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A weekend in Cambridge

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A July 2011 trip to Cambridge by eilidhcatriona

Quote: Reviews of the pubs we visited, where we stayed, and Cambridge itself

The Green Man

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Restaurant | "No little green men at this Green Man"

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On a recent visit to the Cambridge area with my parents, we visited the Green Man in Trumpington for a Friday night meal. We arrived around 5.30pm, although we didn’t order right away – we just wanted to be sure of getting a table, which as it turned out, we needn’t have worried about. Trumpington is a suburb of Cambridge, and is easily reached from Cambridge centre and train station. We chose the Green Man as it was halfway between the train station, where my parents had just collected me, and the caravan site we were staying at.The Green Man is an attractive, slightly rambling pub with a large car park at the rear and beer garden at the front. There is a dining room, however ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2011

The Green Man
55 Trumpington High Street
Cambridge, England 2 9
01223 844903

The Unicorn

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Restaurant | "Is this Unicorn magical?"

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The Unicorn is one of several pubs in the sprawling village of Grantchester, just outside Cambridge. A cute little village, with thatched cottages, the Unicorn is easy to spot as it is yellow. It is located on the roadside, near the main road into Cambridge, and has a reasonable sized car park in front.I visited the Unicorn with my parents for Sunday lunch recently, although we weren’t planning on having the typical English Sunday lunch – just something light. The Unicorn was advertising a carvery on signs at the front, but we didn’t see any sign of this.The menu offers a reasonable choice. There is a good selection of sandwiches, burgers, main meals and a kids menu (which I wa...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 5, 2011

The Unicorn
22 Church Lane
Cambridge, England 2 2
01223 845102

Cambridge Camping & Caravanning Club

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Hotel | "Camping in Cambridge"

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The Camping & Caravanning Club have sites throughout the UK. As members, my parents get lower rates on these than on private sites, so they usually always stay at club sites. They recently stayed at the Cambridge club site, and I travelled from London to spend a weekend there with them.The Cambridge Camping & Caravanning Club site is located to the south of Cambridge, the address is given as Great Shelford however it is also close to Trumpington. It is easy to reach from Jct 11 of the M11, but you need to watch carefully for the sign once you are off the motorway and on the A1301.The site is open to tents, caravans, motorhomes and trailer tents, with jumbo tent pitches ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 5, 2011

Cambridge Camping & Caravanning Club
19 Cabbage Moor, Great Shelford
Cambridge, England

The Green Man Pub

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Restaurant | "More green men"

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The Green Man in Grantchester, by Cambridge, is one of several pubs in the area, and not the only Green Man in the vicinity. Grantchester is a rather rambling village, and is hard for a non-local to define – it seems to be neverending.I recently visited the Green Man in Grantchester for a Saturday afternoon/early evening drink with my parents. There is a good sized car park behind the Green Man, but signs clearly tell you that this is for the pub across the road, the Red Lion. Throwing caution to the wind, my dad parked in the car park anyway, and we strolled as nonchalantly as we could into the Green Man.The Green Man is an attractive building, set back from the road very sli...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2011

The Green Man Pub
59 High Street
Grantchester, England CB3 9NF
01223 844669

Cambridge

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Cambridge is an historic English university town located one hour north of London by train. It is the site of some of the oldest educational establishments in the UK, a collection of colleges now united under the name of the Universityy of Cambridge.Many of the colleges, with such recognisable names such as Peterhouse, Trinity, Kings and Corpus Christi, can be visited by the public. The buildings are all hundreds of years old and quite stunning – Kings College, which many will know from the annual carol service Carols from Kings, in particular is a very beautiful building.Cambridge is also famous for its river, and the punts – visitors can take a jaunt on the river in a punt, w...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 12, 2011