Quirky pubs, mulled wine and roaring fires
Let’s get cosy with a glass or mug of mulled wine while shopping around Cambridge and curl up around a roaring fire, or are you more into fancy cocktails? I have mapped out the best places to hang out over a steaming spicy drink, fancy festive cocktails and best open fires. Guess what? You can even drift along the colleges wrapped up with blankets and cuddling a hot mulled wine!
Cosy places for mulled wine
My favourite places to hang out for a spicy warm drink:
- Free Press Pub
- The Petersfield
- The Waterman
- The Old Bicycle Shop
- The Mill Pub
- The Cambridge Brewhouse
- The Fort St. George
- The Royal Standard
- The Green Dragon Pub
- The Panton Arms
- The Salisbury Arms
Move over Mulled Wine – here is Cambridge’s coolest drink.
Don’t fancy a steaming glass of mulled wine and prefer a cocktail? Charlie, NOVI’S head chef, has created this incredibly cool drink. Take it from me, it’s the best thing for Christmas celebrations.
Cosy fires in Cambridge
Roaring fires, comfort food, hot drinks, or a nice glass of red wine sounds like a cosy traditional pub. We are lucky in Cambridge to still have a few of these gems.
- The Free Press Pub
- The Champion of the Thames
- The Green Dragon Pub
- Vera Green Man in Grantchester
- Fort St George
Private Mulled Wine Tours in Cambridge
Come down to experience our award-winning College Backs tour with a cup of delightfully warm mulled wine in hand.
What is included?
- One 750ml flask of Mulled Wine per three people.
- Plenty of woollen blankets.
- Hot water bottles to keep you warm.
- A 45-minute award-winning shared tour of the College Backs, delivered by one of our professional guides.
Hot, spicy drinks at wine merchants and cafes
Classy mulled wines at Cambridge’s Wine Bars and quirky cafes.
- Cafe Foy – MORE INFO
- Cambridge Wine Merchants Bridge Street
- Cambridge Wine Merchants Kings Parade
- Cambridge Wine Merchants Cherry Hinton Road
- Thirsty Cambridge
- Maurizio Dining
- The Market House
Mulled Cider with a shot
On a Christmas spree in Cambridge? Why not escape the crisp weather and enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine or Cider just at the Cambridge Tap opposite John Lewis? Make it extra special. Add a shot to your festive Mulled drink to spice it up.
A treasure trove of independent shops
Cambridge is a treasure trove of independent shops and galleries. Why not plan a trip to Cambridge for a Christmas shopping spree so you can surprise your loved ones with something out of the ordinary this year? Most of these independent shops are conveniently located in the historic centre of Cambridge, one of the world’s prettiest, especially during the festive season. No need to crack your head where to find these indies. We’ve mapped it out for you! Here is our guide for Christmas shopping in Cambridge, including our favourite places to eat and drink.
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