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The Punter is a cheerfully baggy pub that has a certain scrappy authenticity. Now in our ninth year we've been lucky enough to have organically grown a fabulous crowd of customers - from postgrads and dog lovers to arty, beardy types and determined regulars who'll make the journey from the other side of the river for their favourite dish at their favourite table.

We take food seriously and have built a reputation for good quality, unpretentious pub staples mixed in to a regularly changing menu that makes way for more lush, adventurous dishes.

The pub, an old coaching inn, occupies a generous corner spot, encompassing a separate bar area and converted Barn wrapped around a quirky courtyard, that is perfectly situated just a few minutes walk from the river and the city centre.

The best pub in Cambridge
— Somebody probably once said
I have used the Punter both for business and personal bookings. The highlight was our wedding lunch late March a few years ago. The barn is a perfect setting for this and on a sunny day, you will get to use the courtyard terrace too. It is a quirky pub with excellent food, always a hit with our guests on our food tours.
— Gerla De Boer, Cambridge Food Tour
Minutes walk from the river and the oldest colleges, The Punter Pub is snug in winter and cool in summer, with a flowered courtyard that is the most convivial in town. The cheerful staff serve gastro quality food, including weekday lunches at tariffs that even Micawber could have managed. Terrific!
— John Burns, NY Times


The Punter Pub

3 Pound Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AE



Opening hours:

Mon – Sun:  From midday for drinks

Food service hours:

Mon - Thu: 12-3 & 6-9pm

Fri: 12-3 & 6-10pm

Sat: 12-4 & 6-10pm

Sun: 12-4 & 6-9pm



(01223) 363322