Cambridge pubs, bars and nightclubs you wish you could bring back


Pubs and clubs can come and go, but the memories are always fun to relive.

Here at Cambridgeshire Live, we’ve thought of the nightlife venues that generations of Cambridge folks have celebrated.

Read more: Princess Charlotte and Prince George inherited the same passion from Diana

There have been some legendary places in the city, and some are more missed than others.



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Cambridgeshire Live asked readers which local nightclubs, pubs and bars they would bring back if they could

Unsurprisingly, Still and Pain de Sucre ranked very high.

While the Dorothy Ballroom, The Racehorse, The Flying Pig and Soul Tree were among the other favorites.

Here are some of your top picks and fond memories:

Martine French said: “Route 66, Raffles and Taboo were all good in the 70s”, while Katrina Middleton said: “The racehorse that McDonald’s took over – I have fond memories of my childhood there.”

Phyllis Holmes suggested the star to Waterbeach, and Naomi Nemo Hind fondly remembers the Rat and the Parrot.

Jason Wicks said: “The exchange, where Tivoli was – part of my growth.”

Steve Kennedy called the pike and eel back to Chesterton.

And Nick Parker said, “Funk Nights at Drill Hall, Rare Grooves Nights at Po Na Na, Norman Jay Guest at Soul Tree.”

There were also mentions for Ronelles, The Hopbine, The Blue Boar and The Dot.

What are your favorite memories of nightlife in Cambridge? Let us know in the comments section below.

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