Visiting Cambridge

If you're visiting us in Cambridge, then we hope that this page will help you decide where to eat, drink and sleep.

Where to eat?

Cambridge has an abundance of good restaurants and pubs; here are a few that the Prism team have visited:

  • Cambridge Brew House: the perfect place if you fancy a beer from the on-site microbrewery with your meal!
  • Cambridge Chop House: traditional British food, right in the heart of the city.
  • The Eagle: one of the oldest pubs in Cambridge, where Watson and Crick announced their discovery of DNA. Serves food.
  • Nanna Mexico: we heartily recommend the burritos, which we enjoy ourselves on a regular basis!
  • CAU: like steak? You'll love CAU!

The area surrounding Magdalene Bridge (where you can walk along the Quayside and view Magdalene College) has many other restaurants, including French, Italian and British:

For a more comprehensive list of Cambridge restaurants, why not have a look at Trip Advisor or Visit Cambridge?


Where to drink?

As real ale fans we consider ourselves very lucky to have so many decent pubs in the city - and we can vouch from personal experience that the following places are very good indeed:

  • The Cambridge Blue: a regular award winner, this place is a bit of a walk from the city centre - but well worth it for its huge range of real ales and Belgian beers.
  • Cambridge Brew House: you can see the microbrewery from the bar! A great pub with good food and a nice variety of beers (many of which are brewed on-site).
  • The Devonshire Arms: a 10min walk from the train station, the Devonshire features many beers from the fantastic local Milton Brewery, as well as a number of guest ales.
  • The Elm Tree: a few minutes walk from Parker's Piece, with an incredible selection of Belgian beers!

If you're more in the mood for a glass of wine then we'd recommend the Cambridge Wine Merchants on Bridge Street; formerly a wine shop, they've recently transformed into a lovely, relaxed wine bar.


Where to stay?

You might like to stay in the town centre, where there are plenty of restaurants and you can enjoy the historic sights of Cambridge. Alternatively, you may prefer to stay nearer our base in North Cambridge (a few miles from the centre, approximately £10-12 by taxi).

Near us (but not in the city centre):

Located mid-way between us and the city centre:

City centre:

Outside Cambridge (you'll need a car):

Or you can stay in a Cambridge University college room - these vary in standard, but are worth considering as some are very nice and the buildings and breakfast halls can be very atmospheric!


Although we've previously enjoyed many of the places listed above, we unfortunately cannot guarantee your satisfaction should you choose to follow our suggestions! If you do visit any of the places listed (or if you know of another place that we should include), please let us know what you think!