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The Fort St George

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The Fort St George


Midsummer Common

Tel: 01223 354327 




One of the oldest pubs in Cambridge.  Glorious riverside location overlooking Midsummer Common.  Friendly pub which has  kept its traditional feel.  Large covered seating area at the front.    BBQs in the summer, cosy warm interior for winter.     


Fascinating fact

Once stood on an island.  Cambridge's early plague victims are buried under Midsummer Common. 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited here and the pub now has a high chair reserved for Prince George!  Details here.

PocketPub statistics

Established 1600 Capacity 110
Real ales 3 (Greene King) Outside seating 190
Wines 19 New category TBC No

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The Fort St George is situated on the edge of the picturesque Midsummer Common while also over looking the River Cam. It is one of the oldest Pubs in Cambridge featuring several stunning features from Ingle nook fire places to old oak beams. The Fort has one of the largest outside patio areas in the whole of Cambridge offering over 300 covers. Quality food is available all day, every day along with fresh home cooked specials. There are always 4 different Cask Ales available and an extensive wine range. If you are looking for a party why not book your BBQ with us as we can cater for parties from as little as 20 people to 300, ideal whatever your occasion. Let the friendly staff cater for you while you relax over looking the River Cam or watching the world go by on Midsummer Common.

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What CAMRA say about this pub

Parts of this riverside pub date back to the 16th century and it was originally built on an island. It gets its name from its resemblance to the Fort St George in Madras, which when built in 1639, was the first British fort in India. (the pub used to be callled the Fort St George in England so people wouldn't confuse the two but the last two words have sadly been dropped). From the front door you turn right into the snug which has lost some of its character over the years but retains an open fire and tiled floor. The large main bar has a wood-boarded floor and rather spartan furnishings but great views of the river. To the left of the entrance is the restaurant, part parquet floored and part quarry tiled with some vestiges of the old walls but mostly repro fixtures and fittings. Again lots of windows onto the river. Food is from the standard GK managed house menu, served 11am to 10pm every day, including a choice of main meals for £4.95. If this is a bit much for you, slum it next door at the Michelin-starred Midsummer House. In front of the pub is a large patio overlooking the common.

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