Moonshine Brewery, Fulbourn

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