Bene't Street

The hot spots of Bene't Street

Locals and visitors to Cambridge often miss this short, historic street just off Kings Parade. Lined with quaint buildings, quirky shops and eateries, Bene’t Street is one of our old-time favourites. Mostly popular with tourists for the Eagle Pub and the Corpus Clock on the corner, and foodie Cambridge heads down here for craft beer, pizza, slow-cooked meat and Jack’s Gelato.

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The Pint Shop

Home to one of the largest collections of Gin in Cambridge, but better known for its outstanding craft beer, Scotch eggs and Sunday Lunches. Seating also available at their beer garden. 

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Head down to Market Square to get a glimpse of Snowy Farr. Well-known for raising money in distinctively antique military wear and eccentric hats, accompanied by live animals.

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The Corpus Clock is one of Cambridge’s most distinct monuments designed by Dr John C. Taylor OBE FREng. It shows that time is eating away in a striking way. 

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Founded in 2001 in a tiny shop in Norfolk Street, this lifestyle and gift shop goes from strength to strength, sourcing the best and most unusual products. 

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Specialising in handmade prints, paintings, sculptures and crafts, Cambridge Contemporary Crafts shows the work of over 100 UK-based artists, with monthly exhibitions. 

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This award-winning gift boutique is filled to the brim with beautiful gifts. Podarok is known its quirky handbags, along with their unique homewares and beautiful jewellery.

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Since 2013, Aromi has been warming the hearts of Cambridge at their three cafes with its slow-fermented pizzas, traditional Sicilian dishes, along with its special blend coffee.

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This tiny cafe is well-known for its excellent slow-cooked roasts. Although Bread & Meat’s Porchetta and soy chicken top the list, their beef and veggie bowls are just as good. 

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This BBQ joint in the heart of Cambridge is all about BBQ, Craft Beer and Bourbon. Serving slow-cooked, pulled, brined, plant-based and seasoned Classic BBQ.

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Since 2010 Jack’s Gelato has been serving the Cambridge crowds with delicious Gelato. Expect unusual flavours made with organic and fair trade ingredients. 

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This attractive pub is one of the top attractions in Cambridge. The Eagle Pub is well-known for its RAF ceiling and the announcement of the finding of the DNA by Crick and Watson.

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Set on the corner of Bene’t Street and Kings Parade, the Chop House boasts some of the best views in Cambridge. The food is traditionally British, no-nonsense and well presented.

our tip – visit Cambridge open studios

held every year in July,  local artists, craftspeople and designer-makers open their studios to showcase their work

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