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The Old Bicycle Shop, Cambridge

A cool and comfy Cambridge gastro-pub, with great craft beers, lovely wines, and super friendly staff.

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Howes always claimed to be the oldest bicycle shop in the country, plus it was rumored that Charles Darwin,  purchased a bike from the shop. After 173 years of trading on Regent Street in central Cambridge, Howes finally closed its doors and metamorphosized into The Old Bicycle shop. The cycling theme has been well and truly honoured – with quirky details such as chain cogs for candle holders, and the rather inventive use of saddles and handlebars as stag heads on the walls.

The food is in line with the relaxed atmosphere with a good choice from great sharing platters for those days when you just want some nice nibbles with your drinks, to more substantial brunches, lunches, or dinners. The menu caters to all, with a real focus on vegan and veggie, and gluten-free options (but meat-eaters will. not be disappointed by the choices either – burgers, stews, steaks are all there too).

There is a great selection of craft beers either on tap, or in cans from around the world, as well as lots of local ales including some bespoke brews from sister pub The Cambridge Brew House. There are lovely sustainable wines and a small but perfectly formed cocktail list, plus you could try the lovely homemade lemonade, or choose one of our specially-flavored ice teas, if you’re on the wagon or with your kids

The Old Bicycle Shop is part of the City Pub Company, which own a number of great pubs in Cambridge and in London too. Each has its own identity, and individuality but also has a cool and comfy vibe, with super friendly and well-trained staff.


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