A few years ago Cambridge was shocked to learn it had Britain's least diverse high street. That was before an explosion of food trucks, artisan bakers and young innovative culinary artists came to town. The city centre is still dominated by chain restaurants; yet a few minutes' walk away (where rents aren't so crippling), independent chefs are engaging directly with customers and with East Anglia's ravishing produce, such as asparagus, samphire and saltmarsh lamb. Appropriately for a great university town, cooking is done with intelligence and flair.
Despite the dazzling blackboard list of cask and keg beers, this place is more gastro than pub. It claims its inspiration...
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