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The Champion of the Thames

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Quintessential Pub

When I think of what the quintessential pub might be like, the Champ is the clear winner in my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SSL260
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Toronto, Canada
Lovely cosy local

First visit on a Sunday to have some cheese and crackers and a drink. Such a nice local pub. Feel... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
acoton
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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We're a traditional old boozer in the heart of Cambridge. We pride ourselves on our ales and we think that excellent, friendly service is really important, so that's what you'll get. You might also be treated to a good old-fashioned sing-song if...more
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68 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I think of what the quintessential pub might be like, the Champ is the clear winner in my mind. No constant television screens (except for special sporting events apparently), no noisy music blaring - just a few kind folks sharing a drink and a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SSL260
Traveler833878, Manager at The Champion of the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to the Champ, as well as our quintessential pub-ness. It's something that we have tried to maintain in a time where more and more pubs are gastro-pubbing or just closing down...More

Reviewed January 13, 2019

First visit on a Sunday to have some cheese and crackers and a drink. Such a nice local pub. Feel very welcome. Unpretentious and free and easy. Normal drinks menu along with bar snacks. Will go back for more.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank acoton
Reviewed December 22, 2018

Good beers on tap and a great place to take some college mates for a pub quiz. Does tend to get crowded so get there early if you want a seat.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank woolydd
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Had a weekend break in Cambridge with the missus, on our first night we tried the bars in King Street, our second stop was here and that was us for the night, had a lovely evening chatting to the staff and locals, were made to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Traveler833878, Manager at The Champion of the Thames, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Hi Thank you very much for your review (and apologies for the delay in responding!). We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you had a great weekend in Cambridge. We hope to see you again soon! All the best from the...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

After Arriving in Cambridge. Did Some Shopping. Hot Day. Bar which i was intending to Visit. Closed. Tried Champion of the Thames. First Time. Proper old style pub. many locals in attendance. Had Thames Dock Pale. Good Pint. Found Quiet Corner. Reading My Book.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

fantastic night the host was very obliging and could'ent have been more helpful my friends and family had a great drink and chinwag sorry for the decibel level getting higher and higher .

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paul19021959
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Very snug pub with good ales, bar snacks and very friendly / jolly bar staff. The Pimms there is the best I've ever had !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RebekahETM
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Visited after a punting trip for 'just a quick drink'... a few hours later we left, such a great pub!! Dog friendly, lovely locals, who made us so welcome. Barman came over with 2 x glasses of fizz 'on the house' for my husbands 60th...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ritajim1
Reviewed June 20, 2018

A real English pub, not to big, just fine. Attentive staff, service was excellent. We'll be back next time we visit Cambridge!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank beachfan80
Reviewed January 22, 2018

great staff, board games, wonderful atmosphere. you couldn't ask for a better pub atmosphere. Try their Nelson's blood!

Date of experience: January 2018
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