Bordering Queens' College is a medieval lane, at the end of which stands this attractive pub, right by the bridge over the River Cam. Head for the riverside patio with a local real ale, or an Aspalls cider, and watch rookie punters struggling with their tricky craft – another definition of pole position, perhaps. A good choice of food includes flat-iron chicken, watercress salad, wild garlic butter and rosemary salt fries; a selection of steaks; and beer-battered fish and chips.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: Sunday to Thursday 11–11 (Friday to Saturday 11am–midnight)
Lunch: Sunday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30
Dinner: Sunday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30