DEVONSHIRE ARMS, CAMBRIDGE

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The notorious Cambridge drinking crew

Mrs RM and I are working our way through the Cambridge Beer Guide entries, purely for research purposes. At 11.55am we were hovering outside the door of the Devonshire looking very suspicious.

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Love that red

This is one of our favourite Cambridge pubs, being a few steps from the shiny but dull station and with a shiny line-up of beer from our village brewery.

What other way to start the week than with a pint of Marcus Aurelius. Some places will only serve this in half-pints, but the Devonshire is a proper pub.

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The Marcus was so good first out of the barrel(NBSS 3.5) that I felt a bit miffed I was on the Pegasus (NBSS 3).  Mrs RM regretted her choice later in the cinema*..

I reckon you can generally gauge a pint from the head, and these two looked full of life as the sun streamed through.

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The food operation isn’t quite as interesting as it was; a choice centred on decent burgers wasn’t exactly what Mrs RM was looking for, but I kindly finished off her chips.

The Devonshire was full  of ” life” before Milton took it on in 2010. (It was a loveable dump). Six years on it has a pleasant lived-in feel, mirroring the Elm Tree is many respects.

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It took a while, but by 1pm the bar was filling up nicely with the sort of middle-aged drinkers Cambridge specialise in.  “What are they doing, why aren’t they working” .  Mrs RM can spot a freelance IT professional a mile off.

 

* “Arrival”, a wonderful film,particularly onhalf-price Monday at the Picturehouse.

 

 

 

 

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