Top Gin places

Cambridge's top Gin places

Gin anyone? Did you know that Cambridge is the birthplace of one of the most unique Gins in the world? Indeed! The Cambridge Distillery produces a Japanese Gin using unique botanicals. Producing this highly sort-after Gin is quite a lengthy process and only can be acquired by pre-ordering. Keen to have a taste of this unique Gin? Then Parkers Tavern is the place the head over to. 

So, where to go for Gin apart from Parkers Tavern on The Cambridge Gin Lab? Here is our list of the top Gin places in Cambridge. 

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Gin Lab

The award-winning Cambridge Gin company was born out of walks with the founders’ Labrador through the meadows of Cambridge. Their Gins are distilled in Grantchester, and the Gin Lab is an interactive space dedicated to the appreciation of Gin.

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The swanky Parker’s Tavern at one of the landmarks in Cambridge is a quirky combination of a bustling coaching inn with cultured refinement. Look forward to an inventive cocktail menu as well as the usual nightcap classics. Each drink has a story and each with a twist and Cambridge link.


Just a stone’s throw away from the River Cam and Grantchester Meadows, the distillery of the Cambridge Gin is the perfect place for a glass of Gin & tonic or sample their array of Gins produced in their distillery in Grantchester. The perfect end for a stroll through the meadows. 

Camb Blues

Cambridge’s Real Ale institution! Along with a wide range of Belgium craft beers, Gins, and one of Cambridge’s largest whisky collections. Serving award-winning Pieminister Pies and classic homemade pub meals. Look out for their beer festivals.


Tucked away behind Bridge Street, this hidden gem is a local favourite. The Maypole is a free house, which means that they can sell a greater selection of real ales and more local beers from smaller breweries. They often organise beer festivals, serve Italian fayre and stock over 50 gins!

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Pint shop

This trendy pub on Peas Hill is known for its outstanding selection of craft beer, Scotch eggs and Sunday Lunches, but they’re also home to one of the largest collections of Gin in Cambridge. Seating also available over two floors and at the back in their beer garden.

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Having been voted 3 times as the UK’s NO.1 Independent Drinks Retailer, Cambridge Wine Merchants organise tasting events regularly at their wine bars in Bridge Street and Cherry Hinton. Their house gin, The Spirit of Cambridge, has been created especially for them. 

The Standard

Almost at the far end of Mill Road, you can find the Royal Standard, the only Free-House on Mill Road, featuring 6 Ales, 8 draught Belgian beers and over 35 bottled Belgian beers including a large selection of Gins. Foodwise, you can look forward to Greek street food served by Tzatziki.

River Cam

The must-do experience in Cambridge is spending time on the River Cam and drifting along the Backs. Sit back and relax on a chauffeured punt whilst soaking in the breathtaking views of University Colleges, stunning bridges, pristine gardens and sip a Gin & Tonic.


our tip – join a festival

Cambridge is well-know for it’s many festivals, head over to our What’s on page 

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