The Rupert Brooke | Pub in Cambridgeshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Rupert Brooke - Pub in Cambridgeshire

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2 Broadway Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NQ, Cambridgeshire
England, United Kingdom

David Harrison
+44 (0)1223 841875(landline)

A sophisticated gastropub with an open-to-view kitchen, smiling service, and locally distilled gins – in the famous village of Grantchester

Hire a punt, or follow in the footsteps of Rupert Brooke and take the 'Grantchester Grind', that much-loved, meandering riverside path. However you choose to get to Grantchester, you'll find a "corner … that is forever England". And, at the end of the high street, a revitalised dining pub with sparkling sash windows. The interiors have been tastefully done: stylish pendants here, vintage armchairs there, photos of Brooke as a boy. There's a big lofty light-filled dining space with mushroom banquettes and an open-to-view kitchen, an elegant bar for pre-dinner drinks, a softly lit snug, and in summer you spill onto the terraces. Enjoy guest beers, locally distilled gins and seasonal menus that will tempt you: wild mushroom and truffle macaroni, baked camembert with honey, Red Poll steaks and burgers, a seafood curry, a pretty Kir Royale panna cotta.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from David Harrison:

Local points of interest from
David Harrison:

  • Walking - a walk along the river and through Grantchester Meadows from nearby Cambridge. Andrew Webb of The Financial Times, named The Rupert Brooke one of his "Five of the best: Pubs with walks" in April 2015
  • The City of Cambridge with its key attractions: the Colleges; the Backs and museums.
  • See where the TV series Grantchester was filmed - a detective drama set in a 1950s Grantchester, where local Anglican vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton) develops a sideline in sleuthing with Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Greene
  • Follow in the footsteps of poet Rupert Brooke, who in 1909 moved to the village of Grantchester, which he celebrated in his poem, 'The Old Vicarage, Grantchester' (1912).
Points of interest

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Open all day.


2 Broadway Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NQ, Cambridgeshire


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